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Principal Software Engineer 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.  


The Role


As a Principal Software Engineer, you’ll work on soon to be open-source (https://github.com/gneisstech/bedrock) internal platform powering Applications. Our ideal engineer is able to think holistically about applications, backend and infrastructure architecture, scalability, monitoring, and reliability.


Your responsibilities


  • Design, build and ship core features to the platform
  • Contributing member of a high performing, agile team focused on next generation data & analytic technologies.
  • Create and enhance analytic platforms & tools that enable state of the art, next generation Big Data capabilities to analytic users and applications.
  • Understand business and engineering requirements and influence the Platform Engineering roadmap
  • Lead the design and definition of a Platform technical architecture and plan to achieve it
  • Architect key systems to handle the scale of our increasing customer load
  • Mentor and grow the most senior engineers within our teams


We’re looking for people with depth of knowledge in the following areas


  • 7+ years of professional software development experience
  • Security best practices – Proper storing of secrets and access controls
  • Queueing and big data systems – Kafka, Spark
  • Storage systems – Relational, Key-Value and OLAP
  • Infrastructure as code – Go, Shell, Linux, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with large fleets of IOT controllers
  • Frontend – General awareness


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. 


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:  2082

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Developer, Software Engineer, Engineer, Database, Linux, Technology, Engineering

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