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Software engineer with energy background (m/f)

At Urbio, we fight climate change by improving the way urban energy systems are planned. Our mission is to empower the key actors of the energy transition with ground-breaking decision support software that lets them plan and design the most efficient energy technologies and infrastructure. We’re looking for impact-driven people to build together a new kind of user-centric software for engineers. 

About the job


You’re looking to apply your programming skills in the energy field.


You use customer input and sales information to design, implement, and test complex models and algorithms. You also provide technical support and expertise to users, respond to user feedback, and assist in sales presentations and demonstrations.



Your tasks are to...

  • develop models and algorithms about various aspects of energy supply and distribution technologies

  • write uncomplicated and thorough user help docs

  • identify typical values for required model parameters (e.g. efficiencies, costs)

  • pre-assess and ensure the correctness of model results with unit tests

  • provide technical support to users

  • employ and build upon our software stack for the processing and storage of model inputs and outputs 

  • participate in the product development with your technical expertise

  • be an active member of a growing software development team and exchange regularly

  • deliver clean and maintainable code



For this position you need to...

  • have a solid background in energy-aspects of buildings, notably electric and/or thermal supply and distribution systems

  • have experience in the development of computational models

  • take ownership of your tasks, striving for doing things right + getting work done

  • be an outgoing person that is happy to help others

  • be proficient in English and have a good knowledge of French or German


You’re a great fit if you...

  • are proficient in mathematical optimization and a respective language

  • have experience with a backend stack (RDBMS, ORM)


You are passionate about drawing from different technical and scientific fields to build software that solves real-world problems. Doing so, you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone and work on fast-paced and complex projects both independently and in a team. In our currently small team, the ability to multi-task is crucial to rapidly provide hotfixes while not losing sight of long-term developments.



We offer you a position that allows you to constantly acquire knowledge on programming concepts and languages, gain practical experience in a range of urban energy topics, while exchanging regularly with colleagues and customers. Furthermore, the creative problem solver in you is constantly solicited and challenged.


Working at Urbio provides you with many learning opportunities in a highly motivated and qualified team, as well as ample career development opportunities. This is also your chance to gain experience and earn equity in a startup that targets an emerging international market.


Our core motivation at Urbio is to reduce the adverse impacts of cities. Your work has thus the potential to considerably improve many aspects of cities worldwide and will in particular allow cities to adopt more sustainable pathways.


Location & time

  • We are a remote company with regular in-person meetings in Sion. 

  • We’re seeking someone to join our team at the next possible occasion.

  • This is an unlimited full-time position.

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