Co-op Software Developer

at 
Clir Renewables
Posted on 
4 Nov

Please note due high interest in this role we will only be able to reach out to candidates we feel will best suit the position and align with our values, thank you for your time and interest!

About Clir

Clir Renewables is on a mission to reduce humankind's impact on the planet. We do this by accelerating the transition to renewable energy by improving the economics of projects and empowering owners to maximize financial returns. Combining 200 GW of contextual operational dataset with powerful AI that is built, designed and supported by decades of renewable energy expertise, Clir provides insights and tools needed to assess and optimize wind and solar projects.

Named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Clir was founded in 2017. Headquartered in Vancouver, with hubs in Glasgow and Calgary, we’re a remote company with employees located across the globe and from the entire energy supply chain. Clir has empowered owners across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia to achieve multi-million dollars in cumulative gains.

About the role

Clir is looking for co-op students to join our Vancouver-based Tech Delivery teams. These positions will be 8 months in length and will take place during the Winter & Spring Co-op terms.

We are focused on changing the renewable energy industry and as a Co-op Software Developer, you will have an opportunity to be part of this mission. We are looking for a candidate who wants to do work that has an impact, not just in the industry but also on the environment. Your ability to ask questions, solve problems, and be an integral part of an open collaborative team will be a catalyst for your success.

Who you are
- Eager to learn new skills
- Passionate about our core values (communication, sustainability, inclusion, impact, and innovation)
- Excited about the opportunity to join a growing team that is developing software to meaningfully improve renewable energy management
- Motivated to work in an environment where everyone is focused on creating value for our customers
- Comfortable with focusing among multiple competing priorities and approaching hard questions through a lens of curiosity
- Wants to learn about wind and renewable energy

What the different Tech Teams are working on and you’ll be a part of
- Learn and apply Clir’s development best practices
- Work closely with your colleagues to help meet your team’s objectives and goals
- Develop, implement and test new software features as part of your team
- Maintain and improve the performance of existing software functionality
- Onboarding new renewable energy assets into Clir’s software
- Assist developers with development and maintenance of the data pipeline, data infrastructure, and web application
- Troubleshoot, debug, and improve existing software
- Participate in scoping and sizing project work with your team

What you’ll need
- A mindset of continuous improvement
- Experience in delivering written and verbal technical feedback in form of code reviews to peers
- Familiarity with effective agile and software development practices such as scrum/kanban, CI/CD, test automation, infrastructure as code
- Background in Computer Science and/or developer experience

Bonus
- Experience with any of: Go, Python, React, MySQL, Airflow, and AWS systems
- Be currently enrolled in computer science program or computer engineering program
- Understanding and knowledge of SCADA systems
- Experience working in a startup environment
- Ability to write internal technical documentation

What’s in it for you
- Opportunity to work in an inclusive and diverse workplace
- Be part of a team who are focused on reducing our impact on the environment
- A chance to grow your skills and career alongside a supportive team of mentorship-focused developers
- Professional development benefits
- Flexible schedule
- Work from home friendly

Expected start date
- Jan 2, 2023

At Clir Renewables, diversity and inclusion are not words we take lightly. These are words we take to heart, we drive to better understand our biases, and recognize that we have more work to do to create a workforce that truly represents those who our product serves. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply.

As a partially remote organization, Clir works hard to ensure the safety of all clients and employees through the authentication of prospective employees and their backgrounds. Successful candidates may be subject to a background check conducted by Clir. They will need to demonstrate the legal right to work in Canada by showing proof of a valid work permit, visa, residency, or citizenship and be enrolled in a Canadian university.

Job Description

Please note due high interest in this role we will only be able to reach out to candidates we feel will best suit the position and align with our values, thank you for your time and interest!

About Clir

Clir Renewables is on a mission to reduce humankind's impact on the planet. We do this by accelerating the transition to renewable energy by improving the economics of projects and empowering owners to maximize financial returns. Combining 200 GW of contextual operational dataset with powerful AI that is built, designed and supported by decades of renewable energy expertise, Clir provides insights and tools needed to assess and optimize wind and solar projects.

Named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Clir was founded in 2017. Headquartered in Vancouver, with hubs in Glasgow and Calgary, we’re a remote company with employees located across the globe and from the entire energy supply chain. Clir has empowered owners across Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia to achieve multi-million dollars in cumulative gains.

About the role

Clir is looking for co-op students to join our Vancouver-based Tech Delivery teams. These positions will be 8 months in length and will take place during the Winter & Spring Co-op terms.

We are focused on changing the renewable energy industry and as a Co-op Software Developer, you will have an opportunity to be part of this mission. We are looking for a candidate who wants to do work that has an impact, not just in the industry but also on the environment. Your ability to ask questions, solve problems, and be an integral part of an open collaborative team will be a catalyst for your success.

Who you are
- Eager to learn new skills
- Passionate about our core values (communication, sustainability, inclusion, impact, and innovation)
- Excited about the opportunity to join a growing team that is developing software to meaningfully improve renewable energy management
- Motivated to work in an environment where everyone is focused on creating value for our customers
- Comfortable with focusing among multiple competing priorities and approaching hard questions through a lens of curiosity
- Wants to learn about wind and renewable energy

What the different Tech Teams are working on and you’ll be a part of
- Learn and apply Clir’s development best practices
- Work closely with your colleagues to help meet your team’s objectives and goals
- Develop, implement and test new software features as part of your team
- Maintain and improve the performance of existing software functionality
- Onboarding new renewable energy assets into Clir’s software
- Assist developers with development and maintenance of the data pipeline, data infrastructure, and web application
- Troubleshoot, debug, and improve existing software
- Participate in scoping and sizing project work with your team

What you’ll need
- A mindset of continuous improvement
- Experience in delivering written and verbal technical feedback in form of code reviews to peers
- Familiarity with effective agile and software development practices such as scrum/kanban, CI/CD, test automation, infrastructure as code
- Background in Computer Science and/or developer experience

Bonus
- Experience with any of: Go, Python, React, MySQL, Airflow, and AWS systems
- Be currently enrolled in computer science program or computer engineering program
- Understanding and knowledge of SCADA systems
- Experience working in a startup environment
- Ability to write internal technical documentation

What’s in it for you
- Opportunity to work in an inclusive and diverse workplace
- Be part of a team who are focused on reducing our impact on the environment
- A chance to grow your skills and career alongside a supportive team of mentorship-focused developers
- Professional development benefits
- Flexible schedule
- Work from home friendly

Expected start date
- Jan 2, 2023

At Clir Renewables, diversity and inclusion are not words we take lightly. These are words we take to heart, we drive to better understand our biases, and recognize that we have more work to do to create a workforce that truly represents those who our product serves. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply.

As a partially remote organization, Clir works hard to ensure the safety of all clients and employees through the authentication of prospective employees and their backgrounds. Successful candidates may be subject to a background check conducted by Clir. They will need to demonstrate the legal right to work in Canada by showing proof of a valid work permit, visa, residency, or citizenship and be enrolled in a Canadian university.

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