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TEAM

Our management team of industry experts in business, technology and research have a strong track record in delivering complex solutions. We currently have 22 employees and continue to grow our team. See our open vacancies below.

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CARSTEN BRINKSCHULTE

CEO, Management, Technical and Corporate Strategy, Marketing & Sales

Serial entrepreneur (3 exits) with 20 years experience in mobile network infrastructure. Previously Core Network Dynamics (Twilio), Movirtu (Blackberry), Synchronica.

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DANIEL
HOLLOS

Embedded Software Lead

Senior Embedded Systems and Mesh Network Software Engineer with 12+ years’ experience in embedded system design and development.

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MARCO BÖNIG

Hardware Development Lead

Expert in RF hardware and custom design of electronic solutions, holds a patent for energy harvesting for smart home products.

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BEN
BANERJEE

SVP, Worldwide Sales

Experienced business development leader, professional services and telecom background. Previously Infosys, Synchronica, Microsoft, Telus, Bell Canada.

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CHERIAN MATHEW

Cloud and Analytics Software Lead

16+ years of experience in software architecture, design and development in both industry and academia with a focus on cloud based data analysis systems.

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DR. HABIL. JÜRGEN MÜLLER

Research and Scientific Advice, Strategic Partnerships

Until recently leader of department of forest ecology Thünen-Institute of Forest Ecosystems. Developed INPRIWA, a prototype for early forest fire detection.

 
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INVESTORS

Our investors are a combination of financial, strategic and impact investors.

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JOB OPENINGS

As a growing company, we are always looking for new team members. Whether you’re interested in business or have something innovative and unique to bring to the table, we’d love to see if you’re a good fit for Dryad. Send us your CV today to and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Product Manager

Berlin

We are looking for a Product Manager to join our team in Berlin to take ownership and responsibility for product roadmap, quality assurance, competitive analysis and customer success.

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of product roadmaps (hardware and software) for our sensors, gateways and cloud platform.

  • Gather market requirements by interviewing prospective customers and industry experts.

  • Competitive analysis in the field of wildfire detection and environmental data monitoring.

  • Effort estimation and prioritization of product features taking into account market requirements and customer feedback, competitive analysis and strategic objectives.

  • Close collaboration with engineering, quality assurance, supply chain, marketing and sales teams, driving action throughout the organization to get products to market.

  • Provide product marketing with insights on key differentiators and messages.

  • Constant communication with hardware, embedded and cloud engineering teams during product development.

  • Ensure quality of products by managing the QA process before product release.

  • Compile feedback from existing customers, establishing a constant feedback loop with the product roadmap.

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in a technical product management role.

  • Excellent understanding of hard- and software components, technical architecture and implementation.

  • Proven track record in defining and maintaining product roadmaps.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Familiarity with project management, specifically agile methodologies and iterative product development.

  • Good computer skills (e.g. Excel, Word, ideally Google Sheets / Google Docs).

Perks:

  • Contribute to protecting the world’s forests and mitigate effects of climate change.

  • Opportunity to work in a small, agile and experienced team where you're constantly challenged to learn and set the bar higher.

  • Competitive compensation.

Backend Software Developer

Berlin

We are looking for a Backend Developer, to join our team in Berlin to work on a (Play Framework based) web application server and future backend design / implementation to manage and monitor remotely deployed IoT sensors and network devices.

Responsibilities:

  • Write well designed, efficient code using best software development practices.

  • Ensure the delivery of reliable and secure software with a strong focus on continuous testing and adherence to web security standards.

  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs.

  • Create and maintain technical documentation.

  • Take ownership of the backend services in terms of new features, maintenance, and performance.

  • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activities

  • Constant collaboration and communication with other developers / colleagues to ensure delivery of expected milestones.

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Expertise and hands on experience with web application server development, in particular software development in Scala / Java, SQl Db Integration, Authentication / Authorization, API Specification, JSON Encoding / Decoding, etc.

  • Familiarity with the Play Framework or similar (Spring, Wildfly, etc).

  • The preferred language of choice is Scala, but experience in Java with a curiosity and willingness to pick up on Scala would also be considered.

  • Strong focus on testing with code coverage via unit and integration tests (BDD)

  • Good understanding of how web application servers and other backend services  work including security, api, database management and best development practices.

  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced agile environment, learn rapidly and master diverse backend technologies and techniques.

  • Ability to produce well-written technical documentation.

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts and understand technical requirements.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with other  programming languages (Python, Go).

  • Familiarity with Docker containerization and orchestration (Kubernetes).

  • Basic knowledge of cloud provisioning (AWS, Terraform).

Perks:

  • Contribute to protecting the world’s forests and mitigate effects of climate change.

  • Influence the design and development of our IoT device management platform.

  • Opportunity to work in a small, agile and experienced team where you're constantly challenged to learn and set the bar higher.

  • Competitive compensation.

Technical Presales Engineer

Berlin

We are looking for a Technical Presales Engineer, to join our team in Berlin to take responsibility for our technical sales process and support the sales team.


Responsibilities:

  • Working on deals assigned to the sales team to ensure a deal’s “technical close”.

  • Presentation of Dryad’s products and services to potential customers and reseller partners in online and offline meetings and on trade-shows

  • Providing the technical knowledge back-up for the sales team in customer interactions.

  • Coordinating with the technical team with regards to customization and integration requirements.

  • Answering RFP/RFQs and technical questions of potential customers in close collaboration with our international reseller partners.

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Four year college degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum three years of sales or sales engineering experience in a business-to-business, strategic customer segment or

  • A record of achievement and technical solution expertise in a comparable technical pre-sales role.

  • Technical background (software or hardware development experience).

  • Good understanding of IoT, cloud computing, embedded software and electronics.

  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.

  • Business- and technical-savvy English.

  • PC proficiency.

Perks:

  • Contribute to protecting the world’s forests and mitigate effects of climate change.

  • Opportunity to work in a small, agile and experienced team where you're constantly challenged to learn and set the bar higher.

  • Competitive compensation.

Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Berlin

We are looking for a Senior Embedded Software Developer, to join our team in Berlin to work on development of our network infrastructure (Mesh LoRaWAN Gateways).

Responsibility:

  • Development of high performance IoT LoraWAN gateways.

  • Optimize ultra low power LoraWAN sensor node SW.

  • Development of embedded systems with microprocessors, ARM controllers, and Linux based embedded computers.

  • Active collaboration with other team members.

  • Preparation of technical documentation.

Required skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Msc. or equivalent.

  • Expert knowledge in networks (e.g. Degree Program in Communication Networks).

  • Expert knowledge of C programming.

  • Expert knowledge of LoraWAN.

  • Good knowledge of C++ programming language preferably C++ 11/14.

  • Software design skills, with understanding of good software engineering principles.

  • You use a Linux platform for your development work.

  • Good understanding of some scripting languages (Python, Bash, etc.).

  • Experience in using the Git version control system.

  • Experience in writing Unit tests.

  • Good understanding of embedded hardware, you can use an oscilloscope.

  • Active knowledge of English language.

  • Self-initiative, thoroughness and responsibility.

  • Capability of working also independently.

Perks:

  • Contribute to protecting the world’s forests and mitigate effects of climate change.

  • Influence the design and development of cutting-edge LoRaWAN mesh gateways.

  • Opportunity to work in a small, agile and experienced team where you're constantly challenged to learn and set the bar higher.

  • Competitive compensation.

PARTNERS

We are working with selected partners helping us to fulfill our mission with mentoring, advise and services.

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