Open positions

Explore our current open positions and join our team of talented individuals who are passionate about making a difference. We have exciting opportunities in Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, and more. 

Don't see a role that matches your expertise? No worries! Additional positions will be opening up soon, so please check back regularly.

We value the unique perspectives and skills that each person brings to our organization. If you're enthusiastic, driven, and share our commitment to innovation and sustainability, we encourage you to submit a general application. We're constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals who can contribute to our mission.

At Gradient, you'll have the chance to work alongside a dynamic team that’s helping to shape the future of home heating and cooling. 

Join us and be part of a company that values your growth, creativity, and dedication. Together, we can create a world where environmental responsibility and comfort go hand in hand. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

About Gradient

Gradient started in 2017 as part of Otherlab, a group of inventors, engineers, scientists, and business people striving to impact the energy, robotics, manufacturing, and education sectors. 

Since then, we’ve evolved into a Series A hardware startup in San Francisco, CA making home heaters and air conditioners that are better for the environment, easier to install, and more pleasant to use. 

Our launch product is a window heat pump that users can install in 15 minutes. Unlike with mini-split heat pumps, there's no need to hire an electrician or professional HVAC technician to install a Gradient heat pump. In addition, switching to Gradient doesn't require permitting or drilling, which means our users in older buildings won't disturb mold, asbestos, or lead. 

Our commitment to delivering excellence and making a real difference has garnered recognition and partnerships with some prestigious organizations. We’re proud to have contracted with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to install 10,000 window heat pumps in NYCHA housing. Moreover, our launch product has been honored as one of TIME's best inventions of 2022, a Fast Company 2022 World Changing Idea, and a winner of the House Beautiful Live Better Awards 2022.

At Gradient, we’re driven by a shared passion for innovation, sustainability, and enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities alike. Join us as we continue to push boundaries, disrupt industries, and shape a future that’s both environmentally conscious and comfortable.

Why building energy?

In today's world, the impact of building heating and cooling on greenhouse gas emissions cannot be ignored. In fact, this sector alone accounts for a significant 20% of total emissions. However, reducing emissions in this particular sector presents unique challenges that must be addressed:

  1. Disproportionate Emissions: The emissions from the building heating and cooling sector are disproportionately high compared to its energy consumption. This is primarily due to the release of refrigerants and methane, which contribute to the growing emissions levels.
  2. Developing Countries and Climate Change: Developing countries, home to 28 of the 30 hottest metro areas, face a twofold challenge. Firstly, their building stock is expected to increase dramatically, exacerbating emissions. Secondly, these regions are also experiencing the effects of climate change, leading to increased demand for cooling.
  3. Building Comfort and Well-being: Studies have shown a direct correlation between building comfort and various aspects of well-being, including health, productivity, and economic development. Ensuring comfortable indoor environments is crucial for overall societal progress.

These three factors create a multifaceted challenge that extends beyond technical and economic considerations. It becomes a social challenge as well, as access to heating and cooling is a necessity for development but conflicts with sustainability goals. Simply relying on a clean electricity grid is not sufficient to tackle this issue comprehensively.

At Gradient, our mission is to address these challenges head-on. We develop innovative products that expand access to essential energy services while simultaneously reducing emissions from the built environment. By focusing on both accessibility and sustainability, we strive to make a meaningful impact and pave the way for a more environmentally conscious future.

Together, we can shape a world where everyone has access to efficient and sustainable heating and cooling solutions, without compromising the well-being of individuals or the planet.

Company Values

At Gradient, a set of core values guides our every endeavor. These values shape our culture and define who we are as a company:

We build bridges with respect and inclusion. We value diverse perspectives and strive to create a workplace where every individual feels heard, valued, and empowered to contribute their unique ideas and talents.

We work to decarbonize the planet. We are deeply committed to developing innovative solutions that contribute to a greener future. By revolutionizing the way we heat and cool our buildings, we aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pave the way for a more sustainable planet. 

We fuse science and design to create products people love. At Gradient, we bring together the rigor of scientific knowledge with a passion for elegant design, resulting in products that not only function optimally but are also loved by our customers. We believe that aesthetics and functionality can go hand in hand, enhancing user experience and driving widespread adoption of sustainable solutions.

When you join Gradient, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented individuals who share your commitment to respect, inclusion, decarbonization, and the fusion of science and design. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the world, one innovative product at a time.

Joining Gradient

At Gradient, we are proud to have a growing team that is backed by strong support from dedicated partners and investors, all sharing a common commitment to making a positive impact on the built and natural environment. We are actively seeking talented individuals to join our team and help us achieve a groundbreaking product release that will revolutionize the historically conservative industry.

We foster an inclusive and collaborative work atmosphere where every team member's contributions are valued. Our office, situated in San Francisco's vibrant Mission district, is located in a historic building and offers a pet-friendly environment. It's conveniently close to public transit, an array of excellent restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and well-equipped gyms.

When you join Gradient, you'll not only be part of an exciting mission but also enjoy a range of company perks designed to support your well-being and professional growth. These perks include:

  • Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits: We offer a competitive salary package along with health, dental, and vision benefits to ensure our team members have access to quality healthcare.
  • Family-Friendly Policies: We understand the importance of work-life balance, and our paid family bonding leave policy supports our team members in maintaining a healthy family life.
  • Flexible Vacation Policy: We believe in the value of rest and relaxation. Our flexible vacation policy empowers you to take the time you need to recharge and rejuvenate.
  • Employee-Contributed 401k: We offer a 401k plan that allows you to save for your future and contribute to your financial well-being.
  • Cutting-Edge Prototyping Facilities: As part of our team, you'll have access to our impressive 20,000 sq. ft. modern prototyping shop and office space. Equipped with state-of-the-art tools such as a waterjet cutter, high-power laser cutter, 5-axis mill, lathe, thermal chambers, and more, you'll have the resources to bring your innovative ideas to life.

At Gradient, we believe in fostering a supportive and inspiring work environment. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to make a real difference while growing both personally and professionally. Together, let's shape the future of sustainable heating and cooling solutions.