Senior Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA
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Are you excited about solving complex problems with machine learning? Want to contribute to a more sustainable future? Myst is a startup that uses AI to help energy companies better predict the future, to increase renewable energy adoption and reduce carbon emissions. We are building a platform that will help companies create highly accurate forecasts at unparalleled scale.

We closed our Series A from top Silicon Valley VCs, and we're growing – looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our small (but mighty) team in San Francisco. You’ll be joining a group of people committed to positive environmental impact from a wide set of backgrounds, ranging from academia, nonprofits, and other tech startups to larger technology companies like Google, Stitch Fix, and Nest.

What does a SWE at Myst do?

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll play a key role in our software development team. This includes driving design and architecture decisions, contributing to our software product, and advocating for product excellence.

A successful candidate has at least five years of work experience in a world-class software engineering environment or equivalent, and a proven record of being an effective collaborator. As a startup, we're always tackling new challenges. We prioritize candidates who learn quickly and make wise decisions across a variety of domains. Our current tech stack is Python and JavaScript (including React, Redux, Typescript, Material Design Components). Our infrastructure is hosted in Google Cloud Platform and includes a variety of services and databases. Our codebase is thoroughly unit tested and our CI/CD pipelines are fully automated.

What might you work on?

  • Developing features that streamline and automate time series forecasting at scale
  • Influencing the architecture of the forecasting platform through engineering design discussions and mentorship
  • Designing fault tolerant, self-healing systems to ensure on-time forecast delivery
  • Optimization of time series and relational databases to support hundreds of thousands of operations per second
  • Designing elastic, responsive backend infrastructure to scale in response to scheduled and unscheduled processes
  • Improving tooling for automated monitoring, alerting, and integration testing
  • Promoting code quality and engineering best practices within the company

What do you need to be successful?

  • 5+ years of work experience in a software engineering environment, building a product at scale
  • Ability to produce production-quality Python code, using Python's native packaging tools
  • Proven track record of shipping commercially successful software platforms or best-in-class technologies
  • Experience with building scalable SaaS products with a focus on providing data insights that have scaled to many hundreds of customers
  • High attention to detail and focus on product excellence for external users
  • Collaborate effectively with other engineers and internal and external stakeholders to break down requirements and build consensus

About Myst

We are passionate about Myst because we use state-of-the-art technology to increase renewable energy adoption and reduce emissions and waste. We work with a dozen leading energy companies in Europe and North America, often helping them save millions of dollars a year while reducing their carbon footprint.

We are committed to creating a culture in which people can be themselves; and we strongly believe in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. Some of the best people we’ve worked with did not follow conventional paths. If you think you’re a good fit, even if you don’t meet the exact qualifications, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you. Myst offers a competitive salary, stock options, health benefits, 401k matching, etc to full-time employees.

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