Bright Employee: Jessica Young, Systems & Integration Specialist


Jessica YoungWe’re proud of the intelligent, passionate, and hardworking people that make up the Bright Power team. Each month, you’ll get a chance to meet one of them, understand how they contribute to the organization, and what makes them excited to come to work every day.

Meet Jessica Young, Systems & Integration Specialist.

What are some of the things you like most about working at Bright Power?
I love that my role is never staticI’m constantly working with different people, learning new skills and tools, and experimenting to find solutions. It’s a very creative role. Of course, it is also great that my job indirectly impacts the environment, and that I’m surrounded by people who share those values.

During my career at Bright Power, I went from working in our New York City office to becoming a remote employee. Recently, our remote team has expanded. I love how this group has grown and how we’ve started building that community with our remote worker virtual coffee chats!

What are some projects and accomplishments you’re most proud of?
Adirondacks canoeAdirondacksI just came back from a 40-mile canoe trip in the Adirondacks. It was a very intense and rewarding experience. I saw some beautiful sunsets from island campsites in the middle of a lake. I also learned how to navigate through beaver dams and small rapids as I paddled my first river! Eight miles of that trip I had to portage (essentially I carried my canoe while hiking over land). And for four days straight I didn’t see another human! I did see colorful foliage, many loons, and the stars were incredible.

What is something people might not know about you?
I used to live in the south of Chile where I worked as a guide to the local penguin colonies. For the record, penguins are adorable and hilarious to watch waddle around, but they smell terrible!

You have been at Bright Power for a few years now. Tell us about your career progression at Bright Power.
I’ve had a very unique experience as I’ve worked with a lot of different teams and a lot of different people at Bright Power. I first joined Bright Power on the Audit team focused on standardizing and automating processes, specifically around Local Law 87 submissions. Then, I supported the larger Engineering team to improve our internal processes across the whole department. Eventually, I transitioned to the Operations team where I worked on projects that involved the whole company. Now on the Technology team, I’m doing similar work, with a focus on building internal systems and leveraging integrations to automate business processes and improve the workflow between our teams.