Backend Software / Data Engineer

Location: Boulder, CO 80302

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We are seeking an experienced Backend Software / Data Engineer to join our development team. As a Backend Software / Data Engineer at Ascend Analytics, you will be responsible for the design, development, documentation, and deployment packaging of new cloud-based and hosted software applications, as well as maintaining existing code.

Ascend Analytics is an innovative green tech software service company focused on energy analytics that are transforming the electric grid to renewables. Ascend's solutions provide the critical intelligence to support power supply decisions from operating strategies over the next hour, to hedging and budgeting decisions over the next five years, to long-term investment and resource planning decisions over the next thirty years.

If you want to help shape a new future of a cleaner and most cost-effective energy supply and work with an industry-leading software company with dedicated and talented people who are passionate about our future, this could be a great fit.

Job Description

As an Backend Software / Database Engineer, you will be part of a collaborative team for advancing software solutions and analytics to support the clean-tech power revolution. Your strong software engineering skills will support mission critical decision analytics for renewable and battery storage power providers around the globe. Responsibilities include database development, business layer and data models, some UI/UX, documentation, test design and deployment scripting, developing data pipelines, ETL support, and refactoring code for improved performance and scalability.

Job Responsibilities

Support and advance software applications by

  • Writing clean, scalable, production code for internal and external clients
  • Maintaining existing applications and creating new applications throughout our technology stack
  • Focusing on back-end/database/ETL with some additional front-end UI work (web-based and WinForms)

This position involves working collaboratively within your own software team as well as with our front-end software engineers, mathematical modelers, and technical sales team. The software development team follows an agile scrum process, and all team members are expected to contribute to technical design reviews, implementation strategies, and sprint planning.

Required Skills & Knowledge

For success in this position, you must have the following skills and experience:

  • 3-5+ years of hands-on experience in a similar position
  • Excellent knowledge of software technologies and architectures
  • Skills in database and data warehouse technology (Oracle / PostgreSQL / Analysis Services)
  • Experience with DevOps best practices and version control
  • Experience with Windows-based environments
Considered a Plus:

The following skills & qualities are considered a plus:

  • Experience developing production-quality, client-facing applications
  • Unjaded and positive attitude
  • Oracle PL/SQL, .NET, Azure, Python, SAS, CI/CD and source control experience

Required Education

  • BS required in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Math, or related field


Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average.

We offer flexible work hours with a relaxed environment and opportunities for domestic and international travel. Excellent benefits are available, including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k plan. Ascend values their employees' overall well-being and we contribute a monthly stipend to any gym membership our employees choose. Ascend Analytics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you'll be a great fit for this position! Contact us at:

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