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Software Engineer - Other

About us

WeaveGrid builds software to make it cheaper and safer for utilities to serve electric vehicles, add renewable energy resources, and save customers money. Our mission is to drive rapid decarbonization in the global transport and power sectors by intelligently connecting electric vehicles to the grid.

We are currently in market with early utility clients, and we must rapidly build and deliver product improvements to serve existing customers and win new deals from our deep pipeline. As a rapidly growing company, we are building a thoughtful, capable team that can adapt with our rapidly evolving circumstances.

Industry context

We are living through historic changes in the ways people use transportation — a sector that is now one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are growing at over 60% a year, with vehicle manufacturers spending billions to get ready for an electric future. Boston Consulting Group estimates EVs will account for over half of all vehicle sales by 2030. Electric utilities see massive opportunities in this transformation, as the rise of EVs could drive more growth in energy demand over the next 10 years than any decade since the 1950s.  

‍Larger EV fleets can also help support renewable energy sources on the grid. But to accommodate growth in EVs, utilities will need to make substantial investments in infrastructure and technology. Weave Grid's software helps meet the challenge of our transition to electrified transport.

Culture and mission

Beyond your core skills and track record, you are someone who will expand the culture and cumulative wisdom of the team as a whole. This can take many forms - relevant past projects, hard-won perspective from personal history, an unusual or adjacent skillset, a motivating passion, and so on. We are whole individuals, not just functional role-fillers, and we value everything that you can bring to the team.

Finally, you should be strongly motivated by Weave Grid’s mission. Energy and transportation expertise are not necessary, but it is important that you are passionate about tackling the climate crisis head on, by improving societal and environmental health.

Compensation and location

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Compensation will include competitive salary, equity, and benefits. Weave Grid is based in San Francisco but is open to considering remote candidates in the US for some roles.

Engineering at WeaveGrid

The engineers at WeaveGrid have experience working in a wide variety of technical organizations – some excellent, some less so, but all of them contributing lessons for us as we create the norms, culture, and practices here. We have all come to understand that great software comes from software engineering teams whose members have developed good working relationships, who trust and respect each other, and who have the cultural and managerial support they need to be sustainably productive. Put simply, our vision is to create a technical organization at WeaveGrid that compares favorably with with the best software operations in tech.

Because we focus on building complete and well-rounded engineering teams, we have the opportunity to approach job descriptions a little bit differently. Using a college metaphor, we don't just care about your major, but also your elective classes and extracurriculars. And we understand that sometimes the hardest-won part of your past experience doesn't fit neatly into a job application or resumé.

Great software comes from software engineering teams that work well together, trust and respect each other, and that have the support they need to be sustainably productive. Even though we are an early stage company, operating in a sector not always lauded for its excellence in this area, we are committed to building and scaling a technical organization at WeaveGrid that compares favorably with with the best software operations in tech.

When you look at the application form below, you'll see that it asks you to describe yourself a little differently than you may be used to. Rest assured that there are no wrong answers for the multiple choice questions – while our needs may be more urgent in some areas than others, all of the options are relevant to our needs.

We're looking for engineers with the following technical focus areas:

  • Frontend development with React and the modern Javascript packaging, testing, and performance optimization toolset
  • Distributed systems built with cloud-native architectural principles - job and message queues, decoupled services, load balancing, observability, reliability
  • Database design, implementation, and optimization, definitely with SQL engines but also using NoSQL stores when appropriate
  • Python-centric backend development, including familiarity with the Python3 standard library and common open-source packages
  • Data science engineering using the pydata ecosystem, including experience (or, at the least, a strong desire to learn about) deploying and maintaining systems in production