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DevOps Engineer

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Date: Sep 2, 2021

Primary Location: Austin, TX, US, 78701

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.


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 DevOps Engineer, you will be asked to:

  • Build and maintain CI / CD pipeline infrastructure supporting the full software development lifecycle
  • 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


Job Overview

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.


Job Duties

  • 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
  • A high level of energy, motivation, initiative, commitment, and professionalism


Job Overview

Employees in this role are responsible for automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. Individuals drive continued improvement of software delivery process.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the continuous integration services maintenance and configuration and keeps the build environment for the software developers working well
  • Maintains and creates automatic deployment of software builds to test and production environments and enables the operations team to easily and consistently deploy software developed by the  new products teams
  • Monitors system development and maintenance and ensures that staff at all technical levels are informed of the health of our systems
  • Continually evaluates Operation teams processes and automates repetitive and temporary solutions
  • Improves the product environment and practices used by the software developers
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 3+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  Austin, Texas 
Other Work Locations:  Texas; California 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


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.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Austin