Specialist, Carbon Program

DroneSeed Seattle, WA

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About DroneSeed/ Silvaseed

Our mission is simple: Make reforestation scalable to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. DroneSeed is transforming a 300-million-acre global landscape deforested since the 1990s. It would take 300 years to replant this deficit with current tools.

Our technology speeds up the process. DroneSeed uses heavy-lift drone swarms to reforest at scale after 🔥. We cut time to reforest from 3 years to 3 months. We’ve pioneered the drones and the backend required to operate swarms as a delivery solution over rough terrain. We survey sites and deliver to targeted areas of soil proprietary seed vessels that boost seed survival. Utilizing carbon credits, we double landowner investment in 18 months addressing the financial barriers to reforestation.

DroneSeed has acquired and expanded Silvaseed, a 130-year old business which grows millions of trees per year, to become the largest private tree seed bank west of Colorado. The acquisition positions DroneSeed as a one-stop-shop for reforestation services including seed collection, seedling cultivation, aerial drone-based seeding, and financing with carbon credits. DroneSeed plans to further expand, doubling its capacity to address increased demand for reforestation services.


HQ: Ballard Brewery District, Seattle, WA

Team: Grant Canary (CEO), Ben Reilly (CTO), John Hall (VP Ops), Cassie Meigs (Director Account Management), Matthew Aghai (Senior Director of Bio R&D), Arnoud de Villegas (Senior Director of Business Development), Katherine Wong-Velasco (Director of Talent Acquisition) and Mary Caroline Pruitt (Senior Director of Marketing & Communications)

Team Size: ~100

Funding: $36M Series A from Social Capital, Seven Seven Six, DBL, Spero VC, Techstars

Notable Investors: Marc Tarpenning co-founder Tesla, Tobi Lutke CEO Shopify, Alexis Ohanian co-founder Reddit, Marc Benioff, Court Lorenzini 1st CEO DocuSign

Market: $272B Carbon Credit Market (Refinitiv Analysis)

Revenue: Data will be shared with qualified candidates

Clients: 3 of 5 largest timber companies, The Nature Conservancy, Tribal Nations, the Bureau of Land Management

Media: TechCrunch, CNN, Mark Rober, Today Show, Bloomberg

About You
  • Known for your ability to translate complex systems to conversational levels
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience as a subject matter expert in carbon credit systems and various methodologies and credit types (ex-ante, ex-post, vintages, etc)
  • Deep history and understanding of forces (people, entities, markets) that have shaped carbon credit systems over the past decades
  • Experience developing carbon credit projects including legal and financial aspects

A Plus If You Also Have
  • Master's degree or PhD
  • Work experience at carbon credit standards organizations
  • Experience with forest carbon or carbon cycle modeling
  • Forestry methodology experience or silvicultural experience
  • Renewable energy credit (REC) experience
  • Crypto, blockchain, business development experience
  • Federal and state government contracting experience, specifically with the US Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management
Scope of Role/Responsibilities:
  • Be the carbon credits technical expert and go-to person at DroneSeed
  • Lead development of carbon credit projects for DroneSeed, partnering with our standard bodies and our contractors, using technical expertise to create a standardized system for launching, and maintaining carbon offset projects that stand up to rigorous certification standards
  • Manage deployment of biomass models for new and existing projects that are tied to financial analysis
  • Monitor and manage existing projects sites by providing support and analysis
  • Coordinate with DroneSeed internal project developers, operations, and marketing
  • Work to complete company-level objectives and key results

Benefits Of Working At DroneSeed

We’re focused on our mission and making a positive impact on the environment. You’ll be a part of a leadership team where 4 of 5 members are from diverse groups. These aspects (and our hiring process) are what have led us to have an awesome office culture and highly collaborative team. In addition, we believe taking care of your health comes first. We cover 75% of your medical, dental, and vision premiums. Life outside of work matters. DroneSeed has a flexible vacation policy, so take the time off you need - we don’t track vacation or sick time.

Other Information

The position can be performed remotely though the candidates must be eligible to work in the USA. DroneSeed HQ is in the Ballard Brewery District of Seattle, WA. This position may require travel domestically (US) and abroad, therefore requiring the candidate to have a US driver’s license as well as a passport and status conducive to international travel. In any application cover letter, please highlight what motivated you to reach out to DroneSeed versus other opportunities. DroneSeed is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse team. If you’re deeply committed to our mission and capable of helping us rapidly scale our accounting capabilities, we’d love to speak with you.
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