Position: Senior Software Engineer, Sol Systems

Description: Renewable energy is the future of our country’s energy infrastructure, and Sol Systems is helping to finance the growth of this critical segment of the energy industry through its SREC aggregation and investment networking services.  We are a young, rapidly growing, and highly profitable company that has already had a significant impact in the renewable energy finance space, and we are looking for a talented, senior-level software engineer to help us continue to shape the industry.  The ideal candidate would be a software development generalist who is comfortable working to develop both backend code using Ruby and Ruby on Rails 3.1 and frontend code using Javascript and HTML5.  Such a candidate would work with our small in-house team to maintain our in-house business process management application, maintain our renewable energy investment networking platform, SolMarket (www.solmarket.com), migrate legacy PHP5 applications to Ruby on Rails, and help develop new applications and infrastructure to support our continued growth.  In exchange for his/her efforts, the chosen engineer will gain familiarity with a wide variety of topics in the rapidly growing renewable energy space, including solar finance mechanisms, renewable energy legislation, financial market modeling, and new product development.  If you think you have these skills and would like to work in an environment where you can have a significant impact in a critical economic space, please apply today.


–        Minimum B.S. Computer Science or equivalent experience

–        Minimum 5 years object-oriented, web-oriented software development experience

–        Minimum 3 years experience Ruby, Rails

–        Experience developing web applications using Ruby on Rails 3.1

–        Experience architecting normalized SQL database schemas (SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL)

–        Experience developing cross-browser application frontends with Javascript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5

–        Experience writing comprehensive unit, functional, and integration tests

–        Excellent problem-solving skills

–        Self-motivated

–        Quality- and Detail-oriented

–        Comfortable working in fast-paced environment

–        Excellent communication skills

–        Comfortable participating in all stages of the software development process, from requirements gathering to deployment


Washington, DC – Dupont Circle


$90k – $100k, commensurate with experience

Additional Benefits:

–        Health Benefits

–        Dental Benefits

–        401K Plan (starting summer 2012)

–        Opportunity to help guide technology direction at a small, quickly growing company and advance quickly

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and code sample to jobs@solsystemscompany.com with a reference to this ad.  No recruiters please.

Additional Company Information:

Sol Systems is a solar energy finance and development firm that was built on the principle that solar energy should be an economically viable energy solution. With thousands of customers and hundreds of partners throughout the United States, Sol Systems is the largest and oldest SREC aggregator. We provide homeowners, businesses, solar installers, and developers with sophisticated financing solutions that help make solar energy more affordable. Sol Systems also helps energy suppliers and utilities manage and meet their solar RPS requirements efficiently by providing them with access to diverse portfolios of SRECs. For more information about our SREC services, please visit www.solsystemscompany.com.

In addition to SREC services, Sol Systems maintains a rapidly expanding renewable energy networking platform, SolMarket.  Through SolMarket, renewable energy developers can easily advertise their projects to investors with  cumulative investment funds totalling more than $1.6 billion in a secure way.  Additionally, SolMarket provides an accessible, diverse project pipeline totalling more than 160MW to renewable energy investors looking for new renewable energy investment opportunities.  For more information about SolMarket, please visit www.solmarket.com.