Join The Worldwide Buddy Platform Team

The Internet of Things is more than a buzzword; it represents a multi-trillion-dollar market opportunity over the next 20 years, we call this the Quantified Economy. Buddy Platform is working from the ground up to build a data management platform that will be the center of millions of connected devices and sensors, to process and manage critical data. You name it – everything from cities, farms, transportation, factories and everything in between will be connected, helping to improve workflow, safety, time and cost savings.

Join Buddy Platform to shape the future of IoT, defined together with our customers and powered with our partners. We are a leading data aggregation and management platform built for the high volume and velocity associated with IoT. In fact, our platform is so powerful and easy to use we call it the first IoT Data Graph. What social networking did for the connections and correlations between friends, Buddy is doing for the world’s connected device and sensor data. The Buddy IoT Data Graph enables real-time queries of streaming data, storage and management of data around the world, two-way control based on a cloud based rules engine.

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We have two offices, one in Adelaide, South Australia and the second in Seattle, Washington and new opportunities to join the team pop up regularly. IoT is growing fast, and so are we.

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Mission and Culture

We are looking for stand out developers, marketing and sales people that want to be a part of a rapidly growing company and work in a fun, team-centered culture.

We have a strong dedication to the product and customer experience. We believe in a handful of simple guidelines that guide and shape what we do:

  • Provide an awesome first experience
  • Everyone owns the whole product (no one owns nothing)
  • Keep promises
  • All feel responsible
  • Invest in velocity
  • Understand then act
  • Don’t fix the same problem twice

Benefits

Healthcare options:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits for employee, spouse, dependents (U.S. employees)

Time-off:

  • Vacation and sick days (take as needed) and nine (9) designated paid holidays for U.S. employees.
  • Twenty (20) days annual leave and ten (10) days personal leave and ten (10) paid holidays for Australian employees.

Other:

  • 401(k) (U.S. employees)
  • Orca Card (Seattle employees)
  • Snacks, drinks and company sponsored lunches
  • Monthly team outings from happy hours to sporting events, we do it all together!
  • Opportunity to travel domestically and globally to help our customers, attend industry events, and spend time in Buddy offices in Seattle and Australia.

Job Listings

Position Summary

We are looking for a strong full stack web developer who is passionate about developing amazing user experiences and building great software to help take Buddy’s IoT (Internet of Things) platform to the next level.

Buddy is a flexible and scalable platform for collecting and processing Internet of Things (IoT) data. Our platform is used in everything from Smart City solutions to connected lights.

At Buddy, we thrive on ambiguity and our culture is defined by aggressively pursuing big, bold bets. The IoT market is in its infancy and we strongly believe that we’re well positioned to execute as the market continues to grow. Our team is passionate about making the IoT vision a reality and we hire smart people who are just as passionate.

Our team culture and working environment can be summed up as “serious fun”. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun. Through Buddy Labs, we encourage our engineers to regularly build “things” by providing them with both equipment and dedicated time. Our engineers get to experience what it’s like to build “things” using a variety of IoT hardware platforms including Arduino, Beagle Bone, Raspberry Pi, Dash, etc.

We are based in Seattle and are currently looking to hire staff for our new Adelaide office.  As part of the on-boarding process, it is expected that new employees will be able to commit to 2-3 weeks in Seattle to meet the rest of the team and learn about the product, the engineering process and get immersed in the culture.  The two offices operate collaboratively using platforms such as Skype, Slack and GitHub.
We run a mixture of Linux/Windows systems in public clouds, with technologies such as C#, Node.js/JavaScript, React, Kafka, Spark, Redis, Docker, Go, Spark, Java and Scala.

We are looking for a seasoned full-stack web developer with a strong background in Node, React, JavaScript. If you also rock HTML/CSS/Javascript, server-side business logic and are comfortable in a fast moving, dynamic environment, – you are in the right place!

You’ll be working on our customer facing global and local accounts deploying Web and Mobile technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Full-stack web development from UI to backend
  • Gathering functional requirements, developing technical specifications, and project testing & risk management.
  • Designing/developing web software
  • Work together with various teams: creative, marketing, product

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience developing modern web applications
  • Bachelor degree in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with the entire software development life cycle
  • Solid communication skills / soft skills
  • Strong understanding of the Software design/architecture process
  • 3+ years solid experience on HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and other Web UI presentation frameworks

Send us your CV and tell us why you would make a great engineer at Buddy: [email protected]

Please note that these are onsite positions at our Adelaide office and we are currently not sponsoring overseas applicants.

Position Summary
Located in downtown Seattle, the heart of the cloud capital of the world, Buddy Platform is growing internal marketing capabilities. We are looking for a creative thinker to push the bounds of B2B marketing, but also has the ability to jump in on the front lines for execution. Buddy is working with companies and organizations around the world to help them scope, prototype and productize their Internet of Things strategy. We help them learn more about their products, gain valuable insight from real-time data, and ultimately help them provide a richer and more compelling customer experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Content marketing: Help build a year round content engine to drive conversation, thought leadership and action. This will include content ranging from the lightweight (blog posts, market announcements) to technical (white papers and case studies) and will help power Buddy’s digital and events channels
  • Digital and social marketing: Manage Buddy’s digital footprint, working with internal and external design and development resources to keep them fresh and impactful. This includes development and management of our SEO program, oversight of our marketing software systems, and day to day curation of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Vimeo channels
  • Event strategy & marketing: Buddy participates in a variety of events throughout the year, with the company conducting sales meetings, speaking engagements, and exhibiting at trade shows. The senior marketing manager will help identify key events, determine level of support, develop content and budget in partnership with the head of brand and creative, and the VP of marketing.

Competencies/Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • 10+ years marketing or communications experience, preferably in the technology industry
  • Ability to look strategically over the horizon to determine where we should go, but also able to dig in day-to-day to work the plan
  • Measurable experience in shaping and executing a successful marketing and communications plan
  • Ability to bring key stakeholders together to build consensus, then work independently to make things happen
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with the ability to establish strong and effective relationships inside and outside the company
  • Ability and flexibility to work across worldwide time zones
  • Thoughtful person, willing to dig into subject matter and develop a point of view
  • Ability to work closely with external partner organizations to keep projects on track
  • Understanding of automated marketing systems and CRM systems such as Salesforce.com
  • Experience in the creation of a customer journeys and the application of content at each stage

Education/Training Required:

  • Degree from an accredited 4 year university

Additional Details:

  • Travel required: 10-30%, including travel to Australian headquarters
  • We are unable to sponsor new U.S. work visas at this time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits for employee, spouse, and dependents
  • Standard relocation packages
  • Employment in this position may be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal and/or credit background investigation.

If you’re interested, please send your resume to [email protected].

Buddy Platform is a proud equal opportunity employer.

Sales Culture
The Buddy sales team is driven by performance – actively recruiting and rewarding top achievers. We see ourselves as the voice of the customer and a primary driving force of the business. Our sales culture is a reflection of our values, confidence, capabilities, and mindset. Our focus is on discovering what it takes to create a sense of satisfaction and loyalty and to earn our customers’ business every day.

Position Summary
This position reports to the Vice President of Sales and Partnerships and is responsible for identifying, selling into, and closing new sales opportunities and building our business with our target markets. The successful candidate is a top performer, is a solution-oriented sales professional, and has demonstrated success working with Fortune 500 accounts.

This is a quota-carrying role and is responsible for identifying, targeting and closing high growth opportunities and working closely with marketing and product delivery to continuously improve our positioning and customer experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and close profitable business within our target market
  • Identify key prospects
  • Develop and understand prospect’s businesses, including their main opportunities and challenges
  • Develop and execute sales strategies and account plans for key prospects
  • Drive new sales and revenue generating opportunities to maximize Buddy sales and market share
  • Prepare proposals and author key RFP responses
  • Prepare and deliver Buddy presentations
  • Negotiate contractual business agreements
  • Employ consultative and ROI solution selling methodology
  • Maintain and grow existing relationships
  • Network within a community of target prospects and customers
  • Work closely with product development in launching new products or expanding the penetration of existing products within current and new accounts
  • Set and manage customer expectations based on current products and future roadmap
  • Act as point of escalation for account problem resolution
  • Use CRM to management daily activities, weekly pipeline reports and attend all regularly scheduled sales meetings and trainings
  • Own the overall customer relationship

Competencies/Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of technology sales experience with a focus on major enterprise prospects and customers
  • Demonstrate successful track record in planning, selling, and closing complex and competitive sales opportunities with multiple stakeholders
  • Track record including at least 3 successful years exceeding an annual quota of $2M or more in a young company
  • Superior analytical and strategic planning skills
  • Proven ability to implement strategic initiatives with efficiency, professionalism and with demonstrated trouble shooting/problem solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with the ability to establish strong and effective relationships with C-level individuals
  • Exceptional ability to manage and grow internal and external resources and cross functional relationships
  • Cloud or IoT industry experience strongly desired

Education/Training Required:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration or similar from an accredited 4-year university
    MBA desirable

Additional Details:

  • Travel required: 30-50%
  • We are unable to sponsor new U.S. work visas at this time.
  • Buddy benefits and standard relocation packages apply.
  • Employment in this position may be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal and/or credit background investigation.

If you’re interested, please send your resume to [email protected].

Position Summary
We are looking for a great Engineering Manager who is passionate about development and operations to lead our engineering team in Seattle.

Our company, Buddy Platform, is a lightweight, fast and flexible platform for collecting and processing Internet of Things (IoT) data. Our platform is used in everything from Smart City solutions to connected lights.

At Buddy, we thrive on ambiguity and our culture is defined by aggressively pursuing big, bold bets. The IoT market is in its infancy and we strongly believe that we’re well positioned to execute as the market continues to grow. Our team is passionate about making the IoT vision a reality and we hire smart people who are just as passionate.

Our team culture and working environment can be summed up as “serious fun”. We work hard but we also have a lot of fun. Through Buddy Labs, we encourage our engineers to regularly build “things” by providing them with both equipment and dedicated time. Our engineers get to experience what it’s like to build “things” using a variety of IoT hardware platforms including Arduino, Beagle Bone, Raspberry Pi, Dash, etc.

We run a mixture of Linux/Windows systems in public cloud environments and use a veriety of technologies such including C#, Node.js/JavaScript, Kafka, Spark, Redis, Docker, Go, MongoDB, Spark, Java and Scala.

The Engineering Manager that we’re looking for will provide technical leadership and management for a development team. This hands-on position requires broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of cloud and web software development, as well as demonstrated experience successfully planning, organizing, and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about simple and elegant software solutions and focus on improving performance. The leader we are looking for will bring proven experience building, managing and mentoring engineering teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the engineers to architect and develop the best technical design and approach.
  • Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules.
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, mentoring, and enhancing and maintaining a best-in-class engineering team.
  • Maintaining and improving existing software.
  • Preparation of technical requirements and software design specifications.
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations, and system performance to management.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 7+ years of relevant engineering experience.
  • 3+ years people management experience.
  • 3+ years of development experience in building a SaaS solution

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Hires and develops great people.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Deep hands-on technical expertise.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong business and technical vision.
  • Has passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of shipping software on time.
  • Exceptional customer relationship skills including the ability to discover the true requirements underlying feature requests, recommend alternative technical and business approaches, and lead engineering efforts to meet aggressive timelines with optimal solutions.
  • Exhibits excellent judgment.
  • Is able to dive deep and is never out of touch with the details of the business or the technology.

If you’re interested, please send your resume to [email protected].