Software Engineer (Backend)

San Francisco, CA
Engineering & Data /
Full-time /
We’re excited to share that our team is growing!

At Evergrow, we seek to build and sustain a carbon-neutral world. We're fulfilling this mission by making financing accessible for those creating low-carbon infrastructure and technology (e.g., wind, solar, renewable natural gas). The new climate bill passed by Congress in the Summer of 2022 is a game-changer for renewable energy project developers, and we are building solutions to ensure they can take advantage of associated financial benefits. Our transparency and speed materially lowers transaction costs and helps more projects get built, ultimately accelerating decarbonization.

You should apply if: 
You aspire to work alongside the best. We’ve brought together an immensely talented, thoughtful, and mission-driven team—we care deeply about our work, are highly collaborative, and are eager to welcome other like-minded people to join us in our mission. We’ve spent time at leading companies and financial institutions  (e.g., Google, YouTube, Pinterest, Stripe, U.S. Bank, Point72), academic institutions (e.g., Columbia, MIT, Stanford, Princeton), and are backed by leading investors (including XYZ Venture Capital, Congruent Ventures, First Round Capital, Garuda Ventures, My Climate Journey, Skyview Ventures, and founders and senior executives from Plaid, Brex, Twitch, Instacart, Charm Industrial, Living Carbon, and Bridgewater Associates).

You’re energized about solving complex problems. We are at a new frontier with climate change—the Inflation Reduction Act signals a profound shift in climate policy, with financial incentive (and benefits) at its core. This brings a vast network of wild-west legislations, processes, businesses and people into the fray, and it will be your job to bring order to the chaos. If you're prepared to tackle these challenges and work to build long-lasting, novel solutions and relationships from scratch, we believe you'll be an excellent match.

Your impact as our Backend Software Engineer:
As our newest Evergrow Software Engineer, you will be working in a dynamic environment where you can make a significant impact, collaborating closely with our team to design, build, and maintain the back-end systems that power our products. Your role will involve not just coding, but also shaping the architecture and influencing the technical direction of our projects. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an early-stage start-up setting, enjoys problem-solving, and is excited about tackling challenging technical issues. You will be directly responsible for:

- Designing, developing, and maintaining scalable and efficient backend systems and APIs
- Implementing and supporting our deployment and serving infrastructure
- Ensuring the security and integrity of our systems and data
- Collaborating with front-end developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to deliver high-quality products
- Troubleshooting, debugging, and optimizing performance issues
- Contributing to the continuous improvement of our development processes and best practices
- Working independently and proactively in a fast-paced start-up environment
- Participating in a collaborative and empowering team culture

We’re looking for someone who:
- Embodies our values and passions about solving the climate crisis
- Has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience
- Has 5+ years of experience in backend development, with a focus on infrastructure or security, and an enthusiasm to contribute in a fast-paced start-up environment
- Is proficient in Python, and has a strong understanding of database technologies (SQL, Postgres) and data modeling
- Is experienced with cloud platforms like AWS
- Is knowledgeable about security best practices and has experience implementing secure systems
- Is able to collaborate in person in San Francisco three days per week (required)

Even if you don’t match every listed requirement, we highly encourage you to apply! At Evergrow, we value our differences, and encourage all - especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations- to apply. We’ve embedded diverse perspectives at all levels at Evergrow, because we know it makes our team stronger and better equipped to serve all stakeholders.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Compensation and benefits
🏥 Top-tier health, dental, and vision insurance
💰 401(k)
🥕 Daily lunch provided
🏝 Flexible PTO
👶 Family Leave
🌳 Regular team retreats and offsites
🐶 Dog-friendly office in downtown San Francisco 
🌐 Visa and / or green card sponsorship (our CEO's first startup focused on streamlining immigration!)

Base pay may vary considerably depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$160,000 - $180,000 a year