Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)


Smart Joules is looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to drive the evolution of our technology platform (DeJoule) to make continuous energy optimization simple and profitable at scale. DeJoule is designed on the latest IOT and web technologies to continuously identify and correct for hidden inefficiencies in dynamic energy systems such as air conditioning and compressed air. It 1) collects data in real time from buildings and factories, 2) analyses real time and historical data using heuristic and machine learning algorithms to find hidden energy inefficiencies and optimum set points, and 3) continuously adjusts (controls) set points of various equipment installed in buildings and factories to minimize energy use. We are looking to ready this technology for mass-scale deployment and build new capabilities in data-driven intelligence and continuous optimization through full automation.
You will engage deeply with Smart Joules’ leadership and management team and customers to connect our software and its capabilities to our mission. The technology we build together will save 30% of the energy consumed in India’s most prominent buildings and factories that stand today and in the future, and will displace the largest multi-nationals currently dominating the Indian and other developing markets.
If you are passionate about stopping climate change, a believer in collaborative and multi-disciplinary innovation, capable of building and leading young and passionate technology teams, an expert in IoT and ready to commit yourself wholeheartedly to build the company that will manage the largest number of Joules in India by 2025, we’d like to meet you.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Build DeJoule into a product that can outcompete any other globally on automatic and continuous performance optimization at scale, user engagement and cost.
  • Strengthen the company culture around innovation and excellence so that DeJoule consistently remains ahead of the pack.
  • Develop the company’s image as a global leader in the digital energy transition.
  • Recruit, motivate and train India’s #1 energy tech team.

Short-Term Priorities:

  • De-couple DeJoule’s software services from our own embedded systems infrastructure.
  • Implement necessary improvements to make DeJoule “enterprise ready” and stand up to the strictest industrial data security scrutiny.
  • Develop, test and deploy a strategy to integrate DeJoule with any third-party automation system and database.
  • Integrate DeJoule’s various data services and modules to power Joule Mind – our Artificial Intelligence engine.
  • Dramatically improve the user experience to delight our customers and engineers.
  • Complete formation of a vibrant, motivated and driven Product Development Team that is able to execute and perform at the highest levels.

The Right Candidate:

  • Is hungry for the defining association of their professional career.
  • Is able to cite specific experiences from their personal life and professional career where they have demonstrated that they have the ability to make tough decisions, to fight and win.
  • Has 7+ years of experience building IOT & cloud technology platforms with mastery in System Design and Architecture, Database Administration, Data Structures and Algorithms, Javascript frameworks (Angular.js, Node.js), AWS managed services (SNS,SQS, IoT core, DynamoDB, Lambdas, Kinesis and others), Python and related technologies.
  • Is humble and collaborative, with a deep-seated ambition to have a significant impact at a global scale.
  • Has worked in a start-up or in start-up-like conditions with volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

About Smart Joules:

Smart Joules is India’s leading energy efficiency company on a mission to stop climate change by making continuous energy optimization simple and profitable at scalable for buildings and factories. We have pioneered the servitization model in the energy efficiency space in India and established leadership position in the healthcare industry with long-term projects in almost all states. Our clients have saved up to 70% in energy costs and have modernized their facilities with industry-leading technologies without making any up-front investments.

Led by an MIT/Berkeley Alumnus, an award-winning engineer from the Indian Navy, and a financial wizard, our team of 100+ professionals has a comprehensive set of capabilities spanning project development, design, financing, execution, cutting-edge IOT technologies, analytics and operations. We have won national and international awards, including recognition as a “Champion of Change” by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Our financial supporters include Asian Development Bank, Sangam Ventures, Max Ventures & Industries, Raintree Family Office, Echoing Green, Harvard University, TATA Trusts, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, TATA Cleantech Capital, Yes Bank, World Bank, SIDBI and some of India’s most prominent business families such as Godrej and Dabur.

We like to work hard and play hard. Inspired by MIT’s motto “Mens et Manus”, we believe in using our minds and hands to develop and utilize technology for practical application. If you are curious to learn more about us, see this video and visit our LinkedIn page.


Arjun P. Gupta
Founder & CEO

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