Understanding Our Oceans Is a Critical Piece to Quantifying Our Blue Planet
Our mission is to sustainably explore, map, and monitor the ocean to understand, protect, and preserve our world. We design, build, and operate the most advanced uncrewed platforms on the market, delivering data to make global processes such as weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing, seafloor topography, and maritime security more predictable, visible, and actionable.
We strongly believe in proof through demonstration, and our results speak for themselves—from our origins harnessing wind power to break speed records to the extreme endurance of our platforms and the scientifically vetted quality of our data.
Above all, we are a team of passionate and fun-loving individuals with a diverse background of expertise and a shared culture of transformation through action. From designing hardware for extreme conditions to fearlessly testing software in the most remote parts of the world, we tackle challenges where few others dare to go and seek impact everywhere we can create it.
All Employees Enjoy a Comprehensive Benefits Package
Paid Time Off
We believe in the chance to take a break from the daily demands of the job and find time to rest, recharge, and spend time with family and friends. In addition to paid holidays and sick leave, we provide accrued PTO.
Your well-being is our top priority. We offer comprehensive health plans, including medical, dental, and vision, to suit you and your dependent’s needs best.
Basic life is covered by Saildrone, with the option to purchase additional life insurance for you, your spouse, and dependents.
Paid Parental Leave
We recognize the need for parents to bond with new additions to their families. We provide up to 12 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave for employees.
We support employees who are members of our Armed Forces during active/reserve duty and mandatory training exercises with subsidized pay, making up the difference between the amount paid to the employee by the armed forces and their regular earnings for up to 12 weeks.
Many Saildroners are in it for the long haul, and we appreciate it! Full-time employees who have worked here for five or more consecutive years are eligible to apply for sabbatical leave. with job protection.
Learning is important to us, and we encourage our employees to increase skills relevant to their positions with an annual stipend to use towards courses, programs, and activities.
Saildrone has in place a 401k plan through Fidelity to help you think and plan for your retirement with resources to financial planning tools.
The Saildrone team comprises expertise from very diverse backgrounds, and everyone is dedicated to solving problems and doing things that have never been done before. It’s a bit humbling, but in an awesome way.
Director of Logistics
The most interesting thing I’ve learned in my time at Saildrone is the mission itself—the importance of ocean exploration in ensuring a safe, sustainable planet.
My work at Saildrone has taken me to new countries, islands, and lakes that I never would have explored. No matter where I go, I’m always near the water.
Technical Operations Engineer
Prototyping, iterative development, and competition are in Saildrone’s DNA. The culture here emphasizes moving fast and learning real lessons on the job.
Mechanical Engineering Manager
We're a pretty roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-the-job-done kind of group. As a growing startup, we have people wearing many different hats to make missions successful.
Director of Software Engineering
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