With its roots in 1960s environmental activism and more than 20 million people across the US joining its inaugural celebration in April 1970, Earth Day is now celebrated in every corner of the world. At Opower, today is an opportunity to celebrate the impact we’ve had in making the world more energy-efficient since 2007, as well as to reflect on what it means to be a double-bottom-line company.
All businesses have a conventional bottom line to measure their fiscal performance (financial profit or loss). Opower values its second bottom line – our environmental and societal impact – just as highly. Although non-monetary outcomes can sometimes be harder for a business to quantify, we’re unique in that we have a verified scientific methodology to measure our results. And those results – which center on the massive energy savings achieved in collaboration with our 80+ fantastic utility partners – are what inspire us every day.
The way we achieve these results ultimately comes down to one crucial ingredient: our people. We are committed to finding and keeping the most talented, passionate teammates and empowering them to make a real difference in the world. Everyone on the Opower team – from engineering to regulatory affairs to systems operations – contributes to our growing positive impact on the environment.
And the best part is, we have fun while doing it. In fact, Opower headquarters was voted one of the top places to work in the Washington DC area in 2013. Check out the below video to take a quick tour of our offices and hear a range of Oployees share why they are so passionate about working here:
Our company is getting bigger and better every day, as we continue to expand globally and deploy innovative solutions to help people save energy. If you want be part of a team that truly makes a difference and are ready to give us even more reason to celebrate on Earth Day 2014, come join us! Here are just a few of the positions we’re hiring for:
- Senior Software Engineer (San Francisco and DC)
- UI/Front-End Architect (San Francisco or DC)
- Product Manager (San Francisco and DC)
- UX Designer (San Francisco or DC)
- Sales Executives (US, Europe, Latin America, Asia)
For more planet-friendly opportunities, head to the Opower Careers page. Happy Earth Day!
Energy savings and impact calculations are conservatively based on annual savings of 1.5 terawatt-hours per year, 325 full-time employees, an average residential retail electricity price of $0.118/kWh, and outputs from the US EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator. Additional conversions based on Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Facebook user research from Arbitron, and Nissan Leaf coverage by Time Magazine. All impact figures are mutually exclusive rather than additive.
Mother Earthly thanks to Ashley Sudney, Katie DeWitt, and Tyler Curtis.