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We pride ourselves on hiring the brightest, most driven individuals for the roles they’re most excited to pursue. We’re committed to growing a diverse team of talent who bring many different skills and points of view to the table. We’d love to have you on board

We are looking for a talented, driven, and collaborative VP of Engineering and Product for our early stage company, that is appropriately pragmatic and bottom line driven.  You’ll be reporting to Cortex’s CEO, and managing a highly talented team of engineers. You’ll be responsible for setting the overall technology vision, and working collaboratively with us to deliver amazing product experiences across all of our application’s channels including web, mobile, email and push notifications.

About Our Engineering Team

Our engineering team plays a critical role in Cortex’s mission to dramatically reduce commercial building’s energy use by:

  • Creating new software product experiences that assist building operators in efficiently and effectively running their buildings by delivering our high impact
  • Creating Machine Learning recommendations through our web, mobile, email, and push notification channels.
  • Integrating with third-party APIs to import utility company and building management system data to be used to feed our Machine Learning algorithms.
  • Working closely with our Customer Success team to support client onboarding and operations.
  • Building Internal Tooling to allow our Customer Success team to scale their operational support of our clients.

Responsibilities

  • As the Engineering team leader:
    • Define: Partner with CEO to translate product vision into detailed product roadmap
    • Direct: Break down product roadmap into sprints for engineering team to work on
    • Support: Act as sounding board for engineers to bounce ideas off of
    • Build: Get hands dirty and build features  
    • Recruit, develop, manage, retain and align our small, but growing technology teams, including
  • As a Cortex leader:
    • Collaborate with other leaders to align business strategy, vision, and long-term technology and product strategy. 
No bleeding edge tech. for tech’s sake here.
    • Be the external face – deliver presentations, conduct demonstrations of capabilities and solutions —  of the company’s technology solutions for clients, partners and other stakeholders.
    • Be an evangelist to Cortex’s technology team and all employees, building the business understanding and enthusiasm for our emerging technology solutions.


Qualifications

  • History at VC/PE-backed fast-paced early-stage SaaS business, where you’ve successfully led and grown engineering team(s) 

  • Experience seeing the holistic technology picture, knowing what architecture can and cannot do, and knowing how and when to evolve that architecture. 

  • Extensive experience with and preference for Agile. 

  • Demonstrated success collaborating cross-functionally and using influence to deliver a product to the market.
  • Success building and scaling to successful exit, the product portfolio of a rapidly growing Real Estate Tech Platform would be our unicorn candidate.
  • Experience working with standard software engineering tools and practices such as version control, automated testing, and lightweight project management. We use Git, RSpec, and Clubhouse. Product-focused.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Characteristics

  • You’re honest and trustworthy; a respected member of the organization who leads by example, and who people enjoy working with. You inspire.
  • You’re strategic and operational. You can see around corners and translate that vision back into the implications for the company’s technology and technology team. 

  • You’re an execution machine with the brass-tacks pragmatism to know when to say when.
  • You’re a seasoned leader with growth company DNA and scale. You can lead a team, or roll-up your sleeves to build, depending on the rapidly evolving needs of different parts of the company, which are at different stages of maturity.
  • You have a track record of building from early stage, scaling and operating a successful tech organization delivering a SaaS product. 

  • You’re an entrepreneur and think of the word NO as next option. You see opportunity everywhere, welcome mistakes as part of your leadership journey and greet adversity as something to further develop your resilience. You can employ the 80/20 rule brilliantly, but you know when the last 20 percent matters and how to achieve it through the operating levers of people, process, systems or products.

Benefits

The usual suspects: Competitive compensation/equity, commuter benefits, and access to Medical, HSA and 401k plans. Unlimited paid time off. Your choice of 13” or 15” Macbook Pro. Work in an environment where clean code, automated testing, constructive code reviews, collaborative whiteboarding, thoughtful design, and easy deployments are considered to be the standard operating procedure

 

To apply, email jobs@cortexintel.com

We are looking for a talented, driven, entrepreneurial-minded leader to serve as the Vice President of Customer Success. Customer Success is one of the most critical functions driving growth at Cortex. You will lead a team to create an exceptional experience for each of our customers – ensuring they love our product, use it constantly, and create dramatic savings with it. Key responsibilities for the position include:

Strategic Partnership

  • Ensure that existing customers are achieving the maximum value that Cortex data insights can provide.
  • Balance innovation with execution as you partner with other team leads to ensure that customer needs are met.
  • Work closely with Sales and Product arms of the organization to provide feedback on areas of greatest value and customer need.

Player & Coach

  • Develop relationships with, and own customer success for, key accounts in the Cortex portfolio.
  • Own the effective implementation and delivery of Cortex solutions for all customer locations by leading and managing the Customer Success organization.
  • Grow the team through development and hiring activities.
  • Translate new ideas and insights into repeatable processes; create team playbooks, identify and implement tools, and ensure effective and consistent process across the team.
  • Drive and measure customer satisfaction and NPS metrics.

Renewal Growth

  • Ensure that Cortex maintains a 90+% renewal rate with customers, and maintains its current 100% renewal rate for as long as possible.
  • Identify opportunities to deepen the value Cortex solutions can provide for customers.

About You

  • You have a track record of success in a rapidly-scaling venture or private-equity backed organization and are experienced building and leading customer success teams in a high-growth setting.
  • You are obsessed with customer success and deeply devoted to getting it right and getting it done. 
  • You are able to travel ~20% of the time to meet with current and prospective customers.
  • You are a compassionate motivator of teams; you are committed to teaching and growing your team, you lead by setting a positive example in an environment of rapid change.
  • You love to learn and teach, will quickly become an expert in our business and will get customers excited about and engaged with our product.
  • You have strong project management and analytical skills, are comfortable with data and are an excellent communicator, both verbal and written.
  • You can relate to a broad spectrum of people – from front-line to senior management.
  • Ambiguity doesn’t scare you because you know how to take the data at hand and make good decisions with an eye to testing and refining those decisions as you learn more.
  • You have a strong bias-to-action, are ultra proactive, self-motivated, and passionate about your work with the brass-tacks pragmatism to know when to say when. 
  • You are strategic and operational. You can translate vision into the tactics that drive results, translating strategy and innovation into repeatable process and playbooks to scale the business.
  • You’re an entrepreneur at heart and think of the word NO as next option. You see opportunity everywhere, welcome mistakes and greet adversity as something to further develop your resilience. 
  • You’re honest and trustworthy; a respected member of the organization who leads by example, and who people enjoy working with. You inspire.

Benefits

The usual suspects: Competitive compensation/equity, commuter benefits, and access to Medical, HSA and 401k plans. Unlimited paid time off.

To apply, email jobs@cortexintel.com

We are looking for a high achieving early-career professional with an entrepreneurial spirit to be the right hand to our CEO as the Chief of Staff. This is a unique opportunity for someone to learn the many facets of an exciting and growing business – a practical alternative to the MBA for an ambitious and ultra-capable generalist. You will be driving results in everything from strategic projects to operational details as the company achieves its ambitious growth goals.  

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Strategic Partnership:
    • Shadow the CEO, learn the business and drive special projects to completion like researching and evaluating new product category expansion ideas.
    • Build and use financial projection models, track company progress and conduct analysis for early identification of opportunities and challenges.
    • Set business priorities with the CEO and manage their completion in partnership with the team leaders.
    • Track quarterly OKRs, keep goals moving and collect updates to create presentations, including presentations for the Board.
  • General Oversight:
    • Manage our external vendors including accounting and tax, benefits and payroll, and insurance vendors.
    • Act as operational oversight for all company activities, including talent acquisition, onboarding new employees, HR and space-related needs.
    • Strengthen communication by planning weekly lunches, quarterly all-hands meetings.
  • Support Sales Growth:
    • Organize CRM data to accurately represent the deal pipeline 
    • Create research briefing portfolios about clients for executives 
    • Research business opportunities and connect our executives to new clients

About You

  • You have a track record of success in a rapidly-scaling venture or private-equity backed organization, with 1-3 years at a top-tier management consulting firm.
  • You love financial and business modelling and enjoy the analysis that pulls a story forward from data
  • You enjoy translating ideas and insights into strong Powerpoint and Excel docs (or other similar software)
  • You have a strong bias-to-action, are ultra proactive, self-motivated, and passionate about your work with the brass-tacks pragmatism to know when to say when.
  • You are strategic and operational. You can translate vision into the tactics that drive results.
  • You’re an entrepreneur at heart and think of the word NO as next option. You see opportunity everywhere, welcome mistakes and greet adversity as something to further develop your resilience. 
  • You’re honest and trustworthy; a respected member of the organization who leads by example, and who people enjoy working with. You inspire.

Benefits

The usual suspects: Competitive compensation/equity, commuter benefits, and access to Medical, HSA and 401k plans. Unlimited paid time off.

To apply, email jobs@cortexintel.com

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to work collaboratively on our pristine codebase to make use of our rich dataset of utility meter, sensor, weather, and building characteristic data to create and deliver amazing product experiences across all of our application’s channels including mobile, web, email and push notifications. The Engineer in this role will have the opportunity to help advance Cortex’s product to help our clients (and the planet) save more energy.

About Cortex  and our Engineering Team

Cortex is built to dramatically improve how buildings operate. By building a software and machine learning layer overtop highly underutilized and disparate data streams, we can fundamentally improve the sustainability of commercial buildings, the value of those assets, and the experience of occupants inside them. We’ve been able to reduce energy use in some of the most high-profile buildings by up to 15%.

Our engineering team plays a critical role in this mission by:

  • Creating new software product experiences that assist building operators in efficiently and effectively running their buildings by delivering our high impact
  • Creating Machine Learning recommendations through our web, mobile, email, and push notification channels.
  • Integrating with third-party APIs to import utility company and building management system data to be used to feed our Machine Learning algorithms.
  • Working closely with our Customer Success team to support client onboarding and operations.
  • Building Internal Tooling to allow our Customer Success team to scale their operational support of our clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating new software product experiences that assist building operators in efficiently and effectively running their buildings by delivering our high impact Machine Learning recommendations through our web, mobile, email, and push notification channels.
  • Integrating with third-party APIs to import utility company and building management system data to be used to feed our Machine Learning algorithms.
  • Working closely with our Customer Success team to support client onboarding and operations.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of pragmatic, real-world experience creating, maintaining, testing, and deploying high-quality code to production systems.
  • Strong understanding of web development technologies, OOP languages, and relational databases. We use Ruby with Rails, JavaScript with React, and Postgres.
  • Experience working with standard software engineering tools and practices such as version control, automated testing, and lightweight project management. We use Git, RSpec, and Clubhouse.
  • Product-focused. Have the ability to understand the needs of our users and translate those needs into prioritized product features.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Committed, hard-working, and thoughtful.

Benefits

  • The usual suspects: Competitive compensation/equity, commuter benefits, and access to Medical, HSA and 401k plans.
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • Your choice of 13” or 15” Macbook Pro.
  • Work in an environment where clean code, automated testing, constructive code reviews, collaborative whiteboarding, thoughtful design, and easy deployments are considered to be the standard operating procedure.

To apply, email jobs@cortexintel.com

We are looking to fill an entry level Installation Engineer role to work with our clients and subcontractors to connect Cortex to our clients’ meters and building management systems. The person in this role will have the opportunity to help spread the use of Cortex products and to help our clients (and the planet) save more energy.

About Cortex and our Integration Team

Cortex is built to dramatically improve how buildings operate. By building a software and machine learning layer overtop highly underutilized and disparate data streams, we can fundamentally improve the sustainability of commercial buildings, the value of those assets, and the experience of occupants inside them. We’ve been able to reduce energy use in some of the most high-profile buildings by up to 15%. Our integration team plays a critical role in this mission by:

  • Supporting sales efforts by assessing feasibility of Cortex integrating with a potential client.
  • Developing building-specific integration plans.
  • Collaborating with building engineers, building management system vendors and electricians to complete physical installations.
  • Validating quality of data provided by building management systems and meters.
  • Configuring Cortex software for use by client buildings.

Responsibilities

  • Assess and document the state of utility meters in a building.
  • Determine what is required to extract data from a building management system.
  • Document the best integration options for meters and building management systems.
  • Assemble equipment panels for installation.
  • Install or assist with the installation of equipment.
  • Maintenance, as required, on existing installations.
  • Travel, as required, to reach new or existing client buildings.

Qualifications

  • Experience with or willingness to learn:
    • basics of computer networking and network scanning,
    • basic operations of building management systems,
    • basics of electrical wiring, and
    • safe use of power tools.
  • Ability to document details critical to an installation with documents and photographs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About You

  • The ability to troubleshoot basic technical issues, both software and hardware.
  • A focus on details and getting things right.
  • Although you have a curious and independent streak, you know when to ask for help.
  • You can follow instructions and help in improving those instructions for others to use.

Benefits

  • The usual suspects: Competitive compensation/equity, commuter benefits, and access to Medical, HSA and 401k plans.
  • Unlimited paid time off.
  • On the job training.

To apply, email jobs@cortexintel.com