Product Manager
API Platform
Posted on 9/7/2023
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.
London, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • To be able to recognise what needs to be done (and, just as importantly, what doesn't need to be done right now) based on the overall goals of the team and our strategic direction
  • To be able to work in a dynamic environment. Fantastic ideas come from everywhere in Kraken Technologies, so you'll need to be able to spot and harness them. Experience in a fast-paced start-up or scale-up would be a plus
  • To be curious and willing to roll up your sleeves. For example, this might mean learning some basic development skills; helping to build out and prioritise our tech hiring roadmap; using SQL to gain further understanding of a problem; or even editing some code
  • To have excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact with people with varying levels of technical knowledge
  • To understand API terminology and concepts such as GraphQL, REST, rate limiting, OAuth, OpenID Connect, HTTPS, etc
  • To (ideally) have knowledge of the energy industry, whether that's in the UK or globally
  • Liaise with tech, operations, our clients and others to identify new features in Kraken's API that need to be built, enhanced or fixed. You'll spot problems, take ownership and see them through to resolution
  • Gather technical requirements from internal and external stakeholders, define the approach and help write pitch documents so developers can hit the ground running and you'll support them during a project
  • Own the backlog of work to support development of the API. We use Asana to keep track and prioritise what's up next and what's still to-do
  • Help report on progress of projects, new features and your team's roadmap across the wider organisation
  • Help teams that are working on front-line support to quickly resolve issues
  • Contribute to improving the Product Team, including thinking strategically and supporting other team members
  • We put the customer first wherever we are in the business and work empathetically with one another to deliver the best possible outcomes