During its first year, Wattsense has developed into a team of 15 people who believe in the importance of providing easy access for smart apps into buildings and its positive effect in reducing the global energy consumption.
With the purpose of taking Wattsense to the next level, from August to October six key hires have been made in three areas: Administration, Sales and Software Engineering. As part of their onboarding, we invite you to get to know the newest members of the team.
Charlotte Pero - Executive Assistant
With 15 years of professional experience under her belt Charlotte has worked for multinationals Biogen, Sanofi and the BEL group in the area of event management and as an executive assistant. Thanks to a BTS, a national technical diploma in France, she has a strong background in accounting, communication, and administration.
Role in Wattsense: Her responsibilities are a combination of administrative and office management functions, Charlotte continually interacts with the whole team performing tasks that go from working on the financial activities of the company with our CFO, Florence Baudry, to welcoming new international employees and helping them settle in.
Secret weapon: Her positive disposition and energy make her a great member of our team. Little known fact, Charlotte dedicated eight years of her life to learn and practice the Indian classical dance Bharata Natyam. If we are ever in a dance battle, we are sure to win with her on our side.
Arnaud Lasgorceix - Account Executive
Graduated from INSA Lyon in 2014 with a specialization in energy and environment, he has worked as a project manager for engineering company Egis and as a product developer and procurement engineer for the HVAC company France Air. He joins the newly founded sales team alongside Jack Ibanez.
Role in Wattsense: As an account executive his primary task is finding new sales opportunities and establishing successful client relationships that could evolve into long-term partnerships. Arnaud is an essential link between our clients and the team.
Secret weapon: His engineering and HVAC background make a great combination giving him a technical knowledge that we believe will prove to be a valuable asset.
Jack Ibanez - Account Executive
In 2014 he obtained his degree in International Business Management from the Rosario University in Bogotá, Colombia. Jack has worked in customer development for the healthcare multinational brand Johnson & Johnson and the renewable Spanish energy company Abengoa.
Role in Wattsense: Jack is helping us grow sales and extend our customer base by identifying and segmenting new leads. Another vital part of his position is learning about the client's needs and preferences as a way to build and sustain trustful relationships.
Secret weapon: His customer-centric outlook allows him to focus not only on what the clients want but also in comprehending why do they want it in the first place. He uses this insight to find solutions for the customer's pain points.
Florent Contreras - Quality Assurance Engineer
After studying in the Ecole d’Ingénieur CPE Lyon in 2013, he worked for the engineering and computer science company Viveris Technologies as a development engineer for five years. Florent has participated in the quality assurance process of the security system SQV, implemented for the automation of the Lyon city Metro. He is a certified ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) test manager that masters issue tracking tools, Mantis, Redmine SVN, GIT, and Reqtify.
Role in Wattsense: He is the one that gives the green light and approves all new features after implementing inspections and tests. Currently, he is enhancing the requirements of the project, making visible and traceable links between them, using the issue tracking tool Jira to have an overview of the general state of development, plus creating a suitable architecture to apply functional tests to assure the quality of the product.
Secret weapon: Besides being the envy around the lunch table thanks to his mouth-watering lunches, Florent doesn’t beat around the bush. He offers a clear vision of the software quality process by organizing issues, choosing test frameworks and designing tests.
Raul Fuentes - Software Engineer
With a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the engineering school of Telecom SudParis in Evry, France, Raul has gained valuable experience working as a researcher and web developer. He has collaborated with the center Inria Saclay in France and the ITESM Campus in Mexico. In a more technical level, his skills on IoT include IEEE 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN, CoAP, DTLS, MQTT. Practical work with RIOT OS, Contiki OS, and Aiocoap.
Role in Wattsense:
Raul provides support to the Box with the different IoT protocols including industrial ones such as Modbus and BACnet. Trust us it’s very important.
His high consumption of coffee is quite remarkable but what is even more impressive is his IoT expertise and sensor safety knowledge.
Syed Gillani - Software Engineer
A Master graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Université de Lyon in 2016, France. He has worked as a software engineer for Motorola and a research scientist for various institutes including the Digital Enterprise Research Institute in Galway, Ireland; INSA Lyon CITI Lab and the Hubert Curien Laboratory in France.
Role in Wattsense:
Syed works on the Cloud Platform which is the middleware between the devices (building equipment), users and data storage layers also known as the backend system that sends and receives data from the devices. He is in close collaboration with a fellow software engineer, Mohamed Zenadi. His main task is to make sure the Cloud Platform performs in a scalable and optimized manner. Sounds fun!
We heard through the grapevine that he can play the guitar, but we haven’t witnessed his musical talents yet. What we can attest to is his preparation, he is the creator of SPAseq query language and is an expert in more than a dozen programming languages and tools such as Java, C, C++, Go, Apache Hadoop, Apache Flink, Apache Strom, PostgreSQL, MySQL MongoDB, Neo4j, among others”
Want to be part of our team or know more about what we do? Write at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +33 4 28 29 83 49. Follow us on Linkedin to find out about job opportunities.