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Renew Home

Senior/Staff Backend Engineer

USAFull-Time$155K - $205K
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Who We Are

Renew Home is on a mission to change how we power the world by making it easier for customers to save energy and money at home as part of the largest residential virtual power plant in North America.

We partner with industry-leading brands to better manage residential energy for users by prioritizing efficiency, savings, and comfort — and cleaner energy for everyone.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer striving to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where everyone feels that they have a voice that is heard.

We strongly encourage candidates to check out our website at www.renewhome.com to learn more about the world-changing work we are doing.

What You Will Do

  • Design, develop and maintain secure, scalable, and robust distributed cloud-based systems on AWS.
  • Work closely with development teams to integrate cloud services into the broader system architecture.
  • Strive for 99.999% uptime SLA for the systems. Respond to application and infrastructure incidents, provide detailed incident reports.
  • Work with cross-functional teams consisting of engineering, product management, marketing and market integration.
  • Work on many aspects of our stack: Python, Flask, MySQL, Celery, AWS (CDK, ECS/EKS, RDS, Redshift, S3, SQS, SES, etc), Ubuntu, Apache, Redis, Git, Jira
  • Perform peer code review, mentor junior developers.
  • Stay updated with new AWS services and features, recommending improvements to the existing architecture.
  • Implement application monitoring tools and proactively monitor application performance.
  • Prioritize and manage development and issue resolution activities.
  • Participate in our agile development process - regular team updates, standup meetings, 1-on-1’s.


  • 5-10 years of industry experience.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree in computer science or demonstrated experience in the software industry.
  • Deep experience working with highly-scalable distributed systems in containerized environments. Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container orchestration tools.
  • Experience with asynchronous task processing at massive scale.
  • Experience with cloud automation and infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Terraform or AWS CloudFormation, AWS CDK.
  • Solid understanding of networking, security and core Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, BGP, and distributed networks).
  • Very strong software engineering background and proficiency in one or more of Python, Java, PHP, Ruby.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.


What You’ll Get

  • A competitive salary based on experience. The base salary for this role is: $155k - $205k.
  • Fully remote work environment with home office set-up allowance.
  • Real and lived work-life balance - Company perks include unlimited vacation (which our C-level team actively encourages everyone to take!), parental leave, and a corporate values of working sustainably and putting families first.
  • Competitive benefits package that includes a full suite of wellness benefits and stock options.
  • 401(k) matching.
  • Opportunity to work with amazing people who are passionate about their mission, thriving in a fully-remote work environment, and learning and growing every day.

Not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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