HQ: Arlington, Va.
Overview: Opower specializes in the development and implementation of energy information software that its utility company clients, such as PPL (NYSE:PPL) and PG&E (NYSE:PCG), offer to their customers to help them use energy more efficiently and ultimately save money on their energy bills. Among this newcomers’ backers are some of the biggest names in venture capital, including Accel Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Job Opportunities: Opower has experienced tremendous growth since opening in 2007 with two head honchos and one employee. Five years later, the company employs more than 200 people and has posted more than 150 job openings during the last 30 days — 54 in the last week. It has job openings at its Arlington, San Francisco, London, Singapore and Hong Kong locations. Available positions span departments such as engineering, sales, business development, product management and marketing, to name a few.