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Software Engineer

Who we are

Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn’t what keeps us up at night; it’s what get’s us out of bed. At Opus One Solutions, we pursue solutions that will change how countries access and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage to how Tesla's latest batteries can help accelerate the integration of renewable energy. From how electric utilities can optimize their operations and reduce their carbon footprint to how every homeowner will feed energy into a power grid fueling the electrical sharing economy.

At Opus One Solutions, we believe some of the best talent in the tech industry share our passion for delivering technology that matters and that will make a difference, in our lifetime and beyond. We want to work with people who love the complexities of software; who believe in its power to transform the world to a better place.

Good people know that great ideas are everywhere and what matters most is practical execution. Turning vision into reality is the hard part. But, when it’s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it’s an engineering feat worth contributing to.

Our tech stack

Our tech stack is deep because we interact with real things in the real world where the outcome matters. Our systems collect, analyze and interact with other systems in real-time. Internally, the tools we use include Redmine, GitLab, BuildBot and homegrown Python-based test automation, all hosted on AWS. Externally, our software is deployed in high availability, enterprise environments delivered via RedHat. There is no shortage of interesting deployment and maintenance challenges!

The opportunity

Opus One Solutions is looking for a Software Engineer who wants to be a key player on our Analytics team. The Analytics team blends real-time electrical grid measurements and a physics-based view of the network to generate meaningful data which in turn gives utilities the tools to plan for and operate more renewable energy on today’s grids. Reporting to our Team Lead, Sam Bull, the new Software Engineer will learn our technologies quickly. They will apply their analytical and programming knowledge to help us develop, test and launch new solutions as we scale and grow.

Who are you?

You are an outstanding Software Engineer with exceptional abstract mathematics skills. You are a strong individual contributor who enjoys working autonomously and solving complex problems. Complex programming in multiple languages, imaginary numbers, optimization techniques, non-linear equations and object-oriented designs are well within your area of expertise.

This is an exciting opportunity to be deeply involved in implementing new solutions to how we can accelerate the integration of renewable energy. This is a chance to be on the forefront of new technology, developing our core intellectual property.

What’s in it for you?

Challenges. The electrical power grid is a lifeline to millions of people. Quite literally, this is a system that cannot go down when it comes to hospitals, traffic controls and more. Your challenge is to enhance the data science. It’s programming, building the tools and the mechanisms, generating the algorithms and the analytics.

Personal and professional satisfaction. You want to do meaningful work. You don’t just want to build and analyze things, you want to directly contribute to technology solutions that matter.

What will our new Software Engineer work on? You will:

  • Undertake quantitative development of sophisticated power systems algorithms that effectively take what amounts to Small Data and generates Big Data.
  • Leverage that Big Data by analyzing and distilling it in ways that are meaningful to the people who are tasked with deploying renewables
  • Develop algorithms that incorporate dynamic changes to grid conditions in real-time without skipping a beat.
  • Develop ways to optimize renewable energy on the grid given a stochastic understanding of what will happen next.
  • Interface with advanced modeling languages and optimization engines. Power systems are complex both literally (as in imaginary numbers) and figuratively!

Here’s what you bring:

  • The education. You have a degree in Computer Sciences.
  • The experience. You have 2+ years programming experience with a solid grounding in data structures, advanced algorithm design, OOD, and sound architecture.
  • The technical expertise. You have extensive hands-on experience with implementing numerical methods in multiple programming and modelling languages. You are a fast learner and can easily master Python, NumPy and 4th Generation ML software.
  • The passion. You are equally passionate about clean tech as you are about quality coding and mathematics.
  • The vision. You can focus on the big picture and the details. Robust, reliable and scalable is your motto.
  • The communication. You have exceptional written and oral communication skills. You are a strong presenter.
  • The energy. You thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment.
  • The innovation. You have the ability to anticipate problems and provide creative, quick - and reliable - solutions to complex problems.
  • The mathematical skills. Calculus. (That says it all really.)
  • The beneficial (but not mandatory) knowledge. You have an understanding of power systems, microgrids, energy pricing and demand.

Why join Opus One Solutions

Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we’re ready to shine as one of Canada’s top 10 game-changers named by CIX Cleantech! We are deploying exciting microgrid projects in North America and have partnerships with leading energy players such as Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions.

Collectively, we are fanatical about the work we do. Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. From the newest team member to the company founders, we are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.

As a team and a company, we are committed to working with like-minded people, with opinions and thoughts of their own that will contribute to our innovation and evolution. We equally want to work with people who like to get outside and spend time together on team outings, special events, to grab lunch or take part in off-site brainstorming retreats. There’s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all – it’s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done.

If Opus One Solutions aligns to what you care about, we’d love to start a conversation and learn more about you.

Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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