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Web Development Team Leader

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Web Development Team Leader

Are you a passionate and creative developer with a high level of engineering experience and a need to be challenged? Do you want join team building innovative and disruptive projects?

We’re looking for talented developers, highly passionate about technology, driven to results and with solid computer science background, to deliver to our clients’ ambitious and innovative projects. As part of the job, you will be responsible of developing and maintaining software applications using cutting-edge technology and using best practices.

Responsabilities:

  • Being the Software Development Team Leader.
  • Develop and maintain innovative software applications using cutting-edge technology.
  • Whole Development cycle of Java/Javascript applications to meet specifications and designs and using best practices.
  • Review and contribute to development process and procedures to assist in the continual improvement of the development team activities.

What you bring to the table:

  • Degree education in Computer Science or similar.
  • Experience working as a Java and Javascript Developer for at least 4-5 years.
  • Experience as a Team Leader for at least 2 years.
  • Required knowledge: Java, Spring, mongoDB (or other noSQL), MySQL (or other SQL), REST development, JavaScript, HTML5.
  • Desired knowledge: React, Node.Js, Node-RED, RabbitMQ, GNU/Linux and embedded systems
  • Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities, personal initiative and strong communication skills.
  • Advanced English (both written and spoken)
  • Capacity to work both independently and within an international team.

What’s in it for you?

  • Whether you are an early bird or night owl, we allow a flexible schedule so you can work when you are most productive.
  • Great work-life balance: work at home once a week.
  • Learn a new language or perfect a language you’ve been working on with our free language courses.
  • Work hard, play hard: enjoy our many team-building activities throughout the year.
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks free of charge.
  • International team of like-minded colleagues.

Up for the challenge? Please send your CV to:  career.ct@ateknea.com.

How Bettair is Solving Cities’ Air Pollution Crisis

Bettair® was born for a single, simple reason: to help provide the solution to the world’s growing air quality problem. Bettair®, a spin-off of Ateknea Solutions, is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that allows cities, for the first time, to map air pollution on a previously unimaginable scale, based on a large deployment of outstandingly accurate gas sensors by using an advanced post-processing algorithm.

Why Urban Air Quality?

The need for a new solution to measure urban air quality is clear. More and more people live in cities globally – over 50% of the world’s population – and air pollution is fast becoming a public health emergency across the world.

However, the traditionally used air pollutant analysers are relatively large, heavy, and expensive, with prices ranging between €5,000 and €30,000 per device. Bettair® is a network of autonomous devices that are installed in streetlights (or in city furniture) in a dense matrix distanced between 0.5 km to 1 km, allowing a high spatial and temporal resolution. This information allows urban planners to make appropriate urban plans to improve air quality and to take smart and better decisions to mitigate air pollution.

Bettair Cities architecture

How Bettair’s network system works with the smart solution platform, FIWARE.

The Barcelona Experiment

Currently, electrochemical sensors are known to have low accuracy when compared with traditional air quality monitoring equipment. This is a primary reason why cities still rely on monitoring systems that do not provide an accurate representation of urban air pollution. After years of research, Bettair Cities has developed a robust processing algorithm that, combined with customized hardware, achieves high accuracy.

To prove this, Bettair carried out a study in which Bettair nodes with three electrochemical sensors (NO2, O3, NO) were installed in the same location as an air quality monitoring station of the Generalitat de Catalunya, located in Barcelona. The main purpose was to compare the nodes’ measurements of NO2, O3, and NO with a calibrated reference instrument for a long period.

The Results 

After a year of in-field testing, the Bettair® system returned results that were consistently comparable with the traditional air quality monitoring stations with which they were co-located.

 

Bettair Cities test results

Figure 1. Time series (left) and correlation plot (right) of 1-hour averages of Nitrate Dioxide measurements of one Bettair® static node compared with a ratified AQM station.

 

Bettair Cities measurement results

Figure 2. Time series (left) and correlation plot (right) of 1-hour averages of Ozone measurements of one Bettair® static node compared with a ratified AQM station.

Bettair Cities test results

Figure 3. Time series (left) and correlation plot (right) of 1-hour averages of Nitrate Oxide measurements of one Bettair® static node compared with a ratified AQM station.

These are the most comprehensive results ever achieved for a modern, alternative air quality monitoring system, as they detail the system’s performance throughout the year, including the summer – which often proves the most difficult period to accurately measure, and which is seldom represented in results released by new air quality measuring systems. It is the first demonstration that low-cost air quality sensor networks can provide cities with high spatial and temporal resolution measures, which are essential for understanding and spatially monitoring environments with complex and highly variable emission sources, such as in urban areas.

With these incredible results, Bettair Cities will continue to work towards providing a solution for mapping the world’s urban air quality in high resolution. For further details about how Bettair Cities works with FIWARE to solve the increasingly urgent global problem of urban air quality measurement, see Bettair CTO and co-founder, Leonardo Santiago’s full blog post on FIWARE’s website.

Ateknea helps Widget 3.0 to make charity donations easy and safe

We are happy to announce that our participation in the project Widget 3.0 is coming to a successful close. Within the framework of this project, the Barcelona-based company, Worldcoo, has developed a new generation of their system which allows e-commerce users to easily and safely donate to charities and non-profits anytime they buy something online.

As part of this project, our Software Department developed three modules:

  • A Data Warehouse system that captures, pre-processes, and stores all the activity of the platform.
  • A Business Intelligence system that optimizes the ratio of transactions that end in donation, recommending projects, amounts, and visualizations based on the buyer profile.
  • An SDK that allows a third party to integrate the Widget 3.0 system into their mobile applications.