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The best buildings in the world are upgrading their tenant experience through a mobile platform that connects people, services and spaces.
 
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Our mission is to improve the user experience of buildings and connect people
with what they love in and around them.

District Technologies is a young startup based in London, which has already been recognised as one of the rising stars of smart cities / property tech. We provide Real Estate players with SaaS to upgrade their buildings to be ready for the smart city revolution. Our founding team has a strong track record in real estate, technology, and scaling digital products (coming from places like Uber, WeWork, The Crown Estate, Interchange and BCG Digital Ventures).

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WHAT ROLES ARE WE HIRING FOR?

Having successfully launched our MVP we are now looking to build a high performing engineering team to strengthen our core and expand the feature set to better connect people with the buildings and products & services they love around them. We are already generating revenue in month of the business and we’re continuing to grow by engaging the top Real Estate clients worldwide and delighting our users.

As we are a young start up and a small team, agility, scalability and strategic thinking are key. We expect our engineers to find the right tool to solve the job pragmatically and effectively. Our future product roadmap focuses on challenging hardware integrations, IoT, location-based services and a number of improvements to our core features. We want to hire the smartest people around, and we’re ready to reward them with generous stock and benefits, and with the opportunity to change the world around them.

 

Job Description

As Java Software Engineer you will be tasked with maintaining and migrating our application (currently Symfony 2/PHP 7) to a reliable, scalable and maintainable Java stack. We also want to build out a Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment pipeline. From time to time you will be expected to use your expertise to define features and estimate work. You will be supported in your role by the CTO who will coach you and help you prioritise work.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, deploy and maintain awesome product features

  • Manage individual priorities and estimate effort required for work

  • Advocate for judicious use of technology and automation within District

  • Test and build for scalability; our future lies in integrating a wide array of systems and stakeholders into one simple and user-centric UI

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Expertise with Java and some experience with PHP

  • Experience with AWS or deployment to other cloud environment 

  • Industry experience with at least 2 of the following: web applications, Unix/Linux systems, AWS or other cloud infrastructure, distributed or parallel systems, networking, and/or security software development

  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically

Compensation is competitive with and a generous options plan.

Java Backend Software Engineer


Job Description

As Embedded Systems Engineer you will be tasked with building out integrations between our services and various building systems including access control, HVAC, lighting and other IoT devices. You will be responsible for technical integrations with multiple vendors and platforms, sometimes where APIs are not well documented. From time to time you will be expected to use your expertise to define features and estimate work. You will be supported in your role by the Lead Software Engineer who will coach you and help you prioritise work.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, deploy and maintain awesome product features

  • Manage individual priorities and estimate effort required for work

  • Advocate for judicious use of technology and automation within District

  • Test and build for scalability; our future lies in integrating a wide array of systems and stakeholders into one simple and user-centric UI

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Expertise with one or more general purpose programming languages (e.g. C/C++, Java, Go, Python or Objective C)

  • Experience with embedded systems and standards (e.g. BACnet, CANBUS, RS485, RS232 or similar)

  • Experience with low-level / assembler programming (e.g. ARM, AVR or similar)

  • Experience building digital & analogue I/O (e.g. with Raspberry PIs, Arduino or similar industrial systems)

  • Industry experience with at least 2 of the following: web applications, Unix/Linux systems, AWS or other cloud infrastructure, distributed or parallel systems, networking, and/or security software development

  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically

Compensation is competitive with and a generous options plan.

Embedded Systems Engineer


Job Description

As a Business Development Director, you will be in charge of leveraging and growing your network to set up meetings with the best owners, real estate players or other sales channels that you will find over time to pitch and then close leads, driving the entire sales and negotiation process independently. As a business development director you will be in charge of sales, growing a sales team over time, developing partnerships and marketing initiatives to drive more sales.

It’s an exciting role, in which you’ll thrive if you like real estate, smart cities technologies (IoT, AI, connected hardware, etc.) and working together with sophisticated players from a variety of industries and backgrounds (real estate owners, property managers, hardware companies, customers, etc.). To be successful, it takes an process-oriented analytical mindset, outgoing personable character traits for networking, a desire to close deals and win in a competitive market, leadership skills and personal growth willingness.

In addition, you will get the opportunity to work with true rock stars from technology, real estate, and consulting world, bringing their minds together to solve problems fast and smart.

This is a great opportunity for an entrepreneurial and ambitious real estate professional to stay in real estate but leave the traditional side of the table and join a fast growing smart cities startup in London.

Responsibilities

  • Source clients, typically owners, property managers, customers or others owning and managing the entire sales process;

  • Drive the pitching and negotiation process;

  • Interface with several stakeholders in District’s team and within the clients’ organizations;

  • Close the sale and transfer ownership of the account to the product team for deployment;

  • Build relationships and prospects through networking at events and conferences in London and abroad;

  • Create reports to provide insights for internal use as well as for all potential clients as marketing;

  • Build a sales team over time;

  • Build partnerships with other technology companies that provide synergies for sales;

  • Drive efficiency in the sales process, by accelerating the sales cycle and improving the tools used for presentation and pitching.

Minimum qualifications and experience

You are going to be very independent and really own this role with a large degree of freedom in how you manage your operations and team. We are happy to support you with our experience in highly operational companies (Uber, WeWork) but it will be ultimately your call.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial personality. Ideally, you have:

  • 1-3 years in real estate sales experience

  • Keen interest in real estate development

  • You love selling and are fast, swift and efficient

  • 1-3 years tech experience or sales experience in another market is a plus

  • Familiarity with the real estate market and transactions in London

  • You’re very independent and you can hit the ground running with little direction and supervision

  • You are able to interface in a clear and productive way with different functions, such as technology and marketing

  • Demonstrated research, analytical and presentation skills

  • Ability to manage and maintain databases in Excel and to create reports in word or illustrator.

Compensation is competitive with and a generous options plan.

Business Development Director


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