Python Software Engineer

Join Ascend Analytics as a Python Software Engineer in Boulder, Colorado or Remote within U.S. Contribute to clean-tech power revolution.

Ascend Analytics
Ascend Analytics
Boulder, Colorado, United States  UTC-07:00   Hybrid   Full Time   101-250   USD 100k–150k   2 months ago

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

Your Impact at Ascend Analytics

As a Back-End Software Engineer at Ascend Analytics, you will be part of 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 for renewable and battery storage power providers around the globe.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and write clean, scalable, production code (our backend team primarily works in Python, and our frontend team works primarily in JavaScript)
  • Refactor code for improved performance, stability, and scalability
  • Develop automatic tests (such as unit and integration tests) and deployment scripts
  • Implement systems for collecting, storing, and working with data at scale
  • Work with our team of analysts and data scientists to integrate and generalize prototype mathematical and data science models within production software
  • Communicate clearly and effectively (orally and in writing) with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers
  • Contribute to scoping and design discussions
  • This position involves working collaboratively both within your software team and outside with the front-end software engineers, data scientists, and technical sales team. The software development team follows an agile scrum process, and all team members are expected to contribute to technical design reviews, implementation strategies, operational system support, and sprint planning.

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS in Engineering, Computer Science, Data/Information Science, Physics, Operations Research, Statistics, Economics, or Power Systems
  • 5+ years as a back-end software engineer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated academic or professional software coding experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, Ruby, .NET, Java, C++, C#, Kotlin, Rust, or Javascript, including object-oriented design
  • Familiarity with data processing in Python (including Pandas, Numpy, Sympy, Scikit-Learn) is strongly preferred
  • Experience designing and developing full-stack applications and RESTful web services
  • Familiarity or exposure to cloud computing platforms and ecosystems, e.g., Azure, AWS, and containerization, e.g., Docker
  • Data Science, including statistics, machine learning, and data visualization
  • Referential databases, such as SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL
  • Ability to communicate with impact and confidence, both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, and work ethic
  • Knowledge of wholesale electricity markets; passion for renewables and storage
  • Experience with code review, architecture, development, and promotion processes

Compensation: $100,000 - $150,000

Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average.

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

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About the role

Apr 21, 2024

Full Time


Oct 18, 2024


USD 100k–150k

Boulder, Colorado, United States

5+ years


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