Careers at Makai

Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. was established in 1973 as a diversified ocean engineering and naval architecture company providing service primarily in Hawaii and the Pacific. In Makai’s early years, we took a technical lead in a number of innovative projects that helped develop a unique set of skills and expertise. Deep water pipeline design for energy applications, marine vehicles and deep water cable installation software development were some of those projects.

Today Makai’s services have greatly expanded, and we are more global in nature. Our clients are found throughout the world. Makai has developed a broad spectrum of engineering expertise and provides services in research and development, design, construction engineering support, construction management, testing, and systems analysis, cable lay planning, analysis and support and other diverse operations in the marine field. Makai takes pride in providing innovative award winning design solutions to complex ocean engineering challenges. Our personnel have extensive engineering, software development and technical backgrounds and are experienced in working on new and unique projects and in the preparation of comprehensive design documentation, specifications, cost estimates, engineering reports and presentations.

Why work at Makai?

Makai has developed a unique and powerful culture where creativity, intelligence, hard work, and independence are celebrated. These values are tempered with respect, humility, flexibility, and an open, cooperative demeanor. Our engineers truly love working here and they feel as though they are part of a carefully selected team of only the very best engineers.

Makai has about 39 employees, with 32 engineers who hold advanced degrees and experience in mechanical or civil engineering, computer science, physical oceanography, physics, and chemistry. We are seeking engineers who want to be the best at what they do. At Makai you’ll have the opportunity to make significant contributions that advance the state-of-the-art of your profession.

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Open Positions

We are looking for outstanding people for the following positions:

Robotics and Software Test Engineer

Makai’s Subsea Technology Group is looking for a Robotics and Test Engineer with strong analytical skills and domain knowledge in robotics, autonomous systems, physics, or engineering.

Candidates should have demonstrated ability working with ROS/ROS2, implementing real-time software to monitor and control autonomous systems, and experience performing and setting up continuous integration processes to conduct automated testing of algorithms and software products. Candidate will become a key member working on a team with collaborative engineers developing innovative solutions for both Commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) applications.

The successful candidate will work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary engineering and testing environment with real-time software, and autonomous systems. Projects will include the development and testing of data processing and control software of remote, autonomous subsea robotics systems, as well as defining and implementing continuous integration processes for testing software and algorithms using playback and/or synthetically generated data.

The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in robotic systems and data analysis, demonstrated software, firmware or algorithm experience, and be energized by working on challenging, cross-disciplinary problems.

This is a permanent, full-time, in-person position in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

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Responsibilities:

  • Design, modify, debug, and test real-time control system software using C, C++, Python, FORTRAN and other programming languages targeting Linux and Windows operating systems, as well as embedded operating systems;
  • Interface hardware and software systems with in-house, 3rd party, and Government systems;
  • Develop and document software APIs and user interfaces;
  • Review technical datasheets for sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers and implement drivers for them.
  • Utilize data processing software programs and write custom scripts to analyze software and algorithm performance against objectives, identify issues, generate insights, and produce plots and other graphical outputs to communicate findings to stakeholders both internal and external to Makai.
  • Support the specification of test plans and setup and maintain continuous integration processes to automate the building and testing of software products.
  • Periodically support offsite testing of software in both laboratory and off-shore settings.
  • Organize reports and give presentations to communicate results internally to team members and externally to customers.

Qualifications:

Minimum applicant requirements include:

  • Possession of a graduate degree (M.S. or higher) in a STEM related discipline (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Oceanography, or similar) with 2+ years of relevant experienced, or possession of a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in the above and 5+ years of experience.
  • Strong proficiency using Python and data analysis libraries.
  • Strong proficiency using C/C++. Additional proficiency in FORTRAN and CI/CD tools such as Jenkins or GitLab is a big plus.
  • Experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS/ROS2) framework.
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn new technical skills and flexibility to support innovative projects that may be initially “out of your comfort zone”.
  • Organized approach to developing and executing test processes for software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to both work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team as well as independently.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including writing reports and presenting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Are willing and able to travel periodically (~4-6 weeks per year) to attend meetings or conduct tests and at facilities on the mainland USA or on vessels in port or at-sea.
  • Either already live on Oahu or be willing to relocate to Oahu to work in-person at Makai’s offices in Waimanalo, HI.
  • Possession of U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Either already possess or are able to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance. Applicants with clearances that are active or were previously held and currently in good standing are preferred.

Additional desirable qualifications include:

  • Most of Makai’s work is in the ocean or is marine related. Therefore, ocean experience or background (commercially and/or recreationally) is desirable.
  • Experience simulating robotic systems with Gazebo, Nvidia Isaac or similar is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with the Agile Software Development process.
  • Strong understanding of feedback control systems;
  • Experience with analog, digital, and serial electronic sensor selection and integration is highly desirable;
  • Experience selecting, integrating and testing electrical, pneumatic and/or hydraulic actuators is desired.
  • Previous experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • You enjoy being in, on or near the ocean.

Candidates with many of the above qualifications will be most highly considered.

Makai provides engineers and scientists with interesting and challenging projects, a competitive salary, full health and dental coverage, company matching retirement plans, excellent comp time and vacation policies, a dynamic and innovative company culture, and a beautiful and unique work atmosphere. Watch a video of Makai’s Oahu offices here: https://youtu.be/-pj_LkZEK-4

Makai participates in the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Employment Eligibility Verification system for all new employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please email the following two documents to Hermann Kugeler at Hermann.Kugeler@makai.com:

    1. Comprehensive Resume including your overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship status.
    2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience and training relevant to this position and why you want to work for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

    Numerical Modeler / Applied Physicist

    Makai Ocean Engineering’s submarine cable group is seeking a skilled Numerical Modeler/Applied Physicist with a strong background in physics, engineering, or physical oceanography. This role is multifaceted, encompassing technical expertise, hands-on experience, and effective communication. The candidate will assume a critical role in the development of our underlying numerical models and algorithms as well as interfacing them within various products. If you possess the requisite background and skills, this position promises an exciting and fulfilling career journey.

    Makai’s submarine cable group produces the world’s leading software for planning and installing submarine cables, a critical infrastructure that provides the global connectivity essential for the ongoing digital revolution. The group comprises engineers and software developers, with some based in the Hawaii office and others working remotely across various locations in the US, India, and Japan.

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    Responsibilities:

    1. Model Development, Maintenance, and Enhancements: Maintain and optimize our proprietary core cable model. Conceptualize and validate additional algorithms in the products in collaboration with the team as per customer’s demands.
    1. Real-time Sensor Data Integration: Develop data-logging, filtering, and cleaning methods as needed to utilize real-time sensor data in conjunction with the above models.
    1. Interface Definition with UI: Collaborate on defining interfaces between the model and the user interface (UI) for a seamless user experience.
    1. Quality and Documentation: Provide accurate documentation on new features being added, and participate in code reviews.
    1. Advanced Technical Support: Provide effective technical support to customers, addressing their inquiries and troubleshooting issues promptly when requested by test engineers.
    1. At-sea Software Testing: Provide at-sea support for testing and trialing new modules and features that you develop. It will usually be 1-3 weeks long offshore trips.

    Qualifications:

    Minimum requirements:

    • Hold a graduate degree (M.S. or higher) within a STEM field (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Oceanography, etc.) combined with 2+ years of pertinent experience, or possess a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in the aforementioned fields along with 5+ years of experience.
    • Proficiency in FORTRAN or C/C++ for scientific computation, along with familiarity with related analytical libraries and packages. Additional competence in .NET is advantageous.
    • Demonstrated capability in developing and implementing numerical models.
    • Possess strong intellectual curiosity, adaptability to acquire new technical skills, and the willingness to engage in innovative projects beyond one’s comfort zone.
    • Methodical approach to formulating and executing software testing procedures.
    • Exhibits both collaborative teamwork skills and the ability to work independently within a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to craft reports and present them to internal and external stakeholders.

    Additional preferred qualifications:

    • Demonstrated expertise in signal processing techniques, encompassing time-series and frequency-domain analysis, as well as robust data filtering for real-time applications.
    • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications.
    • Previous engagement with Agile Software Development methodologies.
    • Experience working within team projects using SVN or similar code repository systems.
    • Flexibility in work schedule and willingness to travel.
    • Willingness to provide software training and perform commissioning on Cable Laying Vessels.
    • Ocean experience or background is a plus.

    Additional Information:

    • Permanent, full-time position.
    • Remote work is possible, but preference for local candidates.
    • Strong consideration is given to candidates local to Hawaii or with strong island connections.
    • Competitive salary, company benefits, and a unique work atmosphere offered.
    • Makai participates in the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Employment Eligibility Verification system for new employees.
      How to Apply

      Application Process: To apply for the position, send the following documents to Adrian at Adrian.Jelffs@makai.com:

        1. Comprehensive Resume including overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship/work eligibility status.
        2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience, and training align with the position’s requirements and why you’re interested in working for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

      Software Development Engineer

      Makai Ocean Engineering’s submarine cable group is seeking a skilled Software Development Engineer with a strong background in science, engineering, or mathematics. This role is multifaceted, encompassing technical expertise, hands-on experience, and effective communication. The candidate will assume a pivotal position in our product development, with the opportunity for practical deployment of your developed solutions. If you possess the requisite background and skills, this position promises an exciting and fulfilling career journey.

      Makai’s submarine cable group produces the world’s leading software for planning and installing submarine cables, a critical infrastructure that provides the global connectivity essential for the ongoing digital revolution. The group comprises engineers and software developers, with some based in the Hawaii office and others working remotely across various locations in the US, India, and Japan.

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      Responsibilities:

        1. Software Development: Contribute to coding, debugging, and enhancing the Makai software suite to meet product managers’ goals.
        2. Quality and Documentation: Provide accurate documentation on new features being added, and participate in code reviews.
        3. Advanced Technical Support: Provide effective technical support to customers, addressing their inquiries and troubleshooting issues promptly when escalated by test engineers.
        4. Client Training: Deliver comprehensive software training to Makai clients, including both domestic and international travel for on-site training sessions usually 1-2 weeks long.
        5. Software Commissioning: Undertake data-networking tasks and commissioning/installations of software for new clients both in-office as well as on Cable Laying Vessels usually 1-2 weeks long.
        6. At-sea Cable Installations (optional): Manage the installation and operation of MakaiLay software during cable installation projects at sea usually 2-5 weeks long.

      Qualifications:

          • Technical background – Undergraduate degree with at least 4 years of relevant experience or a Graduate degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience.
          • Proficiency in .NET and C++ programming is essential.
          • Experience working within team projects using SVN or similar code repository systems.
          • Strong understanding and experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure).
          • Experience with GIS applications is highly desirable.
          • Flexibility in work schedule and willingness to travel.
          • Willingness to provide software training and perform commissioning on Cable Laying Vessels.
          • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
          • Ability to solve technical problems with clarity.
          • Strong interpersonal skills.
          • Ocean experience or background is a plus.
          • U.S. citizenship preferred.

      Additional Information:

          • Permanent, full-time position.
          • Remote work is possible, but preference for local candidates.
          • Strong consideration is given to candidates local to Hawaii or with strong island connections.
          • Competitive salary, company benefits, and a unique work atmosphere offered.
          • Makai participates in the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Employment Eligibility Verification system for new employees.
      How to Apply

      Application Process: To apply for the position, send the following documents to Adrian at Adrian.Jelffs@makai.com:

        1. Comprehensive Resume including overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship/work eligibility status.
        2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience, and training align with the position’s requirements and why you’re interested in working for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

      Software Testing and Training Engineer

      Makai Ocean Engineering’s submarine cable group is looking for a Software Testing and Training Engineer with a strong background in physics, engineering, or physical oceanography. This is a multifaceted role that combines technical skills, hands-on experience, and effective communication. The candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality of Makai’s software suite and supporting customer success. The opportunity for at-sea assignments adds a practical and dynamic aspect to the role. If you possess the required background and skills, this position could offer an exciting and fulfilling career path.

      Makai’s submarine cable group produces the world’s leading software for planning and installing submarine cables, a critical infrastructure that provides the global connectivity essential for the ongoing digital revolution. The group comprises engineers and software developers, with some based in the Hawaii office and others working remotely across various locations in the US, India, and Japan.

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      Responsibilities:

        1. Software Testing & Documentation: Thoroughly test and document the Makai software suite, ensuring its reliability and performance meets customers’ expectations.
        2. Technical Support: Provide effective technical support to customers, addressing their inquiries and troubleshooting software-related issues promptly.
        3. Client Training: Deliver comprehensive software training to Makai clients, including both domestic and international travel for on-site training sessions usually 1-2 weeks long.
        4. Software Commissioning: Undertake data-networking tasks and commissioning/installations of software for new clients both in-office as well as on Cable Laying Vessels usually 1-2 weeks long.
        5. At-sea Cable Installations: Manage the installation and operation of MakaiLay software during cable installation projects at sea usually 2-5 weeks long.

      Qualifications:

          • Technical background – Undergraduate degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience or a recent graduate degree.
          • Flexibility in work schedule and willingness to travel.
          • Willingness to provide software training and perform installations on Cable Laying Vessels.
          • Experience with GIS applications is highly desirable.
          • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
          • Ability to solve technical problems with clarity.
          • Strong interpersonal skills.
          • Proficient in written and verbal communication, including report writing and presentations.
          • Ocean experience or background is a plus.
          • U.S. citizenship preferred.

      Additional Information:

          • Permanent, full-time position.
          • Remote work is possible, but preference for local candidates.
          • Strong consideration is given to candidates local to Hawaii or with strong island connections.
          • Competitive salary, company benefits, and a unique work atmosphere offered.
          • Makai participates in the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Employment Eligibility Verification system for new employees.
      How to Apply

      Application Process: To apply for the position, send the following documents to Adrian at Adrian.Jelffs@makai.com:

      1. Comprehensive Resume including overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship/work eligibility status.
      2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience, and training align with the position’s requirements and why you’re interested in working for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

      Mechanical Designer / Engineer

      Makai is looking for an exceptional undergraduate, or graduate, mechanical designer or mechanical engineer to fill an immediately available position in the Kona Research group. This Makai team has a variety of challenging and exciting projects developing ocean energy and advanced manufacturing technologies. The ideal candidate will have strong design skills and knowledge of fabrication practices; with responsibility for detailed Solidworks modeling and machine design. Employees will get to work on state-of-the-art and challenging engineering problems as part of a collaborative, innovative, and experienced team on a range of projects.

      This is a permanent, full-time position in beautiful Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is an in-person work arrangement, with some remote work flexibility dependent on project requirements.

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      Requirements:

      • Possession of U.S. citizenship is required.
      • Possession of an undergraduate, or higher, degree in mechanical, civil, aerospace engineering, or similar technical field is required.
      • At least 3 years’ professional experience with Solidworks for mechanical design.
      • High level of technical curiosity and strong mechanical design skills to produce unique and robust solutions. Ability to think logically and communicate and present ideas clearly and concisely verbally and during presentations, including for design review processes.
      • Practical experience and knowledge of fabrication and assembly processes and production of shop-level drawings.

      Desirable:

      • Proficiency with computer-aided design and experience with Finite Element Analysis or Computational Fluid Dynamics.
      • Knowledge and proficiency of Excel, Matlab or Python.
      • Knowledge of fabrication best practices and assembly requirements.
      • Procurement phase experience.

      Makai provides engineers and scientists with interesting and challenging projects, a competitive salary, full health and dental coverage, company matching retirement plans, excellent comp time and vacation policies, a dynamic and innovative company culture, and a beautiful and unique work atmosphere.

      How to Apply

      Application Process: To apply for this position, please email the following to Michael Eldred at Michael.Eldred@makai.com:

        1. Comprehensive Resume including your overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship status.
        2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience and training relevant to this position and why you want to work for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

      Advance Manufacturing Laboratory Engineer and Technician

      Makai’s Ocean Energy Research Group is looking for skilled technicians with strong interest and skills in laboratory or advanced fabrication operations. Makai is seeking applicants for both entry level and senior technician positions.

      Candidates should have demonstrated ability working with laboratory equipment and machinery, with preferred experience in the areas of inventory management, material preparations, routine equipment maintenance, and exposure to laser welding, 3D printing, or other relevant precision equipment operation.  Candidate shall have an understanding of scientific method and can develop, evaluate and execute test plans to evaluate the efficacy of the custom manufacturing equipment and suggest improvements.  They will become a key member working on a team with collaborative engineers supporting the fabrication and operation of prototype systems.  

      Key attributes are reliability, the ability to follow procedures, and hands-on support of various laboratory experiments. The ideal candidate should have a positive team-oriented attitude, willingness to learn and be involved in a variety of lab-oriented responsibilities, and be energized by working on challenging, cross-disciplinary problems.

      This is a permanent, full-time, in-person position in Kona on the Big Island of Hawai`i

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      Responsibilities:

      • Run and execute real-time control system software;
      • Support maintenance and development of laboratory inventory databases and supplies;
      • Support development of laboratory procedures and methods.
      • Complete fabrication procedures for material preparations, equipment operations, and hands-on assembly.
      • Support data analysis including visual and image based inspections.
      • Organize laboratory data into excel tables for internal use by team members.

      Qualifications:

      Minimum applicant requirements include:

      • Possession of an undergraduate degree in a STEM related discipline (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Oceanography, or similar) or a GED with 5+ years of directly relevant experience.
      • Demonstrated work ethic and willingness and ability to follow safety, health, and manufacturing procedures.
      • High degree of intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn new technical skills and flexibility to support innovative projects.
      • Either already live in Kona, HI or be willing to relocate to Kona to work in-person at Makai’s offices at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.
      • Possession of U.S. citizenship is required.

      Additional desirable qualifications include:

      • Most of Makai’s work in this program is manufacturing related. Therefore, any shop experience, manufacturing experience, or laboratory experimentation is highly desirable.
      • Any experience with data acquisition and related software/hardware interfacing is highly desirable.
      • Demonstrated experience with LabView software is highly desired.
      • More experience applicants, with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees, or equivalent experience, are ill highly encouraged to apply. Positions will be commensurate with applicant experience.
      • Previous experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
      • Already living or having local connections to the Big Island of Hawaii.

      Candidates with many of the above qualifications will be most highly considered.

      Makai provides engineers and scientists with interesting and challenging projects, a competitive salary, full health and dental coverage, company matching retirement plans, excellent comp time and vacation policies, a dynamic and innovative company culture, and a beautiful and unique work atmosphere. Watch a video of Makai’s Oahu offices here: https://youtu.be/-pj_LkZEK-4

      Makai participates in the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Employment Eligibility Verification system for all new employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

      How to Apply

      Application Process: To apply for this position, please email the following to Michael Eldred at Michael.Eldred@makai.com:

        1. Comprehensive Resume including your overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship status.
        2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience and training relevant to this position and why you want to work for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

      Software and Controls Engineer / Senior Scientist

      Makai’s Ocean Energy Research Group is looking for a Physicist, or Electrical or Software Engineer, with strong analytical skills and domain knowledge in data analysis, controls systems, physics, or engineering.

      Candidates should have demonstrated ability working with various sensors and data acquisition systems, and implementing real-time software for monitoring and control, and conducting systematic testing for the development of algorithms and software products. Candidate will become a key member working on a team with collaborative engineers developing innovative solutions for both Commercial, Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Energy applications.

      The successful candidate will work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary engineering and testing environment with real-time software, and autonomous advanced manufacturing systems. Projects will include the development and testing of data processing and control software of advanced manufacturing and optical systems, as well as defining and implementing procedures for testing machine learning software and algorithms.

      The ideal candidate should have an interest in optical system controls and data analysis, demonstrated software, firmware or algorithm experience, and be energized by working on challenging, cross-disciplinary problems.

      This is a permanent, full-time, in-person position in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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      Responsibilities:

      • Design, modify, debug, and test real-time control system software using C, C++, Python and other programming languages targeting Linux and Windows operating systems, as well as embedded operating systems;
      • Interface hardware and software systems with in-house and 3rd party systems;
      • Develop and document software APIs and user interfaces;
      • Review technical datasheets for sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers and implement drivers for them.
      • Utilize data processing software programs and write custom scripts to analyze software and algorithm performance against objectives, identify issues, generate insights, and produce plots and other graphical outputs to communicate findings to stakeholders both internal and external to Makai.
      • Support the specification of test plans and conduct systematic testing of software and algorithms.
      • Periodically support offsite testing of software in both laboratory and off-shore settings.
      • Organize reports and give presentations to communicate results internally to team members and externally to customers.

      Qualifications:

      Minimum applicant requirements include:

      • Possession of a graduate degree (M.S. or higher) in a STEM related discipline (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Oceanography, or similar) with 2+ years of relevant experienced, or possession of a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in the above and 5+ years of experience.
      • Strong proficiency with or ability to learn LabView software.
      • Strong proficiency using Python or Matlab and data analysis libraries.
      • High degree of intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn new technical skills and flexibility to support innovative projects.
      • Organized approach to developing and executing test processes for software programs.
      • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team as well as independently.
      • Either already live on the Big Island of Hawai`i or be willing to relocate to Kailua-Kona to work in-person at Makai’s offices at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.
      • Possession of U.S. citizenship is required.

      Additional desirable qualifications include:

      • Most of Makai’s work in this program is manufacturing related. Therefore, any shop experience, manufacturing experience, or laboratory experimentation is highly desirable.
      • Demonstrated experience with optical systems is highly desired.
      • Demonstrated experience with LabView software is highly desired.
      • Previous experience working in a dynamic, laboratory environment.
      • Already living or having local connections to the Big Island of Hawaii.

      Candidates with many of the above qualifications will be most highly considered.

      Makai provides engineers and scientists with interesting and challenging projects, a competitive salary, full health and dental coverage, company matching retirement plans, excellent comp time and vacation policies, a dynamic and innovative company culture, and a beautiful and unique work atmosphere. Watch a video of Makai’s Oahu offices here: https://youtu.be/-pj_LkZEK-4

      Makai participates in the Department of Homeland Security “E-Verify” Employment Eligibility Verification system for all new employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

      How to Apply

      Application Process: To apply for this position, please email the following to Michael Eldred at Michael.Eldred@makai.com:

        1. Comprehensive Resume including your overall GPA in graduate and undergraduate studies, year(s) of graduation, current location, and U.S. citizenship status.
        2. Cover Letter highlighting how your education, experience and training relevant to this position and why you want to work for Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc.

      Benefits of Working at Makai

      Makai’s staff of engineers and scientists have a diverse skillset, many of whom are experts in their fields. This allows the business to carry out a wide range of projects; both in and out of the water. From large marine construction, to custom hardware and software research and development, Makai likely has someone on staff with the experience to solve our clients’ problems.

      Beautiful Workplace

      The Makai Research Pier provides a beautiful place to work.

      Innovative Company

      Makai provides our employees with engaging projects.

      Informal Workplace

      Makai’s workplace environment is fun and informal.

      9 Annual Holidays

      Makai provides its employees with 9 paid holidays annually.

      Full Health Coverage

      Makai provides its employees with full health coverage. 

      Competitive Salaries

      Makai provides competitive pay, with an excellent comptime policy.

      Retirement Matching

      Makai provides IRA retirement plans with employer contributions.

      Freedom from Traffic

      Makai’s location avoids traffic that is common for other locations in Hawaii

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