Software Engineer - Platform

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. 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 searching for a Software Engineer with back-end interest and expertise who is passionate about changing the way millions of people save energy. You’ll work within the Engineering organization to build and improve our platforms (especially our API layers and data processing) to deliver flexible and creative solutions to our utility partners and end users.

We will consider this role for continued remote work with some work/travel to our offices in Denver, Boulder, Boston, Chicago or Vancouver.

What you get to do:

  • Work with a talented group of engineers building the next-generation platform to manage massive amounts of data and leveraging it to deliver a compelling experience to users.
  • Be part of a high-performing team practicing agile methodology and continuous learning.
  • Develop Python-based micro services that are deployed in the cloud (GCP/AWS) using the latest architectures and approaches.
  • Utilize different cloud based technologies in Google Cloud and AWS to create stable and maintainable software systems.
  • Shape the engineering future of the company by collaborating on architectural decisions to achieve business objectives.

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:

  • You are an accomplished developer - you ideally have 2-5 years of professional software engineering experience.
  • A love of collaborative problem solving and a deep desire to be an excellent teammate.
  • Python experience, preferably including 3.6+.
  • Experience in designing and implementing scalable micro service architecture.
  • Google Cloud Platform, AWS or other cloud service provider experience.
  • Experience building and managing APIs to industry-accepted RESTful standards.
  • Demonstrable experience with writing unit and functional tests.
  • Experience working with large data sets in RDBMS and NoSQL.
  • End-to-end ownership of agile software development lifecycle, including scoping, detailed design, effort estimation, implementation, debugging, maintenance and support.
  • Solid CI/CD experience.

Bonus Points

  • Nice to have: experience in Docker orchestration and management, micro services design patterns.
  • Nice to have: Experience with cloud infrastructure automation such as terraform, cloud formation or similar.
  • Nice to have: Experience with ETLs and data pipelines.

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 
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)

Salary Range: $119,000 to $130,000 CAD 

In accordance with Canadian market data 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 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.