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Director, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

Join our team as Director of Software Engineering and build a new software product that enables buildings to take the next step in sustainability. Our software solution builds upon our high efficiency heat pump platform and will enable saving energy through intelligent heating and cooling, will reduce the total cost of ownership of HVAC with fleet performance dashboards, predictive maintenance and data driven troubleshooting, and will support the grid with dynamic energy controls.

At Gradient, our mission is to provide planet positive building comfort. Today, the environmental impact of heating and cooling surpasses that of the entire transportation sector, and without intervention, this trend is set to escalate drastically. Our high-efficiency heat pump is just the first step of our journey toward successfully decarbonizing buildings. By joining Gradient, you’ll be at the forefront of making sustainable living accessible to all, ensuring healthier communities and a brighter, greener future.

The estimated salary range for this role is $220,000 – $243,000 USD per year + equity. Individual salaries vary on a number of factors including but not limited to geography, skills, education, experience and unique qualifications where applicable.


  • Software leader that enjoys developing a business model and product vision together with the product management team
  • Manage and grow the software team to match our product aspirations
  • Architectural oversight for a highly scalable IoT software system
  • Be willing to get deep into portions of the full stack development, especially until the team grows
  • External partner management for mobile app software development
  • Manage relationships and integrations with 3rd party systems like demand response and building automation
  • Ensure Best Practices continue to improve to ensure quality, maintainability, security, scalability and uptime

Desired Qualifications

  • Mission driven individual motivated by Gradient’s climate forward solutions
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering and managing teams in a variety of company sizes
  • This role is based at our San Francisco office and onsite 2-3 days per week
  • History of being a collaborative team player and results oriented problem solver
  • Track record developing quality production software for Enterprise or B2B customers
  • Experience with modern IoT systems, Fleet management or Device Management
  • Experience with predictive analytics and associated ML integrations
  • Experience with Go, Python, React, Flutter
  • Experience with AWS services such as IoT Core, Redshift, MySql, Airflow, Superset


  • Equity
  • Medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Relocation package ( out of state applicants only )

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up every day as their authentic selves. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Gradient is an equal opportunity employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.