Software Engineer (Front-end)

  • Lumen Energy
  • San Francisco, CA, US
  • Feb 10, 2022
Full time role Engineering: All Engineering: Software

Job Description

Our MissionLumen Energy is automating clean energy deployment.To start, we’re making getting a fully-financed clean energy system for a commercial building as easy as applying for a credit card. The scope of the opportunity is massive: out of 6 million commercial buildings in the US which are responsible for 16% of all greenhouse gas emissions, most of which could save money with solar, fewer than 4% have solar systems today.We make clean energy widely accessible by abstracting away the complexity of an underlying marketplace of installers, financiers and confusing electrical jargon. Our challenge is to parse massive datasets, deploy advanced models behind the scenes, pre-package financing, all so that we can deliver simple, delightful, and actionable offers to our customers.Once the decision has been made to go solar, we support our customers with software tools that help manage the processes of securing financing, evaluating bids and selecting a contractor and finally, managing a live solar deployment.Who We AreWe are a small team of scientists, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs committed to powering our world with clean energy. We build on experience at Stripe, Google X, Shopify, and US national labs. While we're early in our journey, we are live with customers, funded by exceptional investors (soon to be announced), and looking to bring on a core team member who can help us expand our impact. We are a remote-first company, but get together regularly in San Francisco and are looking for teammates who work within 3 time zones of Pacific Time.About youYou have lots of experience building front-end web applications in javascript and are comfortable with Typescript, React, Sass and NextJS. You're ready to take on a high level of responsibility as part of a small team that moves quickly. While you understand how to build systems that scale you also understand the tradeoff between technical debt and speed, and are comfortable making informed decisions. You understand how to build for a11y and create design systems that scale.Nice to haves- Design experience- Experience working in energy or data visualization


  • Building out our multi-sided user-facing platform for building owners, tenants, installers and financiers to orchestrate a complicated process with intuitive software
  • Build tools that make it easy for building owners to understand the complicated factors affecting their energy usage, utility bills and carbon emissions
  • Extend and expand our emerging enterprise platform for large real estate owners who need to manage the conversion of many buildings to solar at once

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

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Buildings & Cities, Energy

Drawdown solutions

Building Retrofitting, Distributed Energy Storage, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics, Net Zero Buildings