We want to support an economy that removes more CO2 from the atmosphere than it emits.

Carbon Direct is fighting climate change by scaling carbon management into a global industry through technology, investment and client solutions. We are unique in our science-first approach to carbon management, and in our scale. We employ over 50 of the world’s leading carbon scientists, manage hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, and are trusted by leading companies like Microsoft, Shopify, and Alaska Airlines

Carbon Direct is a mission-driven company and we measure our success in tonnes of carbon managed. Our firm is making a difference today. We help our clients—many of the world’s largest companies—make rapid transitions towards carbon-free operations with top scientists, unequaled datasets, and proprietary insights. Through Carbon Direct Capital Management, we are also making growth equity investments in leading climate solutions technologies. Both the climate and carbon markets are at a critical inflection point. This is a career defining opportunity and we are looking for motivated individuals to join us.

We operate in a fast-paced environment, rapidly innovating to meet rising demand for carbon management solutions in the race to net zero. Our team is open-minded, supportive, diverse, and inclusive. We value sustainability, wellbeing, and a healthy work-life balance.

Role

You will be an essential member of our engineering team. You will help the business harness data, identify trends, and build powerful data tools that enhance our carbon management platform capabilities. You will put the user first, prioritize business impact, and pursue engineering excellence. You will actively participate in discussions about strategy, architecture, and planning fusing your engineering experience and commercial awareness. You should be able to work autonomously on engineering tasks when required, but you will frequently work alongside industry scientists, data scientists, and software engineers on collaborative projects.

Responsibilities
  • Build great data pipelines
  • You combine knowledge of data analytics and computer programming to design, implement, and operate data flows.
  • You build cost optimized, scalable and performant data solutions for storage, processing, materialization, and access
  • You work to improve data reliability, quality, and performance (e.g., efficiency, correctness, freshness, consistency).
  • You are aware of modern programming techniques and best practices, and you apply these to the solutions you build.
  • You are capable of using various technologies to create purpose-built solutions for unique problems.
  • Support product development and business growth
  • You take pragmatic decisions balancing between business outcomes, product wins, design goals, and engineering excellence.
  • You primarily contribute to the team as a data engineer. But, you are not shy about working outside of your discipline to help the team succeed.
  • Help us shape a culture of engineering excellence
  • You document your software system designs, specifying tradeoffs, performance, and constraints and conducting thorough reviews.
  • You apply reliability engineering practices to ensure the systems you own are well-monitored, performing, and scaling as intended.
  • You triage, mitigate, and resolve root causes when your systems misbehave, following-up to maximize learning and minimize risks.
  • You ensure your software behaves as expected, working with others to improve test coverage, code quality, and conduct code reviews.
  • Be a team player
  • You invest in others, proactively sharing knowledge to help colleagues grow and participating in recruitment efforts to shape the team.
  • You identify engineering challenges and coordinate solutions, empowering others to contribute and improve outcomes.
  • You are capable of effectively collaborating with colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds (e.g., science, tech, product, marketing, ...).
  • You have a point of view but remain open-minded. You welcome diverse perspectives, and encourage others to generate and explore new ideas.
  • You learn forever and nurture those around you. You role-model by inviting and freely giving well-intentioned, constructive feedback.
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of professional experience building data products
  • You are competent in at least one programming language (e.g., JavaScript, Python, Go)
  • You are competent with data analysis tools (e.g., Tableau, Looker)
  • You have experience performance tuning database queries
  • You have experience in database development, SQL, NoSQL, and data warehousing.
  • You have experience integrating and managing data sets from multiple sources
  • You have experience building and optimizing ETL pipelines
  • You have experience creating data visualizations
  • You have experience testing and maintaining data architectures
  • You have experience working with cloud infrastructure providers
  • You have experience mentoring more junior data engineers and data analysts
  • You have a track record of identifying and acquiring new and relevant skills
  • You have a passion for writing and maintaining excellent code
  • You have a laser focus on shipping and driving business outcomes
  • You can articulate engineering constraints to non-experts.
  • You are an excellent communicator and cross-functional team builder.
  • You build strong relationships while working with a fully-remote, global team.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, outcome-oriented professional environment.
  • Passion for addressing climate change is critical.
  • Experience building new products and platforms is a strong plus.
  • Experience working in the climate technology space is a strong plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We adhere rigorously to our equal employment opportunity policies in connection with all employment decisions, including hiring, compensation and promotion.

Carbon Direct is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Carbon Direct selects and approaches the climate crisis, as well as the creativity and applicability of Carbon Direct's advisory and investment work.

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