Innovation Engineer

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-06-21

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

At Octopus Energy for Business (OEB), we empower UK businesses to thrive as they journey towards decarbonisation. Combining smart green energy solutions with exceptional customer service, transparent and fair pricing, and innovative tariff structures, we aim to accelerate the corporate sector’s transition to net zero whilst providing low-cost energy that meets the needs of our customers. We believe that businesses small and large are the driving force of the British economy and industry, and we are dedicated to supporting their growth and success.

Your main mission as part of OEB will be to develop and take ownership of the codebase and software platforms used to facilitate our suite of innovative products for large businesses. We are looking for individuals who love to engage with interesting software problems, are comfortable in full-stack development, and have the passion to build and shape the future of business energy supply within a collaborative, highly agile development, and community-based environment.


If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

What you'll do

  • Design, build, and maintain reliable and scalable code for the billing and servicing of our special products for large business customers, including a modular bill calculation engine and associated web framework; shared libraries for use across all platforms; build and deployment scripts; simple UI design.
  • Take an active part in improving our processes and general architecture.
  • Work closely with our commercial team to scope and design software solutions for new products.
  • Become the main code owner and developer within the business team.
  • Support the development of a software development specialism within our data team.

  • What you'll need

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a similar role
  • Hands-on and analytical approach to work
  • Curious, eager to learn
  • Initiative spirit, self-organised and attention to detail
  • High analytical capabilities to solve complex issues
  • Hands on and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Expertise with:
  • Python3, SQL, Git, Docker
  • Relational databases
  • Cloud infrastructure (AWS)
  • Web framework development (Django, Flask or similar)

  • Preferable knowledge of:
  • The electricity supply industry
  • Network security best practices
  • Unit, integration and system testing
  • Code performance tuning and monitoring

  • Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy Group is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadership and most recently The Sunday Times, Best Places To Work 2023
  • Visit our UK perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
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