Ecological Data Manager

2 days ago
Full time role


Earthshot Labs

Mill Valley, CA, USA

Earthshot Labs is an open-source community and technology company developing tools for planetary-scale ecological regeneration. We are building the first global ...

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Job Description

Earthshot Labs’ is a science and technology company dedicated to planetary-scale land regeneration.

We conduct core ecological research and build technology products that inspire land stewards to restore their land, and easily onboard them to carbon marketplaces. We partner with world leading conservation and restoration organizations around the world to support them to develop, secure finance and certify their nature-based carbon project. Our just partnership model is centered on equitability, with a goal of driving as much money as possible back to the implementing organizations and communities on the ground. 

Earthshot is building two products that enable its vision: LandOS and Biome. LandOS is a platform for enabling landowners to envision and manifest the regeneration of land they have stewardship over and access carbon markets. Our intention is to build a product that inspires our customers to be bold, to delight and engage them while they envision the future possibilities of the land in ways never possible before. Biome is our Unity app that collects nature observations in the most accurate, fun and engaging way using the smartphone’s neural engine, camera, and augmented reality capabilities. The data collected is used to power both fundamental ecological research as well as to underpin our LandOS system for envisioning and manifesting land restoration.

Earthshot believes that people are most effective and happy when they bring their whole selves into their work, so they can unleash their full genius. We take shared breaths together, we discuss subjects that are deeply meaningful and at times vulnerable. We actively maintain a coherent field of deeply held love for nature and restoring humankind’s place within it. Despite our best intentions we are keenly aware of the potential problems inherent in creating a tech platform to engineer large scale land use, and so we are engaging with indigenous leaders, ecological experts, regenerative farmers, and other groups with deep knowledge of the land in order to ensure we have the highest integrity and wisdom infusing our efforts.

The Role:

We're looking for a data manager who is familiar with extracting data and insights from ecological and forestry literature, as well as databases of forest inventory measurements, and other sources. The ideal candidate will have experience with literature reviews and data management best practices, such as database design.

Your research and data acquisition will be organized into 1 to 2 week sprints focusing on a particular geographic region, to support specific projects in our portfolio. You will also use your data exploration skills to evaluate new data sources, such as forest inventories from new countries or tree growth data from partner organizations. All of the data acquired via your work will be organized into a database system that you help architect and maintain, and will be used for development of predictive models that are crucial to Earthshot’s products and projects.

In addition, you will work on collaborative systematic reviews of the scientific literature to extract and synthesize scientific results on forest regrowth into a format that can be incorporated into global models of planetary regeneration. If interested, there is the potential to aid in our hiring process as we build out a team of interns and other staff that will contribute to this work.


  • A passion for forestry, ecology, biology, geography, or a related discipline
  • Experience evaluating and synthesizing scientific literature
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced through past projects or presentations
  • Comfort developing external data collaborations, with for example government agencies, tree planting organizations, or NGOs
  • Experience designing database schema, writing queries in SQL, and programmatically interacting with databases
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Ability to define and execute projects on a timeline
  • A deep love for nature and desire to help build a more integrated future for humanity within it


  • A master’s degree or other graduate degree in ecology, forestry or a related field
  • Experience with systematic literature review
  • Experience with or interest in data analysis, machine learning, or remote sensing
  • Experience with tropical ecology or restoration ecology

Culture: The process is the product.

By now, you’ll probably have realized that Earthshot is a different type of organization than most other companies you’ve encountered. We’re inherently mission-driven for profound human and ecological impact. Even more important is the way we work together: the quality of communication, team coherence, creating conditions for the genius and creativity of our team members, recognizing the comprehensive lives that we each lead. Our vision for team culture is informed by teal management, a shared love of nature, and the cultivation of healthy human relationships. Earthshot is fundamentally motivated by love, and is an organization where heart-centered people can together apply their world-class talent to the biggest challenges of our time. We are a natively remote organization, which means that people can choose to work from home whenever they would like, and we have team gatherings every 1-3 months to build team coherence, foster deep relationships with each other, and enjoy nature together. In the future, we imagine permanent retreat places for teams to work for weeks or months at a time together in gorgeous natural settings.


Earthshot is building a company that honors the awe-inspiring complex diversity of the whole earth. We prioritize hiring team members that expand our team’s representation of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, relationship style, and many other dimensions of diversity. We welcome introverts, weirdos, hippies, and anyone else with high emotional intelligence, passionate ecological commitment, and brilliant skills that maybe don’t fulfill the usual societal norms. This isn't just about inclusion or equity. We believe that the genius of diverse peoples and backgrounds is essential to create culture and technology that reflect the world we want to live in.


Benefits and Perks:

Being on the Earthshot team offers a range of benefits including, a competitive salary, flexible PTO (and we truly encourage the team to take time away), 100% cost coverage for employees dental and vision, and 80% cost coverage for employees and dependents medical insurance. Eligible for all full-time US based employees. 

Earthshot Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Earthshot Labs

Mill Valley, CA, USA

Earthshot Labs is an open-source community and technology company developing tools for planetary-scale ecological regeneration. We are building the first global ...

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