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Full-Time, Blockchain Business Developer Lead

Job Title Full-Time, Blockchain Business Developer Lead
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Julien Pestourie
Location Los Altos, CA
Schedule Full-time
Position Open ASAP

1.              Company overview

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables, EDF Trading & Energy Services, Dalkia, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units.

In the US, EDF Innovation Lab’s role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done through the creation of partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions.

2.              The opportunity

The EDF Innovation Lab, based in the Bay Area, aims to support EDF Business Units in their decarbonization goals and clean investments in the mid- and long-term. This position will be on the Blockchain Business Development, a collaboration between the Lab and Exaion.

Exaion is a fast-growing startup financed by the EDF Group’s venture capital fund. We provide specialized, sovereign and decarbonized cloud services. All our infrastructures are hosted and managed in-house. Our activities focus on Web3, providing users with blockchain, cloud and edge computing solutions and services. We collaborate with international partners in the fields of aeronautics, research, energy, finance and the entertainment industry. Exaion’s ambition is to be an international key player in blockchain technologies and sovereign cloud.

Our values and commitments:

  • That we must preserve resources and rare minerals by giving a second life to IT assets that are still functional,
  • That we must optimize energy consumption by offering a low-carbon service based on smart use,
  • That tech expertise is central to build the future of solutions,
  • That responding to real customer needs makes us move forward faster,
  • That human and collective intelligence are key,
  • That what matters is curiosity and the willingness to learn.

About us:

  • A unique technical infrastructure with thousands of servers interconnected at very high speeds (infiniband, dark fiber, etc) distributed over 2 datacenters, thousands of CPUs, hundreds of GPUs,
  • A strong Open Source and in-house development culture to maintain a maximum independence on our offers and solutions.

3.              Duties and responsibilities

As a key part of Exaion’s development strategy in a position of Blockchain Business Development Lead, your main mission will be to boost our implementation and commercial development of the Blockchain segment in the US market (California, Texas, Ontario and Quebec).

You will be part of a dynamic, caring and experienced team.

As a pioneer in this new territory, you will be involved in a wide variety of activities such as:

  • Building a business development strategy
  • Prospect all internal departments (sales, legal, financial, etc) to understand processes and operational constraints,
  • Adapt sales strategy to the challenges of local markets (communication materials, sales process, etc.),
  • Define the targets in the fields of activity identified by General Management (banking, energy, entertainment, etc.) and ensure a competitive intelligence on the territory to identify the differentiating axes of our offers and services (product market fit).
  • Prospection and business opportunities
  • Meet with potential new customers within the US market (direct sales) or build new partnerships with foundations, incubators, etc. (indirect sales),
  • Support customers in order to smooth onboarding process,
  • Build a structured database of corporate contacts through the CRM,
  • Seize and follow-up on business opportunities to be explored in the short, medium and long-term,
  • Promote company solutions and services effectively, manage the ecosystem and become the company’s business gateway on the territory.
  • Sales management
  • Build sales proposals and manage negotiation phases,
  • Follow-up on business and sales through a probabilized sales pipeline,
  • Review and report on the achievement of objectives through weekly updates,
  • Suggest relevant key performance indicators,
  • Manage the future members of the local sales team.
  • Services development
  • Share customer feedbacks with global sales team,
  • Manage strategic customer projects,
  • Analyze with the dev team feasibility of new features or protocols to grow on both American and Canadian markets.

 

4.              Qualifications

Education, skills, and experience

You will need to succeed:

  • MSc in Engineering, or business, or other relevant field and experience
  • Experience with Blockchain technology fundamentals and related concepts (smart-contracts, node hosting, protocols, etc.),
  • A bright and energetic person motivated to improve the world through energy
  • Validated abilities of owning projects
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, with strong analytical skills, the ability to communicate with all levels of seniority and enjoy challenges
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and deliver under deadlines
  • Ability to work mostly autonomously to analyze, filter, and compare startups
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to learn quickly and have strong adaptation skills to navigate in a scaling company,
  • You are fluent in both French and English.

 

What we like:

+ Tech lover, you describe yourself as a ‘maker’ and ‘problem solver’,

+ Good social and pragmatic skills, you have an entrepreneurial mindset,

+ Rigorous, methodic and pedagogue, you are able to manage a project from the identification of a business opportunity to its successful implementation by the technical teams.

 

What will make you special:

+ You have already managed complex projects on a professional or personal basis, or as a member of an organization,

+ You have a strong commitment and you are keen to lead projects to their successful conclusion,

+ You have a significant business development experience in the US market in the Cloud, HPC and Blockchain areas,

+ You have a deep knowledge of the Blockchain node hosting platforms

 

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume innovation-lab@edf-inc.comwith “Blockchain Business Developer Lead” in the subject line to julien.pestourie@edf-inc.com.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are looking to make an impact on the energy transition, the EDF Innovation Lab is the place for you. You will be part of an international group whose main objective is to build a sustainable world with carbon free energy.

Senior Analyst (Energy Market Fundamentals)

Job Title Full-Time, Senior Analyst (Energy Market Fundamentals)
Employer EDF Inc. Innovation Lab
Reports To Julien Pestourie & Neha Nandakumar
Location Los Altos, CA
Schedule Full-time
Position Open ASAP

1.              Company and department overview

EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With 140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38 million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide, EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation, trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables, EDF Trading & Energy Services, Dalkia, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units.

In the US, EDF Innovation Lab’s role is to provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done through the creation of partnerships and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of innovative technologies and solutions. EDF Innovation Lab also introduces start-ups and emerging technologies to EDF Group’s business units with the goal of partnering and develop joint ventures.

2.              The opportunity

The EDF Innovation Lab, based in the Bay Area, aims to support EDF Business Units in their decarbonization goals and clean investments in the mid- and long-term. This position will be on the Energy Markets team, participating in the Future Energy Markets project, a collaboration between EDF R&D and EDF Renewables North America. EDF Renewables is a developer in the United States with a large pipeline of clean energy projects. This role supports market analysis to inform development decisions.

The Energy Market Analyst is responsible for supporting the fundamentals activities of the Innovation Lab and for delivering analysis to our customers. You will lead the fundamentals related research activities within the Innovation Lab and develop processes to streamline the forecasting and modeling. You will work with the R&D teams to further develop our in-house capacity expansion model and draw key insights for the future of long duration storage and other investment technologies of interest.

We are working with other international centers based in Europe and Asia to leverage our expertise within EDF Group. When you join the EDF Innovation Lab, you will be part of a great adventure that support the energy transition toward a safe and zero carbon system.

3.              Duties and responsibilities

As an Energy Markets Analyst you will be part of a robust team that is passionate about energy transition topics.

We seek candidates who can contribute the following areas:

  • Lead the fundamentals analysis research work of the lab
  • Lead and contribute to Energy market related deliverables or project
    • Analyze renewable energy market and policy trends
    • Evaluate the impact of state and federal policies on renewable energy deployment
    • Work on the analysis of the challenges, opportunities and best practices for operating and planning power systems with large amounts of variable renewable energy
    • Develop policy recommendations for the successful transformation to a low carbon power system
    • Present results and promote the EDF Innovation Lab’s work through participation in internal workshops and bilateral meetings
    • Carry out reporting on activities and communicate synthetic results to EDF
  • Support the broader EDF Innovation Lab activities through analytical and written contributions, web content and briefs.
  • Contribute to the overall development of the Future Energy Market related skills of the Lab

4.              Qualifications

Education, skills, and experience

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and interests in both the technical and business aspects of energy, with some experience in capacity expansion modeling.

 

You will need to succeed:

  • BSc or MSc in Engineering, or Energy related sciences, business, or other relevant field and experience
  • Experience with capacity expansion modeling (i.e. PLEXOS, PROMOD, GE MAPS, RESOLVE, IPM)
  • Experience with data science (python, high level language scripting)
  • Experience with the following would be a plus: utilities; companies engaged in some part of the electricity industry; investment strategy, market analysis, valuation
  • A bright and energetic person motivated to improve the world through energy
  • Validated abilities of owning projects
  • Self-motivated, autonomous, with strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and deliver under deadlines
  • Ability to work mostly autonomously to analyze, filter, and compare startups
  • Flexible and willing to take on any projects to support the team
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment

 

How to apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume innovation-lab@edf-inc.comwith ‘Senior Energy Market Analyst – Fundamentals’ in the subject line to julien.pestourie@edf-inc.com and neha.nandakumar@edf-inc.com.

EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

If you are looking to make an impact on the energy transition, the EDF Innovation Lab is the place for you. You will be part of an international group whose main objective is to build a sustainable world with carbon free energy.

Internships

eMobility Analyst Intern

Job Description
Job Title: eMobility Analyst Intern
Department: R&D Innovation Lab
Application Closing: January 2023
Start Date: February 2023
End Date: Flexible
Supervisor: Sena Soysal, eMobility Program Manager
Location: Los Altos, CA or remote (USA)
Schedule: Full-time/Part-time
Compensation: Paid, compensation commensurate with experience

Job Summary:
EDF (Électricité de France) is a global, integrated energy company and the world’s largest electricity producer. With
140 GW of generation capacity across more than 30 countries, EDF generates over 650 TWh of electricity for 38
million customers, and 85% of that electricity has low or no carbon emissions. With 160,000 employees worldwide,
EDF is active in the entire value chain of the electric industry, including R&D, project development, generation,
trading, transmission, distribution, sales, and energy services. In the US, EDF’s operations include EDF Renewables
North America, EDF Energy North America, EDF R&D, and several smaller business units. EDF R&D has 1,800
researchers and 8 labs, including three in France, EDF Innovation Lab in the US, and others globally. Their role is to
provide R&D, innovation, and business development support to the EDF Group. This is done by creating partnerships
and collaborations with leading research institutions and industries and the identification and development of
innovative technologies and solutions.

EDF Innovation Lab (EDF IL)’s mission is twofold: first, to explore, analyze and research trends and disruptive
technologies for EDF Group in North America, leveraging the innovation of Silicon Valley and building local
partnerships; and second, to develop and test new markets, innovative businesses and services, to support EDF
Group’s growth in decentralized, data-driven and low-carbon energy sectors.

A focus in the Lab is on new businesses around Electric Mobility. This topic includes research on electric vehicles,
smart charging, autonomous vehicles, and micromobility, to name a few. The position will support the eMobility
team by researching important trends on eMobility in the U.S., producing techno-economic analysis, as well as wellwritten advanced technology watches. These reports and studies will be collaborative projects on behalf of EDF R&D
in France, as well as for EDF’s business units in the US. Technical investigations include technology and market
analyses, R&D trends, innovation, and economic modeling of systems/product/services. Specific projects include
market research on mobility services, drafting grant proposals, benchmarking the most promising mobility
technologies.

This will be an exciting role for someone with strong technical and market capabilities and interests in innovation in
the eMobility and Energy Industry. The analyst will be a part of the EDF IL team and will have easy access to all the
Lab resources including people to support her/his work.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities include, among others:
• Conduct analysis of companies, technology, and trends in e-mobility
• Support industry/academic research for newsletters /reports / electric and autonomous vehicle watches
• Technical analysis and economic model creation

Required Skills/Abilities:
• Ability to structure and deliver analyses with minimal supervision
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment
• Strong verbal and written communication skills (strong English skills required)
• Solid computer skills and attention to detail

Education and Experience:
• Pursuing a degree (Undergraduate, Master, MBA, PhD) with sufficient experience or knowledge of the
energy/eMobility industry
• Excellent writing and presentation skills
• Able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently
• A strong interest in innovation and the eMobility sector required
• Experience with technical and economic modelling preferred
• Experience with relevant industries, electric utilities, energy markets, and power system regulations,
economics and business development skills preferred

Disclaimer:
• May perform other duties assigned

How to Apply:
• Send a Resume/CV and Cover Letter to sena.soysal@edf-inc.com with ‘ eMobility Intern’ in the subject
line.
EDF Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions
without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Full-time Position Benefits

Culture:

Having a positive culture enables our employees to thrive. We are an agile and forward-thinking business and our employees work hard and celebrate every success.

We also have a number of social events during the year which include annual team-building, happy hours and holiday parties.

Competitive Pay and Benefits:

We offer our employees a variety of benefits along with maintaining a competitive pay structure through an annual salary exercise. Such benefits include:

  • Cover an average of 90% of health costs for employees and their families; 100% employer coverage on some plans
  • Contribute equal to 6% of total compensation to a non-elective 401(k) account with immediate vesting
  • Competitive time-off benefits

Communication:

We aim to be transparent with our business strategy and performance information by giving employees access to the latest news and announcements.

We also provide quarterly Town Halls so that employees can hear business updates directly from executives.

Wellness & Community:

We promote wellness and community involvement by offering benefits such as gym membership reimbursement, community Involvement Time-Off and commuting allowance.