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Director of Business Development

Machine Designer

Principal Textiles or Materials Engineer

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Director of Business Development

Otherlab is developing advanced textiles that change their thermal resistance in response to ambient temperature changes. In garments and blankets, these materials will let individuals remain comfortable over a broad range of temperatures.

We are seeking an experienced candidate to lead business development for our thermally adaptive textiles team at Otherlab (materialcomforts.com). This is a multifaceted role with a focus on bringing the technology to market.

Location and hours are flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and drive communication with potential vendors, production partners, and customers in the apparel, soft goods, and textiles industries
  • Develop business model and path to market
  • In conversation with technical team, understand product possibilities and limitations
  • Contribute to product development
  • Contribute to brand development
  • Contribute to feasibility analysis or cost modeling
  • Pitch and sell product and business ideas internally and to partners and investors
  • Facilitate growth of team and transition from Otherlab project to independent startup

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Textiles, Design, Business, or relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant industry experience, preferably 10 or more
  • Relevant contacts with potential vendors, production partners, and customers
  • Experience working and partnering across disciplines
  • Willingness to learn and to shift course in light of new data
  • Comfortable with uncertainties that are typical in a startup, preferably by having experience contributing to the business or product development at another startup
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Please send your resume and cover letter to othermaterials@otherlab.com.

 

Machine Designer

We are looking for an experienced machine designer to design and create custom, high-speed automated yarn spinning equipment. Ideal candidates will have strong technical fundamentals and practical experience in the design and building of custom equipment. The position will require the integration of software and hardware for user control and automation.

We will consider contractors for this role. Location and hours are flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and commission equipment to support scale-up and manufacturing
  • Generate bill of materials and all engineering drawings and documentation necessary for construction of equipment
  • Design, develop, and deploy automation, instrumentation, and control systems for custom equipment

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with the design of complex high-speed production equipment, preferably some experience with textiles production equipment
  • Experience managing and executing design/build projects, with proven ability to translate engineering goals into solutions that meet scope, schedule, and cost objectives
  • Proficient with CAD software (Solidworks preferred)
  • Proficient in GD&T, strong understanding of tolerance stackup
  • Proficient in a variety of machining and fabrication methods
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Please send your resume and cover letter to othermaterials@otherlab.com.

 

Principal Textiles or Materials Engineer

We are seeking an experienced candidate to optimize the performance characteristics of our thermally adaptive fabrics (materialcomforts.com) and to help move from laboratory-scale production to manufacturing. The role requires understanding yarn structure and properties in the context of fabric structures and processing so that desired fabric and apparel properties are realized in practice. This is a multifaceted role with a focus on developing and manufacturing thermally responsive fabrics. The ideal candidate will have experience with both yarn and fabric development, but candidates with demonstrated expertise primarily developing yarns or fabrics will be considered, as well.

Location and hours are flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Improve technical performance of advanced yarns and textiles
  • Establish a path to manufacturing for both yarn(s) and fabric(s)
  • Develop and manage relationships with potential vendors and production partners in the textiles industry
  • Contribute to feasibility analysis or cost modeling for yarn and/or fabric manufacturing
  • Facilitate growth of team and transition from Otherlab project to independent startup
  • Clearly communicate technical realities - both limitations and capabilities - for advanced yarns and fabrics to technical colleagues and to those focused on business and product development

Qualifications:

  • BS or higher in Textile, Manufacturing, Materials, or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of relevant industry experience, preferably 10 or more
  • Relevant contacts with potential vendors and production partners
  • Experience working and partnering across disciplines
  • Self-motivated and organized
  • Comfortable with uncertainties that are typical in a startup
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Please send your resume and cover letter to othermaterials@otherlab.com.