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Junior Software Engineer

Company: Solstice
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Junior Software EngineerTerm: Full-timeLocation: Remote, within the U.S.Overview:Solstice is an award-winning clean energy company working to put affordable renewables in the hands of every household, including low-income populations and communities of color. Climate change is a top concern for many Americans, and Solstice is poised to experience fast growth as demand for climate solutions surges from governments, businesses, and nonprofits.Position Overview: Solstice is looking for a junior software engineer to join our team as a full-stack web developer that will help build a more equitable clean energy future. You'll mainly work on our EnergyScore web application, building a compliant, more inclusive, user-friendly alternative to traditional credit checks. The tool is based on a machine learning model that considers utility payment history in addition to credit scores and other traditional credit rating metrics that may unnecessarily disqualify people for community solar participation. The ideal candidate will have a good, base foundation of computer science knowledge that they're excited to grow by working with and learning from senior developers and diving into independent tasks. Responsibilities: Work as part of the sprint team, building, testing, and deploying full-stack solutions for our web applications Collaborate with the sprint team to design the software architecture necessary to meet business needs and requirements and assist with the associated development plan to implement the product requirements Participate in the product development process Participate in sprint planning meetings and contribute to task definition, prioritization, and estimation Learn, grow, and improve as a web developer RequirementsQualifications: Knowledge of a programming language General coding experience (basic algorithms, basic data structures, etc.) Must display commitment to deadlines, opportunities to learn new technologies, independence Commitment to learning and implementing security best practices for web applications Strong analytical skills Excellent communication skills Attention to detail, creative, personable, enthusiastic, proactive, team-oriented Excited to work in a fast-paced startup environment and amenable to the demands and opportunities of a startup environment Interest in renewables, cleantech, and/or sustainability Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with Node.js/Express, TypeScript/JavaScript, React/Next.js, Git, and SQL databases or similar relevant technologies Web development experience (HTML, CSS, Angular, Vue, Java, C/C++, Pytho BenefitsAs a Junior Software Engineer, you will gain: The opportunity to learn and grow as a web developer, and to be part of an empowered product development team Hands-on startup experience in cleantech A deep understanding of the solar and renewable energy space, particularly the rapidly growing community solar industry Additionally, every Solstice Power Technologies employee enjoys: Company equity to share in the upside of Solstice's growth Competitive salary, healthcare, and dental plans 401k with matching Professional development stipend Paid parental leave Five weeks of PTO a year, including when we close the office for -1.5 weeks in late December each year Flexible personal time to allow employees to run errands and go to doctor's appointments without taking PTO Ability to work remotely from within the United States A team of passionate, collaborative, dedicated, and empathetic employees About Solstice:Climate change mitigation requires massive clean energy expansion, yet 77 percent of American households cannot install rooftop solar power due to rented housing, the structure of their rooftop, the upfront cost, or access to financing. Solstice connects households and community organizations to "community solar"-shared solar farms that are installed in a centralized location where local residents can enroll in a portion for free, without any home installations, and enjoy guaranteed savings on their monthly utility bill.One of the only companies in the solar industry co-founded and led by women of color, Solstice has generated demand for nearly 139MW of clean energy across 43 community renewable projects in multiple states, with the total clean energy capacity from enrolled households, small businesses, and nonprofits representing the environmental equivalent of not burning 62 million pounds of coal. In addition, Solstice's software manages the end-to-end customer experience for the life of the 20-year renewable energy project on behalf of developers and financiers, from customer enrollment to billing/crediting to ongoing customer engagement.Solstice was founded to advance equity and inclusion in America. We are committed to living those values, not just in the work we do to promote environmental and energy justice, but in how we grow as an organization. We seek always to expand leadership opportunities for marginalized communities in the global transition to clean energy.Solstice is an equal opportunity employer. We hire, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, genetics, veteran status, or any of the other characteristics that give each of us unique perspective and capacities. We're a team of mission-driven, passionate, and dedicated individuals. We've fostered an inclusive and fun culture through monthly outings, solar farm field trips, and the occasional after-work beer. Apply today and get to know us!

Keywords: Solstice, Cambridge , Junior Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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