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Embedded system Engineer


Full-time position

The company

CityTaps is a social start-up whose vision is running water in every urban home.

CityTaps has developed a micro-paiement service for water, CTSuite, that bridges the gap between water utilities and the urban poor. This service integrates mobile payment systems with the world's first smart and prepaid water meter.

CTSuite helps water utilities become financially independent and able to invest in infrastructure to bring at-home water service to even the poorest residents.

Subscribers use mobile money to prepay for running water with any mobile phone, at any time, for any amount.

Our projects leads us in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America and Asia.

The job

We are looking for an enthusiastic Embedded system engineer to help us develop and operate the IoT smart devices of our system.

Our micro-paiement service is built on an IoT architecture with smart devices to measure the water consumed by the end-user and control the water access remotely. The piece of equipment is critical for a reliable service and we gained experience over the several iterations of our design.

On top of the existing prepaid LoRa smart water meter, we plan to develop and integrate other types of hydraulic equipment and other radio system to better fit our client’s needs and regulations.

This position is part of the technical team and report to the CTO.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Transform the business needs in technical specifications

  • Analyse technical solutions and give insights to the management to choose the best fit for CityTaps

  • Prototype and then design for production the embedded system, including electronic design and integration with communication network via radio

  • Work with and drive partners and experts when required

  • Design, develop and test the embedded software

  • Work alongside with the backend developer team to ensure a reliable integration of the data

  • Support and analysis field operations of our device to solve bugs and improve future designs

  • Coming up with ideas to accelerate the development of the project

  • Bringing a positive attitude to the team and contributing to the daily life of a startup.

CityTaps is based in Porte d’Orléans, Paris. Its team is multicultural and believes in diversity.
Possibly, you will travel to our clients to learn about their needs and provide support.

Your Profile
  • At ease to work in English, both spoken and written

  • Have a first experience developing an IoT device, with first hands on either the electronics or the embedded development

  • Bring expertise to the team on the electronic design, radio integration, electronic prototyping

  • Experience with C for embedded software design and development, knowledge of Git and TDD basic principle

  • Desire to work on tasks from beginning to end with a small team

  • Organised and team player

  • Focused on the user experience, you understand that technology is a mean not an end

  • Interest in and passion for our mission and our social impact in developing countries

To apply, send us your CV and a few lines explaining how you want to contribute to the project at (please mention the position “Embedded sys engineer” in your email subject).

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