Careers at Ekotrope

Careers

Would you like to join a small, fast-growing, MIT & Boston-based software startup that is helping to fight climate change by improving the energy efficiency of homes across the country? If so, please read on:

About Ekotrope

We run the most widely used Home Energy Rating Software which is now used on about 1 in 6 of new homes built in the US each year.  Our clients for this product are home energy raters who work with home builders to help design more energy efficient homes and then inspect and certify those homes.  We also help utilities run their energy efficiency programs (e.g. Mass Save) more effectively. To date, most of our work has been focused on low-rise single and multi-family homes but we are now expanding to provide solutions for existing homes and larger multi-family buildings.

Though a small and nimble company, Ekotrope is very stable.  We are profitable and have a good benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance and a 401K program.  Our headquarters is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just blocks from the T (Green, Red, Orange, Blue lines), commuter rail and buses.

If you are interested in the opportunities below please send your resume to: careers@ekotrope.com.

Open Positions:

Product Manager

Senior Software Engineer

Software Development Intern

Marketing and Sales Intern

Product Manager 

Job Summary

We are looking for a star product manager that will lead the growth of our core product – Ekotrope RATER. Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Engaging with our customers to understand and prioritize feedback, and turn that feedback into prioritized actionable improvements for the engineering team.
  • Working with industry partners to discover and define and prioritizing premium features, partnerships and growth opportunities. This includes building the business cases and pricing, and then communicating these internally and externally.
  • Working with internal resources (engineering, marketing, sales, account management, etc) to ensure that priorities are properly aligned with our company growth plan.
  • Keeping a finger on the pulse of the U.S. energy rating market.
  • Contributing to the Ekotrope brand by being an industry thought leader.
  • Assisting the sales lead for this market in closing relevant deals.

This role reports directly to the CEO.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in:
    • Product management
    • Customer discovery processes
    • Building and executing growth plans
    • Working with cross domain teams
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Proven ability to be self-directed
  • Candidate should either live in a commutable distance from downtown Boston or be willing to relocate.
  • The following are not required but highly desirable:
    • Lean development
    • Relevant industry
    • Small company/startup
    • Sales

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@ekotrope.com.

 

Senior Software Engineer

Hiring for August 1, 2020 Start

Job Summary

We are looking for a senior software engineer with a strong desire to learn, teach, and take on responsibility.  We want someone who can complement our skill sets – adding experience where we lack it and learning from ours where we have strength.  We are envisioning hiring someone with several years of academic and post-academic experience.

Our software development team consists of 6 full time engineers.  We employ a modified Scrum framework. We have weekly team planning, demo, and retrospective meetings and daily ‘Scrums’ – 10 minute or less meetings to align team members and help remove impediments.  We have short development cycles, a tight customer feedback loop, and every developer works full stack, from web front-end to database and dev-ops. We promote transparency, respect, self-improvement, and fulfillment.

Responsibilities

  • Full stack development
    • New features
    • New products
    • Bug fixes
    • Dev-ops
  • Quality assurance.  We all do code reviews as well as automated and manual testing.

Requirements

  • Remote candidates are welcome, Boston candidates will be preferred.
  • 8+ years experience in software development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both technical and interpersonal
  • Passion for growth and learning
  • Desire to do full stack software engineering, including dev ops
  • Technical skills
    • Java, MariaDB, HTML/CSS/Javascript
    • Maven
    • Linux
    • At least one of the following:
        • Deep AWS dev-ops expertise
        • Deep MariaDB expertise
          • Database design
          • Performance
      • Deep Hibernate expertise
    • [BONUS] GWT
    • [BONUS] UI design
    • [BONUS] Home energy efficiency knowledge

Compensation

Combination of Salary and Stock Options commensurate with skills and experience. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@ekotrope.com.

 

Software Development Intern

Job Description:

Full stack software development on our production application alongside our core engineering team.  The intern will be contributing to our client-facing product from week 1.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Java
  • Several years of software development experience (academic, independent, or other)

Beneficial Skills:

    • HTML / CSS
    • MySQL
    • AWS experience
    • GWT (Google Web Toolkit)
    • Hibernate

Compensation
Some preference will be given to candidates who qualify for the MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program.  Qualifying interns will receive at least $16/hr. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@ekotrope.com.

 

Marketing and Sales Intern

Job Description:

Ekotrope has a disruptive technology and we see strong demand to our solution. A key to our success is being able to explain our unique value to prospects and the ability to reach our target audience easily. Towards this end, we will need an exceptional person to assist in:

  • Help us shape our message
  • Building collateral
  • Building customer’s presentations
  • Blogging and helping with social media
  • Run market research
  • Analyze prospects list to generate leads
  • Potentially –  assist with lead qualifications

Requirements:

  • Have both practical and academic background in related areas. Strong emphasis will be given for practical experience in start ups.
  • Proven hands-on experience.
  • Proven ability to be self-directed.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills (will ask to see a presentation and other business written examples).
  • Blogging, social networks, SEO experience – a plus.

Compensation
Some preference will be given to candidates who qualify for the MassCEC Clean Energy Internship Program.  Qualifying interns will receive at least $16/hr. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@ekotrope.com.