Software Engineer (Remote)

7 months ago
Full time role


Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way people access clean energy and accelerate ...

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Job Description

In-office locations: Santa Monica, CA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Remote location(s): United States.

As a certified B Corp, our mission is truly woven into the fabric of what we do. As you grow professionally, you are doing good for the planet by helping us to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future. 

Our rapidly growing Engineering Team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet. We are looking for a Software Engineer to help us work in our core systems. If your focus is on the backend, you’ll be integrating with third party APIs, writing background processes, and creating JSON APIs for our internal and externally-facing applications.  If your focus is on the frontend, you’ll build modern interfaces in both internal and consumer-facing applications.  You will join a dynamic team and contribute alongside them, working in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

You’ll rely on your experience to make our technology platform better, furthering our mission of impacting the world positively through renewable energy.  If you have a passion towards technology and interest in solving tough problems and care about our mission of spreading renewables across the country, let’s talk!

How you’ll help: 

  • Be an integral contributor within a product-design-engineering “squad”.  Write code, write tests, ship code to production multiple times per week.
  • Own your features, from inception to completion. Participate in grooming sessions, code-reviews, QA, and post-deploy monitoring.
  • Write and maintain comprehensive documentation of solutions.
  • Advocate for best-practices within the team and mentor more junior engineers through pair-programming, code reviews, and coaching.

Some 1 year goals:

  • Project Work
    • Take on modifying existing functionality or integration taking on an important feature modification.
    • Understand the problem, the requirements, scope it out and work with your team to deliver it.
  • Learning our tech stack
    • Contribute to multiple systems, making incremental improvements as you go.

Here’s what you’ll provide:

  • Must Have
    • Experience that provides a foundational knowledge in software engineering concepts, with a focus on web technologies.  Typical applicants have some experience developing professionally. If you are excited about the position and feel you’re a fit, please feel free to apply! We welcome applications from candidates with either a traditional or non-traditional education.
    • Some examples of topics you’d feel comfortable speaking about: 
      • How you structure your code
      • When you’ve built or consumed APIs
      • What techniques you’ve used to test your code
    • You should have experience with modern web applications. Our tech stack includes a monolith serving a JSON API backed by PostgreSQL and a React frontend
    • Desire to continually learn.  This could take many shapes but some examples include:
      • Asking for feedback on pull requests, 
      • Pair programming with your peers and other more senior engineers
      • Researching and understanding new trends and technology in web application development
    • Experience or interest in the languages and frameworks (or equivalents) in our tech stack (if you don't have experience in all of them, that's ok!)
      • Backend: Ruby/Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, RSpec
      • Database: PostgreSQL, We use ActiveRecord and Ruby Sequel for ORMs
      • Frontend: React, NextJS, Cypress
      • Git and GitHub
      • Experience deploying to Heroku, AWS, or similar
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience in a mission-driven team or renewable energy

Our Work Model:

This position is eligible for remote work. Being bi-coastal, we have mastered the art of working collaboratively across different time zones and regions. Working from the comforts of our own homes, we don't mind the constant cameos from children and pets. 

Dedication to DE&I:

The desire to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace in which everyone can thrive has been a guiding force in Inspire’s journey. Our diversity mission statement is as follows: “The best Inspire is a diverse Inspire. We’re passionately building a culture of belonging and empowerment to create a better world for all.” That’s why we’re committed to leveling the playing field and highly encourage all women, BIPOC, and those in the LGBTQIA+ communities to apply for our open positions even if you don't match 100% of the listed criteria. We would love to learn more about you!

Here’s what we offer: The estimated starting salary range for new hires is $81,000 - $116,550 annually + bonus + benefits, less applicable withholdings and deductions. (The actual salary offered may vary based on relevant factors as determined in the Company’s discretion, which may include experience, qualifications, tenure [for existing employees], skill set, availability of qualified candidates, geographic location, certifications held, and other criteria deemed pertinent to the particular role. Note that the majority of individuals in the position will fall in the low to mid-level of this scale; the upper end of this pay scale is offered only in exceptional circumstances and/or for qualified candidates.) We are excited to invest in the wellbeing of our employees by offering a competitive total rewards package that includes health and wellness benefits, tuition assistance, and 401(k) matching.

Health & Wellness:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage starts from day one
  • Summer Fridays and Wellness days
  • Mental Health Benefits (Headspace, Ginger)
  • Company Paid Parental Leave

Life at Inspire:

  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401(K) up to 4% Matching 
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Treks through GivePower and the opportunity to participate in service trip
  • Training, development, and growth opportunities for all employees


  • Work from Home
  • Semi Annual Performance Bonuses
  • B Corporation Discounts
  • Open Office Floor Plan 
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Fun Company Events

More About Who We Are:

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. On average, one year of being an Inspire member can help avoid 9,639 pounds of carbon emissions - that is 7x more impactful than one year of recycling! 


Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way people access clean energy and accelerate ...

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