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Software Engineer

USA flag USA


Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$140k - $171k






  • Empower organizations to take climate action through carbon science

  • Lead the development of innovative carbon management solutions

  • Opportunities for mentorship, cross-functional collaboration, and impactful decision-making


Join us on the journey to get to net zero

At Carbon Direct, we dedicate our scientific, software, and business expertise to empower organizations around the world to take climate action.

Our Mission

Enable organizations to reduce, remove, and utilize their emissions with carbon science

We are a purpose-driven carbon management firm dedicated to helping organizations around the world reach their climate goals. We make carbon science accessible and actionable with our end-to-end platform.

Global citizens with global impact

Whether a scientist, developer, or carbon markets expert, we are united by our mission to take climate action now. We are experts in our fields and we act with confidence. Located across 4 countries and 10+ states in the U.S., we offer both remote-friendly work options and dynamic, in-person experiences with offices located in Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA.

Diverse backgrounds bring diverse perspectives

We recognize that teams with diverse backgrounds and different experiences are powerful. Bringing together a variety of perspectives only enhances how we can effectively address the climate crisis. Together, we are creating an environment where everyone is celebrated and anyone can succeed.


You will be an essential member of our engineering team with a backend-leaning focus. You will help the team build new products and bring innovative carbon management solutions to market. You will put the user first, prioritize business impact, and pursue engineering excellence. You will actively participate in discussions about strategy, architecture, and roadmapping fusing your engineering experience and commercial awareness. You will have ownership of all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) including design, development, documentation, testing, and operations. You should be able to work autonomously on engineering tasks and contribute to a productive, supportive, and efficient team culture.


  • Design and build distributed services, RESTful APIs, and performant data storage solutions. Monitor and maintain these systems to be performant and scalable.

  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle (SDLC), including design, development, documentation, testing, and operations. You will drive features from conception through to implementation to delivery and post-release support.

  • Collaborate closely with a diverse team of developers across a variety of domains. Flexibility is essential.

  • Contribute to technical decisions and maintain a high-quality standard for the codebases you work on. Support the team in using best practices for data structures and API design.

  • Contribute to building stable and robust systems, incorporating quality checks to enhance code quality, test coverage, monitoring, and alerting.

  • Mentor junior developers and help the team continue to grow and improve. Maintain an inclusive culture where shared successes are valued over personal wins.

  • Work with a variety of stakeholders across science, tech, product, marketing, and more to make pragmatic, impact-driven decisions. Balance between business outcomes, product wins, design goals, and engineering excellence.


  • Experience with Application Development and/or Platform Engineering.

  • JavaScript experience is a must, familiarity with TypeScript is a nice bonus.

  • You have experience building web services using modern frameworks like NodeJS. Experience working with NestJS is a plus.

  • You have experience working with cloud infrastructure providers and CI/CD.

  • You are an excellent communicator and cross-functional collaborator.

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, outcome-driven environment and navigate through ambiguity.

  • You have a passion for addressing climate change.

  • Prior experience in developing greenfield products and platforms from inception to launch is a strong plus.

  • Experience working in the climate technology space is a strong plus.




While we love our work, our lives aren’t defined by it. At Carbon Direct, we offer a robust benefits package that considers the whole person, their partners, and their families – and we’re always looking to improve.

Our U.S. benefits* include:

  • Comprehensive nationwide medical, dental, and vision coverage. .

  • Time off as needed: Flexible vacation policy and ten company-wide holidays, plus annual winter break between Christmas and New Year's

  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental and family leave with no tenure requirement

  • Remote-friendly work culture with annual company-wide retreats

  • Reimbursement for your work-from-home setup and monthly work-from-home stipend

*Please note that the benefits described apply to  employees only. For our international employees, our benefits package varies by each country and its statutory requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Carbon Direct is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. We adhere rigorously to our equal employment opportunity policies in connection with all employment decisions, including hiring, compensation and promotion.