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Sr. Software Engineer, Data

Location Remote Category Technology Job ID R21078
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Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.

We are looking for a Sr. Software Engineer with data experience. As an Sr. Software Engineer, you’ll help with technical direction for all grid services engineering solutions at Sunrun and will also lead the way in transforming our systems to self-healing, reliable and reactive systems. On this team, you will build out data pipelines to ingest and process IOT data from our 700K+ solar and storage systems. This data is used across our company to ensure system uptime, performance analysis and insights for our customers.


  • Technical Leadership: Help establish development and architectural standards within the team, promoting technical excellence and best practices.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with Product Management, DevOps, and other team members to develop applications that are easily testable and perform well under diverse network conditions.
  • Data Availability: Ensure consumers have access to the data they need for informed decision-making, focusing on data availability and reliability.
  • Best Practice Adherence: Champion the adherence to best-practice development methodologies throughout the software development process.
  • Data Pipelines: Build and maintain data pipelines to efficiently process and manage data.
  • Algorithm and Software Component Design: Design and code scalable and secure algorithms, data structures, and software components.
  • Documentation: Maintain clear and comprehensive documentation for code, systems, and processes.
  • Code Reviews: Lead design and code reviews to ensure high-quality code and knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Automated Testing: Facilitate automated testing to enable rapid innovation and ensure the stability of applications.
  • Mentorship: Mentor and help build skills across the team through standards setting, code reviews, and pair programming.
  • Performance Tuning: Optimize production applications to maximize efficiency and performance.
  • Metrics and Analysis: Develop ongoing metrics, analysis, and dashboards to guide important decisions and monitor system performance.


  • Education: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in developing complex enterprise applications with JavaScript, Kotlin, and Python.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor and guide team members.
  • Cloud Platforms: Extensive experience with AWS cloud platform
  • Database Knowledge: Proficiency in both relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Cloud Services: Familiarity with various cloud services and serverless architectures.
  • Microservices Development: Proven experience in developing microservices and Lambdas using JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Enterprise Environment: Prior experience working in complex enterprise environments and developing complex programs.
  • API Development: Strong expertise in REST API architecture and development.
  • Git Proficiency: Knowledge of Git, including version control, branching, merging/rebasing, and pull requests.
  • SQL and Procedural Languages: Ability to write SQL queries and procedural code for data handling.
  • Automation: A focus on automation, including CI/CD practices and test automation.
  • Agile/SCRUM: Experience with Agile/SCRUM software development methodologies.
  • Security Practices: Strong understanding of security practices and data protection.

Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different  starting salary range for this opportunity which may be higher or lower.  Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

The starting salary/wage for this opportunity is: $143,915 to $185,003.

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards.  Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. 


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This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone. We are committed to equal employment opportunities without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal convictions, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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About Us

Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) is the number one residential solar provider in the country. At Sunrun, we believe America’s energy future starts at home. As the energy provider of choice, we integrate solar, home battery storage, and electrification into a smart solution for individuals to power their homes, cars, and communities. Join us in our mission to create a planet run by the sun!

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Perks & Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Vacations/Holidays
  • Paid Baby Bonding Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Anniversary Equity Award (based on qualifications)
  • PowerU - 100% Funded Education Programs

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A Commitment to Candidate Experience

At Sunrun our fiercely passionate workforce is our greatest asset and help power our mission to create a planet run by the sun. We strive to have the best in class experience for our candidates. If you had a great experience or you feel there is room for improvement, please reach out to our Director of Talent Acquisition, Kelly Wittman, to share your feedback.

Accommodation for Disabilities

If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at

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