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Software Engineer

Req ID:  5033
Remote Opportunities:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

Acuity Brands is seeking software engineers with SRE/DevOps experience to join its SRE/ DevOps team in the growing Atrius IoT program. As a member of the team you will bring your passion for building fault tolerant and reliable systems to help us design, deploy, scale, and maintain highly available distributed sensory networks and companion cloud applications. 

 Our team’s scope is broad, covering our technology stack from end to end, but our focus is to quantify and improve availability, reliability, agility, and performance of our products and services.  This is done through contribution to general product design, technical architecture, and process in close collaboration and open communication across functional boundaries throughout our organization.

 Our teams are highly distributed and remote work is the norm.  Culturally, we place emphasis on trust, respect, asynchronous communication, creativity, and valuing our customer.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Monitor and manage uptime, end-to-end performance, and operability of Atrius services and dependent infrastructure to meet SLAs.
  • Define means of characterizing, measuring, and monitoring SLIs and SLOs.
  • Act as escalation point for critical service issues. Lead and participate in sustainable incident response and blameless post-mortems.
  • Support proactive service maintenance and problem diagnosis, along with guiding and aiding in problem remediation.
  • Partner with development teams to manage and deploy cloud infrastructure using best practices.
  • Actively engage with product, platform, QA, and security team throughout the software lifecycle to deliver observable, reliable, scalable, and compliant systems.
  • Drive continuous improvement by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.

Education (minimum education required)

Bachelor of Engineering

Preferred Education (i.e. type of degree)

Experience (minimum experience required)

  • 3+ years of software engineering and SRE / DevOps experience.
  • 3+ years of programming experience in any of C#, Python, Java, or Go.
  • Proficiency in at least one cloud environment is a must – Azure is a big plus.
  • A system operations mindset, with emphasis on keeping things ‘up’. 
  • Ability to work laterally with other teams to characterize and track problems, help troubleshooting and identify root causes, and collaborate to address them.
  • Ability to participate and lead incident resolution efforts and subsequent postmortems.
  • Clear understanding of automation, change management and disaster recovery principles.
  • Solid understanding of ALM in a cloud native context with configuration / infrastructure as code principles.
  • Experience with monitoring platforms (Datadog, Prometheus, Splunk etc.)
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration (Kubernetes, AKS etc.)
  • Experience with CI / CD pipelines and GitOps tools / frameworks.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn on the job and explore new technologies with little supervision.
  • A passion for solving complex problems, identifying root causes, and for leaving things in a better place than you found it.

Preferred Experience (i.e. industry experience)

  • Experience working with IoT networks.
  • Experience deploying or operating solutions on Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • Experience in business continuity, security, and compliance.
  • Experience negotiating and defining SLAs, SLOs, and SLIs in collaboration with product owners.

Physical Requirements

  • Sedentary Work

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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