You’re in the right place if you think the status quo is something to challenge, not a rule to live by. If you share the notion that our planet needs game-changing solutions, now. If your vision for 2050 is a kinder, greener place where we eat and treat the planet a little bit (or a lot) better.
You’re also in the right place if you care deeply about your co-workers just as much as figuring out solutions to tough problems. If you’re curious enough to dig deep into your own projects while jumping head first into cross-functional initiatives. If you can’t wait to catch up with friends from different teams at our weekly virtual happy hour because you haven’t crossed paths in a while.
Extra bonus points if you love the taste, meltiness, and creaminess of dairy and believe animal-free alternatives shouldn’t be a compromise. You’ll fit right in.
Hi! That’s us. We’re on a mission to make all the incredible dairy products you love while making the world a kinder, greener place. Our team brings their diverse experiences to the table every day to make better products without compromise.
We believe in the limitless potential of what we’re working to accomplish. That’s why our team spans the globe bringing together the best and brightest minds to help us scale to meet commercial demands and innovate on brand new animal-free products.
Why Work At
We’re a team of curious people from all walks of life. Our team has big dreams and loves to solve tough challenges.
Around the office you’ll meet people from across the globe, learn about life experiences and talents completely different from your own, and connect on similarities you might not have realized.
That’s who we are: a diverse and talented group of people led by industry visionaries. We’re clear on our mission. All we need are people like you to help us get there.
A Great Place To Work
This is just a glimpse at what it’s like to work at Perfect Day.
- 10k+Hours Taken Each Year for Flexible Time Off
- 100%Employees with Equity in Perfect Day
- 14Paid Holidays
- 5Generations Currently Represented at Perfect Day (Gen Z - Silent)
We’re Whole People
Not only are we taking care of the world — we’re also taking care of our employees. We’ve carefully curated a workplace filled with amazing benefits.
We offer generous medical, dental, vision, teletherapy, and other health benefits so you can rest easy.
Your time with us is important, so we offer all our employees a 401K plan. We pay all fees so your contributions can work harder for you.
You’re at your best when you have time to rest and recharge. Take the time you need - no questions asked.
No, seriously. Take some shares! With your help, we’re not only building planet positive products but a movement, too. Each and every full-time employee is a stockholder at Perfect Day.
Team With A Dream
Representation matters. We are a diverse group of people who tolerate nothing less than fair, just, and equitable treatment within our office and beyond. It’s not a “benefit” – it’s an everyday practice.
We’re on a never ending push for an equitable workplace from top to bottom, from recruitment to long-term employment.
My proudest moment was submitting my team’s patent application for a novel invention. It was a big win.
We dreamed of getting products to customers for a while. When it finally happened, I felt proud of our achievement.
I get to work with some of the brightest and uniquely fun people, cross-functionally and on my team.
Everyone cares about doing good work intended for all people and cultures. I'm proud to contribute to this smart, dedicated company!
I interviewed and was hired at 8 months pregnant – so I knew I was evaluated on my skills and impact. This company values people.
My team is awesome! Their patience and willingness to help makes me love my job even more.
I love being part of this very passionate team with a strong drive to make an impact on the health of our planet.
So many memories from the past 4+ years here, but it’s hard to top our epic annual Halloween parties.
Everyone here is driven by wanting better for the world... and I get paid to make and eat ice cream!
What To Expect During The Interview Process
Interview loops can be daunting, so we wanted to share a bit about how we do it at Perfect Day. Although we can’t promise this is exactly how your interview process will go, as some of our teams do things a little differently, this should give you a sense of our general approach.
Recruiter First Call
After you’ve submitted your application, our recruiters get to work reading your application. They’ll set up some time for an initial call.
Hiring Manager Chat
Next, the hiring manager for the role will get to chat with you. We want to make sure the role you applied for is the right fit for you – so why not hear it straight from the source!
Meet With The Team
This might consist of chatting with your future teammates or folks who you might collaborate with on the regular. This time is meant for you to get an overall understanding of the job function – even if it’s all virtual!
Finally, we’ll chat with your provided references to get a better idea of who you are. Pretty standard stuff.
If it’s the right fit, we’ll extend you an offer! Cue “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang.
Process EngineerCHICAGO /FULL-TIMEApplyWe are seeking a skilled and experienced Process Engineer to take a lead on overseeing and managing Contract-Manufacturing Operations. This position demands a motivated and strong-willed individual with strong communication and organizational skills. The ideal candidate will be driven and will do what it takes to ensure successful and consistent production of our target proteins. The selected candidate who will join a small and experienced Manufacturing-team, is expected to be flexible, adaptable, and willing to contribute and support the others on the team.
Scientist I/II/III, Protein BiochemistBERKELEY, CA /BIO-ANALYTICS /FULL-TIMEApply
As the newest member of the Bio-Analytics team you will develop robust bioanalytical methods and techniques to support R&D and manufacturing efforts. The Bio-Analytical team is a fast-paced and multidiscipline team, and we need motivated and proactive scientists to develop robust bioanalytical methods and investigate new protein biophysical techniques.
Scientist I/II/III, Analytical (Bio)ChemistBERKELEY, CA /BIO-ANALYTICS /FULL-TIMEApply
As the newest member of the Bio-Analytics team you will develop robust bioanalytical methods and techniques to support R&D and manufacturing efforts. The Bio-Analytical team is a fast-paced and multidiscipline team, and we need motivated and proactive scientists to develop robust bioanalytical methods to both quantify various analytes and characterize manufactured protein lots.
Research Associate II - ScreeningBERKELEY, CA /SCREENING /FULL-TIMEApply
As the newest member of the Screening team you will help develop biochemical assays to improve our ultra-high throughput screening platforms and reliably identify our next generation production strains. A successful candidate will have prior industry experience working in teams to develop new techniques and build robust methods to measure protein abundance, detect enzymatic activity, characterize microbial strains and more. The ideal candidate is flexible, can think outside the box and is passionate about developing, applying and optimizing state-of-the art strain screening techniques.
Research Associate I, Quality Control BiochemistBERKELEY, CA /BIO-ANALYTICS /FULL-TIMEApply
As the newest member of the Bioanalytical-QC team you will help contribute to a cross-functional team in a fast paced, collaborative environment. This new team member will prepare samples, run robust assays, and report precise and accurate data out to all R&D and manufacturing teams. The assays include protein concentration (colorimetric, spectroscopic, UHPLC), protein powder mass balance analysis, SDS-PAGE, native PAGE, and enzymatic assays, just to name a few. A successful candidate will have prior analytical or bioanalytical experience and will be meticulous in their laboratory and documentation practices.
Logistics AnalystEMERYVILLE, CA /SUPPLY CHAINApply
Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations.
Associate Director, Process Engineering & Manufacturing Tech TransferEMERYVILLE, CA /OPERATIONS /FULL-TIMEApply
Perfect Day is close to commercializing its first animal-free dairy protein products. We are a team of scientists and engineers, committed to the mission of delivering an environmentally and animal-friendly alternative to dairy products without sacrificing the flavor or nutritional value. We are seeking an intelligent, motivated, enthusiastic Associate Director, Tech Transfer and Process Engineering to join our team. The ideal candidate will be comfortable leading and developing a long-term vision for a team of mid-senior-level process engineers.
Director, Financial Analysis & PlanningEMERYVILLE, CA /FINANCE /FULL-TIMEApply
This position is responsible for financial, analytical and budget support for the organization. Responsibilities include partnering with department and functional leaders within the organization in managing all financial deliverables including annual budgets, periodic forecasts, long-range plans, spending and supporting analytics including variance analysis.
This role may participate in contract negotiation/review/tracking/analysis, evaluation of accruals and other areas that may impact financial reporting. On an as needed basis, conduct financial modeling including scenario, valuation, cost, and sensitivity analysis.
Director of Lipid ChemistryEMERYVILLE, CA /RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT /FULL-TIMEApply
We’re seeking a Director of Chemistry to lead our lipid/fat R&D team. The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who can work both collaboratively and independently to execute new ideas and projects, thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and has a passion for sustainable, cruelty-free food. This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer.