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Software Engineer - Mid/Senior level - Swift Solar

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Job Title
Software Engineer - Mid/Senior level
Job Location
San Carlos, California, United States
Job Description

About the company

At Swift Solar, we’re building the future of solar. We believe that solar energy has vast untapped potential to reduce inequity and protect planetary health in the face of global climate change. We believe that today’s solar technology is good but not good enough. And we believe that what we build today should serve humanity forever. 

Swift’s perovskite tandem technology breaks through the performance limits of existing solar technologies. By making solar better—more efficient, more affordable, and more widely accessible—we are helping to create a world where all energy is clean energy. 

Swift Solar is a mission-focused startup funded by committed investors. We know it’s a long journey to take a new clean energy technology to market, and we’re in it for the long haul together. If you join us, you’ll play a meaningful role in taking Swift’s impact to the next level.

A day in the life

As an experienced Software Engineer at Swift, you will be a key member of the Data Systems team, building and maintaining our user-facing tools and data infrastructure. You’ll design and develop responsive, high-performing user interfaces to help researchers explore and analyze hundreds of millions of data points. You will also help keep Swift’s data systems running smoothly and create features to improve the data collection user experience. 

On a typical day, you will leverage your experience with full stack development to iterate on the Electron app which automatically processes and sends data to our Django web server, making it more intelligible, powerful, and helpful for non-technical users. Excellent code organization and documentation is expected, as is rigorous testing and improvement of the systems you design and build. You will work closely with R&D engineers and scientists to better understand their needs, and design the infrastructure to help address them.

As an early hire, you will help craft Swift’s culture and technical direction. As our team and operations (and datasets) grow, we’ll expect you to be involved in building new tools and frameworks to help keep everyone as productive as possible. You’ll find many opportunities to grow your own skills and capabilities at Swift, and we encourage you to take full advantage of them. 

You might be a good fit if you... 

  • Bring strong language fluency in JavaScript/TypeScript or Python
  • Are an expert collaborator, having worked with other developers on a large codebase using git and a project management system
  • Have worked on Javascript/HTML/CSS frontends or Python backends in the context of a full stack system
  • Take initiative to tackle problems and improve ineffective workflows
  • Write well-documented, well-tested, organized, and efficient code
  • Consider yourself to be kind, conscientious, empathetic, caring, and tactful

A very strong candidate might bring one or more of the following...

  • Data streaming experience, including familiarity with cutting-edge ETL tools and methods
  • Experience building with the Electron framework
  • Excellent interdisciplinary communication skills
  • DevOps experience
  • 5+ years of experience working on full stack projects in industry

The logistics

  • Compensation: Competitive package including salary, equity, and benefits
    • Expected Pay Range: $140k-$180k
  • Ideal start date: February – April 2024
  • Job type: Full-time
  • Location: San Carlos, CA (Swift Solar HQ), Part-time remote OK

What you’ll love about Swift

  • Culture: We live by our values. You’ll feel right at home if you want to serve the future, get better every day, respect your colleagues, and have fun.
  • Health benefits: We cover 100% of monthly premiums for HMO and PPO group healthcare plan options and 75% of dental and vision insurance costs for employees.
  • Your future, supported: We offer 401(k) plans and match 100% of your retirement contributions up to 4% of your earnings.
  • Clean commuter benefits: We’re all about clean energy. We make it easy and cheap to ride your bike or take public transit to work.
  • Growth mindset: You’ll grow your skills, your network, and your perspective at Swift. We’ll support you in attending conferences and taking online courses, as long as you share your new insights with the team.

Swift is an equal opportunity employer. We value an inclusive work environment and welcome team members of all backgrounds and perspectives.

Even if this isn’t the right job for you, we’re always looking for good people. Please check out other career opportunities on our website and email us at careers@swiftsolar.com with any questions. And if you have a friend who would be a perfect fit, send them this link. Thanks!

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Swift Solar Headquarters Location

San Carlos, CA

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Swift Solar Company Size

Between 20 - 50 employees

Swift Solar Founded Year


Swift Solar Total Amount Raised


Swift Solar Funding Rounds

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  • Undisclosed

    $24,618,692 USD

  • Grant

    $1,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $8,162,512 USD

  • Grant

    $225,000 USD

  • Seed

    $7,000,000 USD