Software Systems Engineer

$80,000 - $130,000 yearly
  • Ekotrope
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Oct 21, 2021
Full time role Engineering: All Engineering: Software

Job Description

Join our small, fast-growing, Boston-based software startup that is helping to fight climate change by improving the energy efficiency of homes across the country!

We’re looking for…

An engineer to help us improve our internal tools and processes, supporting full-stack software engineering efforts for a mature Java SaaS product.


Candidate must have 2+ years professional experience with:

  • Java 8+
  • Maven
  • A cloud platform (AWS preferred)
  • An SQL RDBMS (MariaDB preferred)
  • A POSIX shell (Bash on Linux or MSYS2 on Windows preferred).

Preferably, candidate would have 2+ years professional experience with one or more of:

  • Upsource
  • TeamCity
  • JIRA
  • Mercurial
  • Python

Candidate will be expected to

  • Be a fluent technical communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Be comfortable diving into varied and unfamiliar code and systems across our development stack.
  • Own and drive resolution of SaaS product development team impediments, under guidance from senior software engineers.


Candidate responsibilities may include, as priorities dictate, but are not limited to the design, implementation, and maintenance of:

  • Admin-only features within our core product
  • Software development tools
  • Build tools
  • CI systems
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Test infrastructure
  • Database and backup management tools.


Combination of Salary and Stock Options commensurate with skills and experience.

About Us

Ekotrope is a customer-centric software company that believes our success is predicated on our customers’ success. We run the most widely used Home Energy Rating Software which is used on about 1 in 5 of new homes built in the US each year.  Our clients for this product are home energy raters who work with home builders to help design more energy efficient homes and then inspect and certify those homes.  We also help utilities run their energy efficiency programs (e.g. Mass Save) more effectively.  To date, most of our work has been focused on low-rise single and multi-family homes but we are now expanding to provide solutions for existing homes and larger multi-family buildings.


Our software development team consists of 8 full time engineers.  We employ a modified Scrum framework.  We have weekly team planning, demo, and retrospective meetings and daily Scrums.  We have short development cycles and a tight customer feedback loop.  We promote transparency, respect, self-improvement, and fulfillment.

Ekotrope offers a full benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance and a 401K program.  We are currently all working from home but will be looking for a new office in Boston, likely the Downtown Crossing area (blocks from all of the subway/T lines, commuter rail and buses) for Summer or Fall 2021.

This Company is an equal opportunity employer, and selects individuals best matched for the job based upon job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

*We are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan to return to our Boston office when it is safe to do so.

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Buildings & Cities, Energy

Drawdown solutions

High-Efficiency Heat Pumps, Insulation, LED Lighting, Low-Flow Fixtures, Net Zero Buildings, Smart Thermostats