Take Off With Iris

Explore our team and what a career at Iris looks like

Team Values

Our culture revolves around the core values that drive work at Iris every day. A focus on collaboration, growth, hard work, and keeping active and healthy drives everyone to better themselves in and out of the office.


We prioritize safety and trust each other to take on responsibilities, follow through, and ask for support when we need it.

Continuous Learning

We are curious people with broad interests who cultivate a learning environment.


We celebrate and create space for each other’s work, differences, and humaness.


We work hard, work smart, and stay calm and positive under pressure. 


We build connections not only with each other, but with regulators, customers, and the aviation industry.

Open Communication

We are approachable and give and accept feedback, input, and help from all teammates.


Alexander Harmsen

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

James Howard

VP of Engineering & Co-founder

Alejandro Galindo

VP of Research & Development

Jason Hardy-Smith

VP of Product

Mark Genung

VP of Flight Operations

Gabrielle Wain

VP of Global Policy and Government Affairs

Philip Walker

VP of Finance

Lori DeMatteis

VP of Sales & Marketing

Board and Advisors

David Cowan

Russ Muzzolini

John Walker

Geoff Ralston

Tess Hatch

More reasons to love working at Iris

  • Professional development stipend
  • Weekly learning events
  • Regular team building activities
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible time off
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 12 weeks parental leave (8 weeks for non-birthing parents)
  • Company stock options
  • 401k
  • Commuter Stipend

San Francisco, California

Reno-Tahoe, Nevada 





Aviation Regulatory Policy Specialist

Global Policy & Government Affairs

Reno, NV

Aviation Standards Specialist

Global Policy & Government Affairs

Reno, NV or Remote

Senior Electronics Production Technician


Reno-Tahoe, NV

C++ Software Engineer


Reno, NV

Senior Product Manager

Product Management

San Francisco, CA

Computer Vision Engineer

Research & Development 

San Francisco, CA or Remote

Data Validation Specialist

Research & Development 

Reno-Tahoe, NV