Engineer, Market Services

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. 
Uplight is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and experienced Engineer, Market Services  to program and support solutions for the integration of our advanced Energy Internet Platform with upstream energy markets. 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 solution development of SOAP web service integrations with upstream markets and Ignition SCADA platform programming and configuration.  
The other 25% of the work is support and troubleshooting of this development work and of existing systems, and involves Linux system administration, networking and VPN infrastructure, and cloud application integrations.  A strong grasp of all relevant technologies and concepts is required.  
What you will contribute:  
  • Design and implement integrations with energy markets, utilizing SOAP web services with WS-Security, XML, and other integration patterns 
  • Design and implement solutions using the Ignition SCADA application software 
  • Provide phone, email, and/or in person support for integrations 
  • Develop and/or improve on existing techniques and processes 
  • Additional duties and responsibilities, as assigned
What you bring to Uplight:  
  • 5+ years' experience in a similar role 
  • Able to implement SOAP Web Service clients and services leveraging WS-Security, over secure connections 
  • Facility with public-key infrastructure (PKI) concepts and their usage, including mTLS, keystores and truststores, certificate chains, server and client X.509 certificates, openssl, keytool, file formats such as PEM, DER, PKCS #12, and other related tools and technologies 
  • Familiarity with Linux system usage, configuration, networking, and shell scripting with proficiency in the use of tools like netstat, tcpdump, ssh tunneling, etc. 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment 
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a geographically distributed team environment 
  • Ability to work on-call 
Bonus points: 
  • Proficient in Java programming, especially Spring-based SOAP web services 
  • Proficient in Python 
  • Proficient with SQL and relational databases 
  • Experience with energy markets (ERCOT, PJM, CAISO) 
  • Certification (any level) or experience on the Ignition SCADA software platform 
  • SCADA programming experience in the electric power industry 
  • Experience working with OPC UA, Modbus, DNP3, IEC 104, ICCP, Kafka, and/or MQTT
  • A background in electric power generation and/or energy market concepts is a plus.
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 
  • We offer 8 weeks of paid parental leave, with an extra 2 weeks of full-pay part-time work for a smoother transition for parents. 
Application Deadline: April 1, 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.