Senior Platform Engineer

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2023-12-01

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

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

What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.


We are looking for an experienced Platform Engineer to join our team in the development of one of Octopus Group's most exciting businesses, and help accelerate the British driving public on their energy transition.

We are building a whole new way for drivers to join the electric revolution and not only learn about and shop for their EV online, but experience a 'lease for life' through an industry changing customer experience.

The engineering team is crucial in bringing this vision to life, working as part of a wider Product team that collaborates hand in hand with teams across the company to deliver it in a record time.

We’re excited that our engineering team and infrastructure is at the size and scale where we’re in a position to hire our first dedicated senior platform engineer. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be hands-on, have ownership of building a small platform team, have technical leadership and possible people management.  

About us

The electric revolution has arrived - and from 2035 you’ll no longer be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car in the UK. 

We’re building a whole new way for drivers to join the electric charge and not only learn about and shop for their EV online, but experience a 'lease for life' through an industry changing customer experience. This is the chance to join one of the UK’s most exciting start-ups – making it easy for individuals and businesses to go electric by getting their car, charger and energy all in one cracking deal.

Octopus Electric Vehicles launched in 2018 to make it seamless to switch to cleaner, greener driving. Our mission is to drive sustainable change, decarbonise the planet and provide our customers with fair pricing and a fantastic experience. 

We're an Octopus Energy company—an innovative new energy supplier. We are part of the Octopus Energy Group, which seeks to improve the lives of millions of people by transforming the industries we operate in. The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs.

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

  • Drive our transition to AWS as we build out a more scalable and future-proof platform
  • Identify and lead on initiatives to improve our delivery processes to enable our teams to ship new features faster and with more confidence
  • Establish new processes to maintain and improve reliability and performance across our apps and services
  • Work closely with the wider team to ensure the security of our systems
  • Collaborate with cross-disciplinary product teams on new features and services helping facilitate the infrastructure necessary to build modern scalable applications
  • What you'll need

  • Hands on experience building out infrastructure on AWS with good understanding of the different services and their pros and cons
  • Experience with Terraform and appreciation for the principles behind Infrastructure as Code
  • Fundamental programming skills and working knowledge of Python and frameworks such as Flask or FastAPI
  • Good understanding of relational databases such as Postgres
  • Proven experience with distributed systems and the technologies needed to ensure their effectiveness and robustness
  • Affinity for the principles behind DevOps and continuous delivery
  • An interest in sustainability, green energy and zero-emissions transport
  • 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
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