Principal Software Engineer

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Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location(s): Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, 33410

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  77156 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

We are looking for a hands-on, Technical Product Manager/Sr. Application Developer to lead the development and maintenance of the portfolio of products for Smart Grid Product Solutions.

This is a technical management position that requires strong technical expertise, leadership skills, and experience in managing large-scale, high-quality and high-availability software development projects. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and experience in software engineering, product management, and the energy industry.

Essential Skills
• Strong experience and success in implementing and leading an agile product delivery operation.
• Strong technical expertise in Java full stack software engineering, including software design, development, testing, and DevOps.
• Experience with agile development operations such as Scrum, Kanban, or Lean Startup.
• Experience with product strategy and road mapping, using techniques such as design thinking or lean canvas.
• Expert in AWS cloud-based technologies and services.
• Experience with Automated Meter Infrastructure solutions, specifically Itron Hardware, Network, Products and Solutions.
• Adept at creative solution development; driven to innovate, automate and continuous improvement.
• Ability to decompose business and technical requests into meaningful capabilities and processes
• Excellent communication skills.
• Successfully demonstrated leadership and influential skills in a complex organization.
• Leads with a strong cyber security, quality, ownership, and continuous improvement mindset.

This position can sit in either our new Palm Beach Gardens, Plantation, or Doral, FL office and the team is on a hybrid schedule (2-3x per week onsite).

Job Overview

This position develops and integrates new or existing applications into the technical infrastructure and existing business processes. Employees in this role provide senior-level technical or functional guidance, analysis, and coding to project or work teams, as needed within a specific discipline.  Employees at this level contribute to high-value strategic projects, guide and mentor other employees and are typically recognized as company and/or industry experts.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides cutting-edge technical and/or functional contributions to application development teams          
  • Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, debugs, implements, maintains and/or enhances existing or new systems, that are reliable and efficient          
  • Develops customized programming solutions, and maintains existing system functionality          
  • Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems, and prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written          
  • Applies appropriate development methodologies, system development lifecycles, tools and technology          
  • Collaborates on an on-going basis with the Business Systems Analyst          
  • Participates in the ticket management and resolution processes, including receiving, resolution monitoring and customer satisfaction          
  • Leads large projects when needed          
  • Provides direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff          
  • Builds strong working understanding of the solution being delivered          
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED            
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience            
  • Experience: 8+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Information Systems


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  No


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.


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Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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