Nira Energy

Software to find the best sites for renewables on the electrical grid

Data Engineer

$70k - $200k / 0.10% - 1.00%
Job Type
1+ years
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Andy Chen
Andy Chen

About the role

What you'll do

As our first Data Engineer hire you'll be a key part in defining the data engineering culture at Nira. This includes setting up best practices, infrastructure and tools to ensure our pipelines are testable and robust. Our best practices and tooling should also enable our data engineering team to build at maximum velocity.

As a Data Engineer, you will also build new data pipelines in markets Nira is expanding to. Market expansion is the most important work at Nira right now. There are customers that only build solar/wind in these new markets and are ready to pay us as soon as we launch them. We need these new pipelines and Data Engineers to launch these new markets.

You will be the sole technical owner of building a new pipeline in a new market. You'll be paired with a Transmission Engineer on our team who understands how to run electrical analyses on the grid.

About you

  • 1+ year working as a data engineer.
  • Experience with Python and Pandas.
  • Experience from past roles on best practices, infrastructure and tooling to build a great data org
  • Excited about working in climate tech!
  • Excited to work with Transmission Engineers and learn about how our electrical grid works.
  • Operate well in ambiguity and can easily pick up new technologies.
  • Excited about taking ownership over large pieces of work.
  • Capable of rolling with the punches. Plans change when working at a rapidly growing startup.

Why you should join Nira Energy

  • Nira's mission is to convert the US power grid to be 100% fossil-free.
  • Nira is a software platform that helps renewable energy developers (solar/wind) find the most profitable land to build new projects.
  • We're helping our customers save months of time finding good land for their projects.
  • We focus on estimating the cost to interconnect with the electrical grid (aka the Interconnection Process). Depending on where developers connect, they may be on the hook to pay millions of dollars to upgrade power lines, substations etc.
  • We have dozens of paying customers and are growing rapidly.
Nira Energy
Team Size:5
Chris Ariante
Chris Ariante
Andy Chen
Andy Chen
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin