“...solar power will be the single largest source of electricity generation… People do not understand the magnitude of the business. It’s really very, very significant.”

-Elon Musk

Once a fringe thing hippies did, “going solar” is now going mainstream. It took over 30 years for the first 1 million solar installations to be completed. It only took another 3 years to install the second million. Over the next 2 years another 1 million homes will “go solar” and there are 90 million American households to go after that! Solar technology is cheaper, better and more reliable than ever. Unless your head is buried in a coal mine, it’s becoming abundantly clear that solar is the future.

With rapid growth & mainstream adoption comes massive investment and opportunity in the space. Installation companies are growing quickly, making them hungry for even more growth, and solar continues to accelerate even in a post-COVID world. The last thing you want is the power going out during a quarantine. And it’s also a product that saves people money, enhances family security, and can be sold over the phone. The technology is dialed, the installation process is clean, but it’s still a challenge to find customers. Since customers that convert into sales are the lifeblood of any company, sales leads are the raw tool that unleashes massive growth for solar installers.

That’s why we built SolarLeadFactory.

About Us:

SolarLeadFactory has helped nearly 1 million homeowners looking to buy solar. We have helped hundreds of solar installers grow their businesses - and aim to help hundreds more.

Don't be fooled by our name: we're more than just a 'lead-gen company'. Our business is built on a proprietary software platform allowing us to deliver a best in class product and innovate constantly. We have in-house developers, digital marketing experts, and scientists relentlessly driving the product forward.

Our mission: unlock consumer demand for solar power.

Our software is the backbone of our business. We cut our teeth working for Silicon Valley tech startups, and at heart we’re a technology company seeking to leverage technology to improve the process of buying solar power.

Build your own tech, or use off the shelf parts? In our experience (https://solarleadfactory.com/why-we-chose-to-build-our-own-lead-distribution-software/), the flexibility of building our own tech has far outweighed the costs, and we’re committed to constantly improving what we’ve built.

About You:

You’re looking for a way to make a huge positive difference in the world & help the companies on the front lines of the solar revolution!

You want to be part of a small but driven team making a big impact on one of the most pressing issues of our time. You share some of our core values including “Making Learning the Key Metric”, “Holding Yourself Accountable”, “Always be Testing Something,” and “Master your Craft”.

You are an experienced full-stack developer who loves building quality software and wants to contribute to elegant technology solutions to help accelerate the adoption rate of solar power.

You are comfortable operating at any level in the technology stack, from backend database architecture to front-end solutions for our team and external customers.

You enjoy solving difficult problems as well as participating in the complete product discovery process, all the way from idea to tested, validated, and delivered code.

In order to be successful in this position you must be an excellent developer, problem solver, efficient, proactive, and an excellent communicator.

Do you want to learn? To grow? To make a difference?

Critical Skills:

  • Skill and experience with a LAMP stack running on AWS:
    • OOP php (CI framework)
    • Mysql (Advanced SQL knowledge)
    • API integrations: Stripe, Xero, Facebook, Google, etc
    • AWS services: EC2, RDS, S3, Cloudfront, Route53
    • Basic linux admin skills (command line, restart services, etc)
  • Proficiency in web markup (HTML, CSS, etc)
  • Ability to build a webpage in vanilla JS without a framework
  • Skill with responsive/cross-device & browser compatibility
  • Proficiency with Git
  • Experience with Scrum in software development
  • Skill & Experience with automated testing & continuous delivery
  • Solar experience is not required, but an interest in solar is
  • Efficient, fast-moving, doer
  • Ambition to grow
  • Problem solving, ability to find solutions, and getting things done
  • Excellent verbal & written skills
  • Ability to work with a team to find great solutions
  • Up-to-date with current software development processes & technologies

Your Mission:

You will play a core role in developing new software based on rapidly changing business objectives, quarterly project work, refactoring/rebuilding core technology, and responding to day to day technological issues that come up.

You’ll be working on the backend of our core tech, the lead distribution and processing application (which includes algorithms for real-time lead scoring and distribution) we’ve built from scratch over the last 8 years. This could include back-end functionality and optimization but also building or refining front-end features for our team.

You’ll also be working on the front-end that serves our users, both homeowners who are trying to make sense of going solar (in the form of landing pages, improved user experience, and new tools), and solar installers who use our platform to as customers.

Your day to day will be knocking out weekly Scrum points alongside our lead software developer who has been with us since 2014. You will work directly with our current Lead Developer, our Project Manager, and the rest of our team.

What you get out of this:

  • Competitive salary
  • Results driven organization
  • Playing a key role on a small team with a big impact.
  • Remote location - work from anywhere on a North American time zone with fast internet
  • Your input matters! We look for the BEST. Period.
  • Work in an amazing industry. Your friends & family will say “whoa, that’s cool!”
  • Fast-growing, fun-loving company. Get on the rocketship now!

We are shaking up our industry and working day in and day out to get solar on everyone’s roof. Come shape your future & the future of the world.

If you’re game to make a big difference and reap the rewards, come join us!