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Lead Engineer (Ratings App)



Posted 3 weeks ago

Elevate your career and our planet by joining Sylvera's innovative tech team driving real climate impact


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Organization Summary: Sylvera is at the forefront of climate action, providing critical carbon data to drive genuine impact. With a mission to channel private sector investment into effective climate solutions, Sylvera leverages advanced software for the independent evaluation of carbon projects. Founded in 2020, the company boasts a global presence and a brilliant team, having secured significant VC funding to accelerate its growth.

  • Join Sylvera's Ratings Tech department, dedicated to delivering high-quality data through innovative technology.
  • Play a pivotal role in the Ratings App Team, turning complex data into actionable insights for global customers.
  • Lead and inspire engineers to excel in creating valuable, intuitive applications.
  • Experience in frontend, backend, and data engineering with a focus on one or two areas.
  • Leadership skills or senior engineering experience with a desire to manage a team.
  • A passion for mentoring and fostering a team culture of learning and innovation.
  • A commitment to the climate and ecological well-being of the planet.
  • Adaptability and readiness to work in dynamic, early-stage environments.
  • Ambition, motivation, and a proactive mindset.

Benefits include equity, private health insurance, unlimited leave, enhanced parental leave, sick leave, WFH allowance, best tech, mental health support, and team socials. Based in the UK with access to a London office. Sylvera champions diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

What is Sylvera anyway? ‍👩‍👨🌳

Sylvera provides carbon data for genuine climate impact. Our mission is to incentivize investment in real climate action. 

Purchasing credits through the carbon markets is one of the most established and scalable ways to channel finance from the private sector to effective climate solutions and work toward societal net zero. Unfortunately, the voluntary carbon markets have been plagued with mistrust and a lack of effectiveness since they’ve emerged – until Sylvera. 

To help organizations ensure they're making the most effective investments, Sylvera builds software that independently and accurately automates the evaluation of carbon projects that capture, remove, or avoid emissions. With Sylvera's data and tools, businesses and governments can confidently invest in, benchmark, deliver, and report real climate impact. 

Our team is made up of leading minds in climate change from scientists to policy, finance and carbon market experts. We work in partnership with scientific organisations, universities, governments and think tanks to develop and test rigorous and holistic ratings methodologies, leveraging the latest technology. Founded in 2020, Sylvera has 150+ employees across the world with offices in London, New York, Belgrade and Singapore. We’ve raised over $96million from leading VCs like Balderton Capital, Index Ventures and Insight Partners to date. 

What will I be doing? ‍‍👩‍💻👨‍💻

You’ll be joining our Ratings Tech department where our mission is to drive the seamless and rapid delivery of high-quality Ratings data through innovative technology solutions. You’ll be in the Ratings App Team, transforming Ratings data into actionable insights for customers through intuitive applications. We’re looking for a mission-driven engineering leader to inspire engineers to create value for customers through great engineering practices. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

- Managing a team of engineers and inspiring others to work towards the team’s mission of transforming ratings data into actionable insights for customers

- Architecting across the product pipeline from how to ingest data from APIs and web scraping all the way to how to show this data through our own external facing API and web applications

- Remaining hands on implementing solutions within your area of expertise

- Attending customer conversations to understand how best to engineer solutions that create the most impact

- Working closely with our product manager to create the roadmap for the team, ensuring a good balance between delivering value to our customers and maintaining and improving engineering quality

- Building a culture within your team to foster engineering innovation, learning and growth

We’re looking for someone who: 🧠💚

- Has an understanding across frontend, backend and data engineering with deeper knowledge on one or two areas

- Has experience leading a small team or is a senior engineer looking to make a step up to managing a team whilst remaining hands on

- Knows how to balance delivering quickly whilst keeping the engineering quality high

- Loves to mentor engineers and build a team culture where everyone feels able to constructively challenge and learn from others

- Cares deeply about the climate and ecosystems of the earth

- Is a self-starter who thrives in constantly evolving environments, ideally with early-stage experience

We’d like someone highly ambitious, motivated and eager to propel their career forward. We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description

Benefits 💰

- Equity in a rapidly growing startup

- Private Health Insurance and Life Assurance 

- Unlimited annual leave - and encouragement to actually use it!

- Enhanced parental leave 

- Up to 20 days paid sick leave 

- £500 WFH allowance 

- No corners cut in having the best tech to do your job

- Access to Mental Health support via Spill

- Monthly team socials

Location 🌍 

UK (with access to an office in London if you wanted to come in) 

Our Values 🙌

Own it: We make new mistakes. We build on the momentum of our wins and reflect on and learn from our failures.

Stay curious: We keep our focus on the long-term, even if that means short-term challenges.

Do what’s right - even when it’s hard: We take a growth mindset to our work, our customers, our market and the opportunities ahead of us. 

Collaborate and challenge with empathy: Our teams deliver through active collaboration. We invest in each others’ success and make the company stronger in the long-run.

Empower Customers: Make extraordinary efforts to exceed our customer expectations. If we’re serving our customers to the fullest, we can help direct more investment into real climate impact.

What if you’re a partial fit? 🌱

We prioritise grit, positivity, and the willingness to get stuck in, and encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match this job description. 

Equal employment opportunity 🌈

Sylvera is an equal opportunity employer: we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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