Director of Development

Ascend Analytics seeks a hands-on Software Engineering Manager committed to climate technologies. Lead a collaborative team advancing software solutions for the clean-tech power revolution.

Ascend Analytics
Ascend Analytics
Boulder, CO, United States  UTC-07:00   On-site   Full Time   101-250   USD 160k–220k   42 days ago

Ascend Analytics is an innovative "climate tech" software and consulting company focused on energy analytics that are transforming the electric grid to renewables. Ascend's solutions provide the analytics to support critical power supply decisions from operating strategies over the next hour, to hedging and budgeting decisions over the next five years, to long-term investment and resource planning decisions over the next thirty years.

We are looking for a hands-on Software Engineering Manager with a serious commitment to climate technologies. As a key leader 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.

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Job Highlights

  • 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 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 Skills and Knowledge

  • 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.


$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.

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About the role

Jan 18, 2024

Full Time


Jul 13, 2024


USD 160k–220k

Boulder, CO, United States

8+ years


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