Head of Software Product Development, Smart Energy Solutions (Helsinki)


Haku päättyy 05.05.2024

Ohjelmistotyö ja IT-palvelutuotanto, Liiketoiminnan johto, kehitys ja tuki, Ei suomen kielen vaatimusta

Do you want to make a real impact accelerating global energy production transitioning to zero-carbon systems? 

In Elisa’s International Digital Services, you can join a multidisciplinary team that is harnessing data and AI to overcome issues arising from wind and solar becoming the main forms of energy production. As a Head of Software Product Development you would bring your expertise on developing complex mission critical software systems to the team and enable us pilot and scale the new solutions to commercial reality. 

Are you excited about energy ecosystem transforming to zero-carbon era? Do you enjoy developing new solution concepts from idea stage to pilot installations to full-scale commercial launch? Can you see what should be technically feasible (if we push the leading edge a bit) and progress towards that by iteratively removing the largest uncertainties first? Can you conquer complex problems by dividing them into easier to track sub-components, and keep stakeholders involved on where the current priorities are? 

Read more about our project to use telecom towers to build a more energy-efficient future.

We are functioning like a startup within the larger Elisa corporation, proving that it is truly possible to combine the perks of a lean startup business with the resources and financial stability of a corporation. As we are growing fast and changing all the time, you will have a great chance to evolve the role yourself. 

Position Overview: We are on the lookout for a Head of Software Product Development to lead our senior R&D team. Your mission will be to lead the development of a high-quality mission critical distributed system, specifically tailored for the Smart Energy Solutions sector. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in an agile, fast-paced environment and is passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology to create impactful solutions.

Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the lean product development cycle, from concept to large-scale implementation, ensuring the delivery of new and innovative solutions
  • Lead and scale the team, cultivate a culture of participation and hands-on engagement
  • Work closely with the CTO, team members and stakeholders in product management and business to refine and develop the product's overall architecture, incorporating core software, external system interfaces, and enhancing MLOps and DataOps capabilities 
  • Work as needed with customers to understand their unique needs thoroughly, aiming to surpass their expectations with our solutions

What We Expect from You:

  • A proven track record of over 10 years in developing new software products, with a preference for those who have worked on complex, data-intensive B2B products in a startup/scaleup environment
  • Exceptional leadership qualities, with the ability to cultivate a culture of participation and hands-on engagement. Proven experience in hiring, scaling and nurturing high-performing teams is crucial
  • Comfort in working directly in technical and domain level with technical experts including software developers, data scientists, and engineers, as well as with non-technical stakeholders
  • Proficiency in agile methodologies, delivering and scaling an excellent product to the market and developing architectures for data-intensive products in a cloud environment
  • Strong communication skills in English, both in writing and speaking
  • Proven collaboration and coaching leadership skills 
  • A passion for innovation within the zero-carbon energy ecosystem, backed by solid software and data orientation
  • Willingness to travel internationally to meet customers as needed
  • A master's degree in software engineering, computer science, or a related field is highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data and control systems within the energy sector, including reserve markets
  • Familiarity with modern cloud architectures, including AWS and Databricks, and technologies such as Python, Pytest, SNMP, asynchronous development, and machine learning

Why Join Us?

You'll be at the helm of a team that's at the forefront of developing smart, sustainable energy solutions. Our work environment is diverse, dynamic, and dedicated to innovation and excellence. If you're eager to lead the way in zero-carbon energy solutions and have the experience we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of energy, today!

As you can see, you will be given a large portion of responsibility, but equal amounts of freedom and trust. You are surrounded by over 5000 friendly Elisians, who never hesitate to come to your assistance. 

Elisa has been ranked as one of the Finland's best employers for many years, for many reasons: huge amounts of flexibility, a friendly and laid-back working environment, great leadership that we are truly proud of, a continuous curiosity and an innovative aim to develop, as well as a fundamental invitation to come as you are. We understand and honor the fact that each Elisian comes with families, hobbies, problems, backgrounds and lives of their own. Read more about Elisa and the elisians here.

We can't wait to get to know you a bit better! We will start the interviews immediately with promising candidates, so submit your application through the link below as soon as possible! If you have any questions about the role or Elisa, please turn to Hannu Kokko at hannu.kokko (a) elisa.com or +358 50 486 8110 and Jukka-Pekka Salmenkaita (a) elisa.com or +358 45 2654 321. Welcome to our team!

The chosen candidate will undergo drug test and a security clearance vetting, which in turn requires having stayed in Finland for multiple years.