Software Engineer II, API

Engineering United States


The Position    
Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect–improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.    
We are seeking a Software Engineer II to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.    
What you will contribute:     
  • Work with team and directly contribute to the Flex Predictive Controls Platform code designing, writing, and maintaining APIs, components, microservices, test cases, automated test frameworks, and other code as needed
  • Analyze use-cases and convert functional requirements into scalable design and concrete technical tasks and be able to provide consistent and reasonable effort estimates on an ongoing basis
  • Work proactively and independently while collaborating with global teams to address technical project requirements, identify risks, and deliver high-quality solutions
  • Review code individually and lead group code review discussions, mentor team members on technical topics, understand use-cases, develop test cases, and confirm production code developed meets strict quality standards
  • Excellent communicate skills, ability to explain complex technical topics to both technical and non-technical audiences highlighting pros, cons, estimated timelines and risks associated for prioritization, decision making and risk mitigation
What you bring to Uplight:     
  • Experience building web applications/APIs using either: Golang, Ruby, Python.
  • Experience building and designing REST APIs for high-scale applications using OOP
  • Expert at designing microservices with containerization tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Expert at building and maintaining very high-scale, high-performance production B2B services and applications
  • Expert in data structures and algorithms using relational databases including MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Experience in High Performance Computing and active experience working in cloud environments AWS and/or MS Azure
  • Experience with SOA & Event Driven Architecture, Linux development and runtime environments
  • Experience with Agile / SCRUM methodology for product development and proven ability to work in a small, highly dynamic team within Agile SAFe framework
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of Apache Spark
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with evolving project requirements in a highly regulated industry
Bonus points:    
  • Experience with the energy industry and/or working with high-scale distributed IoT devices.
  • Certifications in Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, and/or Agile process
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, marginalized genders and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Uplight we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.    
What makes working at Uplight amazing:    
We are:    
  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities. 
  • Focused on providing cross-functional work, collaboration, and development.
  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!
We also provide:    
  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Peer to peer recognition program 
  • Management by objectives bonus plan  
  • Innovative flexible time off policy
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces 
Salary Range: $100,000 to $120,000     
Application Deadline: April 25, 2024    
In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.     
Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.