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Director, Core Platform Engineering

Uplight, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Vancouver, BC posted November 15, 2021.

**Description****The Position**We are seeking a Director, Core Platform Engineering to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.

**What you get to do:**We are searching for a Director, Core Platform Engineering who is passionate about building a new foundation for the clean energy software ecosystem.

You’ll lead a line of business to build a new unified developer platform that facilitates access and interaction with energy data.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the development of the framework on which a multitude of utilities and 3rd-party providers will build products that touch the majority of homes and businesses in the United States.

This is a high-visibility role as you’ll get to work side by side with our strategic partners and help shape the future of our platform product strategy.

* Thrive in a culture of ownership, delivery, and innovation.

* Drive the end-to-end delivery of world-class technology solutions.

* Be a catalyst for change in the realm of world-class Technology and Products.

* Enjoy a hyper-transparent flow of information, conversation, and ideas.

* Innovate and invent the future of Agile and Social program management *Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, still consider applying.* **What you will contribute:*** Provide visibility to program status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics, etc.) on an ongoing basis through push status reporting (to all stakeholders, team members, and interested parties).

* Manage “program/feature” dependencies across multiple teams, functions, divisions, and stakeholders.

* Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent teams from delivering on project goals.

* Develop strong partnerships with functional leaders to drive focus on business objectives.

Be a trusted partner for executive management to ensure program success.

* Support workgroup alignment meetings to address tactical release issues, dependencies, team status, production issues, metrics review, milestones, etc.

* Provide monthly program reviews and updates at sprint reviews (deep dive into current state of project goals, risks, escalations) * Create a collaborative environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and learning.

* Be a thought leader within the organization, someone who can help advance our Product & Technology strategy globally and challenge others in the organization to change.

**What you bring to Uplight:*** 5-10 years of enterprise software/technical program or engineering management experience at a technology company.

* 6+ years of solution management experience for infrastructure, software, or data services.

* 3+ years of successfully implementing and managing SaaS product development programs; keen understanding of the SaaS business model and its product development lifecycle.

* Ability to understand technical subjects and technologies relevant to the program.

* Strong organizational, project management and analysis skills.

* Excellent presence and public speaking skills: your team(s) will rely on you to advocate and steer your project to success.

Occasional interaction with partners/customers is expected.

Know how to build a story and deliver it.

* Ability to work well as a member of a highly integrated team composed of both technical and non-technical members.

You are able to weigh several and often conflicting constraints and make encourage/drive decisions in a fast-moving and quickly-growing company.

* Comfortable bending between the tactical and strategic.

* Ability to manage/juggle competing priorities without loss of efficiency.

* An ability to develop relationships across the organization in support of efficient delivery of work.

* Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle; ability to adjust and apply this knowledge in a dynamic environment using agile methodologies.

* Outstanding organizational, communication, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to collaboration; able to work well in a cross-functional, matrix management environment.

* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a history of hands-on, detail orientation.

* Ability to establish credibility and rapport with senior executives and technical and nontechnical team members alike.

* Ability to successfully collaborate with all functions across the entire company.

* Experience with Portfolio Management.

* A service oriented minded person who “Thinks Customer.” **What makes working at Uplight amazing:**In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are: * Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.

* Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities.

* Focused on career growth by following defined career ladders.

* Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and….we love to laugh!

We also provide: * 401k Match * Medical, vision, and dental insurance * Monthly wellness stipend * Peer to peer recognition program * Management by objectives bonus plan * Innovative flexible time off policy * Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them) Salary Range: $120,000 to $140,000 CAD In accordance with Canadian market data the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above.

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant’s experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

*Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.*