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Lead embedded system engineer

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Lead embedded system engineer

FT position


CityTaps is a social start-up whose vision is running water in every urban home, to boost the health, dignity and productivity of the urban poor in developing countries.

CityTaps has developed a service, CTSuite, that bridges the gap between water utilities and the urban poor: a prepayment service that integrates mobile payment systems with the world's only 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.

On the other end, residents use mobile money to prepay for running water with any mobile phone, at any time, for any amount. Running water in the home is substantially cheaper, more convenient, and healthier than any alternative and beneficiaries improve their household budget.

Our innovative solution has the potential to dramatically and quantifiably improve the lives and well-being of a billion urban people who do not have access to water in the home. It is our goal to work together to make access to running water in every urban home a reality.

CityTaps’ service is developed and operated by multinational team, based in Paris with support in our operation countries.

The job:

CTSuite is an innovative solution that integrates a prepaid smart water meter, a low powered radio communication architecture using LoRa, a cloud backend software and integration with payment and third-party systems.

CityTaps is now looking for a embedded systems engineer to complete the technical team.

You will report to the CTO and be responsible of the development, production and operation of our devices, starting with our first product, the CTMeter.

Your areas of operation will include: device specifications, electronic design, mechanical design, device certification, firmware development, manufacturing setup, supplier relationship management

Design of our devices raises several challenges including : water, efficiency, radio communication, energy autonomy, robustness (devices will run for 15 years in open air in Africa) and cost.

You will be part of a international team that speaks English and French. Any new language is more than welcome.

The position is based in Paris and might require trips abroad to meet suppliers and in the field, starting with African countries.

Your background:

  • You are interested in solving a major and global social crisis and want to use tech for good

  • You understand user centered design and that technology is a tool, not a purpose

  • You are an electronics or embedded systems engineer, with knowledge of telecommunication protocols, hardware design

  • You have experience with developing and mass producing embedded systems, going from a prototype to a commercial product (1 to 10,000)

  • You developed firmware in C, in particular for an SMT32 MCU

  • You have experience managing EMS, design house, experts and subcontractors

  • You have experience managing engineers and interns

  • You managed industrial projects: specifications, design, development, test, support to operation

  • You like new technical challenges, you are creative, pro-active and eager to share your knowledge and move the company forward

  • You can work in multicultural environment and start a sentence in French and finish it in English

CityTaps values diversity and is open to any gender, mother tongue, nationality.

To apply, please send an email to explaining how our project inspires you and why you'd be a great addition to our team.

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