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
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change.
Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.
We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.
As we enter the stage of rapid commercialisation and customer account growth, we have a number of exciting new offerings to launch to customers. We’re looking for an exceptional person to help us continuously deliver features that provide value to our customers. Our ideal engineer would be an individual who loves to engage with interesting software problems, with deep experience building, deploying and scaling data-intensive systems and the passion to build and shape the future within a collaborative, community-based environment. We operate a highly agile development approach, giving wide scope to be involved with hands-on system-design, test driven development, deployment and operations.
Our data sources and problems are many and varied. We have some simple but high throughput data sources (e.g. nearly 2,000,000,000 rows a day and growing rapidly), complex unstructured and semi structured data and complex application data from our various microservices.
Our aim is to allow our business and our customers to answer increasingly complex questions, and gain new insights, based on our data, additional external data, and things we can learn and models we can extract from our data.
Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.
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'll do Build, maintain and scale data ingestion and transformation processes in Databricks and AWS Glue that deliver key data and insights to the business and our customersBe involved in all stages of the development of innovative data-driven productsAdvocate for best data practices throughout the organisationIntegrate new data sources into the data platform through APIs or bulk data transferBuild and maintain testing and documentation frameworks for our data sourcesWork with the business to scope and deliver new data engineering projects and requirementsMaintain and build on our existing data infrastructure and toolsSupport the internationalisation of our data infrastructure as we continue to grow globallyContribute to the software engineering and data engineering culture here at KrakenFlexCollaborate regularly with colleagues with many different professional specialities, including software engineers and data scientists, to create innovative solutions that delight our customers and colleaguesWork as part of a team of engineers, regularly seeking feedback and growing your skills as technical professionals
What you'll needIn depth industry experience in data engineering, software development & designExperience in Python and modern SQL analytics environmentsExperience with modern technologies for managing data lakes at scalee.g. Databricks, dbt, Spark, Snowflake, AirflowA record of getting things shipped in a collaborative, agile development environmentA desire to mentor and pair with more junior engineersProven experience working with data, both processing and analysingA proven ability to perform well in a fast-paced environmentExcellent analytical and multitasking skills
It would be great if you hadExperience with BI and/or Analytics tools, e.g. Athena, Tableau, QuicksightExperience with AWS or similar cloud providers, and serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB, API Gateway Experience developing, securing or operating cloud scale applications or infrastructure; ideally terraform or cloudformation
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 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 Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits