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Ascend Analytics

In office: Boulder, Colorado

  • πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ United States

Junior Python Software Engineer

We are looking for entry-level or junior software engineers with a serious commitment to renewable energy systems to join our team in Boulder, CO. If you want to help shape a new future of a cleaner, more cost-effective energy supply and work with an industry-leading software company with dedicated and talented people who are passionate about our future, this could be a great fit. Ascend is a fast growing and profitable company with opportunity for advancement.

Ascend Analytics is an innovative 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.

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Job Description

As a Software Engineer at Ascend Analytics, you will be part of a collaborative team that advances software solutions to support mission-critical decision analytics for renewable and battery storage power providers around the globe. You will participate in the development of new software products and enhancements to existing products. You should excel in working with large-scale applications and frameworks and have outstanding communication and teamwork skills. This position will start in Spring or Summer of 2023.


  • Write clean, scalable, production code

  • Develop and automate test and deployment scripts

  • Refactor code for improved performance and scalability

  • Integrate and generalize prototype mathematical models within production software

  • Perform peer code reviews and assessments

  • Support test and deployment of new products and features

This position involves working collaboratively both within your software team and outside with the front-end software engineers, mathematical modelers, 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, and sprint planning.


  • Demonstrated academic or professional software coding experience in one or more of the following languages: Python (including Numpy, Sympy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas), .NET, Java, C++); working knowledge of Python is required

  • Experience designing and developing RESTful web services (preferred)

  • Experience working in large/unfamiliar codebases

  • Familiarity or exposure to cloud computing platforms and ecosystems, e.g., Azure, AWS, and containerization, e.g., Docker

  • Data Science/AI, including statistics, machine learning, or optimization

  • Referential databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL

  • Ability to communicate with impact and confidence, both verbally and in writing

  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and work ethic

  • Knowledge of wholesale electricity markets; interest in energy & climate issues

Compensation ($70,000-$115,000)

Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average. We offer flexible work hours with a relaxed environment and opportunities for advancement. Excellent benefits are available, including medical, dental, vision, short-and long-term disability insurance, parental leave, dependent care spending account, a 401k plan, and PTO.

Ascend Analytics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Women and other underrepresented groups in the energy and software industries are encouraged to apply!

We are eager for talented software developers with a passion for climate issues and a desire to be part of the clean energy transition. If this is you, please apply now! Transcripts are required if you are still a student or graduated within the past six years. Cover letters are appreciated.