Data Architect

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 a Data Architect 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 Principal Data Engineer/Data Architect 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 North America. 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 energy consumption and making a difference in the world
  • Love developing great software -- some of your proudest moments involve GitHub
  • Be capable of prioritizing your work and support priority setting of others to adhere to a deliverable schedule and ensure successful delivery that exceeds expectations
  • Be ready, able, and willing to jump onto a call with a partner or customer to help solve problems
  • Have a strong eye for detail and quality of your code
  • Not be afraid to dig into hard problems, and enjoy experimenting to come up with simple, elegant solutions

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.


  • Bring knowledge of best practices, experience, and what works in what situation to an entire data-driven organization.
  • Work closely with engineers across the organization to guide their development process.
  • Encourage sound development practices and ensure the quality delivery of enterprise solutions.
  • Challenge others to think in larger and more mature ways.
  • Help define the layers and components of an Enterprise Data Architecture.
  • Design Data Integration, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Reporting & Data Science strategies.
  • Design data governance frameworks by outlining the aims and objectives for Data Security, Data Quality, Data Cataloging, Metadata Management, Master Data Management etc.
  • Lead proof of concepts and development of evaluation matrix through final recommendation, including hands-on execution where needed.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight to team leads and help establish consistent adoption of technical design across all initiatives in our portfolio.
  • Analyze cross-functional business processes, identify solutions, assess the feasibility, and provide recommendations.
  • Continuously identify opportunities for automation and reduction of technical debt.
  • Contribute to solution scoping and effort sizing with cross-functional teams.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies as it relates to Data and provide architectural recommendations based on business requirements and strategies for the enterprise.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience overseeing the development and/or project team members.
  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new concepts, business models, and technologies.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
  • Cutting edge innovator who continually studies new technologies and functionality, and is involved in projects that push the capabilities of existing technologies.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to effectively develop materials that are appropriate for the audience.
  • Strong presentation skills. Able to effectively present and defend a point of view to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience delivering solutions that support both batch and real-time data products & platforms using best in class technologies in public cloud infrastructures including AWS/Azure/GCP.
  • Designing data pipelines, including data visualization (e.g., BigQuery), batch and streaming data (e.g., Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Dataproc, Apache Beam, Apache Spark and Hadoop ecosystem, Cloud Pub/Sub, Apache Kafka), interactive vs. batch predictions, and job automation and orchestration (e.g., Cloud Composer)
  • Designing data processing solutions, including consideration of system availability and fault tolerance, using distributed systems, capacity planning.
  • Experience architecting and implementing Data Lake solutions in service to evolving business needs.
  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD) & Continuous Training (CT) concepts.
  • Experience with Agile, DevSecOps, DataOps, MLOps delivery practices, and methodologies.

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: $100,000 to $135,000 (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.