Head of Data
Posted on 3/3/2023
Octopus Energy

501-1,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service
Company Overview
Octopus Energy is on a mission to transform energy globally, faster and cheaper than anyone imagined. They are are relentless in driving the smart grid technologies that'll deliver cheaper green electricity to fuel our homes, businesses, cars and heating.
Houston, TX, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
Software Engineering
  • A willingness and excitement for contributing individually while simultaneously leading our data team
  • The ability to think strategically about what to work on, what tools to build, what type of analysis is best, etc
  • Knowledgeable in data science (SQL, Python, pandas/numpy, Databricks/Jupyter Notebooks etc), ideally with experience of production environments and working with large data datasets
  • Comprehensive knowledge of data design, data modelling, data management, and data visualisation
  • Passionate about applying modern data tools to solve problems and help colleagues make better decisions
  • The projects will be varied and we're looking for someone who can work autonomously and proactively to scope problems and solve and deliver pragmatic solutions
  • Experience in building, deploying, and testing BI dashboards
  • Experience in working on collaborative projects with business teams, including technical project management and working with an agile - or similar - approach
  • Passionate about working in energy and contributing to the energy transition
  • Commercial awareness and financial literacy to identify and understand the problems that need solving
  • Use an analytical, data-driven approach to drive a deep understanding of our fast changing business
  • Work with data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts to scope out and plan new data sources and pipelines
  • Be hands on! Contribute to development across the entire data platform
  • Help drive our global data team culture, working closely with other tech leads across the organization
  • Manage our data team, motivating them and cultivating a transparent & supportive environment where they can ask questions and raise concerns
  • Collaborate regularly with colleagues with many different specialities to create innovative solutions that delight our customers and colleagues
Desired Qualifications
  • Has experience with the following technologies; a scripting language (ideally Python), writing complex queries in SQL (dbt experience is a ) and building reports and dashboards (we again mostly use Python)