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Director of Business and Finance

Portland, OR

Kestrel Materials is developing a new category of performance textile that naturally changes thermal resistance in response to changes in ambient temperature. In apparel and bedding, these materials will enable greater thermal comfort over a wider temperature range.

We are seeking an experienced candidate to help secure new funding, nurture and negotiate go-to-market relationships with producers and select partner brands, and contribute to business and operations strategies. This is a multifaceted role with a focus on growing the company and its business opportunities.

Location and hours are flexible. Kestrel Materials is a spinout of Otherlab and is based in Portland and San Francisco.

We strive to offer good salaries and benefits and believe that doing exciting work should not entail sacrificing family, hobbies, or health.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@kestrel-materials.com.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the CEO on fundraising and establishing go-to-market agreements

  • Pitch and sell product and business ideas internally and to partners and investors

  • Contribute to building a long-term growth strategy

  • Lead financial and budget planning

  • Assist and manage operational processes

  • Facilitate growth of team and transition from Otherlab project to independent startup

Qualifications    

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Marketing, or relevant discipline

  • Experience working and partnering across multiple domains

  • Demonstrated success in launching or developing new ventures, either within a larger organization or as a new entity

  • Preferred experience working for a startup

  • Preferred experience working in apparel or textiles

  • Comfortable with uncertainties that are typical in a startup

  • Authorized to work in the United States

 

Director Of Innovation

Portland, OR

Kestrel Materials is developing a new category of performance textile that naturally changes thermal resistance in response to changes in ambient temperature. In apparel and bedding, these materials will enable greater thermal comfort over a wider temperature range.

We are seeking an inventive scientist or engineer to oversee the research and development of our textile materials and products. This is a multifaceted role with a focus on the biggest near-term technical product risks, as well as longer-term innovation challenges for emerging product areas.

Location and hours are flexible. Kestrel Materials is a spinout of Otherlab and is based in Portland and San Francisco.

We strive to offer good salaries and benefits and believe that doing exciting work should not entail sacrificing family, hobbies, or health.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@kestrel-materials.com.

Responsibilities

  • Make critical contributions to textile product and process development

  • Work with the CEO to develop a research program for next-generation products

  • Pitch product ideas internally and to investors

  • Guide development of textiles and processes in light of performance requirements

  • Facilitate growth of team and transition from Otherlab project to independent startup

Qualifications    

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, likely Ph.D., in science or engineering

  • Track record of invention

  • Demonstrated hands-on skills and research history marked by prototyping and testing

  • Experience working from idea to prototype, through iteration and on to pilot production

  • Ability to work and partner across multiple domains

  • Preferred experience working for a startup

  • Preferred experience working in apparel or textiles

  • Comfortable with uncertainties that are typical in a startup

  • Authorized to work in the United States

 

Advanced Textile Developer

Portland, OR

Kestrel Materials is developing a new category of performance textile that naturally changes thermal resistance in response to changes in ambient temperature. In apparel and bedding, these materials will enable greater thermal comfort over a wider temperature range.

We are seeking a full-time textile specialist to produce and test adaptive textile materials and products. The role will require listening to and working with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including brands, manufacturers, designers, and researchers. This is a multifaceted role with a focus on growing the company and its products.

Location and hours are flexible. Kestrel Materials is a spinout of Otherlab and is based in Portland and San Francisco.

We strive to offer good salaries and benefits and believe that doing exciting work should not entail sacrificing family, hobbies, or health.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@kestrel-materials.com.

Responsibilities

  • Make critical contributions to textile product and process development

  • Working with textile manufacturing partners

  • Programming and/or running automated dobby loom and/or Stoll knitting machinery

  • Prototype advanced textile and garment products

  • Testing textile materials and products and, as necessary, developing new test methods

Qualifications    

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Textiles or relevant discipline

  • Demonstrated skills with hands-on textiles and/or apparel fabrication and prototyping

  • History of process development for fabric and/or garment production

  • Experience with ASTM and other standards for testing textile materials

  • Ability to work and partner across multiple domains

  • Comfortable with uncertainties that are typical in a startup

  • Authorized to work in the United States