Head of IoT Technology

Head of IoT Technology

We are seeking a Head of IoT Technology to join our Corporate/Intelligent Buildings team.

Head of IoT Technology

Location:  Redditch/Cobalt/ UK home-based

The Role

The primary responsibility of the role is to work closely with senior members of the technology team, to design and evolve our intelligent building platform. This position needs to ensure that the product is aligned with both our customer requirements and internally with the business objectives from the Marketing and Sales functions.

You will have extensive experience in designing and developing solutions using the latest and emerging technologies. Familiarity with using the Tridum Niagara platform is a key requirement. You will have proven and demonstrable experience of Building Management Software Experience coupled with a genuine interest in development technologies.

Leading and working within a close team environment is crucial to the success of this role as well as the confidence to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical colleagues and customers. The ability to work collaboratively in an open environment combined with the willingness for flexibility and adaptability to project specific requirements is also very important.

This is a highly visible and exciting part of our business. The capability to demonstrate sound commercial acumen with outstanding technical skills to ensure strong effectiveness with both new and existing customers and internal colleagues is a key requirement.

Responsibilities

  • Designing innovative solutions to problems using the latest technologies and platforms, in support of both client and internal business requirements.
  • Implementing and drive best in class procedures in the following areas;
    • Security Patching
    • Penetration Testing
    • Managing Backups
    • Basics including Password management and Encryption.
  • Drive central management of the proposition through managed servers and ensure VPN connectivity is resilient and redundant.
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with colleagues, including non-technical personnel.
  • Both lead and contribute to storyboarding and brainstorming exercises, and run scoping and design meetings or conference calls with clients.
  • Perform requirements analysis for the business.
  • Produce software technical documentation and oversee the quality of that produced by others in the team.
  • Validate/QA technical solutions before handing over to client, including production of test plans and guidance to other departments on test methodologies.

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • Degree level education/relevant experience in the industry

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of using Tridium Niagara Software.
  • Commercial experience gained through a minimum of 10 years in a technology or digital product development environment.
  • Willing to learn new languages/technologies and adapt to project specific requirements where necessary.
  • Understanding of using transport technologies such as JSON, REST, AJAX and XML.
  • Experience in cross browser and cross device development, including in implementing responsive UI design.
  • Experience of web and mobile standards and how to apply these to the development process.
  • Strong knowledge of delivering platforms via Cloud, SaaS and On Premise installations and associated server technology.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) to technical and non-technical team members plus the ability and willingness to effectively communicate with clients at all levels during project lifecycle.
  • Ability to gather requirements in order to deliver solutions which meet the demands of our clients combined with a good understanding of the business value of technology.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage time and quality of own and others tasks on a large number of concurrent client projects.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with Java development.
  • Experience of the following;
    • Infrastructure Management
    • Security Fundamentals
    • Hardware Deployment
  • Previous project management experience, in both a waterfall and agile environment.
  • Coaching and motivational skills; ability to develop people/teams, setting goals/focusing on achievements.
  • Ability to administer Hyper-V, Windows 2008, Windows 2012, SQL Server, MySQL, IIS and both LAMP and WAMP stacks.

Additional information

  • Proof of eligibility to work within the UK;
  • References to cover last 5 years’ employment.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering email to recruitment@utilitywise.com.

The Company

Utilitywise is a high paced, high growth business that exists to support businesses of all shapes and sizes with their utility needs, be they simple or complex, by connecting our customers with the very best products and services in the market. Over the past ten years, Utilitywise has grown from a fledgling business to one that now supports tens of thousands of businesses across the UK and Ireland, and into Europe. From simply securing a great energy deals via our unrivalled relationships with suppliers, through to intelligent technology solutions, compliance expertise and innovative procurement services we can help businesses to save time, effort and money so they can focus on doing what they do best.

Our mission never stops however, and we are constantly exploring new ways to grow our business and deliver for customers with unique and differentiated propositions and channels.

The Group operates from its headquarters at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside and currently employs approximately 1,600 staff across its operations.

Utilitywise was founded in 2006 as an energy procurement service provider for UK businesses. It has since grown and is now an established independent energy procurement and energy management business, it listed on the AIM market in 2012.

The Company negotiates rates with energy suppliers on behalf of business customers, provides an account care service and offers a range of products and services designed to help customers manage their energy consumption. Customers are based throughout the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, across a variety of industry sectors and the public sector, and range in size from small single site customers to large multi-site customers. In total Utilitywise has c.38,000 customers split across the two divisions; enterprise and corporate.

The Group has achieved strong revenue growth to date, seeing revenues rise from £11.7m in the financial year ended 31 July 2011 to £84.5m at financial year end July 2016. This is a result of strong like-for-like growth and the acquisitions of Clouds Environmental Consultancy, Aqua Veritas Consulting, Energy Information Centre and t-mac Technologies. Adjusted profit before tax rose from £16.7m in 2015 to £18.3m in 2016. Utilitywise has enjoyed in excess of 20% revenue growth year on year.

As the Group seeks to expand further, it has strengthened its already robust management team with the appointments of Brendan Flattery as CEO in October 2016 and the appointment of Richard Laker as CFO in January 2017.

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