We Are Hiring: Managing Director

We are hiring a remote Managing Director to join our team, as a UK hire on PAYE.


  • Function: Management
  • Industry: Cleantech, Energy, Hospitality
  • Start date: March 2021
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Hours: 20 to 40 hours a week
  • Remuneration: £40-50k + Equity and Pension on UK PAYE
  • Location: London or remote
  • To apply: fill in the smartrecruit online form

About imby.bio

imby was conceived as an online platform that gives individuals the power to protect and enhance urban biodiversity through good gardening. The objective of the company is to create a digital twin of nature in our cities, showing how we are all connected, and how we can all contribute to improving the world around us.

However, as we’ve developed as a company we have increasingly focused on developing and delivering technology projects for third-parties, with our expertise in ideation (User Story Mapping, UX/UI and system design), front end (websites and mobile apps), and backend & API delivery.

An example of recent work being the Fluttr energy management app for our partner, Considerate Group.

As such, imby can be thought of as a Sustainability Data Specialist, with expertise in:

  • time-series data
  • geolocation data
  • energy & environment
  • automated energy metering (AMR and SMETS)
  • plants & gardens
  • app + backend dev

About you and your career

You are at the stage in your career where you are ready to take on the challenge of building a small, UK-based, sustainability technology company from an existing base to a growing, commercially sustainable business.

You will work with products that help people make their environment a better place to live in, preferably in the technology sector. You will be supported by colleagues who are experts in their business or technical domains, and with existing contracts that have placed imby in a solid financial position in the near-future.

Fundamentally, you will want to build and lead a team that makes the world a better place through technology.

About this role

You will be joining a small team based in London, working directly with our CTO, as well as our distributed team around the UK.

Your primary objective will be to make imby a commercially sustainable technology company, identifying and winning contracts and grants that allow us to build out our delivery team, and our internal IP.

Longer term, we are keen to start designing and delivering our own sustainability technology solutions - what would you like to create?


Working alongside our CTO and Business Development Manager, you will work to identify and win commercial contracts to deliver (preferably sustainable) technology solutions to third-parties. Ensuring we win ongoing support contracts will be key to developing long-term commercial sustainability.

You will also be responsible for developing imby’s longer-term strategy, in particular charting a course to developing our own products to take to market, and locating appropriate funding to do so.

As part of this, you will look to identify potential grants which can support this strategy, developing relationships with potential delivery partners to help imby win and deliver on these.

Your background

You will have experience of small businesses, preferably in the technology sector and preferably in senior management roles.

Essential skills & Experience

  • Winning and delivering commercial contracts
  • Winning and delivering R&D Grants
  • Good command of English, both spoken and written
  • Excellent people management skills and experience

Nice to Have

  • Experience working in tech companies and/or startups
  • Experience working within SMEs

If this sounds like you, apply on smartrecruit online. Don’t hesitate to share this post if you know someone who might be intersted.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age. We prefer to receive applications directly from candidates. If you are a recruiter, please share a copy of your diversity policy before sending us any CV.

Bruno Girin


Bruno is the CTO and cofounder of imby.bio. Prior to founding imby, he worked at an energy management startup for several years, and has spent the last 20 odd years working in technology, delivering software for large and small companies.