Our team & vision

Our vision

We are pioneers of a regenerative economy. Full Cycle redefines waste through material alchemy. Our bacteria-powered technology enables circular solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable future. We’re a team of passionate problem solvers, bioengineers, creatives, and visionaries dedicated to catalyzing the circular economy. We develop, scale, and distribute technologies that work towards this vision.

Open job positions

We’re always looking for motivated and skilled people to join our team. Do you think you have what it takes to bring us to new heights and are you passionate about making the world a better place? Take a look at our vacancies or apply spontaneously.

  • Polymer Scientist

    We are seeking candidates for the critical role of Polymer Scientist to support our rapid growth. Our team comes first, so we’re looking for candidates who share our values of teamwork, humility and empathy, clear communication, respect, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability.

    As the Polymer Scientist you will be responsible for formulation, compounding and characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) for Full Cycle.  Collaborating with the R&D team and Business Development teams, you will conduct research and development of PHA products for our customers. You will work closely with external collaborators to develop PHA products. Serving as a subject matter expert, you will also have the opportunity to help train staff on polymer processing equipment.

    Apply Here
  • Executive Assistant to the CEOs

    We are hoping to add an Executive Assistant to our team, focusing your time on partnering with our Co-CEOs.  Every day is an adventure here at Full Cycle and your time will be spent on a wide range of operational tasks and high touch administrative support.

    For this role we value skills like being able to anticipate needs, offering solutions, deciphering the puzzle of scheduling and prioritizing meetings and events, and being organized in a sometimes hectic and fast paced environment.

    Apply Here
  • Process Engineer, Technology Scale-Up

    You will support the design, engineering, retrofitting, build-out and commissioning of Full Cycle’s new production facility. This facility is essential for optimizing Full Cycle’s novel technology for commercialization and other scale-up efforts. In addition to dedicated material production lines, this site will conduct R&D for Full Cycle’s scale-up and optimization efforts to develop IP and inform the design of additional commercial facilities.

    Core responsibilities will include project management and execution for the engineering and retrofits of existing infrastructure and equipment (tanks, reactors, centrifuges, etc.) in close coordination with Full Cycle’s technology experts. You will be a key contributor to the commissioning and start-up of the facility to ensure process units meet specific goals driven by process validation efforts or client-based needs.

    Your efforts will contribute to ongoing research and optimization for commercialization and the production of Full Cycle’s naturally derived and biodegradable biopolymer.

    Apply Here
  • Extraction Technician

    We are seeking candidates for the critical role of Extraction Technician to support our rapid growth. Our team comes first, so we’re looking for candidates who share our values of teamwork, humility and empathy, clear communication, respect, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability.

    The Extraction Technician is responsible for performing extraction processes for the separation of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastic from microbial biomass as directed by the designated supervisor.  The technician may also be involved in the pilot facility operations as determined by company needs. This is a production position within the Operations division of Full Cycle that will work closely with both Operations and R&D staff to achieve its goals. This position is part of a small team responsible for the extraction of PHA produced at a demonstration facility of Full Cycle’s organic waste to bioplastic technology.

    Apply Here
  • Analytical Chemist

    We are looking to add an experienced Analytical Chemist who can manage Full Cycle’s analytical lab. You would focus on bringing operational excellence to our lab, using data as the backbone for all decision making. If you have a passion for data driven problem solving we would love to speak to you about this position.

    Apply Here
  • Sr. Mechanic

    We are looking to add an experienced mechanic who will oversee and implement our preventative maintenance program for our lab and production equipment for our two main locations in San Jose and Mountain View, ensuring they are operating at their finest. You would focus on preventative measures for all the equipment as well as perform hands on repairs and upgrades.

    Apply Here
  • R & D Engineer, Technology Scale-Up

    You will support the design, engineering, retrofitting, build-out and commissioning of Full Cycle’s new production facility. This facility is essential for optimizing Full Cycle’s novel technology for commercialization and other scale-up efforts. In addition to dedicated material production lines, this site will conduct R&D for Full Cycle’s scale-up and optimization efforts to develop IP and inform the design of additional commercial facilities.

    Core responsibilities will include project management and execution for the engineering and retrofits of existing infrastructure and equipment (tanks, reactors, centrifuges, etc.) in close coordination with Full Cycle’s technology experts. You will be a key contributor to the commissioning and start-up of the facility to ensure process units meet specific goals driven by process validation efforts or client-based needs.

    Your efforts will contribute to ongoing research and optimization for commercialization and the production of Full Cycle’s naturally derived and biodegradable biopolymer.

    Apply Here
  • Production Associate

    We are seeking someone to join our team as a Production Associate, based onsite at our production facility. If you are someone who shares our values of teamwork, humility and empathy, clear communication, respect for the individual, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability, this role could be amazing for you.

    In this position you will work onsite with a team at the intersection of traditional waste management practices and emerging technology intended to confront the environmental impact of plastics and greenhouse gases. We harness the power of nature and use naturally occurring bacteria to make a sustainable alternative to petroleum based plastic from food waste. Included responsibilities are similar to those found in a lab environment as well as a manufacturing floor. Knowledge in the areas of environmental systems, waste management, wastewater treatment, fermentation, composting, and lab research will support you well in this position. We highly value experience in standard laboratory operations and safety practices.

    Apply Here
  • Laboratory Technician

    We are seeking candidates for the critical role of Laboratory Technician to contribute to our rapid growth. Our team comes first, so we’re looking for candidates who share our values of teamwork, humility and empathy, clear communication, respect for the individual, urgency without frenzy, and personal accountability.

    As a Lab Technician, you would be responsible for maintaining the laboratory and executing R&D experiments. You may also be involved in the Pilot facility operations depending on company needs.

    Apply Here
  • General Application

    Love our mission and want to be apart of our story, but don’t see a role that fits you? We’re always looking for passionate, smart, and friendly people and we might just have a spot for your skillset.

    Feel free to send us your resume, a brief introduction of you, and if there appears to be a fit, we’ll reach out.

    Apply Here

Our team

Executive Team
  • Dane Anderson
    Co-Founder
  • Jeff Anderson
    Co-Founder
  • Casey Zweig
    Head of Technology Deployment
  • Leslie Wolin
    Chief People Officer
  • Abby Liske
    Head of Business Operations
  • Ross Polk
    Head of Growth
  • John Terwoord
    Chief Financial Officer
Team
  • Adrian Varga
    Policy & Markets Analyst
  • Aleesha Slattengren
    Extraction Associate
  • Alyssa Eszlinger
    Manager, Technology Scale-Up
  • Andrew Alcott
    Recruiting Manager
  • Anthony Martinez
    R&D Engineer
  • Curtis Jew
    Manager, Research
  • Cooper Borinstein
    Production Associate
  • Dale Hartzell
    Sr. Process Engineer
  • DeLaine Mayer
    Project Manager
  • Em-J Staples
    Communications & Creative Lead
  • Enrique Ramirez
    Sr. People Business Partner
  • Erik Martig
    Production Manager
  • Fleming Gudagunti
    R & D Engineer
  • Gavin Beach
    Site Manager
  • Gideon Butler
    Production Associate
  • Gulya Smith
    Talent Partner
  • Hallie Lau
    Laboratory Technician
  • Hasan Tbeileh
    General Counsel
  • Jugdeep Aggarwal
    Director of R&D
  • Julia Ross
    Google Facility Supervisor
  • Karthik Unnikrishnan
    Research & Development Engineer
  • Katerine Millsap
    Laboratory Technician
  • Kira Erickson
    Project Manager
  • Mary Rose Jones
    Research Associate
  • Max Maher
    Lab Assistant
  • Melanie Lee
    Employee Success Manager
  • Michelle Dixon
    Extraction Associate
  • Nhan Vien
    Google Facility Supervisor
  • Nicolas Maher
    Research Associate
  • Nikita Pratap
    Manager, Extraction
  • Sasha Midyutov
    Data Scientist
  • Tristan Wells
    Technology Scale-Up Associate
  • Wilson Vu
    Laboratory Manager
  • Xandra van Alebeek
    Program Manager