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:

Senior Software Engineer
Sales & Accounts Manager
Software Development Intern
Marketing and Sales Intern

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Sales & Accounts Manager

Job Summary

We are looking for a sales person that has both farmer and hunter skills. This person will maintain and grow business within our existing customers and sell to new customers. This person will work directly with and report to our CEO.

The prospects in this industry are well known, and you would inherit a strong pipeline of active opportunities  

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Creating and maintaining a sales and a marketing plan
  • Day-to-day sales activities: emails, calls, meetings, prep, etc.
  • Drive accounts expansion through value-based discussions and directing the company’s team
  • Utilizing marketing tools to support sales efforts
  • Evaluating prospects and forecasting sales pipeline
  • Partnering with Engineering and Support to seamlessly and quickly onboard new clients
  • Ensure client implementation milestones are met

The Sales & Accounts Manager will be measured on meeting revenue and market share goals. The salary will include commissions on new sales and additional incentives for implementation outcomes. Travelling requirements for this position will be limited.

Ekotrope promotes ownership and accountability and this is a great opportunity for a hands-on, strategic role in a growing startup.

Requirements

  • Professional experience in:
    • Hands-on outbound sales, having closed deals of at least $25,000
    • Account management and/or client services
    • Early stage startups or the like
    • Owning accounts and
  • Proven and demonstratable past experience in driving accounts expansion through discovery of new market opportunities
  • Past Success: Proven ability to meet or exceed quota in last few roles
  • A farmer mentality with a hunter skills.
  • Accountable: Strong sense of ownership is a must
  • Coachable: Actively seeks feedback and new ideas to constantly improve
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Interest in the energy efficiency and/or home building industry
  • Background in related areas (construction, utilities, energy science, etc.) a major plus

Compensation
Combination of Salary, Stock Options and Commission commensurate with skills and experience.

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.

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.