Staff Engineer

| Santa Monica
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POSITION SUMMARY

Inspire’s Technology team is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join our consumer application team, responsible for building backend services, API design and mobile and web experiences that focus on delivering customer value. Reporting to the Director of Product, you will be a key decision-maker in the technical approach, architecture and implement resilient, highly available systems. You will be an advocate, and a champion, for best practices across the organization and within the existing team, as well as partner closely with Product and Design to deliver features in a world-class consumer-facing application.

THE STAFF ENGINEER HAS FIVE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Ship high quality, scalable and robust solutions with a sense of urgency.
  2. Have the freedom to suggest and drive organization-wide initiatives.
  3. Work as part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and autonomy managing multiple parts of our consumer application.
  4. Leverage internal and 3rd-party APIs to build core experiences around payment gateways, consumer and industry data.
  5. Be part of the Product team to collaborate early and often to deliver the right value / effort tradeoff.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Deliver our initial consumer web and mobile experience applications.
  • Continue to improve and scale the initial applications for national growth
  • Build integrations for strategic utility providers
  • Design and implement billing and payment capabilities
  • Mentor existing team of software engineers and exhibit/drive best practices for software engineering.

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

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Help build a team and cultivate innovation by driving cross-collaboration and execution of projects across multiple teams.
  • Lead designs of major software components, systems, and features.
  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise.
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques, and coding standards.

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • 8+ years of professional experience building building web apps, APIs, evented/queued systems, and other business related systems
    • 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.) 
    • 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
    • Desire to provide technical mentorship to the core team
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience implementing sophisticated systems using 3rd party vendor integrations & decoupled backend services
    • 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
    • Experience with mobile application development or supporting mobile application development through robust and scalable API design.
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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

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. The Avenger of the Month is also featured on our blog here: https://www.helloinspire.com/blog/avenger-life

Inspire

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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!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
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.
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
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