Staff Software Architect

San Francisco, California
Mar 25, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
NextEra Energy Resources 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

About EverBright

EverBright is a clean energy company on a mission to accelerate the decarbonization of residences and businesses across the United States. We are a leading provider of financing for residential solar, storage, and energy efficiency products, fueling our rapid growth through innovative software solutions. We understand that the energy systems of tomorrow will be clean, distributed, and powered by advanced technology.

About this Role
In this critical role as Staff Software Architect, you'll serve as the right-hand to the CTO and play an instrumental part in shaping the future of our technology stack. You will guide the high-level architectural strategy for our various software products and platforms, ensuring robustness, scalability, and sustainability.

What You'll Do

• Design scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant distributed systems to meet evolving business requirements.
• Develop and oversee architectural roadmaps and technology strategies, ensuring alignment with business objectives.
• Implement observability and monitoring frameworks to provide real-time insights into system performance, health, and reliability.
• Lead the design and deployment of automated CI/CD pipelines, promoting swift and reliable code deployments.
• Mentor engineering teams on software development best practices, design patterns, and coding standards.
• Advocate for software development lifecycle best practices, including robust code reviews, comprehensive testing, and thorough documentation.
• Collaborate closely with the CTO to align architectural initiatives with the company's strategic goals.
• Serve as the technical point of contact for cross-functional teams and external clients, facilitating architectural decisions and discussions.
• Evaluate and adapt new technologies and innovations to keep the architecture and technology stack up-to-date.

• A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in software development and architecture.
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
• Proven expertise in designing, building, and maintaining distributed systems.
• Comprehensive understanding of observability and monitoring tools and best practices.
• Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools and methodologies.
• Exceptional leadership and mentoring skills.
• Outstanding communication abilities, both written and verbal.

This position is based out of our downtown San Francisco office but also open to being 100% remote

Job Overview

This position writes and tests software to aid in development and support of products. Individuals in this role work with Technical Leads on software system architecture and module design and typically gains experience acting as the owner of a complete module in the system. This position participates in required product development process ceremonies. Employees in this role are responsible for writing and refining technical requirements and technical design documentation.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Codes in multiple languages in support of software products and the development of software products
  • Leads software system architecture projects
  • Communicates with varying levels within and outside the organization regarding software engineering
  • Leads project-level sized teams including assigning work, answering technical project questions, helping other software engineers overcome challenges and mentoring less experienced software engineers
  • Participates on technical leadership team responsible for selecting and approving software technology used by the company at-large
  • Provides input on software and technology decisions that could affect the entire organization and will likely be active in software engineering industry outside of work
  • Acts as a project kick-starter using knowledge gained through research or prototyping
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: 12+ years

Preferred Qualifications
  • None

The base pay for this position is $176,000.00 to $264,000.00 per year. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology
Organization: NextEra Energy Project Management, LLC
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

This position is eligible for Company sponsored benefits. Click here to see our benefits.

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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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland
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