Senior Software Engineer (Remote) at Inspire

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Inspire’s Technology organization is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team. You will be responsible for working in our core backend systems by integrating with third party APIs, writing background processes, and creating APIs for some of our most important internal tools. You will join a dynamic team and contribute alongside them, working in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

You’ll rely on your experience to make our technology platform better, furthering our mission of impacting the world positively through renewable energy.  If you have a passion towards technology and interest in solving tough problems and care about our mission of spreading renewable energy across the country, let’s talk!


  1. Be an integral contributor within a product-design-engineering “squad”.  Write code, write tests, ship code to production multiple times per week.
  2. Own your features, from inception to completion. Participate in grooming sessions, code-reviews, QA, and post-deploy monitoring.
  3. Write and maintain comprehensive documentation of solutions.
  4. Advocate for best-practices within the team and mentor more junior engineers through pair-programming, code reviews, and coaching.


  • Internal APIs/Services
    • Modify existing services and RESTful APIs to support internal applications and customer-facing applications
    • Work on asynchronous and scheduled job-processing
  • Vendor API Integrations
    • Integrate with RESTful APIs for our third party vendors. 
    • Implement new integrations, and improve our existing integrations.  Document internal Inspire APIs when updating
  • Tech Stack Improvements
    • Make recommendations and implement changes to how we test, lint, review, deploy code.
    • Assist in the migration of our last Sinatra/Padrino application to Rails


  • Ability to get up to speed quickly: Be actively contributing code within the first sprint, within a month you’ll start to own your first feature.
  • Learning about an application in our stack, sharpening your tech skills along the way
  • Eliminating bugs in your code and others code through a combination of automated and manual testing.


  • Deliver Results/Resourceful (I take risks, and move with speed because I believe our mission requires it)
  • Team First (I can’t do this alone but as a team we can)
  • Honest/Transparent  (I can speak my mind, even when it’s difficult)
  • Motivation to Learn (I want to further my understanding of technology)
  • Feedback Seeking (I know I’m not perfect, I want to know how I can get better)


  • Must Have
    • Experience that provides a foundational knowledge in software engineering concepts, with a focus on web technologies.  Typical applicants have 3-5 years experience. If you have less (or more), and feel you’re a fit, please feel free to apply.  We welcome applications from candidates with traditional and non-traditional education.
    • Some examples of topics you’d feel comfortable speaking about: 
      • How and when to use modern frameworks
      • Best practice for API conventions
      • Optimal code organization
      • When to test your code and how
      • Optimal relational database structure
    • You should have worked on a web application, APIs, databases, or other business-focused technology systems in a professional environment.  
    • Desire to provide technical mentorship to the core team.  This could take many shapes but some examples include:
      • Providing actionable, helpful feedback on pull requests, 
      • Running best practice presentations
      • Pair programming with other engineers
    • Experience with the following languages and frameworks (if you don’t have experience in all of them, that’s ok!)
      • Ruby, Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, ActiveRecord, Ruby Sequel, RSpec
      • PostgreSQL
      • Git/Github/Your choice of text editor
      • Experience deploying to Heroku, AWS, or similar
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience in a mission-driven team or renewable energy
    • Experience leading change within a team
    • Experience with other full-stack languages like JavaScript / HTML / CSS


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An Insider's view of Inspire

What are some social events your company does?

As the cherry on top to our mission-driven work, Inspire's community is top-tier. A couple of my favorite events have included beautifying the city on Earth Day, awarding top talent at The Windy's, and learning how our industry can take steps to be more equitable. With every happy hour, I'm reminded how enchanting my fellow Avengers truly are.

Lindsey Tod

Sr. Manager, Sales & MX Enablement and Alignment

How does the company support your career growth?

Inspire has helped me take my career to the next level, but most importantly, empowered me to find my passion! Having started my career in Member Experience and Operations, I was able to build a strong foundation of how the business works. I use that knowledge every day as a Product Manager, implementing automation and helping our business scale!

Meghan Griffiths

Director, Retention Services

What are Inspire Perks + Benefits

Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Volunteer in local community
Inspire's Sustainability team and 3 Employee Resource Groups offer ample opportunities to get out in our local communities, connect with our mission, and further our impact.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Inspire has 3 active employee resource group for our BIPOC, Women, LGBTQIA+ communities and allies that offer monthly programming & bonding opportunities for members.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Inspire regularly offers Wellness focused programming for employees, including awareness & training sessions hosted by experts, company wide wellness challenges, and onsite exercise classes.
Team workouts
Group challenges & competitions coordinated in our #workout slack channel and access to unlimited workouts through our wellbeing app offerings to all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Unlimited subscriptions to wellbeing apps to support healthy habits like meditation and therapy and monthly selfcare workshops to equip employees with tools to prioritize their wellbeing.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
In addition to internal monthly programming and events, Inspire holds an annual All Company Retreat for employees to connect with our mission and one another
Game Room
Avengers have access to a variety of games in our indoor/outdoor community area. Ping pong tournaments are a crowd favorite amongst our employees!
Stocked Kitchen
Employees enjoy a kitchen filled with a variety of snacks, LaCroix, and cold brew and kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours happen regularly at Inspire HQ, both within teams and company-wide. We hold an annual Halloween happy hour & costume competition as well as an end of year Holiday Party.
We offer Inspire employees on-site parking.
Pet Friendly
Inspire is a dog friendly office.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Inspire works with employees to get them the remote items that will help them be most productive in their at-home offices.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts a monthly 'Coach It Corner' series where employees have a platform to share their area of passion or expertise with the larger business!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Inspire puts a strong emphasis on supporting the wellbeing of all employees. In February, we launched company-wide Wellness Days to prevent employee burnout. Our team gets 1-2 days off per month to take time for themselves to unwind, rest, and take care of themselves.

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