Automation Developer

<p>Opus One Solutions is looking for an Automation Developer who wants to help us answer the question &ldquo;How do you build &amp; deploy software that will create a cleaner and smarter grid?&rdquo;. Someone who is excited to join us as we test complicated power systems software, sometimes with hardware in the loop. </p>

Toronto / Richmond Hill

Opus One Solutions

Opus One is a software engineering company that brings real-time energy management to the smart grid. Through its leading edge offering GridOS&trade;, Opus One delivers a new level of visibility and control to electricity distribution through sophisticated engineering analytics designed to solve and optimize complex power flows. Seamlessly integrating with utility data systems, GridOS&trade; provides powerful grid management capabilities and unlocks greater potential for distributed energy resources including renewable generation, energy storage and responsive demand. GridOS&trade; further facilitates the implementation and management of microgrids from homes to communities for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer.

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Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p>Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn&rsquo;t what keeps us up at night; it&rsquo;s what get&rsquo;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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&rsquo;s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it&rsquo;s an engineering feat worth contributing to.</p> <p><strong>Our tech stack</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Internally, we use a variety of tools to facilitate our Agile, continuous development environment such as Redmine, GitLab, and Jenkins. We maintain our own Linux servers and test setups on bare metal, VMs and AWS. Our software is designed to be deployed both on premise and on the cloud via Docker containers running on RedHat to achieve high availability and scalability. There is no shortage of tech stuff to get your hands dirty!</p> <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>Opus One Solutions is looking for an Automation Developer who wants to help us answer the question &ldquo;How do you build &amp; deploy software that will create a cleaner and smarter grid?&rdquo;. Someone who is excited to join us as we test complicated power systems software, sometimes with hardware in the loop. This is a new role on our multidisciplinary team that includes Developers, DevOps Engineers and energy experts. We need a new Automation Developer who is excited to own and drive the development of automated testing as part of a cross-functional Agile team.</p> <p><strong>Who are you?</strong></p> <p>You are a developer who is passionate about quality assurance and automation. You are flexible and you thrive with open-ended requirements. You have the experience and foresight to recognize gaps and the initiative to suggest innovative solutions. You can work on concurrent multiple projects and document all processes as you go. You have hands on knowledge of the major deliverables, methodologies, disciplines and applications involved in the QA cycle. This is an opportunity for a strong individual contributor who wants to make their mark and have their voice heard.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you?</strong></p> <p>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 introduce a QA process and technology to ensure our software is robust enough to help utilities keep the lights on.</p> <p>Personal and professional satisfaction. You want to do meaningful work. You don&rsquo;t just want to build things; you want to build technology solutions that matter.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What will our new Automation Developer work on?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Quality Assurance. Oversee and grow both the automated and manual testing efforts to ensure that our next generation clean tech software works.</li> <li>Test plans. Evaluate test criteria, create and execute tests to determine if new releases of software are acceptable for delivery.</li> <li>Design and implementation. Design a variety of tools, services and procedures to more effectively write and test new code.</li> <li>Evaluation. Assess impact of new features on overall product scalability and performance. Benchmark, analyze, report on and make recommendations.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The experience. You have 1-2 years of experience working on multiple complex open source or professional projects. You have strengths coding in one or more languages, supporting deployment and testing automated frameworks.</li> <li>The technical expertise. You are a Developer with a commitment to quality assurance.</li> <li>The passion. You are equally passionate about clean tech as you are about quality and continuous improvement. You have a deep appreciation for Agile methodology.</li> <li>The Software Deployment expertise. You have experience getting a software release out the door.</li> <li>The vision. You can focus on the big picture and the details. Robust, reliable and scalable is your motto.</li> <li>The communication. You have exceptional written and oral communication skills.</li> <li>The energy. You thrive in a high volume, fast paced environment.</li> <li>The skills. You are detail oriented and you possess excellent analytical skills.</li> <li>The innovation. You have the ability to anticipate problems and provide creative, quick - and reliable - solutions to complex problems.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Why join Opus One Solutions?</strong></p> <p>Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we&rsquo;re ready to shine as one of Canada&rsquo;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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&rsquo;s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all &ndash; it&rsquo;s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done.</p> <p>At Opus One Solutions we understand that not everyone develops their talent and hones their skills in a traditional way. Different paths and experiences are part of the diversity we know we need to succeed. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.</p> <p>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.</p>