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Senior Software Engineer

USA flag USA


Posted 6 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$134k - $184k




  • Mission/Vision: Empower people to control their home energy use and create sustainable energy systems.

  • Key Responsibilities: Develop and maintain core application features, evolve software architecture, and troubleshoot production incidents.

  • Growth Opportunities: Opportunities to work on cutting-edge IoT technologies, flexible work environment, professional development assistance.


At Lumin, we are committed to empowering people to take control of their home energy use. We believe that the future of buildings lies in their ability to act as independent microgrids, interacting with each other and the larger grid to create a more sustainable energy system. To achieve this vision, we have built an affordable and flexible energy management platform, coupled with powerful software that draws from the largest and ever-growing energy dataset.

As part of the Lumin team, you'll be working at the forefront of the distributed energy industry, developing products that integrate hardware and software to accelerate the decarbonization of our world.

We are a team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on society by creating a more energy-efficient future. We value teamwork and growth and are excited to welcome individuals who share our commitment to innovation and sustainability. Whether you're an experienced professional or just starting out in your career, we welcome all backgrounds and perspectives to join our inclusive and collaborative workplace.

The Role:

Lumin is looking for an experienced and self-directed Software Engineer who is excited to build a spectrum of backend services that enable direct user and automated smart control of Lumin’s energy management platform. The ideal candidate is one with both solid software engineering fundamentals and a passion for solving hard problems that will help you tackle a wide array of challenges in our mixed cloud & in-home IoT environment. You will work in collaboration with the foundation software and product areas of the company to drive a reliable and robust set of endpoints and algorithms that are the heart of the Lumin smart energy platform.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Design, build, test and support core application features, such as: configuring, measuring and controlling active circuits within a home using the Lumin Smart Panel, providing rich insight into historical usage data via the Lumin smart cloud, and automations that can dynamically react and control to changing power usage and conditions.

  • Help evolve the software architecture to one that is more flexible, scalable and powerful.

  • Work directly with product management, app engineering, system engineering, support and other teams in a small, closely knit team to solve product-generic and user-specific problems.

  • Adopt and help evolve our software best practices.

  • Help troubleshoot and resolve production incidents.

  • Be a visionary in how we can evolve our software platform to meet the growing usage and development of the Lumin product.

What you bring to the table:

  • Strong software engineering background, across multiple languages, environments and domains.

  • Stellar communication skills.

  • Ability to work on a small, loosely coupled team and wear a lot of hats.

  • Experience in building robust and intuitive REST services.

  • Experience with Go preferred (but not required).

  • Strong discipline around testing.

  • Good habits around instrumentation, logging & alerting.

  • Good intuitions around modeling relational data.

  • Experience with the following is a plus: building IoT software, autonomous algorithms, AWS, working knowledge of how electrical systems and/or solar and storage solutions work within a home.

This role will be expected to make one or two trips annually to the Charlottesville Office to enhance project and team collaboration, in coordination between the employee and manager.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $134,000-$184,000 + equity + benefits. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands, and years of experience. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

Why join our team?

Lumin offers competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time, regular staff. Lumin fosters a healthy work/life balance by providing a flexible work environment.

Our benefits package includes:

- 401(k) with Traditional and Roth options, with company matching up to 3%

- Unlimited Paid Time Off, with a recommended three-week minimum

- Additional 12 weeks of paid time off for parental or medical leave

- Annual Tuition/Professional Development Assistance

- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance. Lumin covers 90% of the employee premium and 50% of all dependent premium costs

- Company-paid Long Term Disability and Basic Life Insurance

- Additional Voluntary Life Insurance

- Free Lumin Smart Panel for your home

- $300 annually toward tax preparation services

- Company equity incentive program

- Fun, interactive, and inclusive team-building events, off-sites, and happy hours

Lumin is an equal-opportunity employer.

United by our passion and empowered by our differences, Lumin is building a platform to accelerate the world’s adoption of clean energy. We strive to provide a safe environment, where all of the people working to fulfill our mission are equally welcomed, accepted, and celebrated. We will continuously work to engage all of the communities we serve because the future of renewable energy must be inclusive of everyone. If you are interested in learning more, we would love to hear from you!

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over the sponsorship of the employment visas at this time.

Although many of our positions are open to remote candidates, all candidates must reside in the United States.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants and employees. If you require reasonable accommodations during the application process or for the interview, please let us know by completing the application question or emailing and we will do our best to work with you to meet your needs.

This position does not accept candidates from outside Recruiters or agencies.


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