SCADA Engineer

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 SCADA Engineer to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.  
What you get to do:   
Uplight is looking for a highly motivated, creative, and experienced SCADA engineer to program and support solutions for the integration of Uplight’s advanced Energy Internet Platform with upstream markets and downstream devices. This role is 100% remote with up to 10% travel required. This role reports to the SCADA Engineering Manager and is expected to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation with the other members of the team.   
The work consists of roughly 75% new development including both solution development on the Ignition SCADA platform and programming of industrial control hardware using IEC 61131 languages, and 25% support and troubleshooting of existing systems. Support covers the full path from field hardware to network and VPN infrastructure to hosting all the way to cloud application integration. A strong grasp of all relevant technologies and concepts is required.  
What you will contribute:   
  • Design and implement integration solutions using the Ignition SCADA application software and common industrial control hardware on both standalone Ignition instances and on Ignition Cloud in a Multi-Tenant Environment 
  • Develop, design, implement and support SCADA HMI screens in Ignition SCADA system using the Perspective web UI framework 
  • Work with the customer delivery team and customer contacts on the specification, setup, and commissioning of field devices to be connected to the SCADA system and resolve any data or communication issues 
  • Provide phone, email, and/or in person support for SCADA integrations 
  • Develop and/or improve on existing techniques and processes 
  • Additional duties and responsibilities, as assigned 
 What you bring to Uplight:   
  • SCADA programming experience in the electric power industry 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment 
  • Proficient in Python 
  • HMI Design and Development experience 
  • Experience working with the OPC UA protocol and at least two of the following protocols: Modbus, 
  • DNP3, IEC 104, ICCP, and MQTT 
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a geographically distributed team environment 
  • Ability to work on-call 
  • Working knowledge of the Linux operating system and networking with proficiency in the use of tools like netstat, tcpdump, ssh tunneling, etc. 
Bonus points:  
  • Electrical power systems engineering experience (PE helpful but not required) 
  • Proficient with SQL and relational databases 
  • Proficient in Java programming 
  • Certification (any level) on the Ignition SCADA software platform 
  • Proficiency with PLC programming tools and languages (CODESYS, Structured Text, ladder logic, etc.) 
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
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.