UX and Frontend Engineer

Number of employees

3800

Manchester, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-03-13

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

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.

 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. 

Your main mission, as part of our Network Intelligence group, will be to take care of and improve our grid technology platforms. As a Frontend and UX Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering the best online user experience, which makes your role extremely important for our success and ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty. You will shape the future within a collaborative, highly agile development, and community-based environment. 

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

  • Plan and implement new designs, 
  • Optimise existing user interface designs,
  • Test for intuitivity and experience,
  • Communicate with clients to understand their business goals and objectives,
  • Develop technical and business requirements and always strive to deliver intuitive and user-centered solutions,
  • Combine creativity with an awareness of the design elements,
  • Create prototypes for new product ideas,
  • Test new ideas before implementing, animate focus groups,
  • Conduct an ongoing user research,
  • Be committed to product testability and quality,
  • Collaborate with full-stack developers and data scientists,
  • Participate in customer project delivery activities.
  • What you'll need

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent),
  • 3+ years of successful professional experience in data driven / technical products,
  • Notions of electrical distribution grid is a plus,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to discuss and explain design options,
  • Critical thinker,
  • Hands-on and analytical approach to work,
  • Curious, eager to learn,
  • Initiative spirit, self-organised and attention to detail,
  • Hands on and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team,
  • Expert with UX design methods and tools (Wireframe, Figma, …),
  • Expert with JavaScript, TypeScript and React.JS framework,
  • Expert with HTML and CSS,
  • Expert in responsive design,
  • Knowledge of backend development technologies
  • Knowledge of Git.
  • 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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