CarbonChain (S20)
We help companies automate the accounting of their carbon emissions

Head of Software Engineering

London / Remote
6+ years
About CarbonChain

We’re building a SaaS tool that enables companies in highly polluting industries to track their supply chain carbon emissions so they can mitigate risks from incoming carbon taxes and government penalties.

About the role

Skills: CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Docker, Bash/Shell, Angular, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

CarbonChain - Head of Engineering Job Description

CarbonChain helps companies automate the accounting of their carbon emissions. Most large companies need to account for their carbon emissions to 1) Avoid financial penalties 2) Access cheaper financing 3) Manage stakeholder requirements for carbon disclosure. We currently focused on the extractive industries (i.e., Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, and Agriculture) and logistics industries, which are responsible for over half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

We are looking for a Head of Engineering to take the company to its next stage of growth.

Mission for the role

Build the world's largest carbon emissions database. Imagine google, but for carbon Ship version 1 of the product that helps companies live track their carbon emissions around the world Hire an elite engineering team who are climate warriors at heart and want to solve climate change

Key results expected in the first 12 months

Deliver a carbon emissions database that covers 70% of the world's annual carbon emissions down to asset and land-use level (i.e. circa 50 GT of CO2e globally emitted in 2020, therefore your target coverage is 35 GT) Hire 7 engineers who are each considered the top 10% of their field and can ship weekly features better than Amazon can ship packages. This team needs to inspire and attract the next generation of elite engineers, and have ability to draw talent from non-climate sectors Deliver a product that can produce thousands of end-to-end supply chain carbon emission reports at the press of a button for the world's most polluting supply chains (e.g. steel, aluminium, cement, fertilizer) Create banking grade secure APIs that can handle thousands of daily carbon tracking requests from the finance world so that our platform becomes the trusted engine of global green trade finance

Competencies: To accomplish this, the ideal candidate will need to be strong in the related competencies

Locate and establish data connections to many vast and different databases in order to collect global carbon intensity information such as fuel and electricity Retrieve unstructured data from multiple sources and derive structured datasets that can produce consistent metrics used for comparing against benchmarks and other scoring criteria Experience shipping a version 1 product Building a team: Finding talent. Vetting talent. Integrating them to the rest of the team Delivering to banking industry requirements in ambitious time frames: rapidly achieving security and compliance clearance for code and APIs

Location requirements: Must be on similar hours to the UK, ie. within 2hrs GMT

To apply, email your resume, an introduction note and short answers to how you would achieve the expected results (1-4) outlined above in the first 12 months to [email protected]

About CarbonChain

We’re a team of engineers and sales leaders who previously led supply chains for Amazon in Europe covering 8 countries and $2B in monthly spend. Our team has delivered enterprise level software with rapid user growth for the Football Association (FA) and Western Union. Finally, we have market expertise in Oil & Gas and mining as consultants for BCG and Rio Tinto.

We were part of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 batch, and have recently completed our seed fundraising round.


We are continuously improving CarbonChain’s methodology to model greenhouse gas emissions of assets and transport along Oil & Gas, Metals and Minerals, and Agricultural supply chains

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