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Making Energy Efficiency Easy

Senior Software Engineer

$100k – $165k • 0.1% – 0.5%
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Job Summary:
We are looking for a senior software engineer with a strong desire to learn, teach, and take on responsibility. We want someone who can complement our skill sets - adding experience where we lack it and learning from ours where we have strength. We are envisioning hiring someone with several years of academic and post-academic experience.

We are shooting for an August 1st start. We are accepting applications now but don't plan to start interviews until June.


  • Full stack development
    • New features
    • New products
    • Bug fixes
    • Dev-ops
  • Quality assurance. Code reviews, automated and manual testing.

Remote candidates are welcome, Boston candidates will be preferred.
8+ years experience in software development
Strong verbal and written communication skills, both technical and interpersonal
Passion for growth and learning
Desire to do full stack software engineering, including dev ops
Technical skills:

  • Java
  • MariaDB
  • HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Maven
  • Linux At least one of the following:
  • Deep AWS dev-ops expertise
  • Deep MariaDB expertise
    • Database design
    • Performance
  • Deep Hibernate expertise [BONUS] GWT [BONUS] UI design [BONUS] Home energy efficiency knowledge

Combination of Salary and Stock Options commensurate with skills and experience.

About Ekotrope:
We run the most widely used Home Energy Rating Software which is now used on about 1 in 6 of new homes built in the US each year. Our clients for this product are home energy raters who work with home builders to help design more energy efficient homes and then inspect and certify those homes. We also help utilities run their energy efficiency programs (e.g. Mass Save) more effectively. To date, most of our work has been focused on low-rise single and multi-family homes but we are now expanding to provide solutions for existing homes and larger multi-family buildings.

Our software development team consists of 6 full time engineers. We employ a modified Scrum framework. We have weekly team planning, demo, and retrospective meetings and daily ‘Scrums’ - 10 minute or less meetings to align team members and help remove impediments. We have short development cycles, a tight customer feedback loop, and every developer works full stack, from web front-end to database and dev-ops. We promote transparency, respect, self-improvement, and fulfillment.

Though a small and nimble company, Ekotrope is very stable. We are profitable and have a good benefits package, including comprehensive health insurance and a 401K program. Our headquarters is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just blocks from the T (Green, Red, Orange, Blue lines), commuter rail and buses.

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Nick Sisler

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Founder, Lead Engineer at Ekotrope. MIT B.S. Mechanical Engineering, minor in Energy Studies.

Cy Kilbourn

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Benjamin DeLillo

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Graduated from RIT with a degree in Computer Science. Then went on to become a member of the founding team of Ekotrope.

Ekotrope at a glance

Making Energy Efficiency Easy

Ekotrope focuses on SaaS, Real Estate, Energy Efficiency, Construction, and Software. Their company has offices in Boston. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Ekotrope has raised $4.005M of funding; their latest round was closed on December 2014.

You can view their website at http://www.ekotrope.com or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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