NextEra Energy Principal Dev Ops Engineer in San Francisco, California
Principal Dev Ops Engineer
Date: Jan 17, 2023
Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94108
Company: NextEra Energy
is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.
Position Specific Description
NextEra Energy is seeking a well-qualified candidate who is passionate about driving the clean energy revolution by providing solar companies with innovative software. As a Principal DevOps Engineer, you will be asked to:
Participate in an on-call schedule to respond to critical system alerts
Build and maintain infrastructure as code configurations supporting the cloud architecture for all deployed services
Design, build, and maintain cloud architectures for application services, distributed systems, data pipelines, and data warehouses
Design, build, and maintain monitoring and alerting systems for infrastructure and application services
Develop and administer cybersecurity processes, including infrastructure and application security and device access controls
This position will be responsible for building and maintaining the NextEra DevOps stack including CI / CD, infrastructure as code, cloud and application monitoring, and cybersecurity compliance. The role will require hands on experience with AWS cloud services and distributed, serverless architectures. This role will interface closely with the full technical team, working collaboratively to enhance day-to-day engineer productivity through enhanced development tooling.
Work very closely with NextEra engineering team to understand developer workflows and build tools to enhance developer productivity
Support new hire onboarding IT needs, including controlling access to vendors and services and configuring local development environment
Participate in DevOps on-call schedule to monitor and respond to critical system alerts
Maintain cloud infrastructure configuration in Terraform
Build and maintain CI / CD pipelines in GitHub Actions
Build and maintain logging and monitoring tools in DataDog
Develop and maintain resilience strategies and coordinate disaster preparedness
Peer review code and adhere to company coding standards and best practices
Perform other job related duties
5+ years of DevOps engineering experience
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
Experience with Terraform, Kubernetes, CI / CD, and AWS
Experience scaling monolithic and microservice-oriented production applications in AWS
Experience supporting data pipelines for AI or data warehousing applications
DBA skills, ideally working with PostgreSQL
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment
This position serves as a Subject Matter Expert and is responsible for managing, monitoring, and deploying a highly available, highly scalable production application. The individual will be responsible for one or more environments and/or systems and interface directly with the Development and Operations team on a daily basis for the maintenance, expansion, and documentation of these environments, providing assistance and review of proposed architectures, as needed. This role is responsible for vetting emerging technologies and guides the direction of the teams that support software development.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Drives the automation and continuous improvement of the software delivery process
Manages the continuous integration services maintenance and configuration, ensuring the build environment is meeting the needs of the software developers
Leads the maintenance and creation of automatic deployment of software builds to the test and production environments, enabling the operations team to easily and consistently deploy new software products
Monitors system development and maintenance and ensures that staff at all technical levels are informed of the health of our systems
Evaluates Operation teams processes and automates repetitive and temporary solutions
Improves the product environment and practices used by the software developers
Sets up backup mechanisms for production environments and tests disaster recovery mechanisms
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
Experience: 6+ years
- Bachelor's Degree
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Information Technology
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
Relocation Provided: No
Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.
NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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