Head Of Data at Octopus Energy

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January 5, 2023

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Our mission is to bring cheaper, green power to customers and shake up the market in France.

We’re a leading energy technology company, resulting from the acquisition of the French supplier Plüm énergie, soon to become Octopus Energy France.

We're providing a better experience for our customers through transparency, honesty and simplicity. We want to do better for the planet, through real long-term investment in renewable generation and a low CO2 future and better for our customer’s wallets with fair and affordable plans. We're revolutionising what's possible in energy, through our proprietary platform and custom-built stack, cloud-based billing and sophisticated use of data science.  

We also have social values and have, for example, launched the minimum energy service initiative with associations to stop electricity cuts for precarious households, including in the summer. This initiative won the "Stop Energy Exclusion" award and we were quickly followed by EDF in this approach following this. 

We are relentlessly focused on customer satisfaction and cherish the reward of receiving tremendous reviews from our customers- we have the highest score among French energy providers on Google Reviews (4.8/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️). 

We’re looking for the French Head of data.  

Your objective will be to lead the French data team and manage the different data projects. With a technical skill set and hands on experience, you're ready for a new challenge. This is a great opportunity to help solve a diverse range of data and business challenges including market intelligence, financial analysis, sales modelling and operational efficiency. You’ll be in charge of the french data team, but also you will work as part of the wider data community at the group level and will be able to leverage the data platform and tools used across the other business units.

This is your chance to make a big impact on a rapidly growing part of the Octopus Energy Group.We run a modern cloud data platform made up of the below components:AWS cloud infrastructureDatabricks Delta Lake for data lake and warehouse storage and queryingdbt for data modelling and transformationsSpark for large data processingPython data ecosystem as main scripting and analytics languageJupyter and Jupyter Hub for notebook analytics and collaborationAirflow for task schedulingKubernetes for data services and task orchestrationGithub, Circle CI, Grafana and Prometheus for version control, deployment and monitoringMetabase and Streamlit as data front ends.What you'll doBuild and manage the data team including data engineer, analyst and scientistManage the communication between this data team and the other business and technical teams working with dataManage the projects and the roadmap of the French data communityBuild and maintain the dbt codebase to manage data transformationsBuild BI dashboards and data apps to view and analyse dataWork with the business teams to develop different models or analysisIt would be great if you had the followingExperience in managing a teamKnowledgeable in data science (SQL, Python, pandas/numpy, Databricks/Jupyter  Notebooks etc), ideally with experience of production environments and working with large data datasets.Experience in building, deploying and testing BI dashboardsExperience in working on collaborative projects with business teams, including technical project management and working with an agile - or similar - approach. Direct experience working in or with the energy industry and a good working knowledge of the power system, its governance, markets and regulation.You have to Be comfortable working with some ambiguity; Octopus France is a startup organisation and specific roles, responsibilities and projects will evolve as the organisation moves through the scale up phase Curious and self driven - it’s essential you have the initiative to make decisions yourself, and can find solutions to novel problems without lots of help and supportHighly data literate and numerate -  can make sense of lots of data and shape it into a coherent storyA problem solver - you’ll need to be able to listen and understand the problems and requirements of the business and come up with pragmatic data solutionsHave a strong affinity with Octopus Energy Group mission. Speak French fluently as it is the language used inside the french team (C1 level).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 we won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're 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 - this is the same here in FranceWe are 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. Equity option scheme, flexible working, excellent health insurance, soft mobility pack, and even special holidays to work on an associative project... we want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about!

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