Principal Software Engineer, Partner API Platform

  • Voltaiq
  • Berkeley, CA - REMOTE
  • Sep 14, 2021
Engineering: Software

Job Description

Principal Software Engineer, Partner API Platform

Location: Berkeley, CA / Remote, US

“The battery is the technology of our time.” -The Economist

Voltaiq is an Enterprise Battery Intelligence (EBI) software company. Our data platform brings unprecedented analytics, visualization, and predictive capabilities to any company with a battery-powered business model. World-leading brands — including global automakers in Detroit and Germany, household-name tech giants, and decacorn startups — depend on Voltaiq software to accelerate product development, optimize performance, ensure safety and reliability, and unlock financial value in their products. Our high-powered team is composed of battery industry veterans, PhD scientists, a highly skilled product and engineering team, and an advisory board of C-level industry execs, all of whom are passionate about enabling the global energy transition. Voltaiq is headquartered in Berkeley, CA, serving customers around the world.

The Role

Voltaiq is seeking a Principal Engineer to lead our initiative in building our API platform for our external and internal partners. You will work with product management and other engineers to help develop a powerful next-generation platform on top of a battery data platform that serves some of the world's biggest companies in automotive, consumer electronics, and battery manufacturing.


  • Architect, build, test, and maintain APIs that our external and internal partners can securely access.
  • Work with product managers and other engineering team members to design and implement a scalable platform that can meet our short-term needs and scale toward our long-term goals. 
  • Collaborate closely with other team members in creating a cohesive overall architecture and application.
  • Estimate and complete work accordingly.
  • Regularly review designs and code, and have your code reviewed by coworkers to ensure high quality.
  • Participate in requirements refinement and planning meetings.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience designing and implementing SaaS Platform and API services
  • Expert-level experience with multiple API design approaches and best practices.
  • Expert-level experience with applying security best practices to API Platforms.
  • Experience working with large-scale, data-intensive web applications.
  • In-depth experience writing architectural requirements and systems design documents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information clearly and concisely to engineering and non-engineering audiences.
  • Documented and demonstrable experience in technical leadership roles leading platform and API teams.
  • Working experience with database technologies (PostgreSQL or equivalent).
  • Strong python programming skills
  • Expert level experience with python web framework (we use django).
  • Experience in streaming high volume of data.
  • A passion for creating efficient, scalable platforms.
  • Strong computer science fundamentals.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to remain up-to-date and quickly grasp new technologies.
  • Knowledge of open source distributed systems such as Hadoop, Spark, Kubernetes is a plus.

Our Stack

We deploy on AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure by leveraging Terraform and Ansible to build and maintain our infrastructure as code. We use Jenkins to automate our build, test and deploy pipelines continuously. We monitor and gain insights into our systems using Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana and Loggly. Our languages and notable frameworks and libraries include Python, Javascript, Java, Django, Django REST, React, AngularJS, Plotly.js and Plotly Dash. We use Celery, RabbitMQ, Spark and Redis for asynchronous data processing and scheduled tasks. For persistence we use PostgreSQL and the Linux filesystem.

Competitive salary plus equity and full benefits. Our office is located in Berkeley, CA.

Voltaiq is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy, in all aspects of employment.




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