What’s unique about Altaeros?
Altaeros has big goals- delivering the next generation of infrastructure to those who need it most. Accomplishing those big goals requires innovation, creativity, and a bias toward action.
As a team, we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones. Sometimes that leads to success, and other times it leads to failure. Nevertheless, we believe that with failure comes learning, and as long as we are continuously learning, we are unstoppable.
Who are we
People who value respect and integrity. We look for people who have “can do” attitudes- quick learners, passionate, nimble, adaptable and fun. You love a challenge. You get creative when an answer is not obvious.
How do we
We never give up. We lean into discomfort and celebrate wins, both small and large. Our values guide us. We hold onto our vision and passion for creating a better future and keep fun infused in all we do.
How do we work together?
We > I The highly complex, interdisciplinary nature of infrastructure demands a highly collaborative effort. Therefore, we operate with a high level of transparency- information is always shared and never hidden. Psychological safety is actively cultivated within the team.
- Comprehensive Health Plans
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Parental Leave
- Group Term Life Insurance
- Relaxed and Collaborative Work Environment
- Catered Lunches
- Happy Hours
HQ - Somerville MA
R&D Center - Fremont NH
From Our Employees
“I have two favorite parts of my job. The first is working and collaborating with other departments and engineers outside of my field. The second is flying aerostats! I have been flying aerostats for ten years now, first with the military in Afghanistan, then State-side at the border, and now here at Altaeros. Some people are hesitant to work at Altaeros because they don’t know anything about aerostats. I tell them, I can teach anyone to fly an aerostat, don’t be afraid to jump in and learn! As long as you are motivated, willing to push yourself, and humble enough to learn from others you will fit at Altaeros and we can teach you everything you need to know.”
“Altaeros is doing things that have never been done before. This means making use of every tool and technology available, both “new tech” and “old school”. My career has taken me from vacuum tubes and transistors, to chips and microprocessors, to software and virtualization. Any and all of these techniques can be useful. We work hard in our specialties, but also across specialties; we have to collaborate well, to make this work. If someone has a new idea, no one says “that’s crazy”. Instead, they say “see if it’s possible.” If it is, we find a way to make it work. We are excited about bringing new products to life; for me, it’s more like play than work, because I love what we do.”
“If I had to describe the culture at Altaeros in 5 adjectives I would say: Innovative, Ambitious, Fast-Paced, Respectful, and FUN! When creating a completely new product things can change very quickly but problems are met with collaboration and support from the whole team. The goal is to innovate, fix, and move on – there’s no blame game here and small wins are celebrated. I find it to be a very respectful community where everyone appreciates what the others bring to the table. We work hard but being part of a team that cares about their product and each other actually leads to a lot of fun!”
“It sounds cliché, but what I love the most are the people at Altaeros. I think we have done a fantastic job of recruiting people from truly diverse backgrounds who all add to our culture, at the core of which is openness. Everyone here feels the security to speak their mind without fear of looking bad or being shut down. This openness allows us to have civilized conversations about anything and everything, from technical challenges, different work methodologies, to anything else. Working at a startup means wearing many hats and being ready to jump into various tasks and give a helping hand. This also gives you the opportunity to work across different teams and technical disciplines. By doing so you can learn new and exciting technologies, get to know all of our fabulous team, and grow in the process.”
“I am part of the mechanical team, designing the mooring station that supports the aerostat while it is flying and docked. People expect weight optimization to be a big factor in aerostat design but are often surprised to find it’s also one of the biggest challenges in designing the mooring station. Everything must be lightweight so it can pack and ship efficiently, and also to reduce the inertia resisting our slew gear that turns the mooring station while the aerostat is in flight. The mechanical team is responsible for the main structure of the mooring station, and that includes designing all of the interfaces for electrical components, tethers, payload, and controls. Since all our teams are designing in parallel, often a big part of the mooring station design is figuring out how to flexibly accommodate various concepts before they are fully determined. We are making a tightly packed system, and as a result we must work as a system ourselves, aware of how our work affects each other’s constraints. Most companies only allow you to see and work on a tiny part of a larger puzzle, but at Altaeros I get to see how everything fits together from a full system perspective.”
Altaeros is always interested to meet talented and passionate individuals. If this is you, please send us an email with your resume and a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.