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Senior Software Engineer

Company: Optiwatt
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Software EngineerOur mission:Optiwatt's mission is to reverse global warming through the advancement of smart device adoption. We started by making electric vehicle ownership cheaper, simpler, and more impactful, by building North America's largest network of connected and intelligent cars to balance the electric grid. Next, we expanded into smart thermostats, to revolutionize HVAC intelligence and help put dollars to degrees. But we are still just getting started, as there are a myriad of devices within today's increasingly connected home, and utilities are feeling the stress of rapid electrification across industries. Our investors are some of the most active impact investing firms out there, and we hold ourselves accountable to each other and the future generations of this planet. Do you want to straddle the intersection of technology and purpose on our growth trajectory to 1,000,000 connected homes and beyond? We hope so.Your impact:We are a software-focused company looking for an experienced software engineer to join our small team of experienced developers. You will write algorithms that will directly reduce the C02 emissions for thousands of homes while simultaneously balancing the electric grid to avoid blackouts. Seriously, this is exciting stuff.Here's some of what you might be working on:

  • Contribute to the development of our smart thermostat technology with features and user-centric functionality to further drive energy, C02, and cost savings.
  • Aid in the creation of a next-generation energy management platform, a solution designed to facilitate demand response management.
  • Assist in building out our SaaS platform to streamline integration with our growing list of utility partners.
  • Contribute to ongoing EV feature development, with new features being added regularly.
  • Work on continuously evolving our system architecture to ensure scalability as our projects expand.Requirements:You are someone who is---.
  • Excited to work with any of the following: electric vehicles, smart thermostats, the electric grid, clean tech
  • Willing to step outside of your job title when needed
  • Eager to work on a small team of talented developers
  • Skilled with programming languages such as Python, Javascript/Typescript, or JVM languages (we use Python + Django, Typescript + React, and a bit of Kotlin + Spring Boot)
  • Experienced with cloud offerings and architecture (we use AWS)
  • Proficient with SQL (we use PostgreSQL)
  • Familiar with web platform technologies such as REST APIs, OAuth, and nginxYou might be able to help with... (not at all required)
  • Machine learning/data science
  • UI/UX design
  • Feature design
  • Developer Enablement (CI/CD, automated test environments, etc. What ideas do you have?)Grow with usWe raised $4.3M dollars in March of 2022 from some of the most reputable names in venture capital and impact investing: Google Ventures, Urban Innovation Fund, and Active Impact Investments. We have our sights set on the stars, so if you're interested in growth potential, the sky's the limit here at Optiwatt.We invest in your career because we know that even if you aren't with us forever, empowering you to better tackle climate change helps all of us. The best part of working in the clean technology industry is the enormous collaboration between companies, founders, investors, and yes, even governments. Everyone is driven by the same goal: reduce global warming and move us towards a truly sustainable future.We encourage you to step outside of your role and show us what you can do. Ask for opportunity and you will receive it, offer up ideas and you will be heard. We desire to match people with work that excites them the most, and we will support you in your journey to learn and grow to accomplish that goal.If your resume doesn't quite fit these job requirements, please apply anyway and tell us where you think you could help us! Climate change and grid stability are enormous problems and we would love help from talented people with any background.Shine with usThe salary range for this job is $80,000 to $250,000, plus equity compensationOptiwatt is a growing startup that offers competitive salaries and benefits to all employees, rivaling the giants of the tech world. Some of these amazing perks include:
  • Ability to work fully remote, hybrid, or in-person in San Francisco, Columbus OH, or Minneapolis MN
  • Every other Friday off, all year (seriously)
  • Flexible work hours, and we mean it. We want you to work when you are most productive, no matter if you are a night owl, early bird, or live in a different US time zone.
  • Stock options dependent on experience and salary flexibility
  • Year-end employee bonuses
  • Healthcare (PPO - Health and Dental)
  • 401(k) Plans - Traditional and Roth
  • Unlimited paid vacation/sick leave, including a mandatory 10 days off per year
  • Yearly company retreats to far-away places (we have hit Lake Tahoe, Columbus, and Santa Barbara in the past year!)
  • Paid paternity/maternity leave
  • Paid career development opportunities (learn a skill!)
  • Expensed home office supplies, work travel, team entertainment, etc. as necessary
  • Optional participation in monthly virtual gaming half-daysLead Full Stack / Senior Python Engineer / Senior React Engineer / Lead JavaScript Engineer / Principal Software Engineer / Staff Software Engineer

Keywords: Optiwatt, San Francisco , Senior Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , San Francisco, California

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