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Principal Software Engineer (Remote)

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location(s): San Francisco, CA, US, 94561

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

NextEra Mobility software engineers collaborate with data scientists, product experts and business leaders to design, build, and maintain applications that model and operate electrified fleets. We work as a team: each of us taking their turn to lead, follow, teach, or learn as the occasion requires. 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 previous experience with data science pipelines, the transportation industry, or electricity systems  
  • You have a passion for decarbonizing transportation and want a career that positively impacts millions of human beings 
  • You can contribute on the front-end, back-end, or both 

As a front-end developer: 

  • You have excellent modern JavaScript development skills: React, CSS, packaging, and automated testing 
  • You have solid UI design skills and are an exceptional collaborator with users and product owners 
  • You have a deep interest in information design and Canvas-based visualization frameworks for quantitative, geo-informational, and domain-specific data 
  • You are happy to contribute across the stack, learning other skills as needed 

As a back-end developer: 

  • You have excellent cloud software development skills: distributed system design, container orchestration, data engineering, and integrated testing 
  • You will be very productive with our primary development toolkit: Python, SQL, HTTP (we use Flask), bash/POSIX, and container orchestration, and/or with our operations stack: GCP and Kubernetes, Bitbucket, CircleCI, etcetera 
  • You are happy to contribute across the stack, learning new skills as needed 

Senior, Principal, and Staff engineers (title DOE) are servant leaders and force multipliers: 

  • You bring new technical capabilities to the team and ensure their adoption in the code base and your colleagues’ skill sets 
  • You have a deep understanding of our current tool chain and improve our use of it 
  • You are a gracious mentor, as happy to see a junior colleague stretch themselves as you are to make your own contributions 
  • You model technical excellence and professional camaraderie 

Job Overview

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

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience: 9+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.


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.


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