Sr. Data Engineer


Remote Remote Only Aug 18
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In-office locations: Santa Monica, CA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Remote location(s): United States.

As a certified B Corp, our mission is truly woven into the fabric of what we do. As you grow professionally, you are doing good for the planet by helping us to transform the way consumers access clean energy and accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

Inspire’s Data Platform team consists of data engineers, data scientists, and analytics engineers working together to solve big-impact problems across operations, product, and analytics domains. Our team values growth, collaboration, honesty, and execution, creating an environment where we can learn from our failures to drive success. We take a product-driven, agile approach to our platform, driving measurable growth and meaningful outcomes every single sprint.

We are the backbone of technology at Inspire. Our data solutions power our urgent mission to provide consumers with access to clean energy and forge the world forward towards a net-zero carbon future. Talk about impact! Supercharge our acquisition efforts into new channels and markets. Expand our product offering to support Carbon Neutral Gas. Connect to the customer by generating consumer-friendly subscription pricing and communicating environmental impact in engaging ways. Internally, we manufacture the engine that informs strategy from how we purchase clean energy to how we price an individual customer.

How do you fit in? Front and center. You’ll work on challenging projects that require resourcefulness. Expect complex SQL data modeling in Snowflake, writing scalable python workflows in Airflow, leveraging Spark for parallelized data processing, and an immersion in energy data, domains, and contexts. You’ll work with talented teammates that have your back, just as you’ll have theirs. Most of all, make a difference in this world. Sounds interesting? We’d love to hear from you.

Here's how you'll help:

  • Shared ownership and accountability for Platform data services through deep knowledge and proactive maintenance of those services
  • Provide guidance and execution of architectural improvements to our data services to solve real world business problems
  • Mentorship of junior engineers
  • Communication, and the ability to translate between the domains of business problems and technical solutions with ease
  • Team-oriented development: building modular & re-usable tools, writing maintainable code, team mentorship, owning technical and business documentation

Some Year 1 Deliverables:

  • Expand the capabilities of Inspire’s core data platform to support incremental business lines and product features
    • Maintenance and scalability improvements for data services and infrastructure
    • Extending our platform to support new product offerings and markets (e.g. Natural Gas Supply)
    • Platform improvements to enhance digital and direct acquisition of customers
    • Improving data quality and observability within our data infrastructure
  • Partner with Technology and Member Operations business stakeholders to design and deliver new data-driven integrations
  • Partner with other engineering teams to guide refactors of existing data infrastructure to improve data quality and features.

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

  • Must Have
    • 4+ years of experience in a data engineering role
    • Strong SQL skills querying and transforming large datasets in cloud-based data warehouses (we use Snowflake)
    • Experience creating production-grade ELT pipelines with python-based data orchestration tools at scale (we use Airflow)
    • Software development lifecycle experience such as environment management, testing, deployment (we use Github)
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience with real-time event stream data
    • Experience with dbt
    • Spark data processing
    • AWS & ML Flow infrastructure
    • Contextual work in the energy industry

Our Work Model: This position is eligible for remote work. Being bi-coastal, we have mastered the art of working collaboratively across different time zones and regions. Working from the comforts of our own homes, we don't mind the constant cameos from children and pets.

Dedication to DE&I:

The desire to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace in which everyone can thrive has been a guiding force in Inspire’s journey. Our diversity mission statement is as follows: “The best Inspire is a diverse Inspire. We’re passionately building a culture of belonging and empowerment to create a better world for all.” That’s why we’re committed to leveling the playing field and highly encourage all women, BIPOC, and those in the LGBTQIA+ communities to apply for our open positions even if you don't match 100% of the listed criteria. We would love to learn more about you!

Inspire’s Offerings

Health & Wellness:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage starts from day one
  • Summer Fridays and Wellness days
  • Mental Health Benefits (Headspace, Ginger)
  • Company Paid Parental Leave

Life at Inspire:

  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401(K) up to 4% Matching
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Treks through GivePower and the opportunity to participate in service trip
  • Training, development, and growth opportunities for all employees


  • Work from Home
  • Semi Annual Performance Bonuses
  • B Corporation Discounts
  • Open Office Floor Plan
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Fun Company Events

More About Who We Are:

Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. On average, one year of being an Inspire member can help avoid 9,639 pounds of carbon emissions - that is 7x more impactful than one year of recycling!

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
Perks & Discounts
  • Bring Your Own Device Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress
  • Snacks Provided
Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
  • Fully Remote Options
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Paid Holidays
  • Unlimited PTO
What makes Inspire an exciting place to work? We are constantly working towards something bigger than ourselves. Our mission is what inspires and connects us. But we're also raising awareness for customers that they have choices when it comes to choosing an energy source. Roughly 20% of your overall carbon emissions come from your home — which is huge. You can eliminate that 20% from your carbon footprint simply by deciding to go with Inspire. Through data, we empower customers by informing them of their choices and giving them an option to positively impact the environment.   What’s unique about working on Inspire’s tech team? Between Philly and Santa Monica, we have about 60 people on our tech team. Being small, we’re able to bond and work together closely. Everyone across the entire team has a hand in creating something for customers. No one group comes up with ideas or roadmaps and presents them to the rest of the group; we collectively decide what we should be working on and how we can work towards bringing Inspire’s overall mission to life. We’ve created a very supportive and uplifting subculture. It’s not just about social events; it’s about asking, “How can we grow together? How can we work better together?”   How has Inspire has worked to improve employee work/life balance during the pandemic? Due to the always-on nature of working from home during quarantine, we found that people had started working more hours and taking less PTO. Even when we told people to take time off, they still seemed to check in and contribute. We established “bonus days,” where every other Friday is off for the entire company. That way, no one is working, employees don’t feel that they are missing anything, and everyone can truly relax and recharge.   What qualities make someone a promising job candidate at Inspire? Everyone at Inspire is driven by the mission to expand access to clean energy and work toward a zero-net carbon future. So we look for candidates who have that same passion for taking care of our earth. We’re a company of team players who collaborate closely, always ready to hop on Zoom to solve problems as a team. From a tech perspective, we want talented engineers of all levels, but we are also looking for people who also think deeply about the Inspire user and build features and solutions that work for them. People who are interested in their careers and helping grow the careers of those they work with share knowledge and level up their skill sets.