Senior Django/Python Software Engineer

CapeZero (https://www.capezero.com/) is a new cleantech startup making an impact at the intersection of clean energy, finance, and technology. We provide renewable energy companies and investors with smarter navigation solutions for financing their solar, wind, and storage projects. We’re a US-based mission-driven organization that operates at a fast pace. We value innovation, collaboration, diversity, and transparency.

CapeZero is looking for a high-performing Django/Python Software Engineer to join our small team. As a backend Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building and improving our digital platform. You will work closely with financial modeling experts, other software engineers, product designers, and other stakeholders to build a robust backend system.

At CapeZero, you’ll have the opportunity to work on innovative and meaningful projects that have a positive impact on the planet.

Responsibilities

  • Defining features and implementation specifications based on business requirements, working closely with the founders
  • Understand the nuances of project finance and translate modeling needs to a robust backend data model and hence APIs that power the platform
  • Identifying enhancements and modifications that improve product quality
  • Fixing bugs, adding automated unit tests, and improving the usability/design of the APIs
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop, test, and maintain web-based software applications using Django/Python.
  • Design and implement data models and build on top of PostgreSQL
  • Develop highly available and scalable RESTful APIs using Django Rest Framework (DRF)
  • Help maintain automated testing and CI/CD pipelines using tools like Github Actions
  • Participate in code reviews, bug triage, and provide feedback on technical designs.
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement and learning for oneself and team members.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering, with a focus on developing web-based applications using Python and Django.
  • In-depth experience with Django Rest Framework (DRF).
  • High proficiency in Git, Docker, and Linux systems.
  • Experience with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and modern JavaScript frameworks (specifically React).
  • Knowledge of database design, SQL optimization, and NoSQL databases
  • Strong understanding of software testing and test-driven development
  • Experience with modern DevOps practices, such as continuous integration, delivery, and deployment. Experience with Fly, Railway, Render, or other modern cloud platforms preferred.
  • Some experience with Pandas will be very handy.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Previous experience working on a B2B SaaS product
  • Knowledge of a CSS preprocessor (LESS/Sass)
  • Experience with E2E QA/Testing using Cypress
  • You’ve built something cool on your own because you enjoy doing what you do
  • Open source contributions
  • University degree in Computer Science or related engineering field
  • Passion for renewable energy and sustainability, and the desire to make a positive impact on the world

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel
  • Dynamic and fast pace work environment to grow in your career and make an impact.
  • Remote work/work from home
  • Paid Time Off

Please respond with the following three important things:

  1. A short Cover Letter describing why this role is a good fit for you
  2. A link to your Github / relevant work we can review online
  3. A Resume (and LinkedIn profile if you have one)

Also, putting the words “Django 4.2 is an LTS release” in your cover letter will let us know that you took the time to read this post and have good attention to detail.