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Product Health

Product Health

Product Health

Product Health helps make powered products work better and last longer by monitoring how well they are working and how they are being used. Sensors designed by us and our partners go into the b...

Professional

Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
20 Dec 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:

Competitive salary dependent on experience + options scheme

Employer tags:
Industry:
Green
Tech
Renewables & Environment
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
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Software Engineer

Calling all Software Engineers looking to embark on our exciting journey. Join Product Health!

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:

Competitive salary dependent on experience + options scheme

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial
Social Impact
Function:
Engineering
Software Development
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Our aim is to create systems that will directly improve the lives of millions of people and make better use of scarce resources by giving powered products longer and healthier lives.  As an early step we are implementing systems to monitor energy and resource usage in Sub-Saharan Africa.


We're looking for someone to help us build out our server-side infrastructure, which will be supporting the devices in the field. This will involve helping to specify and build all parts of the system including a high volume data store, an analytics platform and web applications making use of the APIs that we are building. You will be part of a tight team that uses an agile project management and engineering approach to achieve great things. There is a very strong focus on automation and testing which enables us to manage large systems with minimal overhead.


Skills and Experience:

You are an experienced developer used to working on high-volume data applications and web facing APIs. You have a computer science background and understand the challenges of working with large data sets. You take pride in delivering high quality software and testing is a key part of your development approach. You are comfortable working at a range of levels of software, from low level protocols, to high level structures.


Must-haves:

  • Solid experience of Java development (other JVM languages also beneficial)

  • Experience of working in an Agile team

  • Experience using XP development methodologies (especially TDD)

  • Database design - ideally having had experience of high transaction levels, particularly with PostgreSQL, but also with NoSQL databases, e.g Cassandra

  • The ability to openly discuss the best solution to a problem without ego

  • Experience working in a startup environment

  • An eagerness to learn new things (programming languages, technologies, etc)


Nice-to-haves:

  • Computer Science or related degree or similar qualification

  • An understanding of data analytics

  • Experience using functional programming techniques

  • Academic, personal or professional experience in sustainability

  • Comfortable using Javascript for dynamic client-side development

  • An enthusiasm for the developing field of the internet of things


You will be a crucial team member helping to design and build our systems that will support data from millions of connected devices.


About Product Health

Product Health helps make powered products work better and last longer by monitoring how well they are working and how they are being used. And it helps make them more affordable for people by providing power controls to support pay-as-you-go, rental and other types of ongoing payments.


Sensors designed by us and our partners go into the battery box of off-grid solar systems and into other powered devices to understand how the system or device is doing, to optimise the performance and to provide power control. The data, which we analyse, is sent to a web service for distributors and owners of systems and devices to act on and to send communications to end-users to inform usage.


Product Health can be retrofitted to existing solar systems or embedded into new systems during manufacturing. Current customers include providers of solar home systems for home and business use and an NGO implementing off-grid solar power. Product Health monitoring will be live in units in Kenya, Uganda and Niger this year.


Our vision is for longer and healthier lives for powered products and a greater influence on how well products are made to begin with.


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