Company Name: LanzaTech
Job Industry: Chemicals
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: remote
Location: Skokie, ,
Job Description:

A post-pollution world is inevitable, and people will either be part of it, or the planet will go on without us. At LanzaTech, our technology platform is transforming waste carbon into everyday products, to meet the needs of this moment. Our science is state-of-the-art, but the idea is simple. We use nature to heal nature. We capture carbon emissions which are then fed into bioreactors where trillions of carbon-hungry microbes go to work. These tiny dynamos consume the waste gases and produce valuable raw material commodities. Pure enough to be resold, repurposed, and recycled again — from sustainable jet fuel to beverage bottles, to yoga pants.

Founded in New Zealand, we are a global women-led company with an international footprint and a diverse employee population. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are a key part of our mission and core values which we show through our hiring, our leadership, our efforts to educate internally and willingness to learn.

In addition, we have announced our plan to merge with AMCI Acquisition Corp. II and expect to become a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Come join the team as we strive to make a Post Pollution Future!

  • Exciting collaborations with LanzaTech (LT) CarbonSmartTM Products:
    • 2022 – Coty, Inc. – LT recycled carbon ethanol to be used in majority of fragrance portfolio by 2023
    • 2021 – ZARA – cutting edge, high fashion black dresses made from LT recycled carbon
    • 2021 – lululemon – yoga pants & running shorts made from LT Recycled carbon
    • 2021 – L’Oréal – partnership to make packaging with LT recycled carbon
  • 2021 – Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 – Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 – Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 – CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list

Interested in learning more? Visit us at www.LanzaTech.com and download/stream our latest CarbonSmartTM Podcast on Apple, Google, Spotify or wherever you receive your podcasts!

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

LanzaTech’s Scientific Computing Team works with R&D teams across the company, supporting research and commercial projects by setting up computing infrastructure and providing data aggregation, integration, storage and visualisation support. The team focuses on automating routinely performed data analysis and modelling tasks carried out by engineers and scientists. We are looking for people who combine passion, commitment, curiosity for problem solving, who thrive on challenge, who live to learn, and who learn so they can make a difference.

About the role
As a member of the Scientific Computing team you will work with a diverse group of Process Engineers, Chemical Engineers and Software Architects to develop the core simulation infrastructure for our state-of-the-art commercial gas fermentation process. You will collaborate on building models of hydrodynamics, kinetics, thermodynamics and control systems.

Key duties

  • Develop high-fidelity simulation software for gas fermentation reactors of different scale and design
  • Design, code, test, and integrate various components into the main reactor model using OOP concepts in C++
  • Develop prototypes to prove out key design concepts and quantify technical constraints
  • Work closely with subject matter experts to design and implement simulation models
  • Collaborate in a fast-changing environment and to communicate clearly and effectively with process engineers, chemical engineers, and software architects.
  • Investigate and fix performance issues with the simulator
  • Investigate and rectify incorrect behavior in the simulator

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in chemical, biochemical engineering or related fields with 2+ years of experience in software development
  • Experience with writing codes for chemical process simulation
  • Strong background in numerical computing (linear algebra, differential equations)
  • Strong proficiency in C++, with fair knowledge of the language specification
  • Good hands on with memory management (RAII / smart pointers).
  • Understanding of dynamic polymorphism and C++ specific notions, such as friend classes
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard template library (STL), STL containers and algorithms
  • Proficient in incorporating software design patterns and SOLID principles.
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient in code versioning tools such as Git and continuous integration (CI / CD)
  • Familiarity of the latest Modern C++ (11/14/17/20) standard


Experience Chemical Process Simulation Engineer (C++)