Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

Position Description

EverBright is driving the clean energy revolution through its industry-leading solar software platform and financing marketplace. Every day, EverBright supports hundreds of residential solar installers and home improvement contractors across the U.S., ensuring they have the tools to be successful and accelerate consumer adoption of clean energy. Combining our flexible, affordable green energy solutions with our unequaled customer service means EverBright is well-positioned to lead the decarbonization of our planet.

We are seeking a well-qualified candidate who is passionate about driving the clean energy revolution by providing solar companies with innovative software.  We work as a team: each of us taking their turn to lead, follow, teach, or learn as the occasion arises. You might be a good fit for this role, if:   

  • You are an exemplary teammate: always ready to help a colleague, express complex concepts clearly, listen to complicated explanations patiently, do unavoidable chores cheerfully, and leverage your attention effectively. 

  • You love shipping new code on a calm but steady cadence, seeing your own patches and those you have thoughtfully reviewed land each sprint. 

  • You have solid previous experience in architecting large scale applications and platforms, using some of the latest cloud technologies on AWS.  

  • You have excellent cloud software development and architecture skills: distributed system design, container orchestration, data engineering, and building application for scale and reliability.  

  • You will be very productive with our primary development toolkit: Python/Django, SQL, microservices, various AWS cloud services, GitHub, etc.   

  • You are happy to contribute across the stack, learning new skills as needed. 

  • Be willing to get into the code, contributing directly to the core product development team. 

  • You have a passion for decarbonizing the world with clean energy and want a career that positively impacts millions of human beings. 

Job Overview

This position will be responsible for architecting, designing, and collaboratively working with the team to execute the proposed solution and bring it to fruition. You will be responsible for the system reliability, availability, security, scalability, and performance. The ideal candidate will be just as passionate about working with great teams as they are about building great software and will constantly be looking for ways to drive engagement, quality, and improve outcomes. 

This position provides technical software project leadership including, but not limited to defining system architecture, guiding design of the system's software and writing code as part of the implementation team and mentors less experienced team members.  Employees in this role work with the product team to plan work and typically serve as Technical Lead of projects.  Individuals in this position provide technical advice to higher levels in the organization.

Job Duties

  • Own system architecture, design, and technology selection. 

  • Directly work with cross functional teams of engineers. 

  • Work with Engineering and Product for scoping and sprint planning activities. 

  • Identify and scope infrastructure or tooling changes to impact efficiency and/or quality. 

  • Lead contributor and collaborator on system design and architecture. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Directly impact our ability to grow quickly while improving operational efficiencies.

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 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Experience: 9+ years


  • Competitive Salary

  • 401k match

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and legal insurance

  • Access to multiple offices around the US (Austin, TX, San Francisco, CA, & Juno Beach, FL)

  • EAP and mental health assistance

  • Discount plans through the NextEra Employee portal

  • Health and wellbeing services

  • Education assistance program

  • Adoption assistance

  • Work from home tech setup

Where permitted by applicable law, EverBright requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

EverBright is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

EverBright provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to our recruiting team, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

EverBright will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

EverBright does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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