Tech Lead

Technology Research 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. We’re working with over 80 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 Technical Lead - Step Change Labs Innovation 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 Senior Technical Leader with back-end interest and expertise who is passionate about changing the way millions of people save energy. You’ll work within the Step Change Labs Innovation Team to help build and lead new technical ideas, including mobile applications and API platform components. You’ll be a part of developing new and innovative product and business model ideas that extend into robust architectures to manage big data and modern customer experiences. And you’ll work on a great team, dedicated to building the next generation of ideas in the energy ecosystem.  

What you will contribute: 

  • Be excited to work with talented, committed people in a fast-paced environment
  • Be passionate about the renewable energy ecosystem and making a difference in the world
  • Love developing great software -- some of your proudest moments involve GitHub
  • Be capable of prioritizing your work 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
  • Work with other teams in collaboration with technical design and code reviews. 

What you bring to Uplight:

  • A love of collaborative problem solving and a deep desire to be an excellent teammate
  • You are an experienced developer - you ideally have 3-7 years of professional experience
  • Native mobile application development experience, including consumer-facing applications
  • Experience in designing and implementing a scalable microservice architecture
  • Google Cloud Platform or other cloud service provider experience
  • 3+ years building and managing APIs to industry-accepted RESTful standards
  • Demonstrable experience with writing unit and functional tests and leading others in software development best practices
  • Application of industry security best practices to application and system development
  • Experience working with large data sets in RDBMS, preferably PostgreSQL
  • Ability to deliver against several initiatives simultaneously
  • BS in Computer Science / Engineering, or demonstrable industry experience
  • Experience mentoring peers and leading technical teams through the decision making
  • Enjoy collaborating with Product team members on new and exciting products

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in leading a pod of engineers, of both contractors and employees
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure automation such as terraform, cloud formation, or similar
  • Solid CI/CD experience
  • Automation of multi-step repetitive tasks
  • Serverless architecture
  • You work on the command line confidently and are familiar with all the goodies that the Linux toolkit can provide
  • You are a Git guru and revel in collaborative workflows

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 300+ 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: $120,000 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.