Backend Engineer, Utility VPP

Title: Backend Engineer, Utility VPP (Remote, US)

Location: Remote Remote US

Job Description:

Who We Are

Renew Home is on a mission to change how we power the world by making it easier for customers to save energy and money at home as part of the largest residential virtual power plant in North America.

We partner with industry-leading brands to better manage residential energy for users by prioritizing efficiency, savings, and comfort and cleaner energy for everyone.

We are an Equal Opportunity employer striving to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where everyone feels that they have a voice that is heard.

We strongly encourage candidates to check out our website at to learn more about the world-changing work we are doing.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Director of Software Development for the Utility Virtual Power Plant (VPP) API, this role will be responsible for building and maintaining Renew Homes B2B service, serving our energy partners. You will provide highly-available, highly-scalable, secure access to enrolled consumer IoT appliances, associated telemetry, and other reporting data in support of energy services for our partners. You will work closely with product design and management, sales, and other engineering teams to directly impact our revenue.

What You Will Do

  • Design, implement, and maintain Renew Homes API, connecting hundreds of energy service and utility partners to millions of consumer IoT devices and appliances.
  • Write code across our stack (AWS, GCP, Python, Postgres, Nx)
  • Establish, monitor, enforce and meet KPIs and SLOs measuring the operational health of the energy partner service
  • Create and update API documentation to support energy partner onboarding and services
  • Work directly with energy partners as necessary to onboard or resolve technical challenges in integrating with the API
  • Participate in our agile development process: regular team updates, standup meetings, 1-on-1s, and peer code reviews.


  • 4+ years professional, day-to-day experience building backend software services
  • Bachelors/Masters degree in computer science or equivalent experience in the software industry
  • Experience building and maintaining B2B APIs, including working knowledge of tools and libraries in the ecosystem
  • Experience with event-driven, cloud-based systems and serverless architectures
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills in order to work effectively in a remote environment and in support of energy partners
  • Bonus/Nice To Haves:
    • Expertise in one or more elements of our specific stack: Python, Nx, AWS Lambda and CDK, Postgres, AirFlow
    • Experience with modern API frameworks and standards (e.g., OpenAPI)
    • Experience with scalable distributed data processing
    • Experience in the electric power industry


What You’ll Get

    • A competitive salary based on experience. The base salary for this role is: $155k-$220k.
    • Fully remote work environment with home office set-up allowance.
    • Company perks include parental leave, unlimited vacation, and corporate values of working sustainably and putting families first.
    • Competitive benefits package that includes a full suite of wellness benefits and equity.
    • Opportunity to work with amazing people who are passionate about halting climate change, thriving in a fully-remote work environment, and learning and growing every day.
    • 401k matching.

Not eligible for visa sponsorship.


Individuals seeking employment at Renew Home are considered without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identification, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.