Engineering Program Manager

Engineering Vancouver, BC


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. We’re working with over 90 of the world’s leading electric and gas utilities to provide a personalized end-to-end customer energy experience that helps meet and accelerate carbon reduction goals. We are a certified B Corp, 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 an Engineering Program Manager to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and for the planet.

What you get to do:

We are searching for a disciplined Engineering Program Manager who is passionate about building a new foundation for the clean energy software ecosystem. You’ll work within our Build and Enable group in an exciting opportunity to support the development of the framework on which a multitude of utilities and 3rd party providers will build products that touch the majority of homes and businesses in the U.S. This is a high-visibility role as interacting with both Exec and members of staff from across the organization.

You should:

  • Be excited to work with talented, committed people in a fast-paced environment
  • Be passionate about reducing society’s carbon footprint and making a difference in the world
  • Love to wear multiple hats.
  • Leap tall buildings in a single bound, bringing the whole team with you.
  • A keen reader of people, culture, and tea leaves; builds the relationships to make things happen.
  • Highly functional in a dynamic, challenging environment.
  • See technology as a means to change the business and the world around you, as opposed to the end in itself
  • Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic.
  • Top-notch executive presence and communications superstar.

What you will contribute: 

  • Provide visibility to program status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics, etc.) on an ongoing basis through push status reporting (to all stakeholders, team members, and interested parties).
  • Manage "program/feature" dependencies across multiple teams, functions, divisions, and stakeholders.
  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent project teams from delivering on project goals.
  • Develop strong partnerships with functional leaders to drive focus on business objectives. Be a trusted partner for executive management to ensure program success.
  • Support workgroup alignment meetings to address tactical release issues, dependencies, team status, production issues, metrics review, milestones, etc. 
  • Provide monthly program reviews and updates at sprint reviews (deep dive into the current state of project goals, risks, escalations)
  • Create a collaborative environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and learning.
  • Be a thought leader within the organization, someone who can help advance our Product & Technology strategy globally and challenge others in the organization to change.

What you bring to Uplight:

  • 5-10 years of enterprise software/technical program or engineering management experience at an enterprise technology company.
  • 6+ years of solution management experience for infrastructure, software, or data services (SaaS experience).
  • MUST REQUIREMENT: 3+ years of successfully implementing and managing SaaS product development programs; a keen understanding of the SaaS business model and its product development lifecycle.
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and technologies relevant to the program.
  • Strong organizational, project management, and analysis skills.
  • Excellent presence and public speaking skills: your team(s) will rely on you to advocate and steer your project to success.  Occasional interaction with partners/customers is expected. Know how to build a story and deliver it.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a highly integrated team composed of both technical and non-technical members. You are able to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make encourage/drive decisions in a fast-moving and quickly-growing company.
  • Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic.
  • Ability to manage/juggle competing priorities without loss of efficiency.
  • An ability to develop relationships across the organization in support of efficient delivery of work.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle; ability to adjust and apply this knowledge in a dynamic environment using agile methodologies.
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship-building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation.
  • Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and non-technical team members alike.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with all functions across the entire company.
  • Experience with Portfolio Management.
  • A service-oriented minded person who "Thinks Customer."

Top reasons to join our team...

  • Thrive in a culture of ownership, delivery, and innovation.
  • Drive the end-to-end delivery of world-class technology solutions.
  • Be a catalyst for change in the realm of World-Class Technology and Products.
  • Enjoy a hyper-transparent flow of information, conversation, and ideas.
  • Innovate and invent the future of Agile and Social program management. 

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 400+ rebels with an important cause by helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Are committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities
  • Focus on career growth by following defined career ladders
  • Take our work and mission seriously and…. we love to laugh!

In addition, we:

  • Provide a 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance 
  • Monthly wellness stipend 
  • Peer to Peer recognition program 
  • Management by objectives bonus plan (change if commission role)
  • Innovated flexible time off 
  • Keep you energized with plenty of food and drink (when our offices reopen)

Salary Range: $85,000 to $120,000 CAD (dependent on experience)

Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, 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.