Head of Product Engineering

01 Role Vision and Responsibilities:

You will be leading a team of high performing developers in terms of ideation, architecting solutions, team structuring, fast-paced delivery, quality testing and personal growth.

  • Help build a vibrant, motivated and challenged Product Development Team that is able to execute and perform at the highest levels. Be hands-on, pairing with and mentoring developers in writing quality code.
  • Partner with the Chief Product Officer and PMs to understand and shape the product vision and product features.
  • Refine the product development and testing processes to consistently deliver high quality output and high velocity from the team.
  • Architecting solutions and tech refinement in consultation with our Technology Advisor and Sr. Developers.
  • Lead delivery of all scrum teams against the roadmap and quarterly OKRs – IOT software, Frontend, Backend, DevOps, System Intelligence, Security, UI/UX and Technical Support. This includes leading daily stand-ups, sprint reviews and code reviews along with the Chief Product Officer.
  • Build visibility for Smart Joules’ technology leadership.

02 Near-Term Product Development Objectives: :

  • Asset Automation: Test and institutionalize algorithmic approach to achieve 100% automatic and efficient operations of centralized air conditioning systems at client sites.
  • Fault Detection and Diagnosis (FDD): Using system intelligence and decision trees to identify root causes of common faults across a growing number of assets and systems.
  • Smart Alerts: Revamp our alerting feature to make alerts more personalized, context rich, action-inducing, easily accessible and accounted for.
  • iBMS: Enable quick configurability of new systems such as cooling plants, compressor plants, heating plants, STPs, etc. on DeJoule to deliver a quickly configurable complete building management solution for high profile clients {we already beat the global leaders to win some contracts for this}.
  • JouleFLEET: Plan for and execute software integration of our new fleet of hardware to make it deployment ready.
  • Technical Debt: Enhance system reliability and security by bringing intelligent solutions to solve legacy issues.

03 The Right Candidate Has:

  • Qualifications and skills:
  • B.Tech. / M.Tech / PhD. in Computer Science or other relevant Engineering field
  • 8-12 years of core experience across IoT and enterprise cloud software development
  • Start-up experience is essential
  • Specific technical mastery required in system design and architecture, using design patterns to develop robust and extensible software, AWS, database administration (big data), time series database, data structures and algorithms and considerable working experience with Angluar, Node and Python + good knowledge of Linux OS
  • Hands on experience with TDD, BDD or DDD-based development approaches
  • Desire and confidence to lead the entire product development function in a fast growing organization within 12-18 months.
  • Aggression to think big, move fast and make things happen. Have a strong can-do attitude, and still have the ability to say “no” by articulating trade-offs and road map priorities.
  • Tenacity, reliability, perseverance, pursuit of quality.

04 Reporting Structure:

  • You will report to Chief Product Officer
  • 6 Senior Developers will report to you
  • Each Senior Developer will have 1-2 Jr. Developer(s) reporting to them

05 Career Path:

  • We want you to grow into becoming the Engineering Manager or CTO of the organization in the next 12-18 months.

06 About Smart Joules:

  • Our Mission: To eliminate energy waste.
  • Our Vision: To prevent 29 million tons of CO 2eq emissions before 2030 by making energy saving simple, substantial and profitable for large buildings and factories.
  • Our Core Values: Empower Each Team Member with a Sense of Ownership, Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit, Get Shit Done, Maintain a High Level of Transparency and Honesty, Be Passionate, Determined and Bold, Pursue Growth and Learning, Be Adventurous, Creative and Open-minded. Details here
    Our Business Offerings:
  • JoulePAYS (Pay as you save): Guaranteed savings on utility energy consumption for large existing facilities through design, execution and management of profitable energy conservation measures. Smart Joules invests in all the upgrades and charges clients a share of the savings under long term contracts.
  • JouleCOOL: Comprehensive on-site utility business model applicable to new facilities, where Smart Joules offers cooling "as a service" by designing, building, owning, operating and maintaining the entire cooling infrastructure in return for monthly payments based on demand and usage.
  • Our Product:
  • DeJoule is our IOT-automation platform enabling data-driven continuous performance optimization and client delight. It continuously identifies and corrects for hidden inefficiencies in dynamic energy systems such as air conditioning and compressed air. It 1) collects data in real time from sensors and other many sources, 2) analyses real time and historical data using heuristic and machine learning algorithms to find hidden energy inefficiencies and optimum set points, and 3) continuously adjusts (controls) set points of various equipment to minimize energy use. DeJoule is the backbone of each of our business offerings and is used by our internal teams as well as our clients’ engineering teams.
      Our Impact:
    • 35% reduction on total energy consumption across all our clients till date, equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 1.3 million avg. Indian households
    • 95,000 metric tons of annual CO2-eq. emissions reduction from existing projects
    • Saved more than INR 130 Crore worth of energy for our clients
  • Teams: 145+ people across Product Development, Design, Projects, Operations & Maintenance, Analytics, Automation lead by two MIT Alums, a Navy Veteran, a financial wizard and a people’s champion
  • Clients:Apollo, Fortis, CARE, KIMS, Aster, Amneal, LMW, ITC, others
  • Geographical Presence: 25+ cities throughout India & 1 international partnership in Indonesia
  • Financial Supporters: Asian Development Bank, TATA Capital, Sangam Ventures, Max Industries, Intelleventures, Mr. Saket Burman (Dabur Family), Mr. Nadir Godrej and 5 angel investors
  • Major Recognitions: Champion of Change recognition from the Prime Minister's Office & Niti Aayog, 10+ National Awards from Ministry of Power & CII, International Award from German Energy Ministry, Multiple international grants and fellowships, 35+ media coverages
  • Reference Materials:Business India Article, CNBC video, NDTV video,  TechForGood video , DeJoule IOT video