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Today, a surprisingly large amount of energy is wasted in homes every day – yes, even yours! This means money and CO2 are literally going up in smoke. Plus, as we fill our homes with new gadgets, devices, and appliances, the risk of electrical mishaps is climbing too.

Meet Float, a hardware (IoT) and AI climate tech startup founded in 2022 on a mission to completely digitize homes to help eliminate all energy waste and make homes safer through unprecedented transparency. Our combined hardware-enabled AI solution disaggregates the total electricity consumption down to each individual device in real-time, opening up new ways for homeowners to understand their homes. We are backed by an early-stage VC and a group of strategic business angels with impressive exits to companies like Oculus/Facebook/Meta, Bain & Company, and EQT.

With Float you get a fun and friendly app for every homeowner. Think of it as the Apple Health app but for your home’s well-being.

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R&D project to develop a high-frequency electricity sampling device

Engineering & Technology
  • Product development
  • Technical scope assesssment
  • IoT device
  • R&D project
  • High-frequency electricity sampling device

Background

Float is looking for talented students to take on a critical R&D project with the aim of assessing the most viable technical scope for developing a high-frequency electricity sampling device, ideally with switch (device plugin) functionality.

Float has been awarded a highly competitive innovation grant from Innovation Fond Denmark to kick-start an R&D project in line with Float’s existing business.

Float have already developed a state-of-the-art IoT device with the latest components, and the new project will therefore not start from scratch but build on an existing system architecture and a hardware and firmware framework.

Description

Float would like to know the technical and commercial tradeoffs between various sampling frequencies for a solution made to detect short circuit faults from electrical devices in homes. The literature suggests the higher the sampling rate the better, but to determine the right sampling rate for Float a study needs to be carried out.

Overall, we need to determine the following:
1. How do you sample directly fromthe power outlet and what rate is ideal?
2. How do you manage the large amount of data in a efficient and cost-effective way?

We already have a reference PCB design that needs to be reviewed and then suggestions to a solution for Float needs to be formulated and tested.

Part of the project is also to carry out the necessary amount of lab experiments, where DTUs facilities should be adequate. If for some reason it is insufficient Float will help explore opportunities to collaborate with GTS institutes.

What we are looking for
Students with drive, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, eagerness to acquire unique hands-on experience, and a desire to work on impactful solutions that will deliver real results in real-life settings. By taking on this project the students will also have the potential of joining a highly ambitious and growing hardware and AI climate tech startup.

Briefly about Float
We are a Copenhagen-based hardware (IoT) and AI climate tech startup founded in 2022 on a mission to completely digitize homes. We closed our first round of funding in January 2023 with support from a Danish early-stage VC and a group of strategic business angels with exits to companies like Oculus/Facebook/Meta and Bain & Company. We are on a mission to eliminate all energy waste in homes and make them safer by building beautiful real time digital twins for every home / learn more at: www.float.energy.

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Job opportunities in Float

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Junior software engineer to help build a scalable & dynamic electricity price extractor

Junior software engineer to help build a scalable & dynamic electricity price extractor

Part-time job

Hybrid

Copenhagen

Engineering & Technology IT & Computer Science

We are looking for a talented student/junior software engineer to take on an exciting development project in our startup: Help build a Scalable & Dynamic Electricity Price Extractor.

Why Float?

Float’s mission is to create complete transparency around electricity consumption, detailing both the actual kWh used and, even more importantly, the cost. To develop a scalable solution capable of supporting the entire European grid, we need to develop a smart solution to extract prices from various databases. 

Our goal is to obtain all TSO (grid owners) and DSO tariffs, along with prices from all energy retailers. However, obtaining the prices via scraping/extracting is just one part of the challenge; we also need to build a low-maintenance solution that automatically notifies us of any changes made by the data providers.

Who are you?

Float is looking for a student with drive, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and an eagerness to acquire unique hands-on experience. Every student working at Float is hired with the goal of joining Float when they graduate. Therefore, we assess candidates through that lens and offer an opportunity to join a highly ambitious and growing hardware and AI climate tech startup.

What will you be doing in Float?

In general:

  • Drive projects from inception to completion and present projects to org leadership
  • Be open to utilize the latest tools
  • Collaborate across the team as needed

Specifically:

  • Design scheduled jobs for continuously extracting price information from multiple 3rd party APIs
  • Create tools for continuously monitoring the 3rd party APIs and spawn notifications in case of critical changes
  • Work with the CTO to validate the accuracy of the calculated price.

Practical information

  • Salary: Attractive salary based on your qualifications.
  • Work hours: approx. 20 hours/week.
  • Location: We are located in the heart of Copenhagen.
  • Language: English and/or Danish speaking.
  • Start date: As soon as possible.

Interested?

Does this opportunity sound interesting? Apply directly with your Excelerate Profile using the link below. We are doing job interviews as new applicants come in.

Do you have any questions feel free to contact Excelerate at info@excelerate.dk.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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Why work and collaborate with Float

Perks and benefits

Near public transport

Near public transport

You're a commuter? Don't worry. We're neighbours with public transport.

Remote work allowed

Remote work allowed

Is your home, the library, or perhaps a local café your favourite workspace? You call the shots.

Social gatherings

Social gatherings

A fan of fun and games with your office buddies? We got you covered.

Central office

Central office

Central city office for your convenience? You got it!

Free coffee / tea

Free coffee / tea

Need a caffeine kick? Enjoy a never-ending supply of coffee and tea to energize you.

Work life harmony

Work life harmony

Balance is key! Make time for your studies, friends, and personal side-projects.

Flexible schedule

Flexible schedule

Customise your working schedule to fit your life, whether you're an early bird or nighthawk.

Skill development

Skill development

We're on a mission to take you from good to awesome. Level up your skills with us.

Personal company supervisor

Personal company supervisor

Professional sparring for your project? Benefit from a personal company supervisor.

Onsite office desk

Onsite office desk

Convenient study spot? Get your own desk at our office location.

Access to data

Access to data

Data for your project? Access data resources for your research.

Talent hiring

Talent hiring

Looking for exciting opportunities? We're always on the lookout for fresh talent.

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