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IoT system Engineer

Full-time position

The company

How often do you use water from the tap? Easy, right?
Unfortunately, nearly 1 billion humans are not so lucky and struggle daily to get water at home.

CityTaps' vision is to enable running water to every urban home in the developing world.
To achieve this goal, we create technology and services that enable running water at home in urban areas.

Our IoT & Pay-As-You-Go solution helps ensure the human right to water at home. Water utilities can serve the urban poor sustainably: it restores trust between them and improve the efficiency of the water utility to serve better their subscribers.
The families can access running water in their homes, saving them time and money, and improving their health, while paying for the water service in a simple and convenient way from their phone, at any time, and for any amount.

Our operations take us to Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Under the hood, CityTaps’ services are built on an IoT stack, including a prepaid and connected smart water meter, a Cloud platform to run the service, and connections to payment platform, utilities IT, etc.

We are a multicultural company and value diversity.
We are based in Paris and work mostly in English.

The job

Our current challenges require skills and expertise in the development of our smart water meters.

You will use your knowledge and experience to prototype, design and improve our devices.

You will be part of the technical team, report to the CTO and work closely with the tech engineers and the business team.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Writing technical specifications from the business needs
  • Preparing and managing clear project plans
  • Prototyping and designing for production the embedded system, including electronic design and integration with radio network (LPWAN, NBIoT)
  • Developing and testing the embedded software
  • Analysing technical solutions and giving insights to the management to choose the best fit for CityTaps
  • Working with and driving partners and experts when required
  • Providing support to field operations, to solve bugs and improve future designs

We also expect you to come up with ideas to accelerate the development of the project, to bring a positive attitude to the team, and to contribute to the daily life of a startup.

CityTaps’ office are located at Porte d’Orléans, Paris.
You may be asked to visit our clients to learn about their needs and provide support.

Your Profile

  • At ease to work in English, both spoken and written
  • Having a first experience developing an IoT device, with first hand experience with either the electronics or the embedded development
  • Bringing expertise to the team on the electronic design, radio integration,  electronic prototyping
  • Having 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 and simplicity over over-engineering
  • Interested in 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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