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From the depths of the Earth to the far reaches of outer space, we build the barely possible.

First Mode is a creative engineering company meeting humanity’s challenges and opportunities—wherever we find them.

What we do

We design and deliver resilient, reliable solutions for technology’s most demanding frontiers, including clean energy, planetary exploration, and sustainable transportation systems.

What is first Mode?
Press Release: First Mode to Combine with Anglo American’s nuGen™ to Accelerate Decarbonization Across Mining and Heavy Industry
Press

Press Release: First Mode to Combine with Anglo American’s nuGen™ to Accelerate Decarbonization Across Mining and Heavy Industry

June 30, 2022
First Mode combines with Anglo American’s nuGen™ to accelerate decarbonization across mining and heavy industry in an agreement to convert Anglo American ultra-class haul trucks to zero-emission.
Join our team

This world’s problems are too complex and unpredictable to be solved with a siloed mindset.

That’s why we’ve assembled a team with deep and diverse experience who share a passion for solving difficult problems across a variety of industries including space, mining, and transportation.

Our team is growing quickly. We’re hiring all kinds of engineers, scientists, and more…we’d hire a juggler if the problem calls for it. If you believe the fight for a better world is just getting started, join us to meet the unknown together.

Who we are

First Mode was founded with the belief that it’s not too late to make good.

We’re a forward-thinking team of engineers, scientists, dreamers, movers and shakers. We come from different backgrounds, different disciplines, and different walks of life, but we’re united in one belief: fighting for a better world is worth it.

MEET THE TEAM
Meet Shannon Cassady, Mechanical Systems Engineer at First Mode
Tristan Helms, First Mode General Manager, Americas
Meet Tristan Helms: First Mode General Manager, Americas
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Meet Lexi Humann: Mechanical Systems Engineer at First Mode
Meet Spencer Berglund, First Mode Electrical & Embedded Systems Engineer
Meet Paige Northway, Ph.D.: Systems Engineer at First Mode
World's Biggest Hydrogen FCEV, Powered by First Mode (Anglo American)
In the press

Ars Technica: The world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell EV has started work in South Africa

May 6, 2022

A truck that previously consumed nearly 1,000 gallons of diesel per day is now fueled by green hydrogen, emitting nothing more than water vapor and warm water.

We’re hiring a Battery Systems Engineer and more.

Join our team and help us build the barely possible.