Backend Software Engineer (US)

| Cambridge | Remote
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Our mission at Sense is to reduce global carbon emissions by making homes smart and efficient. We’re serious about having a real impact on climate change by empowering people to easily take care of their homes and to actively participate in a cleaner, more resilient future.

To accomplish our mission, we are building an AI and automation platform for home energy infrastructure. Our consumer product, built on our unique machine learning technology, gives people visibility into the energy usage of their homes and provides insights to simplify saving energy and money. We are a team of highly curious, collaborative engineers who enjoy working together to solve a wide range of interesting technical challenges across a deep stack that spans embedded, native mobile, web, and the cloud. If the idea of having a significant positive impact on our product (and climate) sounds exciting to you, let's talk!

As a backend software engineer at Sense, you will help us expand the capabilities of our cloud platform to enable a wide range of new product features, and you will be a key contributor to maintaining and scaling a high-quality production service. You should be

  • Focused on delivering functionality that benefits the customer and provides real business value.
  • Experienced at designing clean, usable REST APIs.
  • Excited about high-volume, realtime data and solving the challenges it poses.
  • Interested in building (or learning how to build) high-availability, performant, and scalable systems.
  • Tenacious when tracking down production issues, digging into metrics and logs as needed to run a problem to the ground.

Requirements

  • 2+ years professional experience with backend development
  • Devops experience maintaining a production environment
  • Background in Java, Linux, AWS, Cassandra is a plus
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
Why Sense

Sense supports a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We welcome candidates with backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in tech, and we strive to foster an engaging, respectful and supportive community where everyone feels empowered to do their best work. Sense is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Sense is a growing VC-backed startup with an experienced leadership team and revolutionary machine learning technology.

  • Best Startups in Cambridge - Tech Tribune
  • "One of the world's top 100 AI companies" - VentureBeat
  • Clean Tech Company of the Year - New England Venture Capital Association
  • 50 on Fire - BostInno
  • Top 100 - Red Herring
  • Best Consumer AI Technology - AI Dev World
  • Global Cleantech 100

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation including equity
  • Remote-friendly
    • Remote or local/hybrid in our Cambridge Central Square office
    • Home office setup allowance ($200/year)
  • Great work-life balance
    • Flexible work hours
    • Vacation starting at 3 weeks/year + 1 week paid sick time
    • Paid parental leave (5 weeks or more depending on location)
    • Dependent Care Accounts
  • Generous healthcare benefits for employees and dependents
    • Medical (90% of the premium and first 50% of the deductible)
    • Dental (90%)
    • Vision (100%)
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Life, AD&D, long- and short-term disability insurance (100%)
  • 401k plan
  • Free Sense energy monitor for your home, discounts for friends and family
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    • SwiftLanguages
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Location

485 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

What are Sense Perks + Benefits

Sense Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation including equity
Remote-friendly
* Remote or local/hybrid in our Cambridge Central Square office
* Home office setup allowance ($200/year)
Great work-life balance
* Flexible work hours
* Vacation starting at 3 weeks/year + 1 week paid sick time
* Paid parental leave (5 weeks or more depending on location)
* Dependent Care Accounts
Generous healthcare benefits for employees and dependents
* Medical (90% of the premium and first 50% of the deductible)
* Dental (90%)
* Vision (100%)
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Life, AD&D, long- and short-term disability insurance (100%)
401k plan
Free Sense energy monitor for your home, discounts for friends and family

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Sense pays 90% of the cost of health insurance premiums and the first 50% of your health insurance deductible.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
15 days in year one; 25 days after 5 years; ability to roll over 5-10 days annually
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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