Site Reliability Engineer

Engineering United States Boulder, Colorado


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 Site Reliability Engineer  to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you get to do:

  • Build a state of the art shared monitoring platform.
  • Provide expertise in Observability practices using Splunk products.
  • Work closely with Application Development teams to instrument code for monitoring.
  • Be part of an SRE team that is leading with innovation and best practices.
  • Lead and contribute to AWS & GCP architecture, development, maintenance, automation and orchestration for application pools, websites, data services, virtual networks, security, monitoring, service discovery and other platform services.
  • Contribute in definition of and enforce patterns, best practices and strategies for source control structure, branching and CI/CD.

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.

What you will contribute:

  • Great attitude.
  • Team centered collaborative approach where what is right is more important than who is right.
  • Willingness to always be improving.
  • Develop production level monitoring (as a service) for our applications and services to create the ability to observe the health of our commercial platforms on a single screen.
  • Experience in DevOps observability practices and delivering informative data insights from CI/CD pipelines, data pipelines and customer behavior.

What you bring to Uplight:

  • 3+ years of experience architecting and/or implementing Splunk Enterprise.
  • Possess deep knowledge and expertise in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform (Certifications a plus).
  • Experience operationalizing data cloud services for specific use cases.
  • Experience creating, communicating and presenting technical content for large and diverse audiences, including CxOs.
  • ‪‪Expertise in at least one scripting language (Python, bash, etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Expertise with an enterprise data streaming capability including architecture, deployment, sources/sinks, functions and building pipelines.

Bonus Points:

  • 3+ year of experience working with a CSP IaaS and PaaS offerings.
  • 3+ years in a Software Development role.
  • 5+ years of system administration experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Agile Methodology and SRE practices.
  • GCP Professional Cloud Data/Network/DevOps Engineer certification (PDE, PCNE, or PCDOE).
  • AWS SysOps Administrator or AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional certified.
  • BS in Comp Science or similar from 4yr accredited College or University, or 2yr Degree or certificate plus 3-6 yrs of relevant industry experience.

What makes working at Uplight amazing:

In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, 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 career growth by following defined career ladders.
  • 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 (once we reopen them)

Salary Range: $120,000 to $160,000 

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.