General Application

Seattle, WA, United States

First Mode draws on the exceptional talent and creativity of its multidisciplinary team to solve the toughest problems on and off the planet. We help companies, governments, and individuals from the earliest stages of problem definition to prototype creation and demonstration. A continual desire to discover and invent has led our team to every corner of globe, Mars, Europa, the Asteroid Belt, Earth Orbit, and elsewhere in the solar system.

While each project is unique, we typically meld together robotics, automation, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, and advanced fabrication to create a new future across industries. If you have exceptional talent and a vision for the future, we want to talk.

First Mode is always looking for rare and unique talent capable of working these problems within a constrained, fast-paced environment. Applicants from all industries or backgrounds are welcome.


  • Resourceful, with a relentless drive for finding innovative and creative solutions

  • Passionate about an industry or technology area

  • Creative individuals who approach problems with curiosity and enthusiasm

  • Ability to manage through ambiguity, comfort with grey space

  • Perseverance and tenacity


  • First Mode HQ is located in Seattle, Washington; local or willingness to relocate is preferred; however, work location is negotiable


  • Applicants must be eligible for employment within the United States of America

Apply or ask a question: Please e-mail your resume (and cover letter if you’d like) to with “General Application” in the subject line.

First Mode is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with First Mode is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.