Director, Engineering at Inspire

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Inspire’s Engineering team is seeking a seasoned leader for the Consumer Team. The Consumer team is responsible for the applications that provide engagement mechanisms for our customers. As such, the Consumer team is blazing the trail on the future of bringing clean energy to all, as well as building world-class infrastructure to scale these experiences to millions of users. The multi-disciplinary consumer team consists of product, product design, engineering and data science who work closely to solve the consumerization of the energy markets.

The goals of the Consumer team are twofold: To ensure that more people can gain access to affordable clean energy and build a world class consumer product that helps customers take control of their power. The components of the consumer team are: core product experiences, growth (acquisition), utility integrations and account management.

Together these comprise a very significant part of the customer experience at the heart of Inspire's infrastructure. The team is also at the nexus of the many sides of the business with deep touch points across the organization and cross-functional stakeholders.


  1. In partnership with our Sr. Director of Consumer Products and other leaders, develop and guide the implementation of Inspire’s Engineering strategy, process, and team design.
  2. Apply superior technology skills to help the Engineering team unblock and execute at an extremely high level.
  3. Lead and develop the Consumer Engineering team of 10+ engineers and support them in the delivery process of Inspire’s products.
  4. Partner with Inspire’s People Team and company leadership on career development, recruitment and hiring.
  5. Represent Engineering at the company level through cross functional collaboration between Inspire’s Technology, Operations, Marketing & Commercial teams.
  6. Maintain a culture that adheres to Inspire’s values of focusing on our vision, using good judgment, and providing leadership.


  • Launch & Optimize Core Consumer Product
  • Modernize our core infrastructure
  • Build career development plan for direct reports
  • Bring in high performing engineers onto the team


  • Development Velocity
  • Milestone and execution dates
  • Retention and recruitment
  • System performance and uptime


  • Ability to inspire and lead team to continually perform at their highest level
  • Domain knowledge/background in e-commerce; knowledge of order management and payments is a big plus
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience leading teams at hyper growth companies


  • Must Have
    • 10+ years of combined engineering experience; ideally starting as an individual contributor, then transitioning to senior management roles.
    • Proven ability to lead engineering teams; a track record of success working with Product and Leadership teams to push development forward.
    • Experience shaping the tech stack and architectural decisions in prior roles in a hands-on capacity.
    • Experience scaling engineering teams and infrastructure at a fast-growing startup.
    • Ability to set a high bar for engineering efforts and build a world class, diverse engineering team.
    • Experience promoting engineering best practices across teams: code review processes, alerting and monitoring, architectural right sizing, etc.
    • Ability to engage on architectural discussions and determine tradeoffs and drive discussion towards decisions.
  • Nice to Have
    • Ability to review code to determine quality and areas for improvement.
    • Deep expertise in building software platforms, specifically performant distributed systems, leveraging modern frameworks.
    • Well versed in modern cloud native technologies and frameworks. Recent experience with AWS, GCP, or Azure. Hands on experience a bonus.
    • Knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management.
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3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

An Insider's view of Inspire

How does your team reward individual success?

Each month we award an "Avenger of the Month". This is an employee that embodies one of our values: Own It, Study It, Coach It, Live It.



What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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