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Staff Software Architect

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Date: May 10, 2023

Location(s): North Palm Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

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

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 


  • You are 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 


    Job Overview 

    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.  


    Job Duties 

    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 


    Preferred Qualifications 

    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 motivation, initiative, commitment, and professionalism 


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


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.


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.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. 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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Miami