Senior Backend Engineer - Remote

about 1 month ago
Full time role

Company is a technology company on a mission to decarbonize mobility. Recently named “World’s Best Energy Start-up,” we are a ...

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Job Description

About us

Electric vehicle sales are booming - it’s been predicted that 40% of new cars sold as of 2030 globally will be electric. But one of the most challenging elements of owning an electric vehicle is its charging - and that’s where we come in. set up in 2018 to make EV charging simple, green and low cost for drivers, to encourage EV adoption and decarbonisation transportation. Core to the platform is a proprietary smart-charging algorithm, dynamically aligning charging with intermittent low-carbon electricity, reducing carbon emissions from grid electricity by as much as 70%.

We have a diverse and fully remote team of over 70 - and we’re growing! We’ve grown to 20,000 users, secured $13m in Series A funding, and were named ‘Best Energy Startup in the World’. We're a Certified B Corp™, with a culture centred around transparency, inclusion and stewardship. And we need more talented folks to join us on the journey as we grow our user base to over 1 million, and deliver new offerings!

The role

You will work with Charger Manufacturer companies around the world to integrate them with the charging platform, and advance our mission to decarbonise transportation. You'll help create custom-solutions that serve the charger manufacturer’s requirements, whilst identifying the commonalities and productising these. You'll work to integrate EV Charger hardware into the platform to allow each Charger Manufacturer to pass on greener, cheaper and smarter charging to their customers.

Our tech stack includes Python, Django, PSQL, AWS, CloudFormation and Ansible. We focus on developing high quality code, following a common set of Engineering Principles, and believe strongly in being customer-focused in everything we do.

What are we looking for?
  • Commercial experience with Python 3 (we're on 3.10 currently)
  • Commercial experience with Django (we're on 4)
  • An excellent understanding of relational databases (we use PSQL)
  • An excellent understanding of APIs
  • Understanding of oAuth and identity management 
  • Great communication skills, written and verbal, as you'll often be interacting with our client's teams 
  • Confidence digging into details of challenging problems, with an analytical and investigative mind 
  • Stewardship - a want to make improvements for the long-term and take ownership of problems 
  • Belief in the mission and enthusiasm for driving us towards it 

For more details in what we expect from a Senior Software Engineer, take a look at our public progression framework.

How will we support you?
  • Remote working, investing in your home office setup or a co-working location convenient for you
  • Access to conferences, meet-ups and training
  • A top of the range Macbook Pro and all you need to do your best work
  • A structured career progression framework and advancement opportunities
  • Health insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous equity, with options to earn more shares as you progress
  • Quarterly team meet-ups, to collaborate and have fun in person!

If you don’t have all of the requirements, but you’re really interested in what we’re doing, please apply anyway! We’d love to hear from you and may be able to tailor the role around your abilities and experience. We value applicants regardless of their background or years of experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We are transparent about salaries internally - this role pays 66,000 - 79,000 GBP (or local currency equivalent) per year, depending on experience, plus generous equity options and other benefits. is a technology company on a mission to decarbonize mobility. Recently named “World’s Best Energy Start-up,” we are a ...

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