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Smart home energy storage

Technical Support Engineer (Energy Storage / IoT / Renewable Energy)

£20k – £24k
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THE COMPANY

Powervault is a leading home energy storage company based in London. We believe in a 100% clean energy system, and our mission is to make this possible by maximising home energy flexibility. We design and develop advanced home energy storage devices that help our customers reduce their bills and carbon emissions by maximising on-site use of solar ad low cost electricity from the grid. We also provide the software that allows our partners to remotely operate thousands of Powervault devices to provide services to the electricity markets and grid.

This is an opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing areas of the internet of things: energy storage and smart grid technology. We have recently secured investment and need to grow the team as we ramp up production and continue to develop the functionality of our product and infrastructure. We are a young company with a growing team, based in London Bridge in a unique working environment in the largest cluster of sustainability-focused start-ups in Europe. We are backed by an experienced team of investors and have excellent prospects to succeed and for our product to become a familiar fixture in homes in Britain and globally.

THE ROLE

The Powervault 3 is an advanced hardware and software platform with market-leading capabilities. It is comprised of a series of modular components that work together to deliver energy efficiency outcomes for our customers and the energy system at large. We are looking for a talented Technical Support Engineer to provide technical support to our customers, partners and team as we scale up our fleet of smart energy storage devices.

The Technical Support Engineer will become an expert in our product, gaining a deep understanding primarily of the software aspects of the Powervault 3, as well as the hardware elements; electrical and electronic. The role is office-based. The main focus will be on providing technical expertise and support to our customer service team and installers, troubleshooting in-field issues while not necessarily being customer-facing. The role will also work closely with the technical team to coordinate and manage production code versions and releases with new features.

There is a huge amount of opportunity to learn, use your initiative to help grow the business, and ‘get your hands dirty’ working on complex technical problems.

KEY TASKS

 Becoming an expert in the technical (software and hardware) aspects of the Powervault 3
 Troubleshooting technical issues on devices installed in the field by logging in remotely, analysing data and computer processes and maintaining the software
 Implementing solutions and updates, and supporting the technical team in developing solutions
 Providing support to installers and the customer service team during installation, operation and maintenance
 Provide support and version control to the technical team on software version releases
 Using, improving and creating documentation such as customer FAQs on how to use the product and work instructions for staff on how to troubleshoot or resolve issues
 Working with customers and colleagues to support the continuous improvement of our customer and installer portals to ensure it meets their needs and provides a great experience
 Communicating with all relevant employees any field issues and follow ups of remedial actions
 Occasionally visiting Powervault’s production facility or customer sites

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 Strong technical background, with work experience on a similar subject desired
 Experience with programming, in particular in a Linux, Python and/or UNIX environment on PC, Mac, Raspberry PI etc. Ansible, bash scripting and docker desired.
 A good understanding of electrical systems and electronics
 A problem solver who enjoys a challenge and never gives up until a problem is fixed
 Highly motivated and prepared to operate in a dynamic and ever-changing environment
 Process-driven and organised
 Adaptable, self-managing, multi-tasker and pro-active
 A passion for environmental issues and/or energy systems will be seen as a bonus but not required

Salary + share options.

Please apply via Powervault's website, including a CV and cover letter:
powervault.co.uk/about-us/work-for-powervault/jobs/technical-support-engineer

Powervault at a glance

Smart home energy storage

Powervault focuses on Clean Energy, Energy Storage, and Internet of Things. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.powervault.co.uk

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