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Software Engineer - Platform Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  


About this team

Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  


Acuity Brands is seeking software engineers to join its Platform Engineering team. As a member of our team, you will bring your passion for working with a diverse array of engineering teams to help them create, manage, and evolve the technical health and capability of Acuity’s software products and services.  


Overall, the team’s scope is broad, covering the end-to-end developer experience.  Our aim is to continuously improve the tools and processes our engineering teams use to develop, deliver, and evolve their software services.  With your help, we aim to accomplish this by developing innovative tools and services which remove common pain points for our engineering teammates, enabling them to focus more time on the business problems that matter to them.  We intend to be open and creative in pursuing this mission, whether that’s by building net new or by leveraging, and contributing back to, open-source projects.    


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.  Our day-to-day is guided by an agile design methodology, working in close collaboration with all software engineering teams within Acuity.


 The platform engineering role is an opportunity to apply your unique combination of engineering skills, and empathy for broken processes and tools to continuously improve software development at Acuity.  In the course of doing so you will work with a broad array of technology and business experts to leave a lasting impact on our internal culture, tools, and processes for building and operating software services.



What you will do: 

As a Platform Engineer on our developer portal team, you’ll work to enable the success of our application development teams by building tools and services for improving our internal techniques for building, maintaining, and extending, highly reliable software services.  To do so, you will work with a variety of engineering teams to understand their pain points, define, execute a plan to address them, and iterate.  Throughout these efforts you will continuously apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to balance the needs of our customers now versus their needs in the long term.


How you will contribute:


  • Develop and maintain our core developer portal through a customer-oriented and iterative mindset
  • Build and maintain developer friendly documentation.
  • Build quick start examples from approved use cases for engineering teams to adopt.
  • Build clean, reusable UI components and services.
  • Ensure that all code and process is rigorously tested.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • Advocate for best practices for open-source engineering.


Qualified applicants will have:


  • 1-5 years of professional software development experience in languages such as Typescript, Java, C#, Python, or Golang.
  • Experience with creating REST API’s with and understanding of how to secure them.
  • Experience with consuming 3rd party API’s.
  • Experience with Linux, Docker, Azure devops, and Git.
  • Experience with implementing open-source libraries.


Preferred qualifications:


  • Experience with a wide variety of build and deployment tools and methodologies
  • Experience working with, and contributing back to, open-source projects
  • Working through all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Experience deploying or operating software services on public cloud provides (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, or equivalent


About you:


  • You have a passion for solving complex problems and leaving things in a better place than you found it
  • You are innovative and challenge assumptions
  • You work for the best interest of the group at all times
  • You graciously give and receive feedback
  • You have great verbal and written communication skills
  • You have a strong customer-oriented mindset 


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


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


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. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  2919

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Software Engineer, Computer Science, Java, Technology, Engineering

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