Software Architect

2 months ago
Full time role


Scale Microgrid Solutions (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean ...

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Job Description

The RoleWe are looking for a Software Architect to drive the technical direction and development of new software products that support the company in deploying more distributed energy systems in less time, at lower cost, and with greater value created for customers, internal users, and the business. This individual will also help build out the software engineering team. This is a great role for someone looking to take on a software leadership role at a fast-growing PE backed business. This role will report to our CTO. There is flexibility in the role’s location and on-site/remote balance, with preference for someone close to the NYC / Ridgewood, NJ area. 

Key responsibilities will include

  • Drive decisions and own recommendations for tech stack & software architecture for software across the company
  • Engage as a thought partner with product on overall technology roadmap & vision
  • Work closely with product managers and stakeholders across the development process from discovery & scoping through development & maintenance
  • Help implement an agile software development process and ensure the engineering team executes with best-in-class software development practices
  • Scope and estimate technical execution
  • Write code - prototype through production. This is a hands-on role; as we further build the team together, team management responsibilities will increase
  • Integrate 3rd party software systems with Scale proprietary software
  • Produce clear technical documentation including architecture documents
  • Communicate tradeoffs (including time & cost) for different technical options and work with product managers to drive the best decisions for the organization
  • Accountability for performance, quality, and security of software products
  • Ensure external contracted developers and consultants work is in the best interest of the company and aligned with broader technology approaches
  • Help shape the software engineering team as it grows by defining technical staff hiring needs, onboarding, and coaching

The Ideal Candidate

  • 7+ years of experience in software design, architecture, and development including technical leadership experience
  • User interface development experience including collaboration with UI/UX designers
  • Experience building cloud infrastructure, databases, and handling massive datasets
  • Experience integrating 3rd party applications and utilizing APIs
  • Full stack experience & ability across the following or similar: python, django, javascript, typescript, react, AWS, postgres
  • Very strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with product, design, engineering teams, executives, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to connect the dots between technical decisions and business outcomes
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to figure out solutions
  • Bonus: Experience in energy and/or industrial sectors
  • Bonus: Experience with operational technology / IIoT including industrial communications protocols (e.g., Modbus), networks & security, data acquisition systems, PLCs
  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering, or similar
  •  Some of the core virtues embraced by Scales’ employees include:
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Act Like An Owner
  • Hustle
  • Demand Results
  • Go Together
  • Evolve or Disappear

We offer a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits program including medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays, and 401K matching.
About Scale Microgrids Scale Microgrids (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean energy solutions. Through its leading technical expertise and access to scale capital, Scale helps its customers transition to a decentralized energy future by providing and financing sustainable, cost-effective, and resilient power solutions. Scale has its own proprietary microgrid solution which provides customer with cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power, and also partners with third party developers to acquire and/or finance a broader range of distributed energy assets. We raised $500MM from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, to fund our business plan and accelerate growth. We are growing quickly and looking to augment the team with highly motivated entrepreneurial talent.  About Warburg PincusWarburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm with nearly $60 billion in assets under management (AUM). Its active portfolio of more than 180 companies around the globe is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is a growth investor and an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. To learn more about Warburg Pincus, please visit Scale strives to attract and retain a workforce that reflects the composition of our customer base and communities. We are committed to providing a work environment that provides everyone equal access and opportunity to contribute and drive meaningful outcomes. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and will consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Scale Microgrid Solutions (“Scale”) is a fully integrated distributed energy platform focused on designing, implementing and financing innovative distributed clean ...

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