Software Engineer Contractor

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 seeking a Software Engineer for a 6-month contract to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

What you get to do:

We are looking for a Software Engineer to add to our Workflow Automation and Contractor Rebates team. You’ll work with a talented group of engineers on building a platform combining internal and external APIs and data processing services that will serve our utility partners and end-users through a variety of products.  

  • Transform existing systems and features into modern services and APIs.
  • Ensure quality and robustness through CI/CD pipelines and other quality assurance practices.
  • Evolve monitoring and observability for our services to define Service Level Objectives.
  • Develop guidelines and practices for services in a containerized Cloud infrastructure utilizing Docker, Google Cloud Platform, and other tools.
  • Designing and building new services that power workflow processes and connect utilities, contractors, and end-users.
  • Shape the engineering future of the company by contributing to architectural decisions and informing the overall platform strategy.
  • Collaborate with passionate people on the team and within the organization.

What you will contribute:

  • You are excited to build a product that impacts millions of households. Utility companies partner with Uplight in order to motivate and enable their customers to take energy-conscious actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce bills.
  • You embrace mentorship and collaboration as part of your role within the team. You are looking for a collaborative environment that helps you develop your skills as a productive team member and as a software engineer. 
  • You are curious and eager to learn. You are seeking out learning opportunities and are engaging in discussions and feedback conversations with the more experienced members of your team.
  • You want to shape a distributed workplace. You’ll be working as part of a distributed team across multiple time zones in North America. You’re enthusiastic about contributing to remote work culture. 

What You Bring to Uplight:

  • You have about 3-5 years of experience as an engineer writing software. We are open to all educational backgrounds and are curious to hear how you got into software development.
  • You have worked with Python and Django web applications and are excited to help with the modernization of one of our applications.
  • You consider improving test coverage and quality as a key to software development and have worked with CI/CD workflows before.
  • You have set up and deployed applications in common infrastructure service providers such as Google Cloud and AWS. Maybe you’ve ever worked with Terraform.
  • You have heard about Docker or other containerization tools and maybe have even used them before.

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first; if you feel you would be a good fit with us, consider applying.

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)
Hourly rate: $55.00-$88.00 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 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.