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Kitu Systems, Inc. Database Engineer in San Diego, California

Kitu Systems is a global leader in smart energy platforms and services. Our solutions help utility companies, enterprises, and residential customers make the most of clean energy resources, including solar, battery storage and electric vehicles.

The Job

Our database team is hiring experienced Database Engineers to help with growing and supporting existing OLTP databases, implementing clean monitoring, reporting, and data management automation, and developing short and long term OLAP solutions. We are placing a special emphasis on documentation, standardization, and long-term maintainability.


  • Design and develop database software for low-latency systems

  • Application schema design/data modeling and implementation using MySQL Workbench

  • Support software product teams in interfacing with database solutions

  • Support production environments with MySQL and automation troubleshooting

  • Database performance tuning and configuration

  • Develop flexible automation solutions for monitoring, reporting, and maintaining data on production systems with unique requirements


  • Bachelors-degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related technical field

  • Minimum of 5 years of database development, design, automation, and software engineering experience with MySQL.

  • Excellent SQL and PL/SQL programming skills

  • MySQL database administration experience

  • Experience with data modeling tools, preferably MySQL Workbench

  • Self-starting and ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Knowledge of software configuration management principals and tools such as git

    Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with AWS and associated technologies

  • Experience with NoSQL technologies

  • Basic Linux/Unix system administration knowledge, and experience with shell scripting

  • Experience with data warehousing

  • Experience writing DRY and modular scripting/automation in Python (or other object-oriented language)

  • Experience within the energy industry

  • Experience developing, communicating, and enforcing standards

  • Experience writing accessible documentation for internal and external customers (database team and non-database team)

  • Comfort with balancing multiple priorities while enforcing standards and supporting urgent product team requests

    Kitu Systems recognizes that all individuals could make an impact. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

    About Kitu Systems

    Kitu Systems solves the complex information and communication technology challenges for utilities, installers, and system owners to enable the distributed, interconnected, and intelligent energy network of the future. Our solutions address distributed energy resources, including PV and battery storage, as well as electric vehicle charging infrastructure and vehicle-to-grid connectivity.

    We believe they need to be managed consistently and securely, using standard-based platforms and applications that seamlessly interoperate with each other. We believe in connecting intelligent energy. Kitu Systems provides robust and scalable IoT software, platforms, and applications connecting intelligent energy. Our end-to-end solutions serve markets such as electric vehicle charge management, distributed energy control and monitoring (solar, wind or battery), smart appliances, and load management.

    Our entire portfolio is based on open standards, providing ease of integration, architecture flexibility, and interoperability across multiple physical and logical layers without compromising on security. Our customers include utilities, enterprises, research universities, smart device manufacturers, and automotive companies. We partner with industry leaders in the fields of DER management, EV supply equipment, and cloud technologies to deliver cost-effective and reliable turnkey solutions to our customers.

Work From Home

Kitu Systems maintains an office space in San Diego, CA but does not require Database or Software Engineers to work in the office. In fact, since adapting to work in the pandemic, our team has spread across multiple states. We accept applicants from anywhere in the U.S. and plan to stay as a remote team indefinitely.

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