Field Tester - Electric Charging at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
January 5, 2023

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We’re on a mission to make owning an electric vehicle as smart and as simple as possible, and we need passionate people to help us build the best eMobility brand on the planet.

In just under two years, Octopus Electric Universe has grown to become one of the largest eMobility players in the UK & Europe, with over 320,000 connected electric vehicle chargers and a customer ecosystem spanning web, iOS, Android, CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. 

But it’s just the start: we’re busy launching in new countries, working with more automotive and tech partners, building exciting new features at scale, and creating the charging platforms of the future - all in the name of making public EV charging super simple for customers. 

Electric Universe is a multifunctional team made up of product, development, commercial, operations, partnerships and more - all focused together on making Octopus the name in EV charging. And we’re looking for smart individuals with an interest in the space who can help us make it happen. 

What you'll do Test digital and physical product features out in the real world, around the UK (and possibly further, upon agreement)Gather feedback, insights & data on product performanceGather data on charging infrastructureWork on a testing and feedback plan, and work with the product team to identify the most valuable feedback required at any one-timeProactively help to optimize and organize testing with internal and external testing resourceCreate clear and concise testing instructions or playbookContribute to improvements and new features through detailed real-world testing Help solve public charging difficulties once and for all! 

What you'll needBe willing to drive on longer trips for up to several days at a time - hotels and expenses will be coveredIdeally you’ll own an electric vehicle! Otherwise we can source one for youFantastic written communication skills: you’re able to write extremely clear feedback that can be acted on by a technical teamTechnical understanding: you’ll need to be able to engage with how our product works on a technical level, in order to deeply understand any issues we’re looking to solve, and how your testing contributes to that processOrganised and friendly; you’ll be working with others so ensuring to maximise your own time as well as theirsEnthusiasm for the subject matter! We’re trying to make EV ownership and public charging super simple and super smart - we’re off to a good start but we need your help to ensure that what we’re building is high-quality and solving the biggest everyday needs of EV driversYou love working as part of a team - you’ll be collaborating with product owners, developers and designers as you help us build a fantastic product 

Why else you'll love it hereWondering 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 BenefitsWe’re looking for someone who thrives on solving tough problems. Someone who can challenge those around them, and be challenged, while delivering delightful experiences for our internal and external customers. 

If this sounds like a great opportunity but you are based outside of London, we are also open to remote working 🏠

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.Apply for this job

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