Full-Time

Backend Developer

Posted on 11/30/2022

Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides 100% renewable electricity solutions

Data & Analytics
Energy

Mid

Remote + 1 more

Required Skills
Python
React.js
Redux.js
Postgres
AWS
Terraform
REST APIs
Celery
Django
Requirements
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional python software development experience is required
  • 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
  • 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 The US energy market is complicated, outdated and process-heavy - there's a lot of domain modelling that we need to get right.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
Desired Qualifications
  • Plus experience in the following would be a :

Octopus Energy provides 100% renewable electricity sourced from solar, wind, and water, offering smart tariffs for smart meters, including intelligent electric vehicle charging and off-peak electricity options. The company is dedicated to advancing transformative technologies to drive renewable energy adoption and reduce global dependence on fossil fuels.

Company Stage

Private

Total Funding

$2.5B

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Founded

2016

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

1%
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