Chief Technology Officer

12 days ago
Full time role


Othersphere identifies the most profitable and sustainable locations for deployment of zero / low greenhouse gas industrial technologies. With development ...

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Job Description

What we are building

Othersphere identifies the most profitable and sustainable locations for deployment of zero / low GHG industrial technologies, with initial focus on hydrogen. The Othersphere software platform tightly integrates energy systems models and geospatial analytics to accelerate the Industrial Evolution and enable:

  • Faster deployment of more beneficial projects

  • Democratized access to critical market insights

  • Reduced long-term GHG emissions trajectories

Othersphere is in pre-launch mode, with general product release targeted for H2 2023. Development funding is being provided by Breakthrough Energy, with further details on team, strategy, and mission available during the application process.

Who we are looking for

Othersphere is seeking the unique individual who has the skills, passion, and determination to build an impactful solution to a complex global problem. You'll work closely with Othersphere’s CEO, team, and core advisors to build the heart of a unique decarbonization platform. This is an incredible opportunity to shape the team, product, and business that seeks to have a transformative impact on the climate challenge we collectively face.

Othersphere is incorporated as a Benefit Company, and we seek candidates with a personal commitment to fairness, humility, curiosity, and passion for positive impact—values that are central to our mission. We are committed to representation and inclusion, and we welcome applicants with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.


  • Architect and build the core of a data ingestion and analysis platform that can scale for global impact.

  • Engage on business and product strategy decisions, and be able to clearly convey the resulting plans and rationale to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Shape team design, then attract and lead a stellar team of engineers, data scientists, and energy systems modelers in support of rapid, market-driven growth.

  • Maintain and convey a clear, concise cross-functional technical roadmap.

  • Imbue Othersphere’s future team with a strong sense of urgency, humility, and curiosity.


The following outline the typical background for applicants for this critical role. But if you feel that you would be a great fit, even if you do not meet all requirements, please apply and let us know why you would be the ideal candidate to help build Othersphere.

  • 12+ years experience with breadth of systems needed to build and own Othersphere's stack, including data ingestion and storage (GCP), energy/industrial system modeling (e.g. Python), large-scale geospatial data analysis frameworks (e.g. Hex Tiles/H3, S2, etc ), data prediction (basic stats through AI methodologies), and front end (e.g. Mapbox products, and similar).

  • Strong preference for individuals with working experience in energy and industrial sectors.

  • Experience deploying and managing cloud-based enterprise SaaS products.

  • Demonstrated ability to support rapid iteration of early products.

  • A talented team player who has built and led thoughtful, diverse teams.

  • Advanced degree in related technical discipline(s), or equivalent work experience.

  • Experience in a startup environment is strongly preferred.

Personal attributes

  • Innovative and creative thinker who is not afraid to try something new and inspire others.

  • Values integrity and trustworthiness in their professional and personal character.

  • Strong work ethic with minimal need for direction.

  • Comfort and willingness to identify and help resolve challenging organizational topics.

  • Work well independently as well as part of a team.

  • A desire to work and grow in a fast-paced and fun environment.

  • Willingness to travel infrequently, primarily to engage with team members.

Compensation and benefits

Othersphere provides competitive compensation and company equity commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefits package. For this role there is a preference for contract-to-hire, to allow for a collaborative approach to ensuring mutual fit. We are a remote-first organization headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, but working to foster team cohesion and personal connection through annual company retreats and regular in-person get togethers.

“You never changes things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." — Buckminster Fuller

Othersphere identifies the most profitable and sustainable locations for deployment of zero / low greenhouse gas industrial technologies. With development ...

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