Lead Android Developer - Kraken Field

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London, UK, USA

Posted on: 2024-06-26

Category: energy

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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

Kraken is the technology tentacle of the Octopus Energy Group.

We’re looking for a mobile developer to join Octopus’s rapidly expanding home retrofitting tech platform, Kraken Field.

About Kraken Field

We’re making converting homes to green electrons as simple as possible, by building a giant integrated platform to enable engineers to retrofit homes with smart meters, solar panels, heat pumps, and EV chargers. We ’re busy launching in new countries, working with ever more engineers and tech partners, building exciting new features at scale, and creating the integrated solution to retrofit homes across the world - all in the name of making it as easy and cheap as possible for customers to go green.

Kraken Field is a multifunctional team made up of product, backend, design, mobile, web and more - all focused together on making Octopus the go-to name in green home installations. And we’re looking for smart individuals with an interest in the space who can help us make it happen.

Our Technology

Throughout Kraken, we love to leverage technology to solve business problem. Octopus were very early adopters of Kotlin Multiplatform (KMP) , by using the technology in pre-alpha, at scale, to great success.

Kraken field are doing the same, and additionally starting to use Compose Multiplatform for iOS. As compose multiplatform is still in it’s early days, we don’t expect applicants to have experience with it, or KMP for that matter. 

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

  • As a team lead, you will oversee our system design team.
  • System design works to empower global green energy adoption through intuitive, innovative, and powerful design software that informs and guides the optimal installation of Low Carbon Technology.
  • You will be accountable for delivering features cross functionally, technical quality of our product; and maintaining the services your team is responsible for.
  • You will also play a crucial role in fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within your team.
  • You will mentor and guide team members, encouraging their professional growth and ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed.
  • You will collaborate closely with product management and design teams to ensure that our software not only meets technical specifications but also provides an outstanding user experience. 
  • What you'll need

  • Be able to discuss vision and features within a team and propose creative solutions
  • Be proficient with Kotlin and have experimented with other programming languages
  • Have a good knowledge of Jetpack Compose having used it in a professional environment
  • Be passionate about app architecture and can talk about the benefits and drawbacks of various patterns (MVC, MVVM, Redux)
  • Be passionate about great app design and user experience 
  • Have used GraphQL or are interested in learning
  • Have knowledge of reactive libraries, offline storage, API integration, and testing
  • Be familiar with source control best practices and continuous integration
  • Be excited to explore cross platform code sharing solutions (whilst keeping the UI 100% native)
  • 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
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