Senior backend engineer (Java/Python/Postgres/AWS)

Gridium — Company based in Menlo Park, CA

via We Work Remotely

Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

Buildings are responsible for 40% of the world’s energy footprint. A typical building contains thousands of pieces of equipment, sensors, and interconnections. Gridium makes software that helps people run their buildings better, at lower cost and with less energy.

We’re looking for a US-based engineer to design, develop, and scale our backend services. At Gridium we manage quite a bit of data, pouring in daily from hundreds of thousands of electric and gas meters. We need help gathering data, running analytics, and making the results available to our web applications. That’s where you come in.

Our stack lives on AWS and includes Docker, Postgres, Java, Python, and Ember.js. For this role, we’re looking for someone with strong Java, Python, and relational database experience. You’ll take ownership of a large, complex Java code base supporting mission-critical production workloads. At the same time, you’ll participate in evolving our system for better resiliency, scalability, and transparency.

You should be comfortable with consuming 3rd party APIs, ETL processes, data validation, and debugging across multiple systems. You should be able to make good decisions (and explain them!) about when to build something custom vs taking advantage of AWS and/or open source options.

We are a small team, and you should expect to work closely with both engineers and non-technical staff. We need someone who is self-directed and a great problem-solver, but also able to ask good questions and collaborate effectively with teammates. For example, you might trace a data issue from a 3rd party API to a Java parsing task to a relational database, then explain what’s wrong and how to fix it.

  • Do you enjoy a fast-moving startup environment?
  • Are you a wizard at debugging services with lots of moving parts?
  • Are you excited about what you can do with AWS products and services?
  • Are you obsessed with data, and experienced with data modeling?
  • Do you want to truly own the systems you work on?
  • Are you comfortable working in a remote environment?

If so, Gridium is the place for you.

You must have strong experience with Java, Python, and relational databases.

You must currently live in, and have the legal right to work in, the United States. You must be available to travel for four days each quarter.

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