Head – Digital Technologies and Platforms (15-20 Years)

Role Overview

The Head – Digital Technologies and Platforms would provide thought leadership, and build, mentor, and lead the IT development team.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Overall: (IT development and IT Infrastructure teams)

 

•  Management of the entire software development lifecycle (from specs to deployment)

 

•  Manage and nurture a team of highly motivated and qualified IT professionals

 

•  Design, develop, and implement IT tools to be used by researchers/ policymakers working with cutting-edge technologies

 

•  Responsible for CSTEP IT infrastructure (server) and technical website updates and maintenance

 

•  Management of costs within budgets as per agreements with research teams

 

Management:

 

•  Provide thought leadership to the team to maximise their potential and abilities.

 

•  Provide technical guidance for overall architecture and design to develop and implement high-quality software systems.

 

•  Responsible for defining and implementing processes and KPIs to track the performance and productivity of the team.

 

Research Groups: Work with Sector Heads & Group Heads to:

 

•  Develop high-level proof of concept and product specifications in line with research team’s requirements

 

•  Prepare technical documentation and implementation plan

 

•  Estimate time frames, quality, and quantity of resources required to successfully implement projects

 

•  Profile and investigate application performance issues, and coordinate optimisation initiatives

 

•  Provide effective communication on all concepts and guidelines to the team

 

•  Provide technical guidance and coaching to developers and engineers

 

•  Approve final product before launch.

 

 

Qualification and Experience  

 

•  Strong domain knowledge, with a good understanding of various software development processes (especially agile), the research process and IT tools within the context of the development sector. A post-graduate degree in computer science would be a plus.

 

•  15-20 years of experience in the field, with minimum 10 years of hands-on development experience (on multiple platforms/aspects of solution development - backend + frontend), and at least 5 years of experience in leading a team of developers and software architects.

 

 

Location

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Head – Digital Technologies and Platforms” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

 

 

Project Manager - RTPV   (8+ Years)

Role Overview

The project manager will be involved in managing the Rooftop Photovoltaic (RTPV) programme at CSTEP and engage with all relevant stakeholders.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

The project manager should meet the requirements related to deliverables and project schedule, and should coordinate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders proactively to meet the program objectives.

 

Main responsibilities include:

 

· Acting as single point of contact and liaison with CSTEP’s external partners and with relevant Ministries, SERCs, DISCOMs and other stakeholders.

 

· Establishing communication and coordinate with relevant stakeholders for RTPV related projects.

 

· Initiating regulatory and policy framework alterations and discussions with SERCs w.r.t. roles of DISCOMs and various business models.

 

· Managing the project effectively and ensure that researchers adhere to timelines for deliverables.

 

· Representing CSTEP and the consortium in any external discussion with state/central government entities, workshops/conferences/roundtables, etc.

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

· MBA/MS/ME/MTech in Electrical Engineering/Energy & Power systems/Power Management/Solar Energy/Project Management.

 

· More than 8 years of work experience in RE sector. Preference will be given to those with experience in dealing with SERCs and other state/central government stakeholders.

 

· Willingness to travel frequently within country.

 

 

Skill Set

 

· Experience in providing strategic advisory to clients on handling key issues in the RTPV sector.

 

· Experience working with regulatory commissions, DISCOMs, transmission utilities, renewable nodal agencies, solar system integrators/developers, ministries and government bodies.

 

· Adept at managing programs/projects with multiple external and internal stakeholders and partners.

 

· Familiar with concepts of tariff determination, regulatory reforms, financial modelling, retail tariff design, market assessments, open access, energy auditing, ACS-ARR etc.

 

· Ability to manage the team with researchers within CSTEP and external partners for regulatory aspects.

 

· Ability to well under pressure and deliver with strict deadlines when needed.

 

 

Duration of Employment

 

This is a project position coterminous with the current grant by the funder. Any expectation of renewal is subject to extension or renewal of the said grant.

 

 

Location

 

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

 

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Project Manager - RTPV” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer (18-20 Years)

Role Overview

The Chief Financial Officer will manage all financial aspects of the organisation, including budgeting and auditing, and ensuring regulatory compliances.

 

 

Core Responsibilities

 

· Responsible for preparation of organisational budget.

 

· Plan and manage organisational cash flows.

 

· Work with Sector Heads to prepare project budgets and track utilisation.

 

· Review and approve expenditures to ensure donor compliance and efficient fund use.

 

· Prepare financial and other reports in line with donor requirements.

 

· Ensure statutory and regulatory compliances as per MCA, FCRA, IT, GST, etc.

 

· Efficiently lead the existing finance team.

 

 

 

Qualification and Experience:

 

A degree in Chartered Accountancy (or an advanced Finance/Accounting degree), with around 20 years of relevant experience, including a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role (some experience in the social or non-profit sectors is desirable).

 

 

Location:

 

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply:

 

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Chief Financial Officer” and attach a copy of your updated CV as well as a cover letter.

 

 

Research Engineer - RE & EE (2-3 Years)

Role Overview

 

We are looking for a Research Engineer in the Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) space who can help us contribute to shaping India's energy policy through proof of concept.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

•Conduct techno-economic analyses of various RE systems in the residential & industrial sectors.

 

•Analyse energy performance and report the impacts associated with efficiency improvements using advanced spreadsheets and relevant simulation software.

 

 •Develop specific tools, resources and databases for expanding CSTEP’s expertise in the sector.

 

•Participate in R&D projects and publication of research papers in important journals and magazines.

 

•Ideate and innovate towards expanding knowledge and work base of the RE and EE domain.

 

•Coordinate and collaborate with various stakeholders according to project requirements.

 

• Work on multiple projects to ensure they are completed within timescale and budget.

 

• Manage projects and/or tasks involving engineering or field data collection elements.

 

• Review and make recommendations on savings calculations performed by other organisations.

 

• Analyse existing policies in relevant areas and identify gaps along with remedial measures.

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

• MS/MTech with a focus on RE/EE

 

• 2 - 3 years of work experience within Indian RE & EE sector. Experience of working in MSME/Industries/Manufacturing sector will be an added advantage.

 

 

Skillset

 

• Ability to evaluate, measure, audit, and verify EE measures.

 

• Ability to develop techno-economic and financial models for RE and EE technologies and derive concrete policy recommendations.

 

• Knowledge of existing RE and EE policies & technical knowledge of EE in industry and other sectors such as household appliances, ECBC, etc.

 

• Experience in working with EE system integrators/developers, industries, appliance manufacturers, ministries and government bodies such as BEE & EESL.

 

• Adept at articulating ideas, and at proposal and report writing.

 

•Ability to use MS office tools effectively and prepare outcome reports.

 

• Willingness to travel frequently to collect necessary data or discuss study findings.

 

• An Energy Auditor/Manager certification from BEE will be considered a plus.

 

•Technical research experience will be an added advantage.

 

 

Location:

Noida

 

 

How to apply:

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Research Engineer - RE & EE” and attach a copy of your updated CV as well as a cover letter.

 

 

 

UI/UX Developer (3-5 Years)

Role Overview

The UI/UX developer will work with the IT development team to develop interactive interfaces for computational tools, and rich internet and mobile applications.

 

Responsibilities

 

· Software development

 

· Analysis of requirements, front-end design, and visualisations

 

 

Qualifications

BE/BCA /Certificate online courses in the relevant area

 

 

Experience

· Minimum 3-5 years of experience in software development.

 

· Ability to understand and relate technology-integration scenarios, and apply these learnings in complex troubleshooting scenarios.

 

 

Skill Set

· Strong hands-on experience in JS GUI frameworks, such as HTML5, CSS (bootstrap), JavaScript, JQuery, and Angular Technologies or Node.js

 

· Experience in web application frameworks

 

· Sound knowledge of HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS3, JQuery Rich control libraries like D3 Plus etc.

 

· Sound communication skills

 

· Should demonstrate ownership and initiative

 

· Knowledge of Ruby on Rails and FLASK framework would be a plus

 

 

Location

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: UI/UX Developer” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

Software Developer (3-5 Years)

Role Overview

The software developer will work in the IT development team to develop computational tools, and internet and mobile applications.

 

Responsibilities

· Writing quality codes and reviewing codes

 

· Understanding functional requirements thoroughly and analysing the client’s needs in the context of the project

 

· Resolving issues raised during code/design review and ability to justify the decisions taken

 

· Undertaking POCs to make sure that the suggested design/technologies meet the requirements

 

· Analysis of requirements, database design, and implementation

 

 

Qualifications

BE/BCA /Certificate online courses in the relevant area

 

 

Experience

· Minimum 3-5 years of experience in software development.

 

· Ability to understand and relate technology-integration scenarios, and apply these learnings in complex troubleshooting scenarios.

 

 

Skill Set

· Sound knowledge in Core Java, OOPS

 

· Experience in web services development (SOAP and RESTful) using spring boots

 

· Hands-on experience in Hibernates, Spring Security, and other modules

 

· In-depth understating of Design patterns

 

· Sound knowledge of high-quality professional software engineering practices for agile software development cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source-control management, build processes, testing, and deployment

 

· Relevant expertise in UML modelling, and OOA and OOD concepts

 

· Knowledge of Databases Design, Development, SQL, PL/SQL, and Tuning

 

· Ability to optimise complex SQL statements / stored procedures / views

 

· Experience in performance analysis, Query Optimisation using Performance Monitor, SQL Profiler, and other related monitoring and troubleshooting tools.

 

· Knowledge of Ruby on Rails, and Geo-server would be a plus

 

· Strong communication skills 

 

 

Location

Bengaluru

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Software Developer” and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

 

 

Lead–Climate Change Mitigation (8 -12 Years)

Role Overview

The climate change mitigation lead would provide strategic direction, design programme goals, direct research, and assist in policy engagement and public outreach.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

CSTEP has an acknowledged reputation for research in emissions reporting and modelling.

 

The focus-area-specific responsibilities for this role are as follows:

 

· Guide the team in modeling India’s long-term emission pathways.

 

· Explore the interlinkages between energy, water, food, and land.

 

· Perform techno-economic analysis with regard to investment needs; technology/IP.

 

· Evaluate policy and technology options to pursue low-carbon pathways.

 

· Explore the sectoral decarbonisation strategies for India.

 

 

Other primary responsibilities include:

 

· Designing the programme strategy, and developing project proposals.

 

· Providing thought leadership to the team to take the work forward.

 

· Leading project teams – including designing work plans, guiding research, and ensuring report quality.

 

· Driving the impact of research by engaging with policymakers and stakeholders, and advocating research findings.

 

· Playing an active role in outreach by writing in mass media, disseminating research to stakeholders, engaging in capacity building, representing CSTEP in various forums (conferences, workshops, etc.), and building awareness about climate risks and support for mitigation efforts among the wider public.

 

 

Qualifications

 

· A Ph.D. or a Master's degree in Environmental Science/Economics/Engineering, or a related field.

 

 

 

Experience

 

· 8-12 years' work experience.

 

· A thorough understanding of energy-economy-emissions modelling. Actual modelling experience would be a plus.

 

· Demonstrated record of lucid analysis and writing.

 

 

 

Skill Set

 

Mandatory Skills

 

· Rigour in research, with a focus on policy ideas and impact.

 

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

· Ability to manage multiple projects, and work under tight deadlines.

 

· Strong work ethic, timeliness, and discipline.

 

· Ability to mentor and motivate a large team of able researchers.

 

Preferred Skills

 

· Experience of working with various modelling tools such as computational general equilibrium, energy systems optimisation, and systems dynamics.

 

· Knowledge of current energy policies and teams working in the energy space.

 

 

The selected candidate will be paid a salary as per CSTEP’s norms, commensurate with the demonstrated skills and experience.

 

 

Location

Bengaluru or Noida

 

 

How to apply

Please send an email to careers@cstep.in with the subject "Application: Lead – Climate Change Mitigation”, and attach a copy of your updated CV, as well as a cover letter.

Sectors

CSTEP works in critical areas such as environment, energy and strategic materials to enable sustainable growth. We are also involved in cutting-edge research that incorporates Artificial Intelligence for social good and computational tools and modelling to provide solutions for complex developmental issues in India.