Ivy Energy

11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$1M - $2M Funding
Pre-Series A

Ivy Energy is evolving the way shared real estate communities create, use, and think about energy. Ivy’s Virtual Grid generates incremental revenue for real estate owners while providing tenants with equitable access to sustainable clean energy resources.

Our Virtual Grid platform enables real estate owners to become clean energy resource “hosts” and tenants to be intelligent “users” of onsite shared clean energy resources. By reshaping a community’s energy load profile through incentivizing “Saving” & “Earning” based on localized data points, aggregated value economics, and a simple end-user experience.

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Why join us?

  • Public customers coming onboard. De-risked market entry point with lots of growth upside.

  • We are changing important components of the world through sustainability and focusing on helping those previously left out.

  • We are part of the decentralization effort in a BIG WAY.

  • VC Backed with lots of investment interest.

Engineering at Ivy Energy

Engineering team and processes

We have a flat organization structure within the engineering team, with one tech lead and one project manager.

Engineering Processes: - Daily scrum meetings to discuss progress and blockers - Sprint planning - Sprint retrospective meetings for reflection - Weekly technical meetings to dive into specific challenges we are facing - Code reviews

Technical Challenges

Building an intelligent system. Many customers have unique data requests, physical configurations, or face different challenges. To deal with this wide variety of use cases, we need to build an intelligent system that can accommodate different variations of the same core application.

Scaling and Growth Scaling our system to thousands and hundreds of thousands of users. Our MVP was built to support our first customers. As we grow, we need to make sure our system can keep up.

Projects you might work on
  • Backend Core The backend consists of calculations, logic, and algorithms that are the backbone to our core product offering. This can be thought of as a very complex calculator that processes data for a wide variety of scenarios.

  • Internal Web Application The internal web application used by our product operations team. Used for new customer set up and ongoing operations. It can be thought of as the management layer that controls the variables for the backend processes.

    PDF Generation One of our core deliverables to our end user is a solar bill as a PDF. This project was to dynamically generate a PDF file based on a combination of the data created from the web application and the backend.

  • Internal REST API This is a API layer servicing the backend and frontend web applications.

    Third Party API Integrations Data Integrations One of the requirements for our core product offering is energy usage data. As such, getting that data into our system is an ongoing focus. This means using the APIs available from third parties to map and import data into our system.

    Energy Tools There are a variety of tools available that use utility data to give insights into energy cost and usage. We integrate with these tools as part of our core backend process.

Tech stack

Working at Ivy Energy

Our culture is a focus for the entire team. We invest time and money into open dialogue environments that create safe space to talk about what we want out of our culture. We believe culture is not a thing, but rather its a process and it's prioritized as an important part of our company. We have core values that promote Harmony, Innovation, Transparency, Growth, and Ownership.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are agnostic to race, religion, gender, or sexual preference when making hiring decisions.

We promote 1 on 1 dialogue time to bring up any cultural ideas or issues to help promote transparency as part of our culture.

Perks & benefits
  • Beautiful Office

    We are located in America's Finest City - San Diego, CA! Enjoy the hustle and big city energy and then be at the beach in 10 minutes catching a good break. Choose to live in a variety of amazing neighborhoods with an amazing mixture of culture. Our office is located downtown in class A space with modern touches.

  • Pet Friendly

    We love dogs! Nixon is our Chief Day Maker.

  • Gym/Fitness

    We give a $100 personal wellness stipend and try and promote Harmony in our culture.

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We would love to know what resource and growth outlets are best for you and absolutely will invest and support your knowledge development ambitions.

  • Company Retreats

    As safely permitted. We try and hold company retreats often around key milestones to help our team get to know each other better and build lifelong connections & friends. We also think it's important to get together so we can focus on having a company culture by the design of the people not by default.

  • Travel

    Some of our team members work in other locations we encourage meeting up and will help with travel costs.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    We personal maternity leave and want to provide the best option for you when this special time comes.

  • Team Activities

    We plan random events as a company or sub-teams to promote a friendly fun culture.

  • Flexible Hours

    Most people work 9-5, however, we embrace intuitive time management that works best for you. We are focused more on Ownership by knowing and owning your valuable contribution to the team and not by the ability to force your work into 8-hour blocks.

  • Work from Home

    We promote in office dialogue as a team, however fully support a hybrid work from home and office culture.

  • Serves underrepresented populations

    We are helping low-mid income renters gain energy savings and provide access to clean energy!

  • Social impact driven

    We are focused on helping those currently underrepresented.

  • LGBTQ+ friendly

    Our team embraces who you are for being you and promotes a very open and supportive culture.

  • Relocation

    We offer a $2500 moving stipend.

Our Team by the Numbers
Engineering team

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