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Work with Energy Systems Modeling at a Climate Startup - Southern Lights

Would you like to build cutting-edge energy tech and have a positive impact in the world? Join Southern Lights!

About us

Southern Lights is a climate tech startup that is developing an innovative web-based software for creating green energy projects. Our mission is to help replace fossil fuels in heavy industry by enabling green hydrogen at scale. We empower energy developers to efficiently assess green hydrogen projects, with our powerful Software-as-a-Service tool. That way our clients can create successful clean energy projects that will reduce carbon emissions on a global scale.

Founded in 2022, Southern Lights is a growing startup with a talented and dedicated team of professionals. The founders, Felipe, Anton and Gustav have worked passionately since product launch (Feb 2023) to bring their vision to life and help their global customers to succeed. We are headquartered at KTH Innovation in Stockholm, Sweden.

The role

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated engineer with expertise in systems and process modeling, with an interest in green hydrogen and Power-to-X processes to become Energy Modeler at Southern Lights. As Energy Modeler you will be responsible for producing the energy models at the core base of our software product under the guidance of our Head of Product and with the support of leading experts in the field.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop energy models for electrolytic hydrogen and Power-to-X production and distribution processes at sub-component level, using Python, optimization algorithms for sizing and dispatch based on Operations Research techniques.

  • Working as a part of our tech team to integrate the core energy models into our software platform.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research and technologies related to green hydrogen, green Haber Bosch and Power-to-X process.

  • Contribute to the technical direction of our products.

Work with great people

Felipe Gallardo
CEO & Co-founder
"Felipe is an energy expert and entrepreneur, with notable roles at green tech consultancy LIF Energy and a PhD candidacy at KTH Royal Institute of Technology."
Anton Frisk
COO & Co-founder
"Anton is an entrepreneur and engineer focused on clean energy technologies. As a co-founder of Southern Lights, he aims to accelerate energy transition for climate impact."
Gustav Ekberg
CTO & Co-founder
"Gustav is a seasoned technical leader and developer with expertise in system modeling and SaaS startups. His focus is on transforming innovative ideas into successful products."

Skills & Requirements

Your skills

To be successful in this role, you should have a strong background in energy systems modeling and optimization, as well as middle level proficiency in Python. You should also have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and be able to work independently as well as in a team.

  • Experience in energy systems modeling and optimization.

  • Experience in Python - We understand you are not a software developer but you should know how to program and build basic routines.

  • Interest or background in Operations Research techniques including optimal sizing and optimal dispatch would be a plus.

  • Knowledge or proficency on libraries such as Pandas, Pyomo, Scipy would be a plus.

What we offer

We're here to build a fantastic startup culture and want to reward you for your dedication.

  • Take on an important role as a valued member of a high-performing team making a real impact on society and growing with us.

  • Work building a cutting-edge technology for the energy transition in a rapidly expanding market.

  • Hybrid work as part of our Stockholm based team. Flexibility in time and workplace.

  • Co-working space in central Stockholm in a fantastic vibrant startup setting.

  • A competitive salary.

Why join?

As a small team, we work in a highly collaborative environment and you'll have the opportunity to participate in every part of the business from idea to production. You will be working directly with the founders of Southern Lights, and together we will grow our company and our team. This is the starting seed of something big!

  • Climate Impact: Join us in building the product that will help cut fossil fuels on a global scale!

  • Excellence: Practice your development craft with the founders in a fast-paced startup environment.

  • Grow: Shape the direction of product and strategy — Your best ideas will flourish with us!

Your application

If you are a stellar energy modeler, with strong technical skills and a passion for building great products, we encourage you to apply for this position at Southern Lights.

Diversity and inclusion are core to our culture. If you are a member of an underrepresented group in tech, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Is this role not right for you? If you resonate with our mission at Southern Lights, and you wish to apply anyway, then please send us an application with a cover letter where you describe why you think we are the perfect match.

We look forward to getting your application!

Great Place to Work

  • Business Development Coach from KTH

  • Centrally located office space (KTH Campus)

  • Be part of the thriving KTH Innovation Community

  • Access to mentor and investor network

  • Workshops and service packs from KTH partners

  • Proof-of-concept funding

  • Access to Media Studio and Makerspace

About the company

Southern Lights is currently supported by KTH Innovation and part of a batch in the Pre-incubator program. The KTH Innovation Pre-incubator program is a 12 month program to accelerate the development of promising startup projects from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Startup projects receive extensive support from inhouse Business Development Coaches as well as additional support such as office space, community activities, team development support, IP and legal counseling, access to industry, mentor and investor networks.

Felipe Gallardo | Contact Person

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