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Sr. Software Engineer

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Want to work on massively scalable consumer systems? Re-invent how consumers buy energy? Have a measurable impact on one of humanity’s biggest challenges? Come to Sunrun. We're hiring high-achieving software engineers to help our systems keep up with daunting growth rates. Here you'll work alongside passionate engineers engaged in the design and development of a product that is changing the world.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll implement features for Sunrun’s marketing platform, develop and maintain full-stack solutions for Sunrun’s custom applications, and develop on industry-leading SaaS platforms.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Remote
  • Level: Senior
  • Base Salary: $143,915 - $185,003

Success Profile

What makes a successful Sr. Software Engineer at Sunrun? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Technologically savvy
  • Results Driven
  • Problem Solver
  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative

Career Path

Sunrun offers many interdisiplinary career pathways to grow your career. Start your journey today and learn how you can chose your path with Sunrun!

  • Associate Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Sr. Software Engineer
  • Staff Software Engineer
  • Software Engineering Manager

Power Your Benefits

Explore the many benefits Sunrun offers you and your family.

  • Financial Security

    Sunrun helps support your financial wellbeing today and security for tomorrow by offering a number of powerful savings tools. Including but not limited to: Flexible Spending Program, Sunrun 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) and Life + Disability.

  • Work/Life Harmony

    Sunrun provides access to a number of programs to provide you with the flexibility you need for a healthy work/life balance, and to support your personal well-being. Including but not limited to: Voluntary Benefits, FOND Employee Discount Program, Education Benefit and Employee Assistance Program.

  • Paid Time Off

    Time away from work is important in maintaining your overall wellbeing. We support you in taking appropriate time off to keep a healthy work/life balance.

  • Perks

    On top of your competitive annual salary and commission you will have the opportunity to earn lucrative performance incentives through our Nike/Lululemon swag sponsored incentive program as well as prizes and amazing trips.

Job Details

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.

Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform how 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.


Want to be part of the team that is building the newest consumer electrification product for our customers? Striving to have a measurable impact on one of humanity’s biggest challenges? We're hiring high-achieving software engineers to help our systems keep up with daunting growth rates. Here, you'll work alongside passionate engineers designing and developing how Sunrun customers view their home’s sustainable energy usage and generation. As a Sr. Software Engineer, you’ll develop and maintain our full-stack app with frontend and backend opportunities. We build our app with React Native and aggregate data from our data warehouse and CRM teams with AWS serverless Node.js Lambdas. Feature development will include creating the ability to view solar systems, EV chargers, impact reporting, billing systems, and much more. 

On a day-to-day basis, someone in this position might attend a few strategic planning meetings, but will spend most of their time designing solutions to problems through code; planning with tech leads; collaborating with other developers; debugging any issues that have been prioritized; and researching ways to improve process and infrastructure.


  • Help establish the standards for the team in areas of technical excellence

  • Design and code scalable and secure algorithms, data structures, and software components

  • Work collaboratively with Tech Leadership and Product Management to develop applications that can be tested easily and will perform well under a variety of conditions

  • Champion adherence to best practice development methodologies

  • Facilitate automated testing so all teams can innovate at a rapid pace


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience developing complex enterprise applications with JavaScript/TypeScript

  • Experience in mobile application design and implementation; experience with Native Android/IOS, or React Native

  • Experience building and troubleshooting multi-layered backend systems built with Node frameworks 

  • Skilled in SQL and NoSQL data stores such as BigQuery, Elastic, DynamoDB, and Redis.

  • Strong knowledge of HTML5 (DOM, markup, browser APIs) and CSS3 (SASS preprocessor, OOCSS, modular)

  • Skilled with writing unit and integration tests in JavaScript using Jest or Playwright

  • Ability to work with JS build/task runners like Webpack, Gulp, Grunt, and NPM run scripts

  • Strong knowledge of Git-based version control, branching strategies, merging, and rebasing

  • Knowledge of automation for continuous integration and deployment

  • Familiarity with cloud-based infrastructures like AWS, GCP, or Azure. Preference for AWS with experience in S3, CloudFront, Lambdas, API Gateway.

  • Performance optimization experience including browser page rendering, network traffic, and back-end system tuning

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good team player

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: $151,096 to $194,266.

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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About Us

Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN) is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. We believe in the power of solar energy to make a real difference in our world. Together, we can tackle the challenges ahead, knowing that every step towards clean energy counts. Join us on this journey towards a more sustainable tomorrow.

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Vacations/Holidays
  • Paid Baby Bonding Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • PowerU - 100% Funded Education Programs

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.

Application Process

  • Review our current job openings and apply now for a role that interests you!

    • If you seem like a fit for the role, our recruiting team will reach out to schedule time to learn more about you!
    • If we can't offer you an interview at this time, you will be notified via email!
    • If you can't find a current open role that fits your needs, join our Talent Community. You will then receive notifications when roles become available that may be a better fit.
    • Spend approximately 30 minutes chatting with one of our recruiters on the phone; they will share more information about Sunrun, what it’s like to work here as well as the skills required to be successful in the role you applied to.
    • The recruiter will ask you questions about your previous work experience and why you’re interested in joining our team.
    • Sunrun is proud to be an employer that provides equal employment opportunities and does not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.
    • After this interview, your recruiter will let you know if you’re moving to the next step of our interview process.
    • Thanks for sticking with us! Now its time to meet with the hiring leader and (if applicable) others on the team.
    • Depending on the role, this interview may be in-person or via video chat.
    • Following this interview, your recruiter will follow-up with next steps; there may be additional interviews depending on the role.
    • If you’re selected for the position, most roles require additional steps between the offer and start date (e.g., background check, I-9 verification); if that’s the case your recruiter will provide more information.
    • Your recruiter will be your main point of contact to ensure you have everything you need to be successful at Sunrun.
    • Be yourself; we love people and we want to help you find your next career opportunity
    • Have a dedicated space for interviewing with no distractions
    • Be prepared to ask questions

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