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Barista/Office Coordinator

US Facilities & Infrastructure · Seattle, Washington

First Mode is a creative engineering company solving the toughest problems on and off the planet, with the goal of having an outsized impact on the world around us. We build the barely possible.  

From our state-of-the-art manufacturing and production facilities in Seattle and Perth, we design and deliver resilient, reliable solutions for the most demanding and constrained frontiers in existence. In the last year our engineers built a 2MW hydrogen fuel cell and battery powerplant to retrofit a three-story, 300-metric-ton-capacity diesel haul truck; designed the power source and refueling system for the world’s first endurance race vehicle to be powered by liquid hydrogen; and delivered spaceflight hardware headed 370 million kilometers from Earth to asteroid 16 Psyche. 

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 many industries. If you have exceptional talent and a vision for the future, we want to talk. 

As the First Mode Barista you will lead the office beverage service in a prompt, courteous manner as well as maintain a clean comfortable environment. As the Office Coordinator, you will perform various administrative support duties and coordinate office tasks and functions to ensure office operations effectively. The ideal candidate thrives in a professional, fast paced environment and is a service oriented self- starter.  

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or relevant experience
  • 1+  years of experience as a barista

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a barista using coffee brewing equipment  
  • Knowledge of sanitation regulations  
  • Experience providing office support as an office assistant, coordinator or similar role 
  • Knowledge of MS Office, “back-office” and accounting software  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Organized with the ability to prioritize and multi-task while being reliable, patient, and professional 

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time - up to 8 hours a day
  • Ability to lift and carry large heavy items (up to 25 lbs.)

Position Details

This is a temporary benefits-eligible position with the duration of time as stated with the potential for conversion to full-time employee based on performance and business need.

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Hours: 40 hours/week


  • This position will be on-site at First Mode's headquarters in Seattle, WA.


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive compensation and bonus structure
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • Flexible PTO with 12 week supplementary paid parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement account with a discretionary employer match
  • Commuter benefits (parking and public transportation)
  • A culture that encourages professional growth with learning and development reimbursements
  • Open and collaborative workspaces with free office snacks and lunches
  • Hybrid work model


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.