Backend engineer Python/Postgres/AWS (remote)

United States Engineering

Gridium makes software that helps people run commercial buildings better, at lower cost and with less energy. Gridium is looking for a backend engineer to help us bring deep efficiency to the built environment, which is responsible for 40% of the world’s energy use.

Gridium’s software platform collects large amounts of operational data from commercial buildings such as offices, medical providers, and corporate campuses. Our analytics then identifies energy savings opportunities that we work with customers to bring to reality.

Your role

Data is at the heart of what Gridium does. We are looking for a US-based engineer to design, develop, and scale our backend services, with a focus on data management. We collect data from dozens of sources, bringing challenges related to scalability, timeliness, reliability, and quality.

About the job

We’re looking for someone with strong Python and relational database experience. Experience with AWS Batch, Docker, and Selenium is helpful. Our stack lives on AWS and includes Python, Aurora (Postgres), Elasticsearch, and Ember.js. We use flake8, black, and mypy to help us write clean, consistent code.

Candidates must currently reside in the United States and have the legal right to work in the United States

You should be self-directed, responsible, and committed to delivering efficient, well-documented, and well-tested code. We need a problem-solver who can ask good questions and collaborate effectively with teammates.

  • Can you effectively balance building systems for the long term and getting new features out quickly?
  • Do you enjoy diving deep into complex systems to track down a data issue?
  • Do you want to truly own the systems you work on?
  • Do you enjoy working in an all-remote environment?

If so, Gridium may be the place for you.

About Gridium

Gridium is a venture-backed SaaS application provider with a mission to bring cost-effective energy savings to commercial real estate. We have been delivering deep energy savings to our customers for ten years, and we are now growing faster than ever due to increasing demand for real energy solutions.

We have been an all-remote company since our founding, and we love the fact that remote work gives us flexibility to balance our roles as employees, parents, family members, or however else we round out our time. Remote work allows us to find great people wherever they happen to be, and it allows you to structure your day with minimal interruption so that you can get stuff done in the style that makes most sense for you.

Of course, spending time face-to-face is important, so once a quarter we pick a city and meet up for several days of highly productive and highly fun planning and doing. Past trips include Palm Springs, Breckenridge, Chicago, Austin, and more. We’re excited to resume our quarterly in-person meetings starting at the end of June.

We have a casual, collaborative work environment where everyone’s ideas matter. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are the basis for our success, we take great care and pride in how we attract, hire, and support our employees.

And of course

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong experience with Python.
  • Experience writing SQL and tuning relational database queries.
  • Proficiency creating integrations with external APIs.
  • Ability to design systems for observability and effective monitoring.
  • Must currently reside in the United States and have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Must be available to travel for four days each quarter.


The position comes with salary, stock options, 401(k) match, a great health plan, vision, dental, generous parental leave, and a flexible vacation policy — we want you to take the time off you need so that you are happy and productive.


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