Head of Software Solutions

at Spark Horizon in London

(₤50000 per year)

Spark Horizon is a green-tech, IoT & ad-tech startup with large ambitions and a very impactful mission. We are building the first free electric charging network across Europe. Our stations are sponsored by sustainably engaged brands and installed at high traffic retail locations.
Our innovative business model allows to break the chicken and egg problem between electric vehicles and charging stations. Our charging network uses powerful and highly engaging digital advertisings to offer communities the best free electricity service.

Launched in November 2016, Spark Horizon is partnering with Schneider Electric and one of the most renowned IoT hardware manufacturers for the product development. We are securing pilot installations with the largest commercial real estates as well as several European metropoles. Our first prototype delivery and installation is scheduled for June in Zurich, CH. Others will then follow in France and the UK.
We will be closing a seed round by end of June and salary can be offered as early as August. Large European VCs and renowned business angels have tremendous interest for our business. We have already been pre-selected by the most prominent accelerators in Europe.

Our goal is to become the first free private charging network in Europe and pave the ground for the most rapid uptake in electric vehicles. To achieve this, we are looking for a brilliant and passionate technical cofounder to join our ambitious and international team of four and work for a largely impactful project.

Responsibilities of the job:
• Lead the design and development of the software solution (backend EV charging stations and advertising software, ad-server & audience analytics)
• Head strategically our software product conception and roadmap according to our priorities and added value for the company (proprietary development vs on-the-shelf product)
• Manage the budget and maintain the cost overview of the software development team
• Collaborate to shape the vision of the company and recruit the team

Who we are looking for
• Computer Science/Software Engineering background
• 2yrs+ experience in software architecture, design & development
• Knowledge of machine learning and data science preferred
• Previous experience in startups is an advantage
• Strong interest in the company mission – passionate about technology centered around the interest, needs, and well-being of humankind
• Team-spirit & entrepreneurial spirit

What we offer:
• Competitive package: You will be offered a substantial equity stake as a partner and a competitive salary as soon as the seed round is closed
• Engaging Environment: You will feel the thrill of building business with incredible potentials and leave a strong legacy behind your achievements
• Meaningful work: You’ll be at the heart of the electro-mobility revolution by building the ground of a global energy transition, affecting billions in your endeavors
• Your work will not only have an impact on yourself and on the company, but you are going to help disrupt the entire auto-industry.
• Support and relationships: We support each other, we motivate each other and we believe that we will be instrumental in the electric vehicle revolution

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Published at 21 Jun 2017
Expires on 21 Aug 2017