Want to build amazing tech for the renewable energy sector?
The world needs to increase the amount of renewable energy to battle climate change. Glint Solar is an Oslo-based startup accelerating the growth of solar energy by making it fast and simple to find the best solar project locations.
Solar energy is growing at a tremendous rate, but finding good project sites is a slow and manual process. Our product uses GIS and climate data to scan hundreds of thousands of potential sites, letting our customers quickly find the best site for their projects. Our goal is to drastically speed up renewable energy adoption by making it fast and simple to develop solar projects, in order to accelerate what we call the solar revolution.
We are working with both large global and small local solar developers, enabling them to quicker build their greenfield project pipelines through seamless collaboration. Through effective use of technology and research collaboration we’re able to deliver high precision insight into a user-friendly software for the development team. And we need help with making our product even better!
As Senior Software Engineer at Glint Solar you will be joining the Product team comprised of 4 Data Engineers (2 interns), 4 Software Engineers and 2 Designers, and report to our CTO John. Your main task will be to help us expand and maintain the product, working closest with the other software engineers. You will also work on tasks together with our data scientists, as well as talk to customers when needed.
Our current stack includes React, Node.js, Python, AWS, and Serverless as much as possible. That being said we believe in letting everyone help choose the right tools for the job. All our work is in English, so no Norwegian needed. We work towards quarterly OKRs cascaded down to each team, and we have daily checkins internally, as well as a weekly town hall with the rest of the Glint Solar team.
Our work culture has a flat hierarchy, where everyone brings their ideas and solutions to the table, and take ownership of what they are working on. We think it is ok and necessary to make many mistakes in order to make something great. If you agree and you like a challenge, then you will fit right in. We have a flexible work model, where it's okay to work from home 1-2 days/week or if you want to work from a vacation place for a while. That being said we encourage everyone to come to the office when they can, as we are are small team and we also enjoy each others company.
We offer a competitive salary of NOK 750.000-900.000 plus an options programme, to take part in the company's future success. Final salary will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications according to Tekna guidelines, and we look at the total compensation balancing salary with options.
You will be working with:
Full stack development to expand and maintain our product, touching upon a wide array of technical subjects such as satellite data processing or solar plant energy yield modelling
Infrastructure setup and maintenance
Model development and data processing, in cooperation with our data scientists, focusing on efficient and scalable implementation
Anything else that needs doing, such as speaking to customers or pitching in on strategy
We are looking for an experienced software engineer, who likes wearing multiple hats and doing what needs to be done, but always with the big picture in mind (value for customers, long term strategy). You have the analytical skills to understand the product, and help us find the simplest solutions. At the same time you can say no to stupid ideas. You should like us be concerned with building the best product to fulfil our customers' needs.
We imagine you have a startup mindset, ready to pull up your sleeves at do what is necessary to get the work done, such as jump on customer calls, learn new skills etc. You need to have a good team spirit, keen on helping your colleagues. You are able to handle lack of supporting infrastructure, and accept when priorities and tasks change. You are not afraid to make mistakes and forgive others when they make them.
A background in engineering, physics, mathematics or related fields is beneficial (but not a must), since you will be touching upon a wide array of technical subjects.
4+ years experience as a developer / 2+ years experience combined with a MSc or BSc in Computer Science
Experience with full-stack (both front-end and back-end)
Wide hands-on experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS and/or GCP)
Experience with product building, (i.e. not small consulting projects).
Able to work on-site at our office in Oslo (or be willing to relocate from Europe/already have a work permit - we can unfortunately not assist in acquiring visa)
Have a “roll-up-your-sleeves” mentality and always wanting to help out
Bonus points for:
Good skills in algorithms and data structures
A background in engineering, physics, mathematics or related technical fields
Experience interacting with customers
A university degree in Computer Science or similar
Experience with our tech stack
What else makes you a good fit:
Caring for your colleagues’ well-being and bringing a positive mood to work
Curiosity and an eagerness to always learn new things
Being motivated by solving complex problems and breaking them down into smaller pieces
Like finding fast ways of testing ideas/features
Laziness, in the sense that you don’t like unnecessary work and always look for how we can achieve our goal with the least amount of effort - you are okay doing things good enough, and maybe improving them later if need be
Passionate about transition to renewable energy
At Glint Solar you will have the freedom to do your best work – and focus your efforts on what you are good at. We believe in adapting to our people and their strengths – not the other way around.
We are a fun-loving team and diverse team comprised of 17 different people with nine different nationalities, different backgrounds, with different likes and personalities. Between us you will find people who: love astrophysics, enjoy cooking new dishes, play frisbee golf and DJs on the weekend.
So what do we have in common? We support each other, love solving difficult problems, believe in technology, and want to drive positive change in the world.
More specifically you will get:
The chance to join a young, fast-growing startup with an existing global reach
A committed team of ambitious and motivated colleagues
A steep learning curve and freedom to shape your own role
A competitive salary with an option scheme to take part in our future success.
Great central offices at Nationaltheatret in the heart of Oslo
Cabin trips, company trips and social events
Lots of laughter
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, and will review incoming applications on an ongoing basis. The interview process is quick and has the following steps:
Virtual chat with our CTO John, to check that your interests and objectives align with our plan for the role
Technical take-home case, followed by a physical interview with John and one of our software engineers
Final interview(s) with our COO Even and our CEO Harald (either together or individually)
Sounds interesting? Then hit the 'Apply'-button, and submit your LinkedIn, Github and answer a few questions. We look forward to hearing from you and to onboarding the right person to help us take Glint Solar to the next level!
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Want to be a partner? Look no further.
We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.