Senior Software Engineer

Denver, CO, USA
about 1 month ago
Full time role


Zero Homes

Denver, CO, USA

At Zero, we are changing the paradigm of how homeowners plan and purchase energy upgrades for their homes. We are ...

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Job Description

At Zero, we are changing the paradigm of how homeowners plan and purchase energy upgrades for their homes. We are streamlining today’s time-intensive and often frustrating process with a self-serve interface that delivers actionable intelligence to homeowners so they can get their projects done without all the hassle.

This is an opportunity to do irreplaceable work on climate! It’s never been more important to help homeowners understand the health of their home, how it impacts the planet, and to make it easier for them to take action. With Zero, homeowners experience a quick, no pressure, and even delightful experience purchasing upgrades for their home. And by partnering with a trusted network of Trade Partners, Zero helps to facilitate installations for heat pumps, solar panels, and electrical upgrades giving homeowners a single point of contact through their project.

Who we are

Zero is on a mission to electrify every home to build a happier, healthier world. We’re solving the world’s hardest problem, climate change, and we’re looking to grow our team with similarly minded, passionate change-makers who want to dramatically impact and improve millions of people’s lives.

Born out of previous experience running a contracting business and designing remote-sensing satellites at NASA, Zero is building the toolkit to automate the design of all-electric home energy upgrades and do so fully remotely. We are building a simple experience for homeowners to enable them to plan, purchase, and schedule installations with local, certified contractors within minutes. 

Zero is based in Denver, CO, venture-backed, and partnered with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Learn more at 

Who you are

You love to get your hands dirty and are comfortable being in the trenches building and problem-solving. You’re a curious, “doer” type with a bias for action, but also know when to zoom out and examine the big picture. You have broad and deep expertise in building cloud-based web/mobile software systems. You’re a risk-taker, great communicator, and a phenomenal team player who has a proven track record of engineering excellence. You’re passionate about climate change and want to be part of a team making a tangible impact in improving people’s lives and saving the planet!

Beyond engineering, you’ve had previous experience in an early stage startup, love being a part of small teams, and building from the beginning. 

What you’ll do

As one of the first full-time software engineers at Zero, you’ll have a unique opportunity to build from the ground up. You’ll work directly with the Founder and Head of Engineering to develop our next generation product and customer experience. You will be hands-on, building automated system-design pipelines, quoting tools, and integrating services to create exciting applications that make it easier for homeowners to upgrade their homes.  The software you create will change the paradigm of home improvement, enabling millions of homeowners to simply electrify their homes and helping thousands of contractors improve their businesses. 


  • 4+ years of full-stack software development experience with an emphasis on backend development.
  • A polyglot with substantial backend experience across many languages and frameworks. 
  • Experience with one or more cloud technologies (eg. GCP, AWS, Azure) and deployment infrastructure (CI/CD, containerization, scalability, serverless).
  • Substantial experience in an early-stage startup (e.g. ex-founder, founding engineer, one of the first 10 employees)
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Live within 50 miles of Denver, CO or willing to relocate.

Nice to have

  • Experience in energy, residential construction, energy efficiency, consumer products
  • Native mobile development experience (Swift/Kotlin)
  • Building Energy Modeling experience (OpenStudio/EnergyPlus)
  • HVAC Design/CAD/AEC modeling experience
  • Strong math background or practical data science experience


The expected compensation range for this role is between $120,000-$150,000 plus meaningful equity depending on qualifications.


  • Meaningful Stock Options
  • Health Insurance
  • Workstation Stipend
  • 1-2 WFH days per week
  • Relocation (as needed)

How to Apply

Please email your resume and answers to the following questions to

  • What excites you about this role and why are you the right person for it?
  • Tell us about a challenging technical problem you’ve faced and explain in as much detail as you can how you solved it.

Zero Homes

Denver, CO, USA

At Zero, we are changing the paradigm of how homeowners plan and purchase energy upgrades for their homes. We are ...

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