Senior Data Engineer

Engineering Open, 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 now 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 Senior Data Operations Engineer to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and for the planet.

 What you get to do:

  • Work as a Senior Engineer on our analytics engineering team, primarily developing in Python and leveraging a wide range of technologies, notably: AWS and GCP, Docker, Apache Airflow, Apache Spark, and PostgreSQL
  • Take problems from inception all the way to completion - own the building, testing, deployment, and maintenance of the code that you work on
  • Tackle complex problems that span a wide range of technical abilities, including:
    • Developing data pipelines to transform and process data between systems
    • Productionize machine learning pipelines leveraging billions of rows of data
    • Scaling our software to handle the ever-growing customer data
  • Work effectively on an Agile team and collaborate well with your other team members.
  • Build robust and well documented processes to facilitate data triage and associated fixes
  • Save the planet

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 bring to Uplight:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience developing in a modern programming language (Python preferred)
  • Solid knowledge of ETL and data integration
  • A value for testing and developing quality software
  • Strong critical thinking skills and a desire to work with ambiguous challenges
  • Experience working in an Agile environment and a strong understanding of the full SDLC
  • Strong troubleshooting skills that span the full-stack (front-end clients, APIs, networking, DNS, Linux, containers, databases, distributed systems, etc.)
  • Experience deploying production applications on at least one major cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience writing and maintaining data pipelines and ETLs leveraging Spark or similar tooling

 Bonus Points:

  • Experience in the utility industry
  • Experience working cross-functionally with design, product, customer success, sales, etc.
  • Deep technical knowledge of Python, AWS/GCP, Docker, and/or PostgreSQL.

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: $105,000 to $115,000

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.

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.