Ever want to ride a rocket ship? Ever want to do hard work that will make a REAL difference in the world? Do you want to solve some of the most difficult problems with a team of exceptional players at a company that does not believe in impossible?

You are an experienced Software Architect that is familiar with working in mixed environment architecture, and a passion for making energy storage simple, safe, and cost-effective.

Powin is a leading producer of a utility scale modular battery energy storage system (complete with a patented, advanced, cloud-based monitoring/control system). That means we build power plants out of batteries that put coal and gas generators out of business and enable sustainable viability for renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Powin is, and will continue to be, one of a handful of companies that will provide the equipment necessary to make this happen. Powin has distinct competitive advantages: cost-effectiveness; reliability; scalability; ease of deployment; and operational sophistication. Every day we work to ensure that we maintain these competitive advantages and our position as a global leader in providing turnkey, battery energy storage solutions for utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications.


  • Create design specifications, sequence diagrams, state diagrams, pseudocode, class diagrams, protocol definitions.
  • Guide the Software and Firmware Engineering Teams in how to write their code, and the Software and Systems QA team on how to test the code when it’s written.
  • Review and approve the PRDs, making sure that they fit into the overall system design and philosophy, and that they provide enough information for a solid implementation to be written.
  • Guide Software and Firmware Engineering as needed through resolving technical implementation problems.
  • Write prototype and reference code for new, experimental, or core concepts.
  • Participating in code reviews and code inspections as a senior mentor.
  • Participate in tier 4 support for customer and production issues.


  • 10 or more years of experience with OOD/OOP; proficiency in Java.
  • 7 or more years of experience with SQL; PostGres is preferred.
  • 5 or more years of experience with Unix and/or Linux.
  • Broad experience covering UI technologies, server-side design and coding, REST endpoints, debugging skills, networking skills.


  • Experience in the energy, renewable, power control, utility, SCADA, or power electronics industries.
  • Embedded firmware experience and/or C experience.
  • Web development skills (HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery).
  • Experience with AWS, Python, C#.

Working at Powin is more than a job. Life at Powin is an opportunity for personal and professional growth and a journey into the unexpected. Powin employees often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Our preference is that you work in our Tualatin, OR facility once pandemic restrictions are lifted, but strong candidates could also work remotely.