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Optera

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11-50
Boulder, CO, USA

Company Description

Who is Optera?

We deliver software and expert services to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target.

What problem are we solving?

We provide companies with the data tools and expert support they need to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest emitters of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and saving the planet.

Why work at Optera?

Our team dedicates its skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. We provide our teammates the flexibility and space to thrive personally and professionally.

Jobs (6)

Executive Assistant

$55,000 - $75,000 yearly
Full time role
Boulder, CO, USA
Jun 14, 2022
Who is Optera? We build software to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target. What problem are we solving? In short, Optera is the data solution to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest source of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and halting Climate Change. Why work at Optera? Our team dedicates our skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. Balance between work and life is key to our success, and we provide our teammates the flexibility, space, and support to thrive personally and professionally. Why this opportunity? Optera is growing faster than ever and we are rapidly expanding our market leading product and services. We are looking for an Executive Assistant to support our Executive Team and continued organizational growth. Join us on our journey to deliver the best sustainability management software in the world. The role and responsibilities Assist executives with calendar and schedule management Manage travel arrangements and conference registrations Logistics and coordination of cross-company meetings and working groups Office management of Boulder office space Coordinate celebrations and team events Assist in implementation of new systems and technologies Order, maintain, and mail Optera swag and partner gifts Help Optera’s executive team with routine communications Find creative ways to add value and support Optera’s executive team Your qualities Pro-active team member who is consistently looking for ways to add value and provide support A people person who enjoys developing relationships Comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to adjust role as company and team needs evolve An ability to “manage up” and communicate effectively with C level management both internally and externally Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and by writing in a professional and respectful manner with customers, vendors, and staff Strong commitment to honesty, discretion, and confidentiality Your experience/qualifications Prior experience in event management, project management or as an Executive Assistant Well organized and experienced at managing multiple priorities simultaneously Proven ability to learn quickly Nice to have Interest in Sustainability Prior involvement in a growing startup Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too. Benefits Unrestricted PTO and flexible work schedule Every other Friday off Health insurance including dental and vision Short and Long term Disability Insurance 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid) Wellness budget Budget for home/office workstation Professional development budget 401k with 3% company match and ESG investment options Company-wide Bonus program Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass) Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong Location: Boulder, CO Position: Full-time Base Salary: $55,000 to $75,000 plus bonus How to Apply Please send a brief cover letter and resu me to hiring-operations@opteraclimate.com with t he subject line “Executive Assistant– [Your Name].”

Learning and Development Manager

$85,000 - $110,000 yearly
Full time role
Remote
Jun 14, 2022
Who is Optera? We build software to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target. What problem are we solving? In short, Optera is the data solution to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest source of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and halting Climate Change. Why work at Optera? Our team dedicates our skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. Balance between work and life is key to our success, and we provide our teammates the flexibility, space, and support to thrive personally and professionally. Why this opportunity? Optera is growing faster than ever and we are rapidly expanding our market leading product and services. We are seeking a new teammate to lead and support the professional growth of our team. Join us on our journey to deliver the best sustainability management software in the world. The role and responsibilities Compile industry knowledge from internal and external ESG experts Develop and implement Optera’s internal training curriculum across all departments Craft learning materials, programs, and approaches that support a variety of learning styles, diverse team makeup, and both remote and in-office team members Work with department leads and managers to enhance onboarding practices and ongoing training programs Maintain documentation of organizational knowledge and best practices Develop and conduct ongoing training program for all staff members and select customers Develop metrics and measurement practices to track team development and program effectiveness Support managers in crafting training programs for their direct reports Align curriculum with Optera’s core competencies and business strategy Your qualities Passionate about helping others grow, develop, and foster a growth mindset Ability to efficiently draw content from subject matter experts and package the content into engaging learning opportunities Adept at breaking down complex topics into approachable content and effective lessons Proactively finds ways for teams to improve and solves problems Collaborative and fosters strong relationships with teammates Strong knowledge of learning process and e-learning Clear communicator through auditory and visual mediums of delivery Interest in sustainability and broader Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) industry Your experience/qualifications Years of experience leading and facilitating talent, organizational, and/or leadership development for professionals Strong knowledge and use of tools/platforms to create and deliver engaging asynchronous learning opportunities Ability to lead learning and development in a technical field Prior experience working with diverse populations both in-person and virtually Nice to have Experience with sustainability, ESG and climate/carbon accounting Experience in a startup Experience delivering software customer training programs A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Organizational Development, Education, Human Resources, or related field Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too. Benefits Unrestricted PTO and flexible work schedule Every other Friday off Health insurance including dental and vision Short and Long term Disability Insurance 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid) Wellness budget Budget for home/office workstation Professional development budget 401k with 3% company match and ESG investment options Company-wide Bonus program Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass) Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong Location: Boulder, CO preferred; Remote (US or Canada) considered Position: Full-time Base Salary: $85,000 to $110,000 plus bonus How to Apply Please send a brief statement of interest, portfolio or work samples (if available), and resume to hiring-operations@opteraclimate.com with the subject line “Learning and Development Manager – [Your Name].”

Product Manager

$90,000 - $115,000 yearly
Full time role
Remote
Jun 14, 2022
Who is Optera? We build software to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target. What problem are we solving? In short, Optera is the data solution to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest source of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and halting Climate Change. Why work at Optera? Our team dedicates our skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. Balance between work and life is key to our success, and we provide our teammates the flexibility, space, and support to thrive personally and professionally. Why this opportunity? Optera is growing faster than ever and we are rapidly expanding our market leading product and services. We are looking for a Product Manager to drive forward our product initiatives and strategies.  Product management at Optera is a hands on and cross functional role. Join us on our journey to deliver the best sustainability management software in the world. The role and responsibilities Collaborate with Leadership, Engineering, Design, and Sales and Service teams to drive forward our product roadmap and vision Own features and/or products from ideation to release Absorb and prioritize competing requests from multiple sources Establish clear user workflows and value propositions in a complex industry Work closely with Engineering and Design to ship features/products according to timelines Engage with customers, ensuring that our products meet and exceed their expectations Participate in and facilitate Agile process Build out lasting product processes to enable scalability Your qualities Strategic thinker, capable of understanding the big picture and effectively communicating in concrete terms Comfort with translating ambiguity to concrete plans and an understanding of the potential effects of decisions in ambiguity Exceptional listener, communicator, and collaborator with technical and non-technical audiences Strong understanding of how to breakdown business requirements into product features and tightly scoped projects Lover of brainstorming and problem solving with diverse perspectives (design, engineering, product, users, etc) Strong empathy for others, including users, design, engineering, etc, and ability to place oneself in another’s shoes Excitement for building solutions to help stop climate change Interest in developing the product culture of a growing software company Your experience/qualifications Years of experience in B2B SaaS product management Experience in shipping features at scale Experience in maintaining a feedback cycle with customers Experience working cross functionally and across multiple levels of the organization Nice to have Previous experience working with products that manage large datasets Knowledge of the ESG industry Previous experience at early stage startups Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too. Benefits Unrestricted PTO flexible work schedule Every other Friday off Health insurance including dental and vision Short and Long term Disability Insurance 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid) Wellness budget Budget for home/office workstation Professional development budget 401k with 3% company match and ESG investment options Company-wide Bonus program Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass) Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong Location: Boulder, CO preferred; Remote (US or Canada) considered Position: Full-time Base Salary: $90,000 to $115,000 plus bonus How to Apply Please send a brief cover letter and resume to hiring.product @opteraclimate.com with the subject line “Product Manager – [Your Name].”

Sustainability Project Director

$110,000 - $140,000 yearly
Full time role
Remote
Jun 14, 2022
Who is Optera? We deliver software and expert services to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target. What problem are we solving? We provide companies with the data tools and expert support they need to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest emitters of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and saving the planet. Why work at Optera? Our team dedicates its skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. Balance between work and life is key to our success, and we provide our teammates the flexibility and space to thrive personally and professionally. Why this opportunity? Our business is growing faster than ever, and we are looking for a core team member to work with our Sales & Service team to support delivery of integrated software and consulting services. You’ll need experience with sustainability and client/project management, but we’ll teach you the ins/outs of delivering our unique SaaS package. If that sounds intriguing, join our team in delivering the most effective sustainability management platform in the world. The Role and Responsibilities Deliver software and consulting services directly to corporate clients Work with Optera software, Excel data models and other datasets (LCA, CDP, GHG, etc.) to calculate scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions inventories in accordance with the GHG Protocol Design sustainability targets and strategies to achieve client goals across their value chain Maintain a high level of quality in proposals and deliverables, and ensure quality assurance according to Optera QA/QC processes Lead multiple projects concurrently and work with Optera team members across different specialties and regions Support business development activities with existing and prospective clients (e.g. sales calls, proposal drafting, project scoping, and customer education) Your qualities Desire to build and maintain a world-class, supportive, fun and productive work environment Exceptional interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity Dedicated to creating an environment that is safe and welcoming to all Enjoys dynamic, fast-paced environment and seeks out new challenges Enjoys collaborating across all levels of the company Demonstrated ability to find ways to add value outside of your defined role Humility and sense of humor High personal standards and commitment to delivering high quality work products Your experience/qualifications Extensive technical knowledge of climate strategy/carbon accounting protocols, methodologies and best practices, including, but not limited to GHG Protocol, Product LCA Standard, TCFD, SBTi, CDP, Net Zero; sustainability strategy and reporting (e.g., GRI, SASB); materiality assessments; and ESG. Experience with water, land use and/or social justice a plus. Solid background in, and passion for sustainability, lifecycle assessment, carbon accounting and management, reporting, target setting and strategy development Strong quantitative or technical background with an excellent aptitude for analytical thinking Track record of selling and supporting sales by scoping solutions to meet customer challenges Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate issues, deliver presentations, and prepare formal written reports Experience managing small to medium team projects Proficiency with MS Office, particularly PowerPoint, Excel and Word Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too. Benefits Unrestricted PTO and flexible work schedule Every other Friday off Health insurance including dental and vision Short and Long term Disability Insurance 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid) Wellness budget Budget for home/office workstation Professional development budget 401k with 3% company match and ESG investment options Company-wide Bonus program Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass) Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong Location: Boulder, CO preferred; remote (US and Canada) considered Position: Full-time Salary: $110,000 - $140,000 plus bonus and option for equity How to Apply Please send a brief cover letter and resume to hiring@opteraclimate.com with the subject line “Sustainability Project Director – [Your Name].” Thank you for your interest!

Sr Consultant

$90,000 - $110,000 yearly
Full time role
Remote
Jun 14, 2022
Who is Optera? We deliver software and expert services to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target. What problem are we solving? We provide companies with the data tools and expert support they need to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest emitters of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and saving the planet. Why work at Optera? Our team dedicates its skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. We provide our teammates the flexibility and space to thrive personally and professionally. Why this opportunity? Our business is growing faster than ever, and we are looking for a core team member to join our Global Services Team. This team works directly with clients to support the delivery of integrated software and consulting services. We are looking for an experienced professional who can support clients ranging in size from Fortune 500’s to small independent organizations through the implementation of our software and delivery of high quality ESG consulting services. If that sounds intriguing, come join the team that delivers the most effective sustainability management platform in the world. The Role and Responsibilities Responsible for software implementations and ensuring customer business objectives are met Teaches and mentors associate consultants and consultants Develops best practices for software implementations Serves as a subject matter expert with respect to best practice implementation strategies and is the client’s first point of contact for expertise related to the Optera software platform Serves as a subject matter expert and guides clients through GHG emission reduction programs and various sustainability frameworks (CDP, GRI, SASB, TCFD, etc.) Has a strong understanding of project management concepts and adheres to project scope, deadline and schedules Assists in the development of customer training material and may provide training Consistently delivers high-quality services to our customers following our standard implementation methodology Assists in the management of customer expectations and resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely manner Your Qualities Desire to build and maintain a world-class, supportive, fun and productive work environment Good interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity Seek opportunities to learn and grow and support others in doing the same Dedication to supporting an environment that is safe and welcoming to all Enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment and seeks out new challenges Demonstrated ability to find ways to add value outside of your defined role Humility and sense of humor High personal standards and commitment to delivering high quality work products Your Experience/Qualifications Understanding of carbon emissions accounting practices, methodologies Ability to think analytically, be detail oriented, problem-solve, and work independently Professional experience in a consulting role delivering directly to external clients Proven ability to adhere to project scope, deadlines and schedules Experience analyzing large datasets Experience creating data visualizations and presenting data Nice to Have Experience developing and verifying corporate GHG emissions inventories Experience configuring software Experience with common financial analyses, e.g. ROI, IRR Experience leading teams and/or mentoring junior staff Experience in one or more data tools beyond Excel, e.g. R, Tableau, Power BI Experience with environmental impact accounting beyond emissions, e.g. product life cycle analysis, water, footprinting Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too. Benefits Flexible work schedule and unrestricted PTO Every other Friday off Health insurance including dental and vision Short and Long term Disability Insurance 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid) Wellness budget Budget for home/office workstation Professional development budget 401k with ESG investment options Company-wide Bonus program Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass) Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong Location: Boulder, CO preferred; remote (US and Canada) considered Position: Full-time Salary: $90,000 - $110,000 How to Apply Please send a brief statement of interest and resume to hiring.services@opteraclimate.com with the subject line “Sr. Consultant – [Your Name].” This position will remain posted until filled. Note: If selected to move forward in the interview process, you may be asked to complete a short, at-home case study and present key findings and analytics in PowerPoint. Thank you for your interest!

Consultant

$70,000 - $90,000 yearly
Full time role
Remote
Jun 14, 2022
Who is Optera? We deliver software and expert services to help the world’s largest companies stop climate change. Our market-leading products provide companies with the tools and insight they need to reduce the environmental impacts of their businesses, supply chains, and products. We are backed by some of the most respected US-based venture capital firms and have a robust client list, including leading Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Cisco, HPE, Williams-Sonoma, and Target. What problem are we solving? We provide companies with the data tools and expert support they need to stop climate change. Major corporations are the largest emitters of carbon emissions. Across the globe, companies are responding to pressure to address climate change by setting goals to aggressively reduce emissions by 2050. Our software enables corporate teams to collect, manage, and analyze emissions data across their operations, supply chain, and products, all with the aim of achieving their goals and saving the planet. Why work at Optera? Our team dedicates its skills, talents, and time to make the world a more sustainable place for future generations. We have a collaborative and dynamic culture where everyone plays a critical role and has room to learn and grow. We provide our teammates the flexibility and space to thrive personally and professionally. Why this opportunity? Our business is growing faster than ever, and we are looking for a core team member to join our Global Services Team. This team works directly with clients to support the delivery of integrated software and consulting services. We are looking for someone who can support clients ranging in size from Fortune 500’s to small independent organizations through the implementation of our software and delivery of high quality ESG consulting services. If that sounds intriguing, come join the team that delivers the most effective sustainability management platform in the world. The Role and Responsibilities Responsible for software implementations and ensuring customer business objectives are met Serves as a subject matter expert with respect to best practice implementation strategies and is the client’s first point of contact for expertise related to the Optera software platform Serves as a subject matter expert and guides clients through GHG emission reduction programs and various sustainability frameworks (CDP, GRI, SASB, TCFD, etc.) Has a strong understanding of project management concepts and adheres to project scope, deadline and schedules Assists in the development of customer training material and may provide training Consistently delivers high-quality services to our customers following our standard implementation methodology Assists in the management of customer expectations and resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely manner Your Qualities Desire to build and maintain a world-class, supportive, fun and productive work environment Good interpersonal skills, maturity, credibility, confidence, and integrity Dedication to supporting an environment that is safe and welcoming to all Enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment and seeks out new challenges Demonstrated ability to find ways to add value outside of your defined role Humility and sense of humor High personal standards and commitment to delivering high quality work products Your Experience/Qualifications Understanding of carbon emissions accounting practices and methodologies Ability to think analytically, be detail oriented, problem-solve, and work independently Experience analyzing large datasets Proven ability to adhere to project scope, deadlines and schedules Experience creating data visualizations and presenting data Interest in working with software (no coding required) Nice to Have Professional experience in a consulting role working with external clients Experience developing and verifying corporate GHG emissions inventories Experience configuring software Experience in one or more data tools beyond Excel, e.g. R, Tableau, Power BI Experience with environmental impact accounting beyond emissions, e.g. product life cycle analysis, water, footprinting Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Optera is committed to creating a diverse environment that is safe and welcoming to all. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We take this very seriously and expect that you do too. Benefits Flexible work schedule and unrestricted PTO Every other Friday off Health insurance including dental and vision Short and Long term Disability Insurance 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave (8 weeks paid) Wellness budget Budget for home/office workstation Professional development budget 401k with ESG investment options Company-wide Bonus program Colorado Eco-pass (regional bus pass) Team happy hours, hikes/bike rides, and ping-pong Location: Boulder, CO preferred; remote (US and Canada) considered Position: Full-time Salary: $70,000 - $90,000 How to Apply Please send a brief statement of interest and resume to hiring.services@opteraclimate.com with the subject line “Consultant – [Your Name].” This position will remain posted until filled. Note: If selected to move forward in the interview process, you may be asked to complete a short, at-home case study and present key findings and analytics in PowerPoint. Thank you for your interest!

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