open position

Backend 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 are looking for a creative, curious engineer to develop the backend components of our vehicle-facing systems. Vehicle telemetry is a key aspect of our product and platform, and this role will have broad responsibility for extending and maintaining these services.

This role involves work that is highly experimental, and it is ideal for an engineer who is self-motivated, scrappy, and who likes to explore and discover new solutions.

This role will
Maintain and troubleshoot existing data ingestion pipelines
Develop new data ingestion and related functionality on top of our platform, in close collaboration with other members of the Fleet and Platform engineering teams
Investigate vendor APIs to understand endpoints, auth flows, etc.
Develop new features for our driver-facing app using standard server-side frameworks

About you

You are experienced enough to operate independently based on desired outcomes and functional requirements, although you will be working closely with other members of our vehicle-facing engineering team. We are largely a Python shop, although we are open to implementing parts of our system with alternatives such as Node and Go where appropriate.

While not a requirement, you may have experience collecting device data over HTTP, or related work that sets you up for success in this area. You certainly know your way around an API, and you are not discouraged when the documentation is incomplete or missing.

No matter what your experience is, you are scrappy and resourceful, and you lean in to technical challenges for which there may be no existing instructions. While your bias is to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good, you value clean code and you are comfortable with modern, agile software engineering practices. While you can move fast when needed, you know that it is important for others to be able to understand and build on your work.

To meet the needs of this role, you will bring
Comfort with modern, agile software engineering practices - version control, branches, sprints, scrums and all that
Strong commitment to technical collaboration, and communication skills to match
An experiment-driven, empirical approach to developing software that interacts with external systems and APIs
Prior experience using and developing REST APIs
Charles proxy, Fiddler, or Postman experience
Skills
OAuth
HTTP
Python

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.