Osmo Systems

East bay, remote
< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$1m - $2m funding
Pre-series a

Our mission is to enable fish and shrimp farms to improve their efficiency and sustainability so that in 50 years we still have bountiful, healthy seafood without emptying our oceans. While technology has revolutionized the other sectors of our food system, aquaculture has been left behind. We are bringing aquaculture up-to-date by enabling farmers to collect real-time, high-fidelity water quality data so they can feed more efficiently and reduce their high mortality rates. We’re doing this by combining optical sensing and computer vision in an innovative multi-parameter sensor that is simpler to maintain and costs 90% less than anything else out there.

You can read more about our solution and why we believe sustainable aquaculture will give us the best shot at saving our oceans complete overfishing here: https://www.osmobot.com/2018/02/12/why-shrimp-farming-osmobots-story/

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Why join us?

  • 55 (and counting) of the world's top fish and shrimp farms have already signed up to roll out our product on their farms

  • Strong investor backing for our mission (Venrock led our seed round)

  • Use your engineering skills to build a more sustainable world

Engineering at Osmo Systems

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team operates on two week sprints, ending every other Wednesday. Each sprint begins with a planning meeting to review and prioritize the tasks for the sprint and agree upon the definition of done for reach task. During the sprint the team engages in daily stand-ups and as-needed meetings to collaborate on specific tasks. We use Pull Requests on GitHub to conduct code reviews and google docs for reviewing strategy proposals. The team is currently comprised of three software engineers, two mechanical, and one R&D scientist.

Technical Challenges

Generating scientific quality images in constantly changing aqueous conditions.

Projects you might work on
  • You would be building tools to support our R&D team as we expand our sensor’s capabilities.

  • You would contribute as-needed to our entire software stack, from backend to frontend, device to cloud, scientist to farmer.

  • You would travel to national and international sites to gain better understanding of users and use cases.

Tech stack

Working at Osmo Systems

We strive to always do the right work and do it well. We believe most decisions should be made collaboratively and are firm believers in scrum. While we're working on tackling a very serious problem (overfishing), we generally don't take ourselves too seriously. We love board games and traveling as a team.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    18 days of paid time off per year, 18 days of unpaid time off, 11 paid holidays

  • Travel

    Travel around the world (we've taken the team to Thailand, Vietnam, China, and Ecuador) to visit farms

  • Pet Friendly

    We love dogs in the office!

  • Free Food

    Free breakfast & lunch (cook your own!). We have a full kitchen and the company will provide whatever vegetarian groceries you want to cook for yourself (within reason).

  • Company Retreats

    We invest in our engineering team's teamwork with quarterly off-sites.

  • Flexible Hours

    Option to work 80% time (3 day weekends!)

  • Work from Home

    Two of our team works remotely and we have built a strong remote work system.

  • Health Insurance

    Company will cover 70% of yours and 50% of your dependents'

Our Team by the Numbers

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