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Software Developer

Spectral /  Amsterdam (NL)

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Job description

Spectral is seeking a talented Software Developer to join our core team. The role will involve working on overall software architecture and collaborating with the broader team across various applications and services. Activities will involve: development of the back-end and database layers (including data modeling, ORM implementation, and database optimization), building communication interfaces, data analytics and algorithm development, and integration with third-party systems., * Time series databases (e.g. TimescaleDB, InfluxDB)
* gRPC & Protobuf
* REST
* GitLab Pipelines
* Google Cloud Platform
* Kubernetes
* Docker
* RabbitMQ
* Vue.js, Javascript, HTML, CSS
* Building management systems
* Smart-grids and energy systems

Example project

Spectral's smart building platform empowers our clients to perform a detailed analysis of their electricity, gas, and heat consumption and intelligently steer their building management system based on AI-driven forecasting. Spectral typically works in partnership with the client's metering company in order to gather comprehensive real-time data and install sub-metering within the building(s).

The smart building platform is mainly developed in Python using various frameworks including Tornado, Flask, and gRPC. Data is drawn from multiple sources including the metering company's API, from the on-site sub-meters (using industry-standard protocols) and from external APIs (e.g. for weather data). Much of this data is stored in a TimescaleDB time-series database. Data visualizations and other UI elements are implemented in JavaScript-based libraries to deliver secure, permission-based content for different user roles (e.g. board member, property manager, tenant) including a tailored dashboard for each user type.

Sophisticated algorithms extract business intelligence and recommendations for energy savings, peak shaving, etc. Our solution provides sophisticated building portfolio analysis, including the ability to apply advanced data filtering and display or compare (aggregated) data for multiple locations. The reporting module gives full flexibility with regards to the selected data and templating. The smart building platform enables automatic control of the building management system (using communications protocols such as BACnet) to optimize energy efficiency whilst providing a comfortable climate for the building tenants.

Example developer tasks related to the platform might be to devise and implement a new alert to detect sub-optimal processes running within the building, to develop a new library to interact with an external API, or to optimize system performance via analysis and enhancement of the database and ORM layers.

Employer

Spectral develops technological solutions that unlock the value of energy storage, demand flexibility, and locally produced renewable energy, propelling the evolution of smart energy networks.Our website

Candidate/profile

We are looking for a full-time Software Developer to join the existing development team. If you can bring talent and enthusiasm, we can offer the opportunity to be a part of a game-changing team working on exciting projects and products for smart buildings, smart communities, and energy control systems., You should be passionate about applying technology to find optimal solutions and capable of adaptively working with different programming languages and frameworks. You must have high attention to detail and be a proactive problem solver. You should be highly motivated to join us on our mission and contribute your skills and efforts to solving the complex challenges related to the energy transition.
Must-haves
* 3+ years' relevant professional work experience
* A high level programming language (like Python, Go, C#) and related frameworks
* Relational databases, SQL, & ORMs
* Automated testing (e.g. pytest)
* Git
* Fluent in English

Conditions and benefits

An awesome, multicultural and very ambitious entrepreneurial team and the chance to change the world for the better using innovative software! No unnecessary hierarchy, but a team of like-minded individuals that are committed to make a lasting change in the energy landscape. You will be offered a competitive salary. We'll make sure you can be the best software developer you can be. Whether that means working from home or in the office, or however else you thrive. The start date is flexible.

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