Lead Ontologist (Building Automation)


Utah, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/03/2021
  • Website: passivelogic.com
  • Company Address: 2040 E Murray Holladay Rd. Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT, 84117

About PassiveLogic

PassiveLogic turns complex building automation into a simple plug-and-play experience with tablet-based software that quickly scans a building and creates its “digital twin,” complete with autonomous algorithms that enable smart buildings to control themselves.

Job Description

We have a position for a Lead Ontologist that will drive PassiveLogic’s Digital Twin technology and ontology standard for physics-based autonomous systems. You will be the primary owner of the company’s data models, database schema, serializations, and APIs. You will help develop semantic protocol mappings from our Digital Twin standard to industry network protocols.

While this is an applied engineering position, you will also engage with industry partners, national labs, government agencies, and industry standard bodies to help fulfill our goal to build an industry standard around our Digital Twin definition.

About PassiveLogic

PassiveLogic is disrupting the world of automation with the first fully autonomous platform for buildings. Our culture is built on bringing together the most talented engineers, thinkers, and creatives — backed by the world’s leading investors — working together to make the future a reality.

PassiveLogic’s infinitely configurable platform enables users to design their own custom autonomous systems. We've reinvented the fundamental principals of automation to replace legacy control logic with real-time control decisions at the edge, reducing the world’s carbon footprint, while paving the way for the future of smart cities. We are looking for team members who have a passion for technology and want to work on cutting-edge problems with real-world solutions. 

You must have

  • B.S. in Information science, computer science, computational linguistics or a related field 
  • 7+ years experience in ontologies, protocols, database schemas, and the like.
  • Strong experience with ontology development, schema modeling, and data design.
  • Experience in data modeling, design patterns, and systems architecture
  • Experience with protocols and IoT semantic efforts (SAREF, M2M, LwM2M, Zigbee, Bluetooth, enOcean, BACnet, Brick, Haystack, etc)
  • Experience with relational database design
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. C++, C, Swift, Rust, etc)

You should have

  • Experience modeling in RDF/OWL
  • Experience with semantic stores
  • Experience in automation protocols (BACnet, Modbus, KNX, N2, etc)
  • Strong experience designing, debugging and supporting embedded systems

It’s helpful to have

  • Experience with wireless transports (Bluetooth, Mesh, WIFI, enOcean, Zigbee, LoRA, etc)
  • Experience with physics, physical ontologies, or behavior-driven semantics.
  • Swift language experience

Compensation, Perks, & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Equity share
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, and PTO
  • Food, drinks, and catered lunches
  • Free ski passes available (We are at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon)
  • Free National Park passes available
  • Must be diligent and get work done, but we do respect powder days

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.