NextEra Energy Principal Software Engineer (Remote) in San Francisco, California
Principal Software Engineer (Remote)
Date: Jan 30, 2023
Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94108Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408Austin, TX, US, 78701
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
We are seeking a well-qualified candidate who is passionate about driving the clean energy revolution by providing solar companies with innovative software. We work as a team: each of us taking their turn to lead, follow, teach, or learn as the occasion arises. You might be a good fit for this role, if:
You are an exemplary teammate: always ready to help a colleague, express complex concepts clearly, listen to complicated explanations patiently, do unavoidable chores cheerfully, and leverage your attention effectively
You love shipping new code on a calm but steady cadence, seeing your own patches and those you have thoughtfully reviewed land each sprint
You have solid previous experience in architecting large scale applications and platforms, using some of the latest cloud technologies on AWS.
You have excellent cloud software development and architecture skills: distributed system design, container orchestration, data engineering, and building application for scale and reliability
You will be very productive with our primary development toolkit: Python/Django, SQL, microservices, various AWS cloud services, GitHub, etc.
You are happy to contribute across the stack, learning new skills as needed
Be willing to get into the code, contributing directly to the core product development team.
You have a passion for decarbonizing the world with clean energy and want a career that positively impacts millions of human beings
This position will be responsible for architecting, designing, and collaboratively working with the team to execute the proposed solution and bring it to fruition. You will be responsible for the system reliability, availability, security, scalability, and performance. The ideal candidate will be just as passionate about working with great teams as they are about building great software and will constantly be looking for ways to drive engagement, quality, and improve outcomes.
Own system architecture, design, and technology selection.
Directly work with cross functional teams of engineers.
Work with Engineering and Product for scoping and sprint planning activities
Identify and scope infrastructure or tooling changes to impact efficiency and/or quality
Lead contributor and collaborator on system design and architecture
Directly impact our ability to grow quickly while improving operational efficiencies
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
Previous experience in the solar and/or renewable energy industry; previous experience with B2B software
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth environment
A high level of energy, motivation, initiative, commitment, and professionalism
This position provides technical software project leadership including, but not limited to defining system architecture, guiding design of the system's software and writing code as part of the implementation team and mentors less experienced team members. Employees in this role work with the product team to plan work and typically serve as Technical Lead of projects. Individuals in this position provide technical advice to higher levels in the organization.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
Codes in multiple languages in support of software products and the development of software products
Leads software system architecture projects
Mentors others in efficient software design
Leads project-level sized teams including assigning work, answering technical project questions, helping other software engineers overcome challenges and mentoring less experienced software engineers
Communicates with varying levels within and outside the organization including clearly reporting status in meetings and in other forums, describing systems to audiences of all technical abilities, communicating task assignments to team members, refining requirements and helping to facilitate project planning with the product team, assisting with software project demos and reporting results
Provides input on software and technology decisions across an entire project and potentially participates in higher level meetings concerning software and IT architecture
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Experience: 9+ years
- Bachelor’s - Engineering
Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable
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.
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