Product Developer (Energy Efficiency)

Job description

About Samotics

Passionate about solving the problem of unplanned downtime and industrial energy waste, Samotics uses AI-driven electrical signature analysis to create smart solutions that increase asset productivity and reduce energy waste while saving customers’ time and money. Our product, SAM4, leverages machine learning algorithms and IoT sensors to detect upcoming failures in critical industrial assets up to months in advance. But SAM4 does more than just prevent unplanned downtime. It also enables the world's largest and most successful industrial companies to significantly reduce energy waste, with our mission to reduce global energy consumption by 15%! We are a growing, energetic company where professionalism, a great atmosphere, and cutting-edge technology go hand in hand. Our team in Leiden, the Netherlands currently has 100 people and continues to grow.

About the Energy Efficiency team

We help our customers reduce the electricity consumption of their electric motor driven-systems, which are a key part of any industrial process from pumps supplying water to millions of homes, to fans cooling energy plants. By developing data analytics, smart insights and concrete recommendations we enable customers to take actions that can save 15% of their electricity consumption. With a team of 6 people we own the entire product development cycle for SAM4 Energy. You’ll work closely with our team’s Product Owner, who synthesizes our customer’s needs and prioritizes what new features to develop, and the Lead Data Analyst, who owns how to develop the models needed in the wider SAM4 analytics platform.

For whom?

The role of Product Developer in the Energy Efficiency team is ideal for recent graduates, up to someone with three years work experience, with a data science, computer science or engineering degree. You are excited about helping companies improve their energy footprint, and eager to develop analytical solutions to key problems these companies face. This is a role in which you can practice data analytics, translate complex insights to actionable advice and develop a scalable (software) product, while developing your skills by learning from more experienced analysts and product managers. 


What you will do
You’ll work closely with the other Product Developers in the team with one goal: develop analyses that help our customers to reduce their energy consumption. You play a vital role in translating customer needs to analytics, developing models in Python, running experiments to further our understanding and - at times – working directly with our users to get feedback and input on how to improve our product.

Your key responsibilities are: 

  • Develop analytical models to improve insight into energy efficiency performance, industry benchmarks, and opportunities to improve energy footprint across a range of electric machines (e.g., pumps, fans, compressors) and processes (e.g., drinking water network, off-shore windfarm, paper production)

  • Work with large datasets from different sources (e.g., our own structured database of electrical signals, datasets received from customers or integrations with our partners)

  • Research optimization, engineering, or machine operations-related problems to come up with innovative insights based on available data

  • Drive improvements in further automating model development and contribute to development of our analytics suite

  • Work with our software engineering teams to incorporate models and outputs into our data infrastructure and customer-facing dashboards



  • Master’s degree in data science, computer science or (e.g., mechanical) engineering

  • Analytical mindset and experience in analyzing large data sets using common Python packages

  • Pragmatic way of working, quick to output and requesting feedback to improve the next version

  • Good communication and collaboration skills with direct team and wider organization

  • Affinity with or interest to learn about industrial processes, energy reduction opportunities and industrial machinery

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary

  • 8% holiday allowance

  • €65 net connectivity allowance per month

  • A travel allowance (public transport business card)

  • A pension scheme with no contribution from the employee

  • Access to a wide range of learning opportunities through trainings and on the job learning from experienced colleagues with backgrounds in data science, strategy consulting and software engineering

  • Flexibility to work from home in combination with working from the company office

  • A brand-new, custom-designed office (with 90% recycled materials) at a three-minute walk from Leiden Central Station

  • Daily fresh lunches and healthy snacks when working in the office

  • Generous parental leave

  • A fun and professional company culture based on the principle of autonomy and responsibility

  • Company events

  • The chance to work on cutting-edge technology that has the potential to reduce global energy consumption by 15%


  • Submit your resume and cover letter – this is your chance to highlight why you, and uniquely you, would be the best candidate for this role!

  • We’ll invite for a +/-30 minute introductory phone call or Google meets meeting

  • We’ll invite you for an assessment day (+/-3 hours) at our offices, where you’ll interview with the head of our Energy Efficiency Team, a direct colleague and one of our management team members

  • If the interviews go well, we’ll make an offer directly!