Senior Software Engineer, Consumer Growth

| Santa Monica
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POSITION SUMMARY

Inspire’s Technology team is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our consumer growth team, responsible for building backend services, API design and mobile and web experiences that focus on delivering customer value. Reporting to the Senior Director of Consumer Product, you will be a key decision-maker in the technical approach, architecture and implement resilient, highly available systems for our acquisition funnels.

THE SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER HAS FIVE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. You will be part of a small cross-functional team, with a large amount of ownership and autonomy for managing parts of our consumer acquisition and growth initiatives.
  2. Leverage internal and 3rd party APIs to build experiences around acquisition funnel, lead generation products, SEO improvements and new user experiences.
  3. You will ship high quality, scalable and robust solutions with a sense of urgency.
  4. Be part of the Growth team to collaborate early and often to deliver the right value / effort tradeoff.
  5. Read the performance of the experiments that you deliver to help inform the decisions of the overall team on the priority for the next set of growth tactics.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Deliver our consumer web and mobile acquisition applications, referral system and upsell initiatives
  • Continue to improve and scale the initial applications for national growth
  • Build integrations for strategic utility providers
  • Design and implement net new systems in support of acquisition efforts

SUCCESS METRICS

  • System uptime
  • Performance of services and systems within the team’s purview
  • Velocity of the deliverables
  • Movement of key metrics: acquisition, retention, LTV, CPA

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Takes Ownership: Feels deep ownership over tasks and systems, to ensure we build sustainable products
  • Endlessly Curious: Always learning about new technologies, industry trends, etc. and applying them when applicable to the technology stack and process.
  • Shows Strong Leadership:  Drives the technology platform forward, and can mentor and level-up others on the team to build world class APIs
  • Works Collaboratively: Works well cross-functionally with Product, Design, Marketing, Data Science, BD, and others to ensure alignment

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar, or equivalent education that provides a strong foundation in computer science (data structures, algorithms, compilers, processors, etc.) 
    • 5+ years of professional experience building building web apps, APIs, evented/queued systems, and other business related systems
    • Proven ability to lead cross functional teams both directly and indirectly
    • Strong understanding of HTTP, REST standards, backward compatibility, and other best practices for building consumer APIs 
    • Passionate about technology and interested in solving tough problems
    • Proven ability to collaborate across cross-functional teams.
    • 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
    • Experience implementing sophisticated systems using 3rd party vendor integrations & decoupled backend services
    • Experience building growth-related products, services or features.
    • Experience with Ruby
    • Experience with Javascript (React and Node.JS)
    • Experience with web scraping technology, such as puppeteer
    • Experience with databases and ORMs specifically Postgres, Snowflake
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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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!

Culture
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
Diversity
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
401(K)
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
Parking
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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