8 Feb 2016

Full-Time Software Engineer

WattTimeOakland, California, United States

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Job Description

Who we are:

Where is your electricity coming from right now? Sometimes it’s fossil fuels, other times it’s renewables—and WattTime can tell you which. WattTime is a nonprofit startup that’s fighting climate change by making it easy to use energy when it’s cleanest. The first “WattTime-enabled” product, the JuiceBox Green, is the one and only clean electric vehicle charging station.


What you’ll do:

As WattTime’s first full-time software engineer, you’ll help us extend and scale our platform to support our next wave of partners: smart thermostats and smart buildings! You’ll start with our well-tested Python platform that connects real-time electricity grid data to IoT devices. You’ll get to work across the stack: from optimizing the backend with Postgres, Celery, and Pandas, to crafting customer-facing features with Django Rest Framework and your favorite front-end tools.


What you bring:

A few years of on-the-job experience with:

  • Rapid and robust software engineering, particularly Python/Django

  • Database design and management, particularly time-series data

  • Cloud hosting and devops, particularly Heroku or AWS

  • User-centered product development, particularly API/platform products


Bonus points if you also like:

  • Front-end design and development

  • Machine learning and optimization

  • Open source community building

  • Cleantech, renewable energy, building automation, IoT


What you believe:

  • I’m pragmatic: I like to focus on building the things that make this product unique, and I prefer to use existing high-quality tools/services/packages for the rest

  • I’m flexible: I enjoy pitching in, and I’m not fazed when the plan changes

  • I’m an engineer: Whether prototype or production, I feel good about my work when it’s reliable, transparent, repurposable, and able to withstand the pressures I’ve anticipated

  • I’m passionate: For my next position, I’ll choose a big impact over a big payout

  • I’m collaborative: I’m excited to join a team of nice folks and help our partners succeed


What you’ll get:

  • The chance to build software that can make a huge difference for climate change!

  • A valued role on our small distributed team of dedicated, energetic cleantechies

  • Close collaboration with the CTO and influence on technical direction

  • Fantastic brand-new office space near BART in downtown Oakland, or near the Red Line in downtown Boston

  • Competitive compensation, health insurance, and flexible hours


The logistics:

This is a full-time position, negotiable as a 6-month contract or regular hire. We prefer candidates based in the Bay Area, Boston, Seattle, or Chicago. Members of underrepresented groups, including people of color, women, and/or LGBT, are strongly welcomed! Contact Anna with any questions.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: cleantech, django, energy, full stack, and startup.

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