Senior Backend Software Engineer - Infrastructure

San Francisco, California
Technology – Software Platform Team /
Full-time /
About Terawatt Infrastructure

Terawatt Infrastructure is the leader in financing, developing, and operating electric vehicle charging solutions. Our mission is to power electrified fleets with the most reliable network of charging centers. With increasing demand for electric vehicles, we are facing a once-in-a-century technology transition. The market for EV charging infrastructure is expected to grow to $1 trillion by 2040. The nation needs a long-term partner in the inevitable transition to all-electric transportation. At Terawatt, you will join your team in delivering quality end-to-end charging solutions. 

At Terawatt, we own, develop, operate, and maintain charging sites and operational solutions to form the backbone of commercial EV transport in the U.S. We execute humbly and with urgency to provide energy and charging solutions that delight our clients and support the transition to clean, electrified transport.

Impact to Climate Change:

Transportation creates 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year. Electrifying transportation is priority #1 to impact climate change. By electrifying fleets, we can mitigate more than 70% of mobility CO2 urban emissions, remove 50% of city air pollution, and help fleet operators meet Net Zero commitments.

We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. At Terawatt, we continuously strive to foster inclusion, humility, energizing relationships, and belonging, and welcome new ideas. We're growing and want you to grow with us. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

TeraWatt is creating EV charging solutions and products for fleets in the newly developing mobility, heavy trucking, and fleet electric vehicle market. 
As a backend software engineer for infrastructure, you will lead our cloud efforts to enable our organization to grow. You will be critical for implementing best practices to improve reliability and maintainability of our charging infrastructure software.
You will join a team in a changing startup environment to help make the EV charging experience great for our customers. Our projects span from backend charging protocols, to frontend UI for charging management and our tech stack includes React with Typescript for the front end and Python, NodeJs, Go, or Java microservices in the backend.

What you’ll do at TeraWatt:

    • Lead the team in automation for deployment, management, and observability of our services in AWS and Terraform.
    • Empower engineers to own the application deployment process through CI/CD.
    • Evolve our practices in AWS cloud administration including permissions, networking infrastructure, and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).
    • Implement security related processes including SOC 2 compliance features.
    • Administer our AWS EKS cluster for scalability and reliability.
    • Join our team in building a highly-available, web-based, depot operating platform to enable the future of EV Charging in NodeJS.
    • Work on monitoring and alerting for our applications using Prometheus and Grafana.
    • Join the team in improving testing and reliability of our releases.
    • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation.

We would love to hear from you if you:

    • Want to apply skills to meaningfully address climate change.
    • Have extensive experience in SRE and DevOps supporting cloud products including Kubernetes.
    • Have communication skills for diverse audiences and a collaborative, team-oriented approach.
    • Have collaborated with teams on CI/CD pipelines like CircleCI to improve developer productivity.
    • Bring experience with at least one programming language like Python, NodeJS, Java, or Go and least one scripting language like Terraform.
    • Have experience maintaining database management systems like MongoDB or PostgreSQL.
    • You have experience building, deploying, and maintaining highly available systems for changing needs.
$166,000 - $202,000 a year
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. This salary range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, interview performance, and geographic location.

This role is eligible for: Terawatt Equity Plan, Flexible Time Off (FTO) for vacation, personal, or sick use, Healthcare insurance (medical, dental, vision), FSA, Commuter Benefits, 401K, Paid Parental Leave (based on program eligibility requirements)

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Terawatt, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Terawatt is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, we will take steps to ensure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform the essential functions of the position, please contact

Terawatt Infrastructure is an equal-opportunity employer.