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Software Engineer (Remote)
Junior +1 · Full time
Posted 10 months ago
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Our mission is truly woven into the fabric of what we do. As you grow professionally, you are doing well for the world by helping us to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

Inspire is looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing team. You will be responsible for working in our core systems.  If your focus is on the backend, you’ll be integrating with third party APIs, writing background processes, and creating JSON APIs for our internal and externally-facing applications.  If your focus is on the frontend, you’ll build modern interfaces in both internal and consumer-facing applications.  You will join a dynamic team and contribute alongside them, working in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

You’ll rely on your experience to make our technology platform better, furthering our mission of impacting the world positively through renewable energy.  If you have a passion towards technology and interest in solving tough problems and care about our mission of spreading renewables across the country, let’s talk!

This position is eligible for remote work. Being bi-coastal, we have mastered the art of working collaboratively across different time zones and regions. Working from the comforts of our own homes, we don't mind the constant cameos from children and pets.

THE SOFTWARE ENGINEER HAS 4 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Be an integral contributor within a product-design-engineering “squad”.  Write code, write tests, ship code to production multiple times per week.
  2. Own your features, from inception to completion. Participate in grooming sessions, code-reviews, QA, and post-deploy monitoring.
  3. Write and maintain comprehensive documentation of solutions.
  4. Advocate for best-practices within the team and mentor more junior engineers through pair-programming, code reviews, and coaching.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Project Work
    • Take on modifying existing functionality or integration taking on an important feature modification.
    • Understand the problem, the requirements, scope it out and work with your team to deliver it.
  • Learning our tech stack
    • Contribute to multiple systems, making incremental improvements as you go.

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Ability to get up to speed quickly: You’ll actively contribute code within the first sprint and within a month you’ll own your first feature.
  • Learning about an application in our stack, sharpening your tech skills along the way.
  • Avoiding bugs in your code by learning both automated and manual testing techniques.

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • Experience that provides a foundational knowledge in software engineering concepts, with a focus on web technologies.  Typical applicants have some experience developing professionally. If you are excited about the position and feel you’re a fit, please feel free to apply! We welcome applications from candidates with either a traditional or non-traditional education.
    • Some examples of topics you’d feel comfortable speaking about: 
      • How you structure your code
      • When you’ve built or consumed APIs
      • What techniques you’ve used to test your code
    • You should have experience with modern web applications. Our tech stack includes a monolith serving a JSON API backed by PostgreSQL and a React frontend
    • Desire to continually learn.  This could take many shapes but some examples include:
      • Asking for feedback on pull requests, 
      • Pair programming with your peers and other more senior engineers
      • Researching and understanding new trends and technology in web application development
    • Experience or interest in the languages and frameworks (or equivalents) in our tech stack (if you don't have experience in all of them, that's ok!)
      • Backend: Ruby/Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, RSpec
      • Database: PostgreSQL, We use ActiveRecord and Ruby Sequel for ORMs
      • Frontend: React, NextJS, Cypress
      • Git and GitHub
      • Experience deploying to Heroku, AWS, or similar
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience in a mission-driven team or renewable energy

 

More About Who We Are:

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling.

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Inspire
Consumer technology platform that powers cleaner, more efficient, and more sustainable homes.
Size:  101-250 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  8.2 M
Year Founded:  2013
Investors
Macquarie Group
Crosscut Ventures
JUMP Investors
Double M Partners
BAM Ventures
Heritage Group
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