Backend Engineer

New York, NY, United States, Remote • $120k - $135k • 0.07% - 0.15%


Role Locations

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote


  • $120k - $135k
  • 0.07% - 0.15%


26 - 50 people


2443 Fillmore St # 380 3427
San Francisco, CA, 94115, US

Tech Stack

  • Docker
  • Nomad
  • Terraform
  • Python
  • Flask
  • Go
  • Rust
  • React
  • Webpack
  • SciPy
  • Redis
  • PostgreSQL
  • Kafka
  • AWS
  • InfluxDB

Role Description

Voltus is looking for an experienced backend engineer to help us transform a diverse network of distributed energy resources into reliable powerplants. The thought of building out integrations with different components of the North American electric grid is exciting. You know how to write a beautiful API—and you know how to shim an ugly one. Anyone can integrate to a webhook, but it takes a pro to ingest data over SCADA. Like all of your Voltus teammates, you are bright, gritty, and good.

Key Responsibilities - Develop the application and API layers for customer-facing and internal tools to process our ever-growing pile of electricity demand data and market intelligence - Build creative shims to legacy systems—everyone loves a clean API, but not everyone can scrape an ActiveX application from 1997 - Process, clean, validate, and present data from sensor to customer dashboard in real-time (no sweat!) - How can we make a few dozen generators, spread over a few hundred square miles and connected by cell modem, behave like a single powerplant with a ten-minute start time? Help solve this and other crazy highly reliable infrastructure problems.

Technologies we use: Python, Javascript, Go, Lua Postgres, Redis, S3, Kafka, InfluxDB AWS, Docker, Nomad, Terraform React, Flask, Scrapy Pandas, NumPy

About Voltus

We are a team of engineers and energy experts working to get our customers paid for using less energy. First, we work with large energy consumers to identify demand response and distributed energy resources. Then we aggregate those resources into virtual power plants that we sell to utilities and other buyers in wholesale energy markets, splitting the revenue with our customers. Our virtual power plants are cleaner and cheaper than the coal and oil plants they replace. Along the way we have to solve the hard system reliability problem of making hundreds of commercial and industrial sites behave like a single, reliable power producer.

Company Culture

Voltus is committed to hiring only folks that are Bright, Gritty, and Good. We're small and distributed, which means people have big responsibilities and a lot of flexibility in how they address them. It only works if everyone has the skills and raw horsepower to deliver and the drive to see projects through without being micromanaged. We believe we are pushing towards a better, cleaner future—our competitors are conventional power plants, and like to hire folks who feel good about shutting them down. No mercenaries, please.

We believe strongly in building a sustainable business in every sense of the word. In other words, it's not enough to build a clean energy alternative to power plants—it has to be an economically viable alternative for all parties. If we build something, it's because we believe it will contribute to a profitable business that will be around for the long haul. That means we have a culture that is oriented around clear goals and a willingness to double down on what's working and cut what isn't.

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