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Solutions Engineer (Sustainability) - USA (m/f/x)

  • Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Job description

Who You’ll Work For:

Makersite is an award-winning data software company that empowers teams to manage product sustainability, cost, and compliance; simultaneously, from a web browser. Our mission is to help manufacturing companies make better decisions and create safer, more sustainable products through data-driven analysis. We believe that technology can help corporations to have a more positive impact on their environment. That is why we developed a platform that uses cutting edge technology, big data, and breakthrough algorithms to deliver product intelligence unlike anything on the market. For manufacturing companies with complex supply chains that want to accelerate product development, build resilience or reduce costs, Makersite is a disruptive digital twin platform that uses AI to connect and enrich cross-departmental data into live models for analysis, collaboration, and decision support. Digital twins can be used to understand how externalities like regulations, supply shortages, etc. affect a business and help teams evaluate scenarios considering multiple criteria like costs, environment, compliance, etc. simultaneously.

Who We’re Looking For:

We are seeking an experienced and credible Solutions Engineer based in the USA, specializing in sustainability and ideally also compliance. The ideal candidate will have over 10 years of domain experience in LCA or environmental sustainability (carbon reporting/emission), coupled with robust software solution engineering expertise. This role requires a professional who can communicate the value of our highly technical solutions with the eloquence of a pre-sales engineer, supporting enterprise account executives in sales engagements.

What You’ll Do:

  • Domain Expertise: Leverage extensive knowledge in LCA, sustainability, and compliance to support sales engagements and establish credibility with potential clients.
  • Sales Support: Collaborate with enterprise account executives to prepare and deliver compelling sales demos that highlight the value and technical capabilities of Makersite's solutions.
  • Technical Communication: Articulate the technical aspects and benefits of our solutions to diverse audiences, including technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Data Integration: Utilize experience in data work to integrate various data sources effectively, ensuring comprehensive and accurate assessments
  • Collaborative Work: Engage with European resources and teams, ensuring smooth collaboration and leveraging cross-continental expertise.
  • Industry Transition: Adapt and apply consultancy or scientific experience to engineering challenges, embracing a pragmatic approach over pedanticism.
  • Multi-domain Understanding: Open your mind to various domains beyond LCA and sustainability, contributing to a broader range of projects.
  • Knowledge Center: Quickly ramp up to become a product and domain knowledge center, providing insights and support to both internal teams and

Job requirements

The Right Person Would Have:

  • Experience: Over 10 years of domain experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) or environmental sustainability (carbon reporting/emission), with significant software solution engineering experience.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in relevant software tools and platforms used in LCA and sustainability assessments.
    Sales Acumen: Strong pre-sales experience, including preparing and delivering technical demos and presentations.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Collaborative Skills: Ability to work effectively with international teams, especially European resources.
  • Adaptability: Experience transitioning from consultancy or scientific roles to engineering, with a focus on pragmatic problem-solving.
  • Learning Agility: Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and become proficient in new products and domains.

What you can expect from us:

  • An international and passionate team
  • Insights into the complex web of companies and institutions that are involved in buying, making, and selling physical products
  • Various missions with different challenges depending on the industry and specifics of the targets
  • Creative initiatives appreciated
  • Belonging - Be part of the sustainability megatrend
  • Development – a steep learning curve, both personally and professionally
  • Pride - Do amazing work with an international, vibrant, and passionate top-class team
  • Passion - International customers who love what we do and share our vision
  • Remote Working - Work 100% remotely if you like
  • Values-driven culture - we're proud of our culture.
  • Time-Off - 25 days of paid time off per year.
  • Technology – State-of-the-art equipment.
  • Competitive salary
  • Very competitive health insurance and benefits package

What to expect when you apply

If this sounds like something that excites you, we want to hear from you! We look forward to receiving your detailed CV together with a cover letter. If it’s a match, we’ll invite you to a series of interviews.

We try to keep the process short and sweet, to welcome you at Makersite as soon as possible!
Support – If you have a medical condition or an individual need for an adjustment to our process, and you believe this may affect your ability to beat at your best – please let us know so we can talk about how we can best support you and make any adjustments that may be needed.

So, what does it mean to work at Makersite?

At Makersite, we come together with a shared purpose to help companies around the world improve their products, so they are more successful while being mindful of their customers and the environment. Therefore, we believe everyone deserves to work in a collaborative, open-minded, and inspiring environment. We work hard to make sure everyone has the support they need to thrive.

Our 3 core values are diversity, purpose, and collaboration:

  • We believe that good ideas come from anywhere. We embrace diversity and look for team members who have different skills but similar values.
  • We want to make a significant impact on the take-make-waste economy of today. We believe that technology can provide solutions that enable this and work hard to make our ideas a reality.
  • No politics, no drama, no slacking. We believe in technology-enabled collaboration.
  • Whether you are working remotely or in our offices, you will always find someone to help you.

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Makersite, we're committed to cultivating an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe that diverse teams are the best teams and we're proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation (and any other status protected by applicable law).

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.