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Director of Engineering

BeZero Carbon


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Join the Climate Change Vanguard as the Director of Engineering at BeZero Carbon and Propel Environmental Markets Forward


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BeZero Carbon is at the forefront of environmental markets, specializing as the largest global carbon ratings agency in the Voluntary Carbon Market. By providing critical data through our SaaS product, BeZero Carbon Markets, we enable organizations to make informed climate decisions. Our team of over 160 professionals encompasses a diverse range of expertise, from climatic and earth sciences to financial research and technology, all driven by a passion for climate action and scientific excellence.

  • Organization summary: BeZero Carbon is scaling investment in sustainable future markets as a leading carbon ratings agency.
  • Role Summary: Lead an expert team of software engineers, shape the vision for our products, and ensure exceptional delivery of engineering projects.
  • Role Requirements: A decade of work experience with a leadership background in a technology space, adept in cloud-based infrastructure, and a passion for environmental sciences.
  • Application Process Details: Not provided.

Be part of a team where innovation meets purpose, and where your work contributes directly to the acceleration of climate action. With a competitive salary, equity through share options, and a comprehensive benefits package, BeZero Carbon offers a career-defining opportunity. Embrace flexibility with remote working options and become part of a culture that values diversity and inclusiveness.

About Us

BeZero Carbon’s Mission is to scale investment in environmental markets that deliver a sustainable future. We are a carbon ratings agency. We equip world-leading organisations with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make better climate decisions. BeZero Carbon is the largest global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. We are driving climate action through carbon ratings.

We distribute our ratings via our SaaS Product, BeZero Carbon Markets, informing all market participants on how to price and manage risk. Our ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors and carbon project developers with mission-critical data.

Our 160+ strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, machine learning, technology, and public policy expertise with world-class commercial and operations teams.

Curiosity, technical know-how and a research-first mindset sit at the heart of BeZero. We combine traditional capital markets research practices with expertise in environmental sciences and technology. Our 70+ analytical team of climate and data scientists, geospatial experts and financial market analysts comes with the highest academic credentials, a tenacious approach to scientific inquiry and a dedication to climate action through science.

Off the back of our Series B funding round in late 2022, we are expanding our global capabilities in pursuit of our mission to accelerate climate action through carbon ratings.

Why you’ll love it here:

‚óŹCareer defining work - come and work on some of the most cutting edge problem sets, and do something you‚Äôll be proud of for the rest of your career

‚óŹWorld-class analysts - spend your time among the best of the best; 70% of our analytical team have PhDs, and have worked across some of the top global institutions

‚óŹCompensation and benefits - competitive compensation and a broad benefits package

‚óŹLive your life - flexible time off, and opportunity for remote working

‚óŹRoom to grow - many of our roles didn‚Äôt exist in the market 2 years ago, and there‚Äôs plenty of room to chart your own course

Job Description

We’re looking for a Director of Engineering who will be a key member of the technology leadership team at BeZero Carbon. You will have leadership responsibility for our software engineering teams (currently 11 software engineers based in the UK). This group is responsible for the development of our client-facing product and APIs, as well as our website and internal tooling that helps our carbon rating analysts carry out their climate-related research and ratings analysis. The work we do at BeZero is highly interdisciplinary in nature, and our software teams work closely with counterparts in product, data, and ratings to build our products. This is an excellent opportunity to drive real-world climate impact with technology, and at the same time get exposure to some of the brightest minds in the carbon markets space.


The Director of Engineering should lead by example, both in terms of knowledge and effort, and make significant contributions to the team by providing technical leadership for the technology systems within BeZero:

‚óŹEstablish the vision for our internally-facing tools and externally-facing products in collaboration with our Chief Data Officer and Chief Product Officer, ensuring that it aligns with BeZero's mission and goals.

‚óŹTake responsibility for the delivery of all engineering changes, ensuring that the desired outcomes are achieved. This includes ensuring that the internal build systems are efficient, scalable, and reliable.

‚óŹUnderstand and own non-functional requirements (NFRs) and their implementation across the estate. This involves working with other teams to identify and prioritise NFRs and ensuring that they are implemented correctly.

‚óŹEnsure a coherent technical design for all deliveries, as well as more widely across the estate. This includes developing and enforcing technical standards, reviewing technical designs, and ensuring that they are consistent with BeZero's overall architecture.

‚óŹLead key technical decision-making and ensure it is completed in a timely manner. This involves working with other teams to identify technical challenges and proposing solutions that are aligned with BeZero's goals.

‚óŹBe a skilled communicator who can comfortably work at different levels of the organisation, adapting your communication style to the target audience.

‚óŹLead, and inspire a high-performing team of software engineers, using all tools at your disposal to hire, coach, promote, and retain the correct team compositions to achieve our goals.

‚óŹDevelop and drive a culture of excellence and strong technical ownership, ensuring the right bets are taken with the highest quality. Clearly articulate a compelling technical vision to motivate our teams.

Candidate Profile:

‚óŹ10+ years of total work experience, ideally with experience in building data-intensive products for enterprise clients.

‚óŹ3+ years of experience of managing team(s) of software and product engineers within a technology organisation of at least 10-50 people.

‚óŹExperience with enterprise financial data and research products will be considered a plus.

‚óŹExperience in developing and driving DevOps / SRE / security processes, such as monitoring, on-call, and incident management.

‚óŹExperience at high-growth technology start-ups. Experience in building and scaling data and API platforms will be considered a plus

‚óŹStrong technical expertise in cloud-based infrastructure. Experience with AWS preferred.

‚óŹTechnology delivery experience working across a number of different stacks and industries. Go, Javascript, TypeScript, React, and Python are all in active use.

What we’ll offer:

‚óŹCompetitive salary and equity in a rapidly growing VC-backed start-up through share options

‚óŹAbility to learn and develop alongside a range of sector specialists from the worlds of science, economics, business, finance and more

‚óŹ25 days leave (with additional time off between Christmas and New Year, and for your birthday)

‚óŹBenefits package covering private medical insurance, dental, critical illness cover, income protection, life assurance, medical cash plan and cycle to work scheme (or a comparable package if you‚Äôre based overseas)

‚óŹHealth and wellness cash allowance

‚óŹEnhanced parental leave

‚óŹRegular social events

‚óŹOpportunity to work remote or in our East London office space (Liverpool Street) with flexibility to work from home 2 days a week

‚óŹNomad working over the summer, allowing you to work from another country

We value diversity at BeZero Carbon. We need a team that brings different perspectives and backgrounds together to build the tools needed to make the voluntary carbon market transparent. We are therefore committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.


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