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JOB: Technology Lead: energy and sustainability info service, NY

Technology Lead
Energy and sustainability information service – start-up | New York, NY

Technology Lead-New York City

The ultimate role of the Technology Lead is to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of The Megawatt Hour, Inc.’s web presence.  The initial responsibility is through June 2011, with the opportunity to extend to a permanent position.

We are committed to creating a successful and disruptive business in the energy information industry.  Come join us, we are having a great time while building something completely new and exciting.


The Technology Lead will be instrumental at a critical stage in the Company’s growth.  We have built a beta site, and we need help stabilizing it and planning for additional market development. Ultimately, the Technology Lead will help  to develop and then scale a very dynamic and growing organization.  This person should have deep technology knowledge and be able to evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms for the delivery of The Megawatt Hour, Inc.’s products.  All of the participants in the current business are “doers”—responsible for concrete and meaningful contributions, as well as superior leadership efforts.

The Technology Lead should be able to make technological assessments and evaluations, identify appropriate strategies for building and executing on the business plan, hiring top-notch talent, and should also be adept at writing and implementing code.

Required Skills:
– Python experience, preferably using Django to serve websites
-java_script experience, preferably writing complex ajax sites
– jQuery, CSS, and Twisted experience preferred
– Prior design responsibility preferred
Experience  and portfolio of online service delivery/products
Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to use cutting edge technology in our market place
We are looking for an enthusiastic, performance-driven self-starter and team player

Possible additional responsibilities post June 2011:
Build and manage a development team and oversee development & project management
Collaborate with the founders to assess and recommend technologies and support company organizational needs.
Previous start-up experience is a strong plus
BA/BS degree – CS/EE/Engineering degree preferred

Contact Deirdre Lord <>

Deirdre Lord
The Megawatt Hour Inc.
(917) 750-3771