Posted On Oct 17

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Backend Software Engineer


Location : Charlottesville, VA

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Embedded Software Engineer

Experience : Mid Level

Lumin is looking for an experienced and self-directed Software Engineer who is excited to build a spectrum of backend services to enable direct user and automated smart control of Lumin’s energy management platform. The ideal candidate is one with both solid software engineering fundamentals and passion for solving problems to help them tackle a wide array of challenges in our mixed cloud & in-home IoT environment. They will work in collaboration with the foundational, and product areas of the company to drive a reliable and robust set of endpoints and algorithms that are of heart of the Lumin smart panel features.


  • Design, build, test and support core application features, such as:
    • Configuring, measuring and controlling active circuits within a home using the Lumin smart panel
    • Providing rich insight into historical usage data via the Lumin smart cloud
    • Connecting to 3rd party APIs for other energy and smart home systems
    • Automations that can dynamically react and control to changing power usage and conditions
  • Help evolve the software architecture to one that is more flexible, scalable and powerful
  • Work directly with product management, platform development, support and other teams in a small, closely knit team to solve product-generic and user-specific problems
  • Adopt and help evolve our software best practices
  • Help troubleshoot and resolve production incidents
  • Be a visionary in how we can evolve our software platform to meet the growing usage and development of the Lumin product

Qualifications & Skill:

  • Strong software engineering background, across multiple languages, environments and domains (at least 5 years real-world experience)
  • Stellar communication skills
  • Ability to work on a small, loosely coupled team and wear a lot of hats
  • Experience in building robust and intuitive REST services
  • Experience with Go preferred (but not required)
  • Strong discipline around testing
  • Good habits around instrumentation, logging & alerting
  • Good intuitions around modeling relational data
  • Experience with the following is a plus:
    • Time series databases (in particular, OpenTSDB or Druid)
    • Building IoT software
    • Autonomous algorithms
    • AWS
    • Javascript
    • Working knowledge of how electrical systems work within a home