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Senior Software Development Engineer - Support

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Date: May 15, 2023

Location(s): St. Paul, MN, US, 55107

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  68115 


NextEra Analytics provides renewable energy consulting services using industry-leading scientific analysis. As a NextEra Energy Resources company, the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, we thrive on solving the toughest problems facing the energy industry, and creating innovative forecasting and optimization solutions that lead the way into the next era of energy. Do you want to help accelerate the transition to low-cost sustainable energy? Join our world-class team today!  




Position Specific Description

NextEra Analytics is seeking an experienced and well-qualified software engineer to join our Technical Support team. The engineer in this role will interact with all business units in NextEra Analytics and will work in maintaining existing software products. Qualified candidates will spend most of their time updating and improving software that helps NEA provide innovative forecasting and optimization solutions for the energy industry. Employees in this role are analytical and creative problem solvers with a successful track record of diving into issues, asking questions that lead to solutions, and fixing issues in a timely manner. The candidate should also possess the ability to participate in and lead technical discussions, actively contribute within small project teams, provide ideas for improving time estimates and processes, and mentor less-experienced team members.


Engineers in this role will work closely with the Customer Support team within NextEra Analytics to identify the root cause of the problem. Any issues that result in needing a code change will be passed to the Technical Support team to assess and complete, from debugging and making code changes all the way through to deploying a fix to the production system. The ideal candidate will have software engineering experience with an understanding of Python and/or Java, as well as the ability to debug and investigate logs within AWS and on-prem servers. A personality that embraces change and is a continuous learner will be set up for success at NextEra Analytics.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with other NextEra Energy teams and customers to maintain industry-leading technology solutions to complex challenges 
  • Investigates systems and logs to reproduce customer issues and propose solutions to implement on
  • Conducts system testing and creates unit tests for new and existing features
  • Writes documentation for technical requirements and system architecture and improves upon existing knowledge base articles
  • Participates in agile ceremonies within the Technical Support team as well as any product teams, including refining product requirements, providing estimates on work, daily standups, and post-sprint reviews and retrospectives
  • Automates and develops quality and operational improvements/solutions
  • Guides the team on estimating work and providing accurate timelines
  • Mentors junior engineers to ensure the team succeeds together
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience being a contributor on a small team of engineers, leading technical discussions
  • Involvement in system design and architecture of software systems
  • Excellent communication with technical and product colleagues
  • Two or more years of recent Python, Java, or Vue/Angular/React experience
  • Familiarity of cloud computing, primarily AWS
  • Exposure to CI/CD and infrastructure-as-code processes

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 service design and typically leads a 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
  • Conducts system testing and codes unit tests and support features
  • Documents technical requirement and other technical documentation
  • Works with product team to refine product requirements
  • Collaborates on high level software design projects and software system architecture and creates effective component level architectures
  • Leads software module construction from architecture and design to implementation and may lead a small team of engineers in building the module
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s - Engineering


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Science, Research, and Technology
Organization:  NextEra Analytics Inc 
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.


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