Senior backend engineer (Python, Postgres, remote)

Company: Gridium
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 28.AUG.2021
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Gridium makes software that helps people run commercial buildings better, at lower cost and with less energy. Gridium is looking for a backe...


Gridium makes software that helps people run commercial buildings better, at lower cost and with less energy. Gridium is looking for a backend engineer to help us bring deep efficiency to the built environment, which is responsible for 40% of the world's energy use. Gridium's software platform collects large amounts of operational data from commercial buildings such as offices, medical providers, and corporate campuses. Our analytics then identifies energy savings opportunities that we work with customers to bring to reality. Your roleWe are looking for a US-based senior software engineer with strong Python and relational database experience to design, develop, and scale our backend services. We collect data from dozens of sources, bringing challenges related to scalability, timeliness, reliability, and quality. Our stack lives on AWS and includes Python, Aurora (Postgres), Elasticsearch, and Ember.js. We use flake8, black, and mypy to help us write clean, consistent code.About GridiumGridium is a venture-backed SaaS application provider with a mission to bring cost-effective energy savings to commercial real estate. We have been delivering deep energy savings to our customers for ten years, and we are now growing faster than ever due to increasing demand for real energy solutions.We have been an all-remote company since our founding, and we love the fact that remote work gives us flexibility to balance our roles as employees, parents, family members, or however else we round out our time. Remote work allows us to find great people wherever they happen to be, and it allows you to structure your day with minimal interruption so that you can get stuff done in the style that makes most sense for you.Of course, spending time face-to-face is important, so every three months we pick a city and meet up for several days of highly productive and highly fun planning and doing. Past trips include Palm Springs, Breckenridge, Chicago, Austin, and more. We're excited to resume our quarterly in-person meetings starting at the end of June.We have a casual, collaborative work environment where everyone's ideas matter. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are the basis for our success, we take great care and pride in how we attract, hire, and support our employees.RequirementsCandidates must currently reside in the United States and have the legal right to work in the United States.You should be self-directed, responsible, and committed to delivering efficient, well-documented, and well-tested code. You should be comfortable analyzing product requirements to produce technical specifications that go beyond coding to cover testing, monitoring, and future maintainability. We need a problem solver who can ask good questions and collaborate effectively with teammates. Do you have at least 5 years of experience as a software engineer? Can you effectively balance building systems for the long term and getting new features out quickly? Do you enjoy diving deep into complex systems to understand how they work and make them better? Do you want to truly own the systems you work on? Do you enjoy working in an all-remote environment? If so, Gridium may be the place for you.BenefitsAnd of courseWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.BenefitsThe position comes with salary, stock options, 401(k) match, a great health plan, vision, dental, generous parental leave, and a flexible vacation policy - we want you to take the time off you need so that you are happy and productive.

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