Frontend Engineer

About us

Weave Grid 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.

Job description

We’re growing our utility customer base rapidly. To deliver value for clients and help accelerate progress on transportation electrification and grid decarbonization, we need to enroll, delight, retain and shape the behavior of EV drivers in our utility clients’ programs.

The person stepping into this role will be responsible for ensuring that our web product is fast, stable and monitored. At a hands-on level, this means writing CSS, HTML and Javascript for the fleet product to help drivers charge their EVs in ways that support successful vehicle-grid integration and increase the amount of renewable energy used to charge electric vehicles.

This work will directly contribute to our internal metrics for kWh shifted to WeaveGrid's greener, more sophisticated charging techniques. No previous knowledge of the energy sector or is required.

This role will
Ship new improvements daily
Respond quickly to emerging usability issues or bugs
Measure and optimize frontend performance
Own frontend code quality
Work rapidly with engineers, designers, product and business teams
Create new frontend web components with HTML, CSS and JS

About You

You are highly motivated by the craft of frontend web development, and you are excited about shipping HTML, CSS and JS every day.

You are someone who cares about pixels, interface design, interaction design, usability, information architecture and user experience in general. You write JS, CSS and HTML. You follow emerging trends, and you understand that Javascript in 2021 is a very different beast than a few years ago.

You want to connect your talents to working on something that meaningfully addresses climate change. In particular, you should share the WeaveGrid team’s commitment to achieving outcomes that reduce climate risk and support the shift to electrified transport.

To meet the needs of this role, you will bring
The ability to take a discussion from whiteboard to a UI design tool (probably Figma) and then do the implementation in HTML, CSS and JS.
A portfolio or existing work which shows work you have done in the last 5 years, including work that reflects your sensibility as a web developer.
A grasp of what makes a page slow to load, and potentially some experience with using specific tools to measure performance.
Git, distributed version control, pull requests, etc.
Modern Javascript
Experience with React, Vue, Webpack and related tools - even if you are frustrated by them.
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.

How to apply

You can apply through the link below. Remember that we want to see the best of you, so please include any details that will help us get a better sense of who you are and what makes you tick.