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Backend Developer
Posted on 7/6/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Houston, TX, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
AWS
Celery
Django
Postgres
React.js
Redux
REST APIs
Terraform
Python
Writing
Requirements
  • General interest in technology and problem-solving; Diligent and thoughtful
  • Good communication skills
  • Python
  • Django
  • Django REST Framework
  • Domain modelling
  • HTTP and REST APIs
  • Writing robust and fault-tolerant software
  • Celery and async processing
  • Postgres
  • Legally able to work within the USA
  • Plus experience in the following would be a bonus:
  • AWS
  • Terraform, Packer, Consul
  • React and Redux
  • Professional understanding of the US energy domain
Responsibilities
  • We have lots of difficult design challenges to solve. The US energy market is complicated, outdated and process-heavy - there's a lot of domain modelling that we need to get right. Strong attention to detail is essential
  • We have difficult technical problems to solve. With the advent of smart meters, we'll soon be processing millions of meter readings a day. We need the right technology in place to handle this smoothly as well as feeding data into a machine learning pipeline that models and predicts consumption
  • Often, we can only give you the question and not the answer, because if we knew the answer, we wouldn't be hiring - are you someone who not only finds answers but creates value by coming back and asking better questions?
  • There's a great opportunity for disruption in the US energy market. The big suppliers still dominate, but are not popular. The energy landscape is changing as we move to more dis-aggregated forms of generation, with less predictability, more dynamism and smarter technology. Octopus Energy were the first UK supplier to introduce a "tracker" tariff whose prices track the daily wholesale prices: http://www.cleanenergynews.co.uk/news/efficiency/octopus-offers-transparency-with-wholesale-price-tariff
  • You'll be working for a company that's fighting climate change. Our parent company is the largest investor in solar generation in the UK, and are funding wind and anaerobic digestion. As a supplier, we're helping people to use greener technology and renewable energy, all helping move the UK towards a lower carbon future
Octopus Energy

501-1,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service
Company mission
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.