Senior Software Engineer

Climate X

Climate X

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

About Us

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate adaptation data company set to revolutionise how the world manages assets, property, and infrastructure.

We apply cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science to help prevent the worst impacts of climate change. We combine climate projections, remote sensing observations, and modelling to project the frequency and severity of physical climate risks such as floods, subsidence, storms, etc.

Our SaaS platform lets financial institutions and real estate firms look at future climate pathways to:

  • help identify how property/company assets could be damaged by severe weather events and
  • what that damage might do to the asset valuations.
  • become more resilient to climate change and make smarter investment and lending decisions.

We advocate diversity with our founders, team, and investors from various backgrounds.
We’re not building just a team but a place of innovation where problem solving, and fun coexist to address the most significant challenge our society is facing now.

The impact you’ll own

You will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining robust web services, APIs, and user interfaces that enable seamless interaction with our extensive data, models, and systems. You will utilise your expertise to implement sophisticated quantitative models, transforming algorithms from research papers into scalable, reliable, and explainable code.

Collaborating closely with data engineers, you will design and refine enterprise-level server-side frameworks to streamline geospatial data processing and ensure smooth interoperability across application components. Additionally, the Software Engineer will master client-side frameworks to deliver real-time insights efficiently to distributed endpoints, ensuring speed, reliability, and a seamless user experience.

Essential Skills

Experience in 4 of the following 5 requirements:

  • Strong experience using React on projects with long-term maintainability and reliable deployment cycles (i.e. well-built and tested).
  • Strong experience in Scalable RESTful API development using Python, ideally with Flask or similar libraries.
  • Demonstrated AWS / Cloud-based application development.
  • Experience using PostgreSQL or similar relational databases.
  • Experience or knowledge of how to develop GIS applications using Python or JavaScript.

As well as:

  • Strong communication skills with ability to work effectively with internal teams including engineering, science, product and commercial.

Desirable Skills

  • Strong understanding of Python and both its numerical libraries and application frameworks – for rapid prototyping to enterprise deployment.
  • Implementations of geospatial-optimised SQL databases (RDBMS for tabular data), such as PostgreSQL. Wider understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Hands-on, can-do attitude, great interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate effectively. This includes the ability to plan projects, meet objectives, develop contingencies, and produce schedules.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work with ArcGIS and/or QGIS and the GDAL/OGR library.
  • Proven management of GIS data, particularly PostgreSQL.
  • Past use of environmental data, and evidence of developing applications for visualization, analysis, and presentation of environmental data.
  • Ability to develop GIS applications using Python or JavaScript.


🌍 Contribute to a B-Corp certified business making purposeful impact related to climate change

💡 Monthly training & conference budget to help you upskill and develop your career (£1,000 per year)

📈 6 monthly appraisals and 12 monthly pay reviews

💰 Pension contribution scheme

🏡 Flexible hours and hybrid working (3 days/week in office; core hours 10am-4pm)

🏥 Mental Health and Wellbeing support via Oliva

🏖 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays, annual 3-day Christmas-closure, and half day on your birthday (36.5 days total!)

💚 Opportunity to work on social impact & pro bono strategy projects

🏏 Optional quarterly socials, dinners, and fun nights out

🥐 A fully stocked supply of snacks, fruit, and refreshments for the days when you are in the office

Equal Opportunities

Climate X are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.