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nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Associate Director, Building Innovations - Architecture Open Development Toronto, Ontario, Canada Toronto ON CAN Oct 10th, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since our founding in 2015, we have grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!</span></p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk’s Buildings Innovation team is responsible for the innovation strategy, design, and planning to create affordable, flexible, and sustainable buildings. Team members share a commitment to urban innovation and have diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. This position is ideal for someone who is passionate about the future of cities and wants to be part of a team focused on how innovation will shape that future.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Associate Director of Buildings Innovation will report to the Director of Buildings Innovation. You will use your architectural background to drive innovation into the design and construction of physical plan development, specifically focusing on the architectural components of these plans. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The buildings will be focused on reaching three goals:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Affordability—Reduce the cost and increase the speed of construction through manufacturing of buildings.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Flexibility—Allow for radical mixed-use on day one and for the years that follow by using interchangeable parts that enable spaces to be easily modified.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sustainability—Use Passive House methodologies to make buildings more sustainable, healthier for the occupants, and more affordable to operate.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will be a key member of Sidewalk’s Buildings team, working collaboratively with the engineering, product, design, corporate development, and development teams across the organization to develop and source products. Initially, you will be focused on creating building design concepts that leverage the most advanced materials and processes to understand how far buildings can be reinvented when not beholden to century-old codes and construction industry inertia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To learn more about our planned innovations, see </span><a href="https://www.sidewalktoronto.ca/innovations/buildings-housing"><span style="font-weight: 400;">this chapter from our Master Innovation and Development Plan.</span></a></p> <p><strong>What You Will Achieve</strong></p> <p>After 3 months</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop a deep understanding of the goals of Sidewalk Toronto.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with Sidewalk’s other subject matters experts and key work streams, including Sustainability, Public Realm, Housing Affordability, Mobility, and Data Privacy & Governance to further their outcomes as well as that of Buildings.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop an RFP to solicit bids from various architecture and manufacturing companies to put contracts in place and complete building design work.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be an ambassador for the buildings work with visitors to the 307 lab.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Become an expert in Toronto building codes including Toronto Green Standard Tier 3.</span></li> </ul> <p>After 6 months</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Synthesize design information from the Buildings teams with the others and drive (with colleagues) physical models to be constructed at our innovation lab in Toronto for further study and public interaction. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lead meetings with architects and engineers that are producing designs for buildings.</span></li> </ul> <p>After 12 months</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be able to articulate the most promising outcomes from the design and manufacturers’ work and begin to drive these outcomes into the design of first phase buildings in the project site of Toronto.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Conduct design review meetings to refine final designs from architects and engineers.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Review bid packages for 3 million square feet build out of Quayside.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prepare specifications for the 2nd wave of buildings in Toronto or elsewhere.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>What We Expect</strong> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong Architectural skills.</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have strong visual awareness.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imaginative and resourceful.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passionate about building technology and the built environment.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">As interested in working in design as in the field. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Able to envision and bring to life the resident, worker and visitor experience through consultants.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong project management skills. </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to manage complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Receive direction and anticipate next steps;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think through, communicate, document, organize, and execute on project goals and keep other team members on schedule.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solve problems, together.</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Come up with novel solutions, working well with other disciplines.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have flexibility to work on the team’s most pressing problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are very excited to hear from you.</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We look forward to hearing from you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business needs. </span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Student Talent Network Open Sidewalk Labs New York, NY, United States New York NY USA May 2nd, 2019 12:00AM <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since its founding in 2015, Sidewalk Labs has evolved into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have finished hiring interns and any recent graduate positions for 2019, but are always evaluating talent on a rolling basis. For opportunities in 2020 and beyond, you can proactively connect by sharing your profile and resume with us below - we’ll use the information from these submissions to identify possible matches for internships or full-time positions with our team in the future. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We cannot guarantee that there will be a team that could benefit from your experience and perspective, but joining the Sidewalk Student Talent Network will give us a head start when we begin looking.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From time to time, we may reach out to you with Sidewalk Labs updates, events, and stories to keep you engaged with our growing community. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are curious for more about our organization, you can subscribe to our </span><a href="https://sidewalklabs.us11.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ad7705a9c71977b2579cd5cc3&id=61da29cd10"><span style="font-weight: 400;">newsletter</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, visit our </span><a href="https://medium.com/sidewalk-talk"><span style="font-weight: 400;">blog</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, or follow our </span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/sidewalk-labs/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Linkedin</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> page.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We also recommend you check out our </span><a href="https://www.sidewalklabs.com/mission/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mission and Values.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're excited to hear from you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business needs. </span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Associate Director, Building Control Technologies Open Urban Systems New York, NY, United States New York NY USA May 9th, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p>Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, and (software) engineering and more. Since its founding in 2015, Sidewalk Labs has evolved into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</p> <p>We are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community. This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto (SWTO), will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.</p> <p>We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!</p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One of our most promising efforts focuses on the opportunities of bringing 21st century technology to bear on how we manage buildings. We have a vision for data- and computer-enabled building operation with a high degree of automation even within tenant space.  Our initial focus is electricity demand management to support our goal of “affordable electrification” in which we will serve the needs of a fully electrified neighborhood within the capacity of a typical power grid.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for an Associate Director who is both a Building Management Systems (BMS) and controls expert to be the expert lead for our building automation workstream. For the foreseeable future, your primary responsibility will be initiating and advancing the five to ten pilots focused on commercial tenant space and home controls which we have initiated. Our goal is to develop a Minimum Viable Product that deliver a predictable utility bill through comprehensive device and equipment management.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This role (“AD-Tech”) sits within our Advanced Infrastructure / Sustainability team and has dotted line reporting to senior members of the Engineering and Product team. </span></p> <p><strong>What are the deliverables?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As  described above, your initial main focus will be on our goals in Toronto. We expect the below to be representative:</span></p> <p>After 3 months, you have…</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drafted a controls plan for a prototypical building in Quayside with heavy emphasis on IoT or “open standards” BMS.  </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Developed a detailed technical implementation plan and timeline for Commercial Tenant Scheduler pilots with attention to data flows, data/system security, ongoing monitoring and verification and staff/contractor resourcing.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Successfully set up all remaining pilots, including contracting and communication with partners and sites and establishing ongoing monitoring / issue resolution.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Helped due diligence technology acquisitions/ investments.</span></li> </ul> <p>Within 6 months, you have…</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proposed a 6-, 12- and 18-month roadmap to developing a minimum viable Commercial Office Scheduler product (MVP).</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mapped out thermal and power metering and billing technology, and route to delivering “predictable utility bill”.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Participated in building and infrastructure controls, automation, and operations strategy for another perspective neighborhood development.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>What We Expect</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Sidewalk Labs, our Associate Directors typically couple broad deep and relevant experience coupled with a multidisciplinary background that helps them adapt to an entrepreneurial, strategically-focused and forward-thinking company culture. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Below are some of the key things we care about for this role:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Deep knowledge about a wide range of existing control systems and programs</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">, their limitations and the cause of those limitations, and the new technologies or ideas that could overcome these limitations to disrupt and radically improve outcomes.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Experience in the use of controls to manage building and/or district thermal energy systems</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which includes understanding how building systems (e.g. HVAC, plumbing, electrical, security, access, lighting, networking, and work ticket management) work and the data streams that are available and useful.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Orientation to results and execution;</strong> excited to see ideas implemented and tested in the real world and skilled and motivated to roll up their sleeves and put on their boots to get things done expeditiously.  </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need. </span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Talent Network Open Sidewalk Labs New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Jun 11th, 2019 12:00AM <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since our founding in 2015, we have grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our continued growth translates into exciting new challenges and opportunities that arise from time to time, yet often the number of roles we are actively looking to fill is small.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Join the Talent Network to give us a head start once we start looking for you. You can proactively connect by sharing your profile and resume with us below - feel free to keep it simple. When a new opportunity arises, we’ll use the information from these submissions to identify possible matches before even advertising the role. You don't have to apply to the Talent Network if you have previously applied to other roles.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Due to the amount of interest in our work, we may not have the chance to follow up with you directly following your submission. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From time to time, we may reach out to you with Sidewalk Labs updates, events, and stories to keep you engaged with our growing community. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you are curious for more about our organization, you can subscribe to our </span><a href="https://sidewalklabs.us11.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ad7705a9c71977b2579cd5cc3&id=61da29cd10"><span style="font-weight: 400;">newsletter</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, visit our </span><a href="https://medium.com/sidewalk-talk"><span style="font-weight: 400;">blog</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, or follow our </span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/sidewalk-labs/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Linkedin</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> page.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To learn more about us, we recommend you check out our </span><a href="https://www.sidewalklabs.com/mission/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mission and Values.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We're excited to hear from you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business needs. </span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Machine Learning Engineer, Sustainability Open Engineering New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Oct 1st, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since its founding in 2015, Sidewalk Labs has evolved into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto's waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community. This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto, will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it.</span></p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To improve sustainability in cities, Sidewalk Labs is developing new technology that will drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to the status quo, empower smarter management of resources, and reduce the cost of future upgrades and maintenance. We plan for a 75%-85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to similar projects, aiming for Climate Positive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To achieve our sustainability goals in Quayside, we plan to pilot and scale different kinds of innovation to tackle the thorniest problems in building environment performance. Success requires bold innovation around electricity and thermal systems.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for a machine learning engineer to join our team in our New York City office. In your first project you will build models and programs that reduce energy use in buildings and cut greenhouse gas emissions through analysis of building management system (BMS) data and other similar systems.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s a bonus (but not a requirement) if you are familiar with building systems and IoT sensors, their data, and analysis of it (e.g., HVAC, occupancy, temperature, lighting, etc.).</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is required is passion for sustainability and the desire to create a climate positive community.</span></p> <p><strong>What you have you achieve:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Within your first 6 months, you will:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build from scratch our initial models for studying and reducing energy usage. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Model energy use and reductions, including creating regression-based energy baselines.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build and refine recommendation engines and predictive models (e.g. time to reach set point, monthly energy consumption).</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Create dashboards and interactive visualizations to share ongoing data.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design communication models catered to cohorts.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design and build data pipelines and processes for optimal and secure processing of complex data sets.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Develop methods and naming schemas to unify (messy) data from building systems, sensors, APIs, and other sources, enabling a streamlined way to analyze data and prototype use cases.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Build in security and privacy by design.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>What we expect:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your computer science.</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a CS background to choose the right algorithms, systems approaches and patterns to solve problems without reinventing the wheel.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Candidates must be able to hit the ground running. Therefore, we generally look for 3+ years of industry experience in a world-class engineering organization.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with Python and at least one systems programming language (C++, Java, or Go). Experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Kubernetes a plus</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have in-depth experience delivering algorithms and implementing end-to-end data processing pipelines.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be a technologist.</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bias towards action and shipping. Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to a prototype to prove the concept.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are obsessed with privacy and constantly ask how we can build privacy into product design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be comfortable with a range of languages and open source tools and frameworks, and make good decisions about which to use to solve a problem. You are excited to learn something new when the need arises.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be creative: you’ll come up with new ideas based on your broad understanding of technological possibilities and city domain knowledge.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solve problems, together.</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have flexibility to work on the team’s most pressing problems.</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passionate about cities.</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have thought about the urban environment and care deeply about improving the lives of urban citizens.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are very excited to hear from you. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need.</span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Software Engineer - New Graduate 2020 Open Engineering New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Oct 10th, 2019 12:00AM <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">NOTE: Applications will close at 5pm ET on 10/25. </span></p> <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since our founding in 2015, we have evolved into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it.</span></p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a software engineer, you will work across the organization and use technology to inform our decisions and bring our vision to life. We must create innovative products that will push the boundaries of traditional thinking in urban environments while protecting user privacy and security. This will involve solving complex computational problems, dealing with messy sources of data, and building systems that will scale. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our software engineers are utility players who support different product areas. You will work across software and hardware, and develop deep partnerships with our UX designers, product managers, and subject matter experts (e.g.  architecture, housing affordability, mobility) to deliver products to unlock the true potential of a place. This is not a standard software engineering position. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is a role for upcoming graduates.  The expectation is you will start in the Summer of 2020. </span></p> <p><strong>What you have to achieve:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Within your first month, you build a deep understanding of Sidewalk Labs’ current initiatives and technology infrastructure (Python, Go and Typescript running on the Google Cloud Platform/Kubernetes), coding style and standards, and have contributed code to the repository.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">By the end of month 3, you will have added features to our existing projects, and prototyped at least one new idea.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">From here, your role will continue to evolve – we’re still a small team. The types of problems we are trying to solve could include:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can technology support city leaders and planners understand their city and make good decisions?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How do we use technologies like self-driving cars, ubiquitous networking and widespread environmental sensors to maximize their positive impact on the future of the city?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we build digital products that will help us keep urban populations healthy and happy?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we make a city that gives back to the environment?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we create a new standard of sustainability with buildings that proactively manage and reduce energy by over 20%?</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>What we expect:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your software engineering.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a strong CS background in order to choose the right algorithms, systems approaches and patterns to solve problems, without reinventing the wheel.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with Python and at least one systems programming language (C++, Java, or Go). Experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Kubernetes a plus.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a technologist.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bias towards action and shipping. Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to a prototype to prove the concept.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong ability to write production code quickly.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are obsessed with privacy and constantly ask how we can build privacy into product design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be comfortable with a range of languages and open source tools and frameworks, and make good decisions about which to use to solve a particular problem. You are excited to learn something new when the need arises. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be creative: you’ll come up with new ideas based on your broad understanding of technological possibilities and city domain knowledge.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solve problems, together.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have flexibility to work on the company’s most pressing problems.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Care. </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">About cities, solving hard problems, and our team’s success.</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need.</span></p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> We will not be able to extend offers until the end of the year. We recognize that this might conflict with other deadlines. The first step of the process will be a take home coding test, followed by two phone conversations and then an onsite interview. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our hiring will remain specific and limited for the near-term and there is a small number of full-time roles available for upcoming graduates. Still, we believe in building relationships for the future when more roles are available - if you would like to stay involved and learn more about our work and be notified of future hiring you can opt in below. </span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Software Engineer Open Engineering New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Oct 10th, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since our founding in 2015,  we have evolved into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto's waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community. This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto, will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it.</span></p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Over the past two years, we have built a unique team of urbanists and technologists who have developed a vision for what this neighborhood of the future will be and how it will function:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A mobility system that is safer and more convenient than the private car at much lower cost;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A new standard of sustainability creating buildings that proactively manage and reduce energy by over 20%;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A close-knit community that uses data to improve city services;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Housing and real estate that is more efficient and thus far more affordable;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Open digital infrastructure that inspires innovation.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As a software engineer, you will work across the organization and use technology to inform our decisions and bring this vision to life. We must create innovative products that will push the boundaries of traditional thinking in urban environments while protecting user privacy and security. This will involve solving complex computational problems, dealing with messy sources of data, and building systems which scale. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our software engineers are utility players who will support different product areas. You will work across software and hardware, and develop deep partnerships with our UX designers, product managers, and subject matter experts (e.g. architecture, housing affordability, mobility) to deliver products to unlock the true potential of a place. You will travel to Toronto to listen, learn, and partner directly with the community in conjunction with the Sidewalk Toronto project. This is not a standard software engineering position. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We encourage engineers of all experience levels to apply, and will determine your level within Sidewalk Labs based on merit and interview performance. </span></p> <p><strong>What you have to achieve:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Within your first month, you build a deep understanding of Sidewalk Labs’ current initiatives and technology infrastructure (Python, Go and TypeScript running on the Google Cloud Platform/Kubernetes), coding style and standards, and have contributed code to the repository.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">By the end of month 3, you should have added features to our existing projects, and prototyped at least one new idea.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">From there your role will be continue to evolve – we’re still a small team. Some projects will be ad hoc, or you might be part of a longer-term initiative. The types of problems we are trying to solve could include:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can technology support city leaders and planners understand their city and make good decisions?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How do we use technologies like self-driving cars, pervasive networking and widespread environmental sensors to maximize their positive impact on the future of the city?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">How can we build digital products that help urban populations stay healthy and happy?</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we make a city that gives back to the environment?</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>What leads to success:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your software engineering.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a strong CS background in order to choose the right algorithms, systems approaches and patterns to solve problems, without reinventing the wheel.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Candidates need to be able to hit the ground running. Therefore,  we generally look for 2+ years of industry experience in a world-class engineering organization is required.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with Python and at least one systems programming language (C++, Java, or Go). Experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Kubernetes a plus.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a technologist.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bias towards action and shipping. Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to a prototype to prove the concept.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong ability to write production code quickly.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are obsessed with privacy and constantly ask how we can build privacy into product design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be comfortable with a range of languages and open source tools and frameworks, and make good decisions about which to use to solve a particular problem. You are excited to learn something new when the need arises. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be creative: you’ll come up with new ideas based on your broad understanding of technological possibilities and city domain knowledge.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solve problems, together.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have flexibility to work on the team’s most pressing problems.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Care. </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">About cities, solving hard problems, and our team’s success.</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need.</span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Principal Software Engineer Open Engineering New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Oct 10th, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from urban planning, technology, government, real estate, finance, and more.  Since our founding in 2015, we have evolved into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it.</span></p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In your role as a Principal Engineer,  you will be a key leader of Sidewalk Labs’ Engineering team, working to build and integrate the products, services, and solution that we believe can radically improve the lives of city residents, workers, and visitors while protecting user privacy and security. This will involve solving complex computational problems, dealing with messy sources of data, and building systems that scale. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You will work across software and hardware, and develop deep partnerships with our UX designers, product managers, and subject matter experts (e.g. architecture, housing affordability, mobility) to deliver products to unlock the true potential of a place. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is an ideal position for either a rising leader looking to take the next step up in their career, or a current manager looking to get back to being more hands-on. This is a high-level individual contributor position with future opportunities for growth. </span></p> <p><strong>What you have to achieve:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Within your first month, you have built a deep understanding of Sidewalk Labs’ current initiatives and technology infrastructure (Python, Go and Typescript running on Google Cloud Platform/Kubernetes), coding style and standards, and have contributed code to the repository. You will have begun to build strong relationships with the members of your team and are beginning to understand the dynamics of the organization. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">By the end of your third month, you should have added features to our existing projects, and prototyped at least one new idea. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">From there your role will continue to evolve, as you take on a technical leadership role in the engineering team. The types of problems we are trying to solve could include:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we help cities reduce road congestion?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How does air pollution vary throughout a city, and what are the best ways to reduce it?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can technology support city leaders and planners understand their city and make good decisions?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How do we use technologies like self-driving cars, pervasive networking and widespread environmental sensors to maximize quality of life win the city?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How can we build digital products that will help urban residents keep themselves healthy?</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Minimum Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your Computer Science.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have a strong CS background, in order to work with your team to design great systems, without reinventing the wheel.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have been a part of shipping several successful products, ideally across multiple domains. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have at least 10+ years of industry experience in a world-class engineering organization. </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a technologist.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bias towards action and shipping. Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to a prototype to prove the concept.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong ability to write production code.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are obsessed with privacy and constantly ask how we can build privacy into product design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be comfortable with a range of languages and open source tools and frameworks, and make good decisions about which to use to solve a particular problem.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be creative: you’ll come up with new ideas based on your broad understanding of technological possibilities and city domain knowledge.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Exceptional leader. </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have led teams to significant impact, and guided complex projects with many internal and external stakeholders. Your teams and reports hold you in highest regard since you drive teams to deliver their best work, and care about the individuals. </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solve problems, together.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have flexibility to work on the team’s most pressing problems.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Care. </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">About cities, solving hard problems and our team’s success.</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need.</span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Senior Software Engineer, Sustainability Open Engineering New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Oct 10th, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. We are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto's waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community. This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto, will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Over the past two years, we have built a unique team of urbanists and technologists who have developed a vision for what this neighborhood of the future will be and how it will function:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A mobility system that is safer and more convenient than the private car at much lower cost;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A new standard of sustainability creating buildings that proactively manage and reduce energy by over 20%;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A close-knit community that uses data to improve city services;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Housing and real estate that is more efficient and thus far more affordable;</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Open digital infrastructure that inspires innovation.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To significantly improve sustainability in cities, Sidewalk Labs is developing new technology that will drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to the status quo, enable smarter management of resources, and reduce the cost of future upgrades and maintenance. We plan for a 75%-85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to similar projects, aiming for Climate Positive. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To achieve our sustainability goals  in Quayside, we plan to pilot and scale different kinds of innovation to tackle the thorniest problems in building environment performance. Achieving that high bar requires aggressive innovation around electricity and thermal systems.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for a software engineer to join our team in our New York City office. Your first project will be building software that aids in reducing energy use in buildings and cutting greenhouse gas emissions through analysis of building management system (BMS) data and other similar systems.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s a bonus (but not a requirement) if you are familiar with building systems and IoT sensors, their data, and analysis of it (e.g., HVAC, occupancy, temperature, lighting, etc.). </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What is required is passion for sustainability and the desire to create a climate positive community.</span></p> <p><strong>What you have you achieve:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Within your first month, you should have</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Built a deep understanding of Sidewalk Labs’ current initiatives and technology infrastructure (Python, Go and Typescript running on the Google Cloud Platform/Kubernetes), coding style and standards, and have contributed code to the repository.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Developed at least one program to progress our energy-savings efforts.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understand the scope of current sustainability initiatives and goals. </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">By the end of month 3,  you should have:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Begun modeling energy usage, including creating regression-based energy baselines.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Developed methods to integrate with home and office devices to control and monitor for energy optimizations.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">By the end of month 6,  you should have:</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Designed methods and naming schemas to unify data from building systems, sensors, APIs, and other sources, enabling a streamlined way to analyze data and prototype use cases</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Built predictive models  (e.g., time to reach set point, monthly energy consumption)</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beyond 6 months, your role will continue to develop and change over time. We are a small team working on an early stage project.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>What we expect:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Know your software engineering.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a strong CS background in order to choose the right algorithms, systems approaches and patterns to solve problems, without reinventing the wheel.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Candidates need to be able to hit the ground running. Therefore,  for this role we are looking for 5+ years of industry experience in a world-class engineering organization.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with Python and at least one systems programming language (C++, Java, or Go). Experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Kubernetes a plus. Added points for candidates that can work across the stack to build end-to-end products. </span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a technologist.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bias towards action and shipping. Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to a prototype to prove the concept.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong ability to write production code quickly.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You are obsessed with privacy and constantly ask how we can build privacy into product design.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be comfortable with a range of languages and open source tools and frameworks, and make good decisions about which to use to solve a particular problem. You are excited to learn something new when the need arises. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Be creative: you’ll come up with new ideas based on your broad understanding of technological possibilities and city domain knowledge.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Solve problems, together.</span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Come up with novel solutions, working well with technologists and non-technologists alike.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have flexibility to work on the team’s most pressing problems.</span></li> </ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Care. </span></li> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">About cities, solving hard problems, and our team’s success.</span></li> </ul> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are very excited to hear from you. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment is based on merit and business need.</span></p> <p><br><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are you a software engineer interested in Sidewalk Labs, but are not sure this is the right role for you? No worries, please apply to our generalist position </span><a href="https://boards.greenhouse.io/sidewalklabs/jobs/1679478"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. All applicants will be considered for any open position on our  teams. </span></p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers
nasdaq:goog www.sidewalklabs.com boards.greenhouse.io Oct 14th, 2019 12:00AM Senior UX Researcher Open Design New York, NY, United States New York NY USA Oct 11th, 2019 12:00AM <p><strong>Who are we?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company tackling the challenges of urban growth. Our vision for cities is rooted in a cross-disciplinary approach that is reflected in our team, composed of experts from real estate, government, finance, technology, engineering and more.  Since our founding in 2015, we have grown into an organization of over 100 employees based primarily in New York and Toronto.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are currently designing a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s waterfront in partnership with the tripartite agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community. This joint effort, called Sidewalk Toronto, will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create a people-centered neighborhood that achieves precedent-setting levels of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are working to achieve something unprecedented — help us build it!</span></p> <p><strong>What is the role?</strong></p> <p>You will be a key member of Sidewalk’s design team, carrying out user-centered design research across the organization. Our growing product and design team is on a mission to deliver intuitive, seamless experiences for city residents, operators, workers, and visitors, and we start with users first. You will work closely with members of our UX design team and our cross-functional teams to:</p> <ul> <li>Conduct and guide studies using methods such as ethnographic/field research, diary studies, surveys, user/usability testing (remote and in-person), benchmark studies, online A/B testing, and quantitative analytics.</li> <li>Provide deep insight and actionable recommendations to improve user experience.</li> <li>Find creative and compelling ways to generate and share results and recommendations throughout the company.</li> <li>Influence product and service strategy, working closely with product managers, engineers, our corporate development team, and subject-matter experts to determine product direction.</li> <li>Support facilitation of strategic workshops with diverse audiences that deeply drive understanding of user needs, strategy, and priorities.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What we expect:</strong></p> <p>Obsessed with user needs</p> <ul> <li>You have 5+ years of experience in product organizations, leading qualitative research such as interviews, observations, surveys, and usability tests as well as blended research or quant-based methods.</li> <li>You have a degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, Human Factors, Design, or other UX-equivalent research experience.</li> <li>You are a proven leader and communicator; you are able to educate a larger organization about the value, need, and process around user research with ease.</li> </ul> <p>Bias towards action</p> <ul> <li>Once you’ve sketched out an idea, you find the fastest path to gain traction and begin executing.</li> <li>You have a strong ability to create whatever assets are needed quickly.</li> <li>Scrappy and creative: as our first UX research specialist, we’ll lean on your to determine the highest and best use for research based on your broad understanding of user needs, technological possibilities and urban knowledge.</li> <li>Experience using Usertesting.com, Qualtrics, dScout, Airtable, Typeform or comparable UXR tools.</li> </ul> <p>Solve problems, together</p> <ul> <li>You have experience and comfort in structuring and negotiating internal/external partnerships to get the work done. We often engage many subject matter experts, advisors, and other stakeholders in our research process.</li> <li>You can come up with novel solutions, working well with urbanists and technologists.</li> <li>You ask hard questions and challenge assumptions to ensure that we’re solving the right problems.</li> </ul> <p>Passionate about cities</p> <ul> <li>Demonstrated curiosity for the urban environment and care deeply about improving the lives of people in cities.</li> </ul> <p>Bonus points</p> <ul> <li>Experience working in a design role, using design/prototyping tools a plus.</li> <li>Experience using statistics, experiment design, and data science to gain insight.</li> </ul> <p><strong>What you have to achieve:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Within the first month, you’ve absorbed the research done thus far, both from our in-house design team, from our partners, and from our public engagement teams.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">You’ve assessed the needs for research across our multiple product teams and created a plan for how we might address these needs in the next 3-6 months. You’ve created a scope for an initial body of research that will deliver foundational insights to one of our pillar teams, such as housing or mobility.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">By the end of month three, you will have helped shape and conduct 2-3 in-flight discovery-based research streams (some of which will likely involve managing outside vendors) and fleshed out a plan for how user research stories and recommendations will influence our product roadmaps and plans for Sidewalk Toronto. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Beyond the first few months, you’ve formed a strategy for how we better archive and share our research (with our privacy protocols top of mind) that enable those across our organization to easily access and understand key insights.</span></li> </ul> <p>The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Sidewalk Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. All employment is based on merit and business need.</p> <p>We are very excited to hear from you.</p> Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Oct 13th, 2019 10:26PM Technology General Retailers

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