It’s a bonus (but not a requirement!) if you are familiar with building systems and IoT sensors, their data, and analysis of it (e.g., HVAC, occupancy, temperature, electric loads etc.).
What is required is passion for sustainability to reduce the world’s emissions, affordably.
We encourage engineers of all experience levels to apply, and will determine your level within Sidewalk Labs based on interview performance.
Note: We are currently working remotely, and we expect to eventually re-open our offices when it is safe to return, in 2021. After re-opening, candidates will be expected to come into the New York office.
What you have to achieve:
- Within your first few months, you should have:
- Built a deep understanding of the team's current initiatives and technology infrastructure (Python and Typescript running on the Google Cloud Platform), coding style and standards.
- Contributed code to the repository.
- Completed a design doc on a new feature or system
- From there your role will continue to develop and change over time. We are a small team working on an early stage product. Future projects may include:
- Enhancing our dashboard application to inform users about their energy savings and building performance.
- Work with building energy experts to develop, test, and evaluate new control algorithms to improve buildings' energy efficiency.
- Build tools and systems to scale deployment of software and hardware.
- Develop systems to detect problems or anomalies in buildings and surface them to users.
What we expect:
- Know your software engineering.
- Have a strong CS background in order to choose the right algorithms, systems approaches and patterns to solve problems, without reinventing the wheel.
- Candidates need to be able to hit the ground running. Therefore, for this role we are looking for 2+ years of industry experience.
- Experience building and owning full-stack applications end-to-end. Bonus points for:
- Previous experience working on Google Cloud Platform and/or Kubernetes
- Front-end engineering using React (we use TypeScript and next.js).
- Act as a technologist.
- Bias towards action and shipping. Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to a prototype to prove the concept.
- Strong ability to write production code quickly.
- You are obsessed with privacy and constantly ask how we can build privacy into product design.
- Be comfortable with a range of languages and open source tools and frameworks, and make good decisions about which to use to solve a particular problem. You are excited to learn something new when the need arises.
- Be creative: you’ll come up with new ideas based on your broad understanding of technological possibilities and city domain knowledge.
- Solve problems, together.
- Motivated by hurdles and ways to overcome them.
- Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.
- Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.
- Have flexibility to work on the team’s most pressing problems.
- Preempt problems and proactively consider ways to problem solve.
- About cities, solving hard problems, and our team’s success.
- You are committed to creating more equitable and inclusive outcomes both in the workplace and in the work you do.