Principal Software Engineer

Sighten is seeking a well-qualified candidate who is passionate about driving the clean energy revolution by providing solar companies with innovative software.  As a Senior Software Development Engineer at Sighten, you will be asked to:

  • Design and develop remote solar system design tools for residential and commercial rooftop solar projects
  • Design and build sales workflow management and energy financing tools for residential energy professionals
  • Design and build energy modeling technology to improve accuracy and efficiency of energy use estimations and financing calculations
  • Work on application scalability infrastructure, including microservice architecture

Job Overview

This position will be responsible for developing (and leading the development of) software tools to enable the design, sale, financing, and installation of solar, energy storage, and energy efficiency projects.  The ideal candidate will have experience leading design and development of months-long projects and will be comfortable making technology decisions that will impact core application functionality.

Job Duties

  • Codes in multiple languages in support of software products and the development of software products
  • Leads software system architecture projects
  • Mentors others in efficient software design
  • Leads project-level sized teams including assigning work, answering technical project questions, helping other software engineers overcome challenges and mentoring less experienced software engineers
  • Communicates with varying levels within and outside the organization including clearly reporting status in meetings and in other forums, describing systems to audiences of all technical abilities, communicating task assignments to team members, refining requirements and helping to facilitate project planning with the product team, assisting with software project demos and reporting results
  • Provides input on software and technology decisions across an entire project and potentially participates in higher level meetings concerning software and IT architecture
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years software engineering experience
  • Proficient in Python, JavaScript

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Previous experience in the solar and/or renewable energy industry; previous experience with B2B software
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment
  • A high level of energy, motivation, initiative, commitment, and professionalism