Altura Associates, LLC is a professional services firm focused on improving energy, environmental, and financial performance across all levels of our client organizations.  We go beyond traditional consulting, using a people-centric approach designed to make immediate and lasting performance improvements in real estate.

Altura has deep expertise in deriving value from data systems, scaling from individual buildings to whole real estate portfolios. We leverage core skills in energy engineering, commissioning, data analytics, software development, information technology and building controls to make smart buildings a reality for our clients.

Altura is actively seeking an individual with exceptional software development skills, who enjoys coding, optimization, problem-solving, and teamwork. You’ll build applications in SkySpark using the Axon or Fantom programming languages that have broad reach among our internal users and our external clients. Your contributions will drive meaningful energy and environmental performance improvements in the built environment at massive scale.

Scope & Responsibilities

  • Develop Altura Analytics software as a key member of our team
  • Consistently follow our software development life cycle
  • Research, analyze, design and optimize backend systems across a variety of computationally complex applications
  • Document your code and systems
  • Consult with our sustaining and QA teams to resolve issues
  • Work effectively as a member of a dynamic, empowered, professional team
  • The preferred work location for this position is our Newport, CA headquarters office
  • Our Oakland CA office, Seattle WA office, or remote positions will also be considered

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong collaborative skills and demonstrated customer centric attitude
  • Technically oriented critical thinker and problem-solver
  • Experience in analytics software and/or strong desire to learn new software
  • Experience with large databases
  • Extensive experience in one or more computer programming languages, e.g. Java, C#, PHP, JavaScript, SQL
  • Excellent fundamental understanding of computer science principles
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or software related field
  • Desire to work in a diverse, mission-driven firm with core values of empowerment, teamwork, and optimism

Additional Considerations

  • Experience in data analysis and manipulating large datasets using query languages
  • Experience or interest in built environment sustainability and working in a mission-driven firm
  • Experience in building/mechanical/electrical engineering or building facilities operations

More About Altura

Altura is proud to offer a generous benefits package which includes competitive starting salary with an automatic 3% 401k contribution, plus an annual profit-sharing program which all employees participate in on day one. Details of our benefits package include:

  • Generous annual profit-sharing program
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance coverage (company pays 80% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums; life and LTD benefits are 100% paid by Altura)
  • 401(k) plan (3% Company contribution, all contributions are always 100% vested)
  • Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care expenses
  • 10 holidays per year, plus 15 days paid time off per year (increases to 20 days after 5 years of service)
  • Monthly smartphone and home internet reimbursement

We pride ourselves on our company’s unique entrepreneurial, high energy culture and flat organizational structure which empowers employees to take action and achieve results for our clients.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to  Please specify “Software Engineer application” in the subject line.