Backend Engineer (Remote, US)

  • Anywhere

Who We Are

Renew Home is on a mission to change how we power the world by making it easier for customers to save energy and money at home as part of the largest residential virtual power plant in North America.

We partner with industry-leading brands to better manage residential energy for users by prioritizing efficiency, savings, and comfort — and cleaner energy for everyone.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer striving to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where everyone feels that they have a voice that is heard.

We strongly encourage candidates to check out our website at  to learn more about the world-changing work we are doing.

What You Will Do

  • Design, develop and build backend API integrations with electric utilities, electricity markets, solar and battery providers and other systems. Examples include developing services to get batch and real-time smart electric meter data, electricity market data etc.
  • Own all aspects of meter data processing including working with partners and implement new features to support virtual power plants.
  • Work closely with development teams to integrate cloud services into the broader system architecture.
  • Work with cross-functional teams consisting of engineering, product management, marketing and market integration.
  • Work on many aspects of our stack: Python, Flask, MySQL, Celery, AWS/GCP (CDK, ECS/EKS, RDS, Redshift, S3, SQS, SES, or equivalent in GCP), Ubuntu, Apache, Redis, Git, Jira.
  • Implement API monitoring tools and proactively monitor API service performance.
  • Participate in our agile development process – regular team updates, standup meetings, 1-on-1’s and peer code reviews.


  • 4-7 years of industry experience building backend software services.
  • Bachelors/Masters degree in computer science or demonstrated experience in the software industry.
  • Experience building and maintaining scalable APIs and working with REST frameworks.
  • Strong SQL skills, proficiency with SQL and no-SQL databases (MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, Redshift, mongodb etc.).
  • Very strong software engineering background and proficiency in one or more of Python, Java, PHP, Ruby.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Bonuses:
    • Experience with scalable distributed data processing.
    • Experience with AWS Lambda/Cloud functions, pub/sub, AirFlow tools.
    • Experience with cloud automation and infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Terraform or AWS CloudFormation, AWS CDK.
    • Experience in electric power industry.


What You’ll Get

    • A competitive salary based on experience. The base salary for this role is: $130k-$160k.
    • Fully remote work environment with home office set-up allowance.
    • Company perks include parental leave, unlimited vacation, and corporate values of working sustainably and putting families first.
    • Competitive benefits package that includes a full suite of wellness benefits and equity.
    • Opportunity to work with amazing people who are passionate about halting climate change, thriving in a fully-remote work environment, and learning and growing every day.
    • 401k matching.

Not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Individuals seeking employment at Renew Home are considered without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identification, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.