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Software Tech Lead

Clarity Movement Co. · May 12th 2020

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Position Overview

Clarity, a Series A clean-tech startup, is looking for an experienced full-stack tech lead to spearhead our software team and join the mission of bringing clear air to the world. He or she will drive the technical evolution of our IoT sensor data pipeline, customer-facing web applications, and data analysis tools. Clarity is a globally distributed organization with headquarters in Oakland, CA.

Our Company

At Clarity, we strive to empower the world to reduce air pollution. We do that by making it accessible for cities and industries to measure and understand their air pollution issues and take effective action.

Today, when cities and industrial facilities want to measure air quality at a site they have to purchase expensive monitoring equipment and invest even more to install it in container-sized shelters and integrate its measurements into their IT system. This is unacceptable because it leads to the inability to monitor air pollution at important sites and ultimately to the inability to manage air pollution.

We envision a world where novel sensing technology, IoT and cloud computing simplify air quality measurement, enabling cities and industrial facilities to scale up the number of monitoring sites and take data-driven action.

Our Sensing-as-a-Service solution for air quality is currently deployed in over 70 cities across 30+ countries and is changing how municipalities and industrial facilities monitor their air quality.

After successfully raising our Series A (a few words from our investors here and here), we are excited to keep building on our current success elevating our product to the next level, at the forefront of the clean air movement. This is especially true of our software products, where we see a significant opportunity to increase the value we provide to our customers as well as to expand the number of use cases supported by our Sensing-as-a-Service solution.

Our Team

We are a diverse group of engineers, scientists, and makers from all around the world who are passionate about what we do and devoted to our mission to improve the world by solving some of its greatest challenges.

We believe in solving challenging problems by adopting a growth mindset, by fostering an environment that encourages deep collaboration, empathy, and creativity, and by keeping a good sense of humor. We enjoy philosophical debates as much as nerding out about the soldering talents of our HW engineers or the cool data visualizations we create.

Although we always have our mission in mind, we know the path for any startup has ups and downs and we’re more than happy to face them together as a team. How else could you tackle a problem as complex and global as air pollution?

Job Description

We are seeking a highly self-motivated and passionate full-stack developer with a proven leadership track record to bring our Clarity Cloud to the next level. We expect you to begin by working 70% on development and 30% on leading and mentoring our software engineers (3 full-time developers at the moment), setting technical direction and curating an Agile delivery process. As the number of team members increases, we expect you to gradually increase the amount of time spent on directing the team.

On the development side, you will work on:

Constantly improving the performance, scalability, and reliability of our system given the growing size of our sensor networks Developing new services, architecture, and technology to enable new use cases for our sensing-as-a-service solution Developing new web applications to deliver value and insight from monitoring data to our customers On the leadership side, you will:

Help to shape Clarity’s software product vision by interacting with the hardware and customer success teams Support product management in identifying and prioritizing high value initiatives Be in charge of defining an efficient software production process for enabling the software team to work the backlog and deliver new treats to our customers in a cadenced and timely manner. Our product is multidisciplinary, ranging from ubiquitous IoT hardware to scalable data pipelines, advanced data quality assurance algorithms and insightful data analyses. You will enjoy freedom of action around these topics and be encouraged to take initiative for making our software offerings truly revolutionary in the clean-tech space.

You will have plenty of opportunity to work closely with our customers and end-users who hail from industry, government, NGOs, community groups, and academia. At the same time you will be working closely with our CTO and executive team to help guide Clarity to success.

We believe Clarity could be the right place for you to join the fight to environmental issues around the world by leveraging your software superpowers!

Qualifications

5+ years of experience in shipping production software for the cloud 1+ years of experience in leading a team Experience in working in an Agile software team Back End development experience, preferably with Python, Node.js, Kafka, and MongoDB Experience in working with AWS serverless services, such as Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB, ECS, and API Gateway Experience in working with CI/CD tools, such as Travis CI Front End development experience with React.js or similar frameworks Good visual skills and knowledge of UI/UX general principles is a plus Experience working remotely or as part of a geographically distributed team Mission-Driven: You feel a deep desire for your work to have a positive impact on society and the environment, and this motivates you to deliver great results. Flexible: You are comfortable to work with a small and nimble team, limited resources, light structure and evolving requirements. You are ready to burn the midnight oil when needed.

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