Principal Software Engineer

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

About Us

eIQ Mobility, a subsidiary of Nextera Energy, is a data science and software company based in San Francisco, CA. eIQ Mobility is the leading software provider of fleet electrification solutions, building the most trusted platform that drives vehicle fleets into a smart, electric, and cost-effective future. eIQ Mobility was founded in 2018 in response to the unique roadblocks that corporate and public fleet leaders face in electrifying their vehicles, starting with identifying 'where and how' to electrify. To date, eIQ Mobility has assessed 150,000+ vehicles for EV feasibility for Fortune 500 companies, EV manufacturers, utilities, and public fleets.



eIQ 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. On any given day, one of us might:
  • Write a small web service using Python's Flask framework
  • Review a colleague's PR for functionality, security, and quality
  • Debug a container orchestration issue on Google Cloud
  • Write a script to load customer data into our SQL store
  • Tweak a ReactJS component holding a data visualization
  • Consult with business leaders on a utility-scale clean energy initiative


You might be a good fit for this role if:
  • You have excellent cloud software development skills: distributed system design, container orchestration, data engineering, integrated testing, and the review of complex patches
  • 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 will be very productive with our primary toolkit: Python, SQL, HTTP, bash/POSIX, and container orchestration
  • You can occasionally contribute to our secondary needs: Google Cloud administration (Kubernetes, CI/CD, GCP-specific data services), ReactJS, visualization and observability
  • (We would like at least one of our new colleagues to have strong Kubernetes skills)
  • 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


As a Senior or Principal Software Engineer (title depends on experience), you should bring us:
  • The ability to quickly build solid, easily maintained distributed systems
  • 7+ years' experience with a variety of architectures and development practices
  • Sharp insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the systems you've contributed to
  • Effective advocacy of the best practices you can teach us, and graceful patience if we don't adopt them as quickly as you might hope
  • A knack for mentoring junior developers by quiet example and patient coaching
  • Deep satisfaction when you watch a less-accomplished colleague deliver a high-profile assignment that was a stretch for them, but would not have been for you

We strongly encourage you to apply:
  • whether you exactly meet the specifics above, or have some gaps but are eager to contribute


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
  • Experience: 10+ years


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's - Engineering


Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type:Full Time
Job Category: Science, Research, and Technology
Organization: NextEra Project Mgmt
Location: San Francisco, California
Other Work Locations: 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.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland