Open Positions

Cloud GIS Product Manager and Software Development Team Lead

Established in 2018 in 's-Hertogenbosch, OPT/NET BV is one of the most promising Dutch start-ups active in the challenging field of composable cognitive AI across various critical segments of the industry. Created by an international team of founders as a product company that builds on over a decade of innovation and state-of-the-art AI research, OPT/NET fuses space-tech obtained via ESA's technology transfer programme with quantum physics principles and advanced AI concepts. OPT/NET is just in the beginning of its scale-up phase. After winning multi year contracts, OPT/NET is scaling its products and R&D teams in the Netherlands.

This position will lead the Cloud Geo-Information Systems (GIS) projects and product development of OPT/NET, and will report directly to the CTO.

We are looking for a senior professional on a full-time basis with the following skills:

For this position, we expect a candidate to:
• thoroughly understand the product domain and customer requirements
• maintain and develop the product’s short-term and long term development plans
• draw on and expand the product road-maps with new goals and objectives
• develop, prioritise and oversee the product feature implementation activities
• lead the product development by following and mastering the best industry practices for agile product development (scrum, kanban, waterfall)
• work closely with software developers during the design, prototyping, development and testing phases of the new product features and functions
• lead and stimulate the software development staff comprised of software and hardware engineers,to monitor and report to the management on the financial and technical progress KPI
• gather, monitor and provide inputs to the management about the resources and tools necessary for the development and implementation of the products
• be familiar with policies and standards in the GIS industry segment
• support the product marketing and sales activities via creation of the white papers, presentations and demonstrations to the clients and prospects of the company
• support the sales process by answering customer questions and inquiries (e.g. providing answers in the relevant sections of RFIs, RFPs, RFQs)
• conduct dissemination and outreach activities via participation in conferences, exhibitions and online webinars in order to attract new clients and creating business development opportunities in support of sales organisation
• act as a primary point of contact for detailed technical and feature information related to GIS products and services developed by OPT/NET

Specific duties include:
1. Work closely with CTO and senior staff to provide inputs for strategic planning, company development direction, evaluation and implementation of the product development goals and objectives and developing performance measures.
2. Keen to work in the commercial world and apply ICT and geospatial solutions to business needs of our customers.
3. Elicit customer requirements and author Market Requirements Documents.
4. Achieve product development goals expressed in Quality, Costs, Deadlines and Budget metrics KPIs.
5. Work closely with software & hardware engineers to establish and implement technical solutions for the encountered challenges and to ensure that product’s features support established industry standards.
6. Manage the work of the development team to ensure that new and current product features and functions are thoroughly evaluated in terms of quality and scope.
7. Continuously prioritise the work of the development team based on shifting customer and business priorities in order to achieve highest quality and customer satisfaction.
8. Ensure that appropriate and adequate staff is assigned to work on the product development and monitor performance of the team.
9. Track the research, development and implementation of new technologies as recommended by scientific research staff, including new algorithms, platforms and technologies.
10. To train the product development teams and lead by example.
11. Handle stress and manage conflict in the team to assure that the best ideas are given a fertile environment and worse ideas naturally weed out rapidly.
12. Use a variety of communications styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately in order to achieve the company product development goals and objectives.
13. Develop Continuous Development and Continuous Integration (CD/CI) process and maintain the product documentation and supporting literature such as white papers, product feature and sales presentations, product sheets and user documentation comprising of product manuals and video tutorials.
14. Establish digital data distribution policies, and assist sales with determining product charges, copyright protection measures, use of data sharing agreements and commercial data and monitoring of the licenses.
15. Conduct product related communications and strategic positioning (i.e. generate regularly product newsletter, website content, mailings, brochures, Social Media etc.)

Spoken English of high level is not required, but the candidate should be able to read / write in English at advanced level. We are looking for an independent, self-motivated employee who wants to learn and does not need external routine supervision.We need a ‘fire-and-forget’ professional who understands the team and project priorities and works with them. Prospective tasks: Developing AI, improving productivity, improving the intelligence / cognitive capabilities of our now-advanced AI. This position will report to the head of the engineering.Each of the new developers can become the leader of the team, as we are looking for several specialists and the company is scaling up.

Attributes we'd be especially excited to see:
• The ability and drive to spot opportunities for the application of earth observation data big-data solutions in national/EU programmes, develop proposals and manage large scale projects.
• An excellent network.
• Completed studies at least at BSc level in Computer Sciences, (Geo-Space Sciences/Space related Technical degree is a bonus) and understanding of agile development frameworks and principles.
•Understanding of the EU space programmes, ICT, and EU geospatial market
• Experience with popular GIS products
• Excellent communication skills (listening, speaking, and writing) and team-oriented approach. Being able to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences 
• Very good written and spoken English
• Prior experience with EU projects preferably Horizon2020 projects (desirable)
• Problem-solving and analytical thinking and structured action
• Experience in marketing and sales
• Ability to work under pressure
• Careful, independent, team- and client-oriented way of working

What we offer:
• Flexible & varied work in an international environment
• Highly intelligent, committed & motivated team
• Entry into a fast-growing startup/scaleup with exciting development opportunities
• Flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes
• A high degree of creative freedom and autonomous action
• Competitive compensation

Senior C/C++ Developer

OPT/NET BV is a startup from the Netherlands. Our flagship product - OptOSS AI - collects and processes 2-D (time/value) structured and unstructured datasets, present in data from telecommunications providers and in Earth observation satellite data (examples of such data: telemetry logs, key performance indicators, load indicators, temperature, humidity, radar altimeter and temperature measurement radiometer logs, spectrometer data logs, atmospheric toxic gas monitoring, etc.) 

Large streams of telemetry data can cause a huge number of warnings. This problem can be mitigated by grouping such cases, so that experts should test only one instance of each alarm group, not each case individually. Our approach uses an unsupervised learning algorithm to cluster alarms from an existing detector. A subsequently controlled classifier allows experts to refine alarm groups. This leads to a number of homogeneous warning groups. This approach is useful because it makes it possible to analyze alarms for very large data sets. 

We aim to develop new capabilities in OptOSS AI to process new data types for 3-D and N-dimensional datasets, complemented by 2-D data from in-situ (IoT) sensors. OPT/NET BV needs motivated and talented developers who have ambitions to make the world a better place.

We are looking for a senior professional with the following skills:

Programming
• OOP / OOD
• Design templates
• Network stack (IP / TCP / UDP / SNMP /Routing)
• Multithreading (Linux)
• Data structure and algorithmsEnvironment
• C ++ 11/14
• Git, Linux (Centos)
• GCC / Clang
• PostgreSQL 12 and above Libraries
• bison / flexboost
• pqxx 

Experience in the following areas will be an advantage:
• Digital signal processing (electronics,wave mechanics)
• AI algorithms for building real-timesystems - K-means, Principal Component Analysis,Random Forest, Wordtovec, etc.; OpenCV library; MLPack library; CUDA and TensorFlow libraries
• Data analysis 

Spoken English of high level is not required, but the candidate should be able to read / write in English at advanced level. We are looking for an independent, self-motivated employee who wants to learn and does not need external routine supervision.We need a ‘fire-and-forget’ professional who understands the team and project priorities and works with them. Prospective tasks: Developing AI, improving productivity, improving the intelligence / cognitive capabilities of our now-advanced AI. This position will report to the head of the engineering.Each of the new developers can become the leader of the team, as we are looking for several specialists and the company is scaling up.

Compensation: competitive salary range

OCLI Developer - (Front End/Web GUI)

We are looking for a senior developer for OCLI Web-gui development with the following skills:

Skills
• HTML/CSS - Advanced HTML/CSS SAP applications experience

• Typescript - Strong understanding of ES2017+ Javascript features, performance effective code, strong understanding of asynchronous events flow and programming

• React.js - Writing custom components (Both Class and Hook based), strong understanding of component life-cycle (Hooks and classes), shared state (Redux+Immutable, Context), low-latency user interactions, using imperative and  declarative approaches for DOM manipulations

• D3.js/WebGL - Advanced D3 custom chars building, integration of React and D3, integration of React and WebGL, raw WebGL programming, WebGL/SVG interactive charts

The following attributes would be a plus, but are not required:
• Experience with 3D VR
• Already Netherlands-based
• Ukrainian/Russian language proficiency

Spoken English of high level is not required, but the candidate should be able to read / write in English at advanced level. We are looking for an independent, self-motivated employee who wants to learn and does not need external routine supervision.We need a ‘fire-and-forget’ professional who understands the team and project priorities and works with them. 

Compensation: competitive salary range

Sales Intern

Sales Interns form an important part of the customer-facing side of the organisation. Sales Interns help the Sales Representatives primarily in the lead generation phase of the sales cycle to learn about the markets OPT/NET operates in. Sales Interns familiarise themselves with the sales process by looking through LinkedIn for appropriate leads, closely following the news to discover sales opportunities, assist with the creation of sales collateral, and help establish contact with the innovation/startup facing divisions of large enterprise accounts.

Marketing Intern

Marketing Interns form part of the Sales Enablement team. They may assist the Marketing Director and senior staff by performing administrative and content creation-oriented duties while they gain experience. Marketing Interns conduct research, interact with sales teams through calls & emails, update marketing deliverables, attend meetings, and help maintain client relationships, among other tasks.