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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Backend Software Engineer - Applications



Software Engineering, IT
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
About Voltus
Voltus’ mission is to be the Distributed Energy Platform that fulfills the promise of the energy transition. The Voltus platform connects any distributed energy resource (DER) to any energy market across the US and Canada, providing flexibility, reliability, and resilience to the grid while generating revenue for our partners. By partnering with industry leaders and the DER ecosystem, we are building the decarbonized, distributed, decentralized, and digitized energy system of the future.
Voltus is a remote and virtual company. This role can be based in the US, Canada or remote locations. Candidate working hours should overlap with Eastern Standard Time.
About the Role
You’ll work closely with our Product team to define and scope projects, and with our frontend engineers and designers to make our applications come to life.
You’re interested in diving into the detailed world of the energy industry and would jump at the opportunity to.
You are bright, gritty, and good, and you want to work with others like you.

What You'll Do

  • Build reliable and scalable distributed applications written in Go and/or Python.
  • Work collaboratively with the Product team and other engineers to scope project requirements and create technical specifications.
  • Define and build abstractions and data models to convert our energy-specific data models into data that customers can understand and act on.
  • Contribute to shared tooling and infrastructure.
  • Increase the health and maintainability of our codebase.

What's Important to Us

  • Self initiated and curious, someone who is always looking for ways to improve our applications and infrastructure.
  • Can work independently and thoughtfully allocate time among projects.
  • Communicates well with others, especially important in a remote team.
  • Interested in building positive and welcoming engineering culture.
  • Cares about the environmental impact of reduced energy use.
  • Interested in learning more about the energy industry.
  • Experience working in an agile, team environmentMinimum of 2-3 years of experience as a backend software engineer

Skills We're Looking For

  • Experience building production systems in GO, Python or a similar high level language.
  • Experience modeling complex data in RDBMS (we use Postgres).
  • Familiar with micro-service architecture, including service to service communications and streaming platforms like Kafka.
  • Familiarity with Docker and an orchestration system like Nomad.
At Voltus, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer because we recognize that a diverse organization begins with a diverse candidate pool. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or marital status.