Software Engineer II, Platform

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. To excel in this role, you will need to have the ability to understand how diverse systems work together, analyze what's needed to do this reliably, enhance monitoring solutions to ensure we are meeting customer expectations, and work within and outside of your immediate team to gather knowledge, mentor, and cooperate with all stakeholders to delight our customers.

What you will contribute: 
  • Deliver solutions to challenges faced by multiple engineering teams, such as platform code, services and components
  • Be responsible for design, implementation, test automation and other SDLC activities
  • Gather and analyze requirements and convert functional requirements into concrete technical tasks and be able to provide reasonable effort estimates
  • Work proactively and independently across the global teams to address project requirements and articulate the issues well in advance to address project delivery risks
  • Code reviews, test case reviews and ensure code developed meets the requirements and quality standards
  • Communicate effectively with business and other stakeholders
What you bring to Uplight: 
  • Experience analyzing diverse systems
    • Given any system, you can identify its interfaces and learn how it works
  • Experience designing and building for reliability
    • Emphasis on customer impact is key, so you'll need to develop an understanding of reliable service delivery from the customers' point of view and implement improvements to meet their expectations
  • Experience building monitoring systems
    • You'll need to work with many teams to surface issues that could impact our customers
  • Experience working with and across teams on crosscutting concerns 
    • Making connections with multiple stakeholders proactively is something you don't shy away from; you take the initiative to both learn from them and mentor them as part of a multi-team effort to improve the reliability of Uplight services
  • Experience designing, building, testing and operating back-end web services
  • Proficient with containerization and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes
  • Experience or background with building scalable applications 
  • Proficient with relational databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Experience with service-oriented architectures, caching strategies and technologies.
  • Experience with event-driven architecture, asynchronous computing patterns, and associated technologies like RabbitMQ or Kafka.
  • Understanding of POSIX-like environments
  • Ability to work in a small, highly dynamic team using and promoting agile development methodologies (e.g. test-driven-development, continuous integration, sprints)

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 5, 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.