Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Lead Big Data Engineer (Team Lead) - Hybrid Denver, CO



Data Science
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

We are looking for a Lead Big Data Engineer - Team Lead who will work on building and managing Big Data Pipelines for us to manage inputs to accurately generate analytics at scale for our valued Customers. The primary focus will be on choosing optimal solutions to use for these purposes, then leading Data Engineering team members in maintaining, implementing, and monitoring them. You will also be responsible for integrating them with the products and architecture used across the company.

This role is ideal for someone with a passion for, as well as extensive experience in, data management, a strong background in computer science, and excellent communication skills.


  • Collaborate closely with Product Management and Engineering leadership to devise and build the right solutions.
  • Participate in Design discussions and brainstorming sessions to select, integrate, and maintain Big Data tools and frameworks required to solve Big Data problems.
  • Solve problems in the complex energy domain using a broad perspective, collaborate with applicable knowledge sources and diverse perspectives, and share findings with your peers as appropriate.
  • Design and implement systems to cleanse, process, and analyze large data sets using distributed processing tools like Airflow and Spark.
  • Experience working with software and support teams in multiple regions, leading and collaborating asynchronously.
  • Understand and critically review existing data pipelines, and come up with ideas in collaboration with Technical Leaders and Architects to improve upon current bottlenecks.
  • Take initiative and show the drive to push our company’s technical roadmap into the future.
  • Mentor a team of data engineers located across the globe, providing guidance and technical expertise.

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in developing highly scalable Big Data pipelines.
  • Strong computer science background and knowledge of software and product development methodologies.
  • In-depth understanding of the Big Data ecosystem including processing frameworks like Spark, Hadoop or Flink, and the file types they deal with.
  • Experience with ETL and Data pipeline orchestration tools like Apache Airflow, dbt, etc.
  • Excellent coding skills in Java or Scala, including the understanding to apply appropriate Design Patterns when required.
  • Experience with Git and build tools like Gradle/Maven/SBT.
  • Experience with data warehouse and BI solutions.
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms, profiling, and optimization.

Your Location

Because much of the team is based in Denver, CO, it is required that the selected candidate be located in the Denver area. The role will include occasional work at a GridX Industrious shared office or attendance at offsites and/or customer sites, as determined by your role’s responsibilities and agreed to with your manager.

Your time is valuable! Please note we will only be reviewing applications for those who currently reside in our preferred location.


Compensation is based on your specific location, and, for this position, may range from $180,000 to $190,000/year base salary + equity & benefits/perks in the Denver area. Please note this range is an estimate and actual pay may vary based on skill set, qualifications, experience and location.

Our Interview Process

Intro Call (20-30 minutes)

Interview #1 In Depth Technical Discussion Chat with Senior Big Data Engineer (45-60 minutes)

Interview #2 In Depth Technical Discussion Chat with Lead Big Data Engineer (45-60 minutes)

Interview #3 In Depth Technical Discussion Chat with Director of Engineering (45-60 minutes)

Interview #4 General Overview Chat with CTO (20-30 minutes)


  • Flexible PTO
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k Match
  • Stock Options
  • Parental Leave
  • Be part of creating our clean energy future

Our Values

Our values are closely-held beliefs designed to drive the right actions and the right decisions that are authentic to GridX. We expect results delivered in a way consistent with GridX values. In exchange, we reward high performance. We:

  • eXplore the possible - Everyone is empowered to innovate, fail and iterate in delivering our clean energy future. Consistent progress is our default.
  • eXecute on big goals - We are owners, taking responsibility for achieving results. We think long-term, sweat the details, and use resources wisely.
  • eXcel together - Collaboration and camaraderie are at our core. We cheer for and challenge each other to be our best. We win together.
  • eXemplify success - We do the right thing and act with integrity, even when no one is looking. We prove that it’s possible to do well by doing good.

About GridX

GridX is the catalyst of our clean energy future. Utilities and energy technology providers rely on our analytics solutions to tell people exactly what they can expect to pay when making clean energy decisions, like changing to a time-of-use rate plan, buying an electric vehicle, installing solar and more. The result is less strain on the electric grid, happier customers, and increased consumer investment in sustainable technologies. Working at GridX puts you at the center of realizing our clean energy future.

At GridX, we value the diversity of our employees and partners. We believe that our company thrives when we support and celebrate our differences.