Technical Engineering Manager (Python)

| Boulder, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-220,000 Annually
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Technical Engineering Manager (Python) Boulder, CO, United States 


About Ascend 

Ascend Analytics is an innovative climate technology software and consulting company focused on energy analytics to support an increasingly complex power grid. The company’s products enhance critical power supply decisions for an array of key energy market stakeholders, from short-term operating strategies to long-term investment and resource planning. Ascend recently announced a strategic growth investment from prominent software and climate technology investors Rubicon Technology Partners, a private equity firm which is focused on investing in and growing software companies, Galvanize Climate Solutions, which invests in companies and solutions advancing the energy transition, and Silversmith Capital Partners, a technology-focused growth equity firm. Read more about how the investment will accelerate Ascend’s product innovation here.  To learn more about Ascend, please visit us at 

Position Overview 

We are looking for a hands-on Software Engineering Managerwith a serious commitment to climate technologies. As a Team Lead at Ascend Analytics, you will be leading a collaborative team advancing software solutions and analytics to support the clean-tech power revolution. Your strong software engineering skills will support mission critical decision analytics.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Mentorship: As an Engineering Manager, you'll have the opportunity to mentor and guide junior engineers, sharing your expertise and contributing to their professional growth.   
  • Technical Leadership: You will be the driving force behind the design and development of our back-end software applications, with a primary focus on Python. Your architectural insights will be pivotal in shaping mission-critical decision analytics for the global renewable energy and battery storage industry.  
  • Project Leadership: Manage projects, provide code reviews, and contribute to advanced system design discussions. Your experience will be instrumental in shaping the direction of our software solutions.  
  • Craft clean, scalable, and production-ready Python code that underpins our clean-tech software solutions.  
  • Drive performance, stability, and scalability through code refactoring.  
  • Architect systems for collecting, storing, and processing large-scale data.  
  • Collaborate with other product teams and groups, bridging the gap between technical and non-technical stakeholders.  
  • Foster a culture of excellence by conducting code reviews and performance assessments.  

Required Qualifications  

  • 2+ years of technical management experience and/or 3-5+ years of Technical Lead experience 
  • 8+ years of experience as a back-end software engineer.  
  • BS or MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Data/Information Science, or related fields.  
  • Strong skills/proficiency in Python and at least one other programming language i.e. Java, C#, Ruby, Rust, Julia.   
  • Familiarity with data processing libraries (e.g., Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-Learn).  
  • Flexibility to support complex technical issues and critical customer outages for our customers during their times of need.  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Full-stack application design and RESTful web services development.  
  • Exposure to cloud computing platforms (e.g., Azure, AWS) and containerization (e.g., Docker).  
  • Knowledge of data science, statistics, and machine learning. 

Compensation: $160,000 - $220,000 

We offer flexible work hours in a relaxed environment with opportunities for advancement and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, parental leave, dependent care spending account, and a 401k plan.  

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Ascend Analytics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics.   

Ascend Analytics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at [email protected] 

More Information on Ascend Analytics
Ascend Analytics operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Boulder, CO. Ascend Analytics was founded in 2003. It has 129 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Ascend Analytics, click here.
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