Just like last week's Aquion Energy, it's not so much because of the number of current job openings that Silver Spring Networks was chosen but because it raised over $80 million last month in an initial public offering (IPO) of stock. And that's usually a promise of large job creation. It's already happening, with 14 of its 26 US-based job openings posted after its IPO.
This is clearly another success story of a "Green" company succeeding, and creating a lot of jobs. But it doesn't make the national press headlines, like "failed" Green companies do. Silver Spring Network was founded in July 2002, and received over $75 million in venture capital funding from large firms Kleiner-Perkins and Foundation Capital in 2003 and 2007.
- Software Development and Operations Engineer - Redwood City, CA
- Analyst, Sales Operations - Redwood City, CA
- Technology Account Manager - Redwood City, CA
- Director, Global Customer Quality - Redwood City, CA
- Program Management Office Lead - St Petersburg, FL
This last job is a good example of the kind of jobs that will be created as the company expands its sales offices.