Junior Data Engineer

Number of employees

3800

Wellington, NZ, New Zealand

Posted on: 2023-11-27

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Junior

Salary

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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.

About Octopus Energy Group
Since 2015, Octopus Energy Group (OE) has been on a mission to bring affordable, green energy to the world. With the help of our in-house developed technology platform, Kraken, we’ve become the 4th largest energy supplier in the UK, opened retailers in 7 other countries, and licensed our software to retail giants including E.ON in the UK, Origin Energy in Australia, and Tokyo Gas in Japan. We’ve reinvented energy products with smart, data-driven tariffs to balance customer demand with renewable generation - and we’re the biggest investor in renewable generation in the UK.

We've since expanded our tentacles to New Zealand, and we are now looking for Junior Data Engineer, based in Wellington. Working with Octopus Energy is a chance to join an exciting scale-up business within the energy supply sector, one that’s at the forefront of changing the landscape of the energy industry across the world. A role with us offers you the chance to contribute to building world-class operations that will catapult you into a fantastic career.

Working with OE is a chance to join an exciting scale-up business within the energy supply sector, one that’s at the forefront of changing the landscape of the energy industry worldwide. A role with us offers you the chance to contribute to building world-class operations that will catapult you into a fantastic career.

More about the team
At Octopus we have developed a platform to provide data services to our retail businesses and clients across 17 deployments globally. The data platform engineering team develops and manages the back-end systems and processes supporting this platform, predominantly working with time-series data fed into the system by our customers’ smart meters. We have developed a suite of applications to process, transform, and make this data available to downstream services. To process the volume of data we typically see, our applications run PySpark or dbt jobs using Databricks as our Spark engine. We also leverage Airflow and Kubernetes heavily. We also employ software engineering best practices to design, test, and deploy our data platform and services.

More about the role
This is a fantastic opportunity to work on data problems that genuinely move us closer to Net Zero with a company that is passionate about building great technology to change the way customers use energy. As a junior data engineer, you will be supporting the constant improvement of our data systems and gaining a broad education in our tooling and technologies. As well as working on our core Datalake transformations you will be developing custom applications and integrations to process third-party data, supporting infrastructure deployment and maintenance in our AWS environment, and working to support our analytics teams in New Zealand and Japan (as well as globally).

Key Responsibilities include:
- Supporting the development and deployment of our core PySpark applications
- Supporting the development and deployment of our dbt models
- Building and maintaining data pipelines in Airflow
- Building internal applications and integrations using PythonSupporting analytics across OE deployments
- Responding to internal requests for tooling and data pipelines

About You:
We are looking for a junior hire who has a strong desire to learn and grow in a wide variety of technologies and problem spaces.

Ideally, you have experience:
- Building applications in Python
- Working in SQL or dbt
- Working in a software or data engineering environment

We also want our data engineers to be great software engineers with a passion for writing quality code, so it would be helpful to have experience in at least some of the following: 
- Working in a Spark or Databricks environment
- Cloud data platforms (Ideally AWS)
- Kubernetes
- Version control and DevOps best practices

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

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 will love about us

  • Our company culture - We are 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.
  • Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together 
  • Huge focus on wellness - weekly yoga and massages, drinks, barista-style coffee machine, gym access, snacks from good-for and more
  • Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success 
  • Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner 
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you 
  • Leaders that are trained in neurodiversity in the workplace
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