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Software Engineer

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineer to join the Finelite Team in Union City, CA. The software engineer position supports the needs of the business by working with the Finelite business teams to identify and solve complex technical and business problems. Ensures resulting designs are documented and supportable by the team. Works with cross functional teams and members in solving business problems; may provide leadership on change initiatives resulting from business solutions.

What Will You Do?

  • Develops and tests code. Follows good programming practices and standards.

  • Understands connections between business functions and technology. Writes reports, SQL queries and complex logic.

  • Able to keep the short and intermediate solutions in line with the longer-range system design plans.

  • Thinks outside the box and comes up with creative solutions to problems.

  • Supports new product deployments.


Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree

  • A minimum of 4 years in software development

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Technology is highly preferred.

  • Previous experience supporting one of the following:

  • Experience with liaison role between IT and Business groups.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Access, Visual Basic and SQL,. Other programming languages are a plus.

  • High level of expertise and experience in systems design, programming, programming standards, documentation, change control and data structures/database design systems integration and coding.

  • Strong communication, collaboration and leadership skills with expertise in core functional business areas such as manufacturing, finance, distribution/logistics, materials procurement, order fulfillment, and product configuration (as applicable).

  • The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within a team setting as well as independently



Company Info

At Finelite, we design and manufacture premier lighting fixtures and systems that deliver superior lighting in the offices of leading companies such as Google, Yahoo, Oracle, ING and Symantec. We also provide schools and education facilities with state-of-the-art lighting that enhances the teaching environment, such as Stanford, Harvard, Microsoft New School in Philadelphia and hundreds of K-12 schools across the U.S. We do it all with a passion for the human scale aspect of lighting while achieving substantial energy savings along the way. Our design leadership is well recognized amongst architects and lighting designers, and acknowledged by government agencies and utilities. We are a profitable, privately owned company that strives to raise the bar in electrical lighting systems and we are poised to grow even more quickly as we capitalize on over 20 years of innovation and product leadership.

About Legrand

Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers. For more information, visit

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit

About Legrand’s Lighting Sector

Through Pinnacle, Finelite, and OCL, Legrand designs and manufactures high performance, environmentally sustainable lighting solutions and products for commercial, educational and healthcare facilities. We work with leading architects and contractors to supply systems and products. We employ a talented group of lighting engineers and designers who work with the latest technologies, using cutting-edge tools to create fixtures which are unique and built to last. Our products offer the design professional a complete palette of integrated products that breathe life into architectural spaces for design that lasts. Legrand’s specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and the integrated product line allows designers to create multi-level lighting scenarios using various luminaires from an extensive offering.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All essential functions or responsibilities are determined to be essential job functions for which reasonable accommodation will be made. Ability to perform the secondary functions or responsibilities is not a requirement of the job, but an incumbent may be required to perform these duties if able. This job description is not to be construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor or senior management, subject to reasonable accommodation.


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