You are a seasoned engineer, well-versed in your trade, but looking for a career that marries your professional experience with a worthwhile purpose -- like saving the planet.
Imagine yourself coming to work every day to help us tackle one of humanity's greatest challenges: energy. Our mission is to utilize the power of big data to revolutionize the way customers use energy and interact with their utilities' representatives, and--ultimately--reducing energy consumption around the world. Our services deliver Opower's deep, personalized energy insights to end customers, raising their awareness, and helping them be more energy efficient.
About the Team
Opower holds the world's largest repository of energy usage data. This usage (AMI) data lies at the heart of many of Opower's products and services. The Data Platform team owns these most critical datasets. We own the processes by which the data are acquired. We build the services that serve those data in low-latency. We maintain the clusters that analyze it. We move quickly, are as agile as possible, and communicate at times through animated gifs.
If making a positive impact on the world is important to you, and you identify with the below qualities, we'd love to speak with you.
What You'll Make Happen:
• Reduce the time it takes to make data available to rest of our software ecosystem
• Increase the throughput and reduce the latency of requests for data, by hook or by crook
• Find clever ways to reflect incremental data changes in archival storage
You Get Excited By:
• Owning your software: from prototyping through testing and deployment automation, you enjoy being a part of all of it
• Learning how things work: we've got some distributed systems and complex workflows-dig in and help us improve them!
• Metrics: when you're running the data platform
Desired Qualifications: We use a lot of Java, MySQL, HBase, and Avro. Experience with these is not a requirement, but the inherent desire to understand whatever tools you're faced with is a most important trait for us. All of your code is tested, and all of your tests are automated. You prefer data to instincts, but will rely on instincts when there isn't any data around. No! This is the data team, of course the data is around. You will use that data.
Keywords: Java, MySQL, Hbase, Hadoop, Avro, Kafka, Distributed Systems
Opower was founded as a socially responsible company with a double bottom line: save the world, and make money doing it. Our core mission is to use technology to drive improved energy efficiency. We are a highly mission-aligned group of professionals, passionate about making the world a better, cleaner place to be.
Opower was acquired last year by Oracle, infusing our operation with resources to take things to the next level. As part of Oracle's industry-aligned Utilities Global Business Unit (UGBU), we maintain a healthy degree of autonomy for both our technical decisions and team's culture.
Watch our co-founder, Alex Laskey, give a TED talk on how we drive behavioral change:
Analyze, design develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for commercial or end user applications. Writes code, completes programming and performs testing and debugging of applications.
As a member of the software engineering division, you will analyze and integrate external customer specifications. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture. Build new products and development tools. Build and execute unit tests and unit test plans. Review integration and regression test plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to discuss major changes to functionality.
Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 7 years of software engineering or related experience.
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