Senior Backend Developer

Job Description

Angaza builds technology to solve global energy poverty: we enable financing of solar energy solutions for off-grid consumers. To do so, Angaza develops a mix of custom hardware and software built on the Python ecosystem for some of the most demanding and dynamic markets in the world, including Africa and India. We are a for-profit company, based in California and Kenya, that aims market forces at the linked challenges of climate change and global development.

If you join the five-person technical team in San Francisco, you will focus on backend development to deliver new features, manage rapid platform growth beyond thousands of transactions per day, and shape the technical direction of the entire Angaza software stack.


  • Experience with Python
  • Familiarity with at least one statically typed language
  • Comfort with a Linux development environment
  • Comfort with the standard software engineering toolkit, e.g., git
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional experience (two years or more) developing software
  • Previous startup experience a plus


You can help to create a revolutionary new approach to energy access in emerging markets, work to improve the lives of the billion people who still burn kerosene at night, and receive both a salary and equity stake in Angaza.

This position is full-time and on-site, so applicants should be in the Bay Area.

To apply, send your résumé to using the subject line “Angaza Backend Position - $YOURNAME”. Feel free to include any other information you think we should know. We're working to fill this position quickly, and will stay in touch with next steps.