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Operations Engineer

Company: Gridware
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description In-person - Walnut Creek, CA (Bay-Area). Gridware is on a mission to create a future without deadly wildfires. Were a startup building hardware and software that monitors the power grid to prevent and detect faults that lead to wildfire ignition . (More about Gridware below). To make that happen, were currently looking for an operator who is detail oriented and interested in working in a fast-paced, mission critical environment. You will be the first to know when our fleet of devices detect critical power line faults and will make critical decisions to deploy appropriate resources accordingly. Why do we need you? Were at an exciting point where we are ramping up field deployments of our power grid monitoring devices and are establishing a cutting-edge operations center to act as the first line of defense for detecting power line faults which can lead to catastrophic wildfires. The main function of the operations center is to monitor field devices, ensure reliability/uptime, report anomalies to the appropriate internal teams, and direct alerts to relevant personnel. Responsibilities This is what youll be doing: Establish work processes to scale the Operations Center, including internal and external communication procedures for different levels of alerts. Monitor the health of devices and investigate different potential alerts/ faults. Create real-time, and daily reports and dashboards for different alerts observed. Work with our software engineers to design, create, and test new software capabilities to enhance our ability to monitor the devices. Coordinate with field engineers for offline-stored data collection, maintenance, and device upgrades. Requirements: Have a degree in engineering with basic understanding of data analytics and anomaly detection. A passion for working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on development and testing. Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties without supervision We encourage recent grads to apply for this position Application Although we do not require candidates to submit a cover letter, candidates who wish to have their application stand out are invited to write a cover letter outlining one or all of the following things in a bullet-point format: Why you are interested in joining Gridware What skills you have that makes you the perfect candidate for this role Benefits We offer competitive benefits that help employees to thrive and grow. These benefits include: An attractive salary with bonus plan Health insurance Flexible working hours Stock option plan About Gridware Our Culture We are a mission-driven team passionate about saving lives and creating a future without wildfires. Our Vision Save Lives Everyday, Everywhere Our Mission Prevent catastrophic failures by building a highly adaptable platform capable of answering any question about critical infrastructure. What we do We provide a full-stack (hardware firmware software) solution for real-time monitoring of America's power distribution grid. Our low-cost hardware platforms are deployed to power poles, where they detect and predict faults that lead to wildfire ignition or outages expedite repairs during power outages Gridwares technology is designed to unlock essential values for other adjacent verticals. Our unique positioning allows us to solve some of the worlds most burning challenges - from helping policy makers make data-driven infrastructure decisions to helping farmers overcome micro-climate challenges. While others turn a blind eye to these aged and highly-regulated industries, we at Gridware believe its our duty to find win-for-all scenarios that lead to a prosperous future for coming generations. Our investors Gridware is a privately-held company with funding from major investors such as: True Ventures Fifty Years Y Combinator Gridware is an equal opportunity employer. We want applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Gridware is located in Walnut Creek, California. Requirements Have a degree in engineering with basic understanding of data analytics and anomaly detection. A passion for working in a fast-paced environment and hands-on development and testing. Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties without supervision Benefits An attractive salary with bonus plan Health insurance Flexible working hours Stock option plan

Keywords: Gridware, Walnut Creek , Operations Engineer, Engineering , Walnut Creek, California

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