Senior Architect

You have a keen interest and direct experience with blockchain and other Web3.0 technologies, especially Ethereum, Solidity, smart contracts and/or Polkadot…...

At Energy Web we believe that public, open digital infrastructure is as integral as physical infrastructure for the secure, reliable operation of a highly decarbonized and distributed energy system.

That’s why we’ve designed the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS) as a “narrow-waist” protocol, purpose-built to connect an unlimited number of decentralized applications, platforms, and markets with the billions of customers, assets, and technologies that comprise the grid. EW-DOS makes it easy for anyone – from the world’s largest energy companies to innovative startups – to build applications on their laptop and instantly deploy them at enterprise scale.

If you’re passionate about achieving a decarbonized, democratized, decentralized energy future and you want to play a critical role in building the open-source technology that will make it possible, then read on!

To find out more about EWF, check out our webpage and our repos on GitHub .

Why you’ll love working at EWF:
An opportunity to transform the global energy sector: We’re working with our members to build the world’s first public, open-source digital infrastructure for the energy industry. If we’re successful, EW-DOS will fundamentally change the way the grid operates, replacing a legacy system based on top-down management of fossil fuel assets with a distributed system based on renewables and customer-owned assets.

You get a competitive salary and benefits: Including an annual bonus, health benefits, retirement plan, long-term incentive plan, paid time off, and flexible family leave policies. We’re a global team, so your work hours/location can be flexible. You can choose your own workstation/IT setup.

Every day is an adventure: What we’re doing has never been done before; instead of following a playbook, we’re writing it. Though we’re a nonprofit, we operate like a startup and you’ll collaborate with multiple internal teams and external partners ranging from innovative startups to some of the world’s largest companies.

Professional development opportunities: As a member of the Energy Web team, you’ll work alongside a team of energy sector and technology experts and gain firsthand experience working with partners from around the world to deploy an enterprise-grade, decentralized digital infrastructure. Not only will you constantly be learning on the job, but you’ll also get an annual budget for formal professional development as well as opportunities for progression.

We are seeking a Senior Architect to join our team and help build and scale EW-DOS applications in enterprise settings . On any given day you might find yourself working with grid operators to integrate legacy identity and access management systems with Switchboard , working with EW delivery partners to scale Utility Layer services across multiple geographies and cloud environments, or making strategic decisions about the EW-DOS technical roadmap.

What will you do?

You’ll work with Energy Web Product, Delivery, and Operations teams to design, implement, and scale EW-DOS infrastructure and services in support of EW Member projects and applications.

What are your responsibilities?

Provide overall technical leadership for the design and delivery of public EW-DOS infrastructure and related EW member projects, including:

Translating functional and technical requirements for EW member projects into comprehensive, robust systems architecture diagrams.

Tailoring EW-DOS infrastructure and components to meet enterprise security and systems integration needs.

Collaborating with EW project and delivery partners to develop strategies for implementing EW-DOS across multiple organizational and systems boundaries.

Working with Product and project delivery teams to create development-ready documentation and tasks.

Make recommendations and strategic decisions regarding the EW-DOS roadmap, particularly the utilization of emerging cloud native technologies, the adoption of other Web3.0 technologies, and integrations with legacy IT/OT systems throughout the energy sector.

You are a strong candidate if:
You have over a decade of professional experience as a full-stack developer or solution architect focused on software development and delivery.

You have been the technical lead for the successful implementation of cloud based solutions (Saas, PaaS, Iaas) in an enterprise setting, ideally within the energy sector.

You have deep knowledge of:
Cloud native technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, Docker/Kubernetes);

Hybrid and native mobile deployments;

Back-end development frameworks (NodeJS, Socket.io, ExpressJS)

Front-end development frameworks (HTML5, JavaScript, AngularJS)

Database and data warehouse architectures (PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis)

Data exchange and APIs (JSON, RESTful, Web socket, Tomcat)

IoT architectures and management services (Balena, AWS IoT, Azure IoT, etc.)

Messaging protocols like MQTT, TCP/IP, ModBus

You are excited about open-source software projects and participate in their communities.

You have a keen interest and direct experience with blockchain and other Web3.0 technologies, especially Ethereum, Solidity, smart contracts and/or Polkadot/Substrate.

Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly and concisely communicate complicated technical concepts to diverse audiences.

You have an entrepreneurial spirit! We need people who are curious, creative, collaborative, and who enjoy building things from the ground up

You’re motivated to make an impact on EWF’s nonprofit mission.

English skills are required, but additional language skills are a bonus!

Location, travel, and timeline: EWF is a globally distributed organization with regional hubs in Berlin (Germany), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Colorado (USA). The preferred location for the Senior Architect is one of EWF’s office hubs, but qualified applicants in other locations may be considered. International travel (up to 10% of the time annually) to EW events in Europe, North America, and Asia may be required in the future if health and safety conditions allow. The desired start date for this role is June 2021 at the earliest, and July 2021 at the latest.

Reporting: This position will work across multiple EW teams and report to the CTO.

Compensation: The salary range for this role is €125.000 – €150.000, depending on experience. This role is also eligible for Energy Web’s annual bonus program.

To Apply: Please complete the application form below, including a 1-page (500 words max) cover letter explaining why you want to work at EWF and summarising your key qualifications for this role. Applications that do not answer the question “Why do you want to work at EWF?” will not be considered.

About Us

Energy Web Foundation is a global technology nonprofit accelerating a low-carbon, customer-centric electricity system by building an open-source digital Operating System to address the rapidly increasing complexity of modern electricity grids worldwide. Our mission is to catalyze the development and adoption of Web3.0 solutions that increase the utilization of green energy and reduce carbon emissions at the gigaton scale.

To do so, we work with our global network of Member organizations to develop and deploy the Energy Web Decentralized Operating System (EW-DOS), a full stack of decentralized infrastructure services and software development toolkits focused on self-sovereign identities, renewable energy markets, and grid integration of distributed energy resources. It’s all anchored by the Energy Web Chain, the first open-source, enterprise blockchain platform tailored to the energy sector.

For more information, visit energyweb.org .

EWF is a global organization dedicated to building a greener, more-inclusive, and democratized energy system. As an organization, the breadth and depth of our experience across multiple sectors and countries makes us unique. As individuals, we similarly strive for diversity in our roles and we all benefit from having a deep understanding of the broader context in which our work takes place. Accordingly, diversity of thought, experience, ideas, and culture is crucial to our success. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly women and people of color. To attract and retain the talent we need, we foster a strong culture of mutual respect, collaboration, and open communication. All employment decisions are made based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EWF does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.