Software Engineer, Data and GIS

Published on April 14, 2023

The only way to achieve our goals is by working together. We value our teammates and the unique perspectives they bring while celebrating our differences. We are a collaborative team of sustainable energy enthusiasts who love what we do. We evaluate every idea by its merits, pursue the best course of action, and strive to achieve a common goal.

About the role:

Aurora Solar is a fast-growing Series D company on a mission to create a future of solar energy for all. Aurora makes the software that is enabling society to transition to a world powered by solar power. It’s our goal to have every solar installation in the world pass through our software, which has already been used to design millions of solar projects. Named one of “The Best Midsized Remote Companies To Work for in 2023” by and awarded #1 Solar Software platform by Solar Power World, Aurora is disrupting the energy industry and changing the course of history. 

We are looking for versatile engineers who are excited by taking on new projects, learning new skills, and working with geospatial data at scale. You will incorporate new sources of aerial imagery, LIDAR, and weather data into Aurora to help our users deliver the most accurate solar designs possible and enable Aurora to expand into new territories across the globe. You will also be responsible for designing and maintaining the technical architecture of geospatial data at Aurora.

We are a passionate and diverse team that aspires to be the best place for the best people and we’re looking for talented individuals to accelerate our exponential growth as we continue to scale. If you are looking for a stimulating and fulfilling role, come join us!
What you'll do:
  • Investigate new vendors and data sources to expand Aurora's data coverage and quality
  • Develop API integrations with third-party imagery, weather data, and LIDAR providers
  • Maintain and run the ETL process for imagery, weather and, LIDAR data
  • Develop internal cloud services to expose Aurora's geospatial datasets in a unified way
  • Implement end-to-end automated tests for those functions
  • Mentor engineers on the team on Geospatial Data industry-standards
What we value:
  • Computer Science (or related) degree or 5+ years of experience
  • Expertise with geographic information system (GIS) and cloud services handling large volumes of data
  • Experience integrating with third-party APIs
  • Experience with Python, Go, C++, Ruby-on-Rails
  • Some DevOps experience is an asset
  • Problem-solving mindset, attention to detail, a proven focus on quality
  • Collaborative approach to teamwork, interested in occasional pair programming
At Aurora Solar, we tie our base pay ranges to level and location. In Canada, this means that your base pay ranges will fall into one of two geographic pay zones depending on your location.

In most cases, we target the midpoint of our salary ranges for new hire compensation. This placement is reflective of full proficiency in a role. Base pay is ultimately determined based on a number of factors including skills, qualifications, and location. This role is eligible for additional variable compensation and an equity grant, which will be discussed in your initial recruiter conversation.

The expected salary range for this position if evaluated as a Senior Software Engineer:
- Tier 1 Toronto, Vancouver: CAD $133,000.00 - $180,000.00
- Tier 2 All Other CA Locations: CAD $121,500.00 - $164,000.00

The expected salary range for this position if evaluated as a Software Engineer:
- Tier 1 Toronto, Vancouver: CAD $109,500.00 - $148,000.00
- Tier 2  All Other CA Locations: CAD $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

Aurora is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce of people who believe in and are passionate about creating a future of solar energy for all. We are an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and consider qualified applicants regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. We encourage you to apply even if you believe that you do not meet all of the above criteria!

Our mission at Aurora is to create a future of solar energy for all. We aim to reflect that inclusivity in the people who imagine and build our product by creating an environment where diversity is cherished and where anyone—regardless of background—can thrive. We strive to always do better and know that by empowering people, we can power the planet.