Mid Level Backend Developer (m/w/d) - Kraken Technologies at Octopus Energy

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November 6, 2023

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Join the revolution! Octopus Energy ist Teil der Energierevolution. 🌎 Global, agil und zukunftsorientiert verändern wir den Energiemarkt mit neuer Technologie zum Besseren. 🌈Werde Teil unseres 400-köpfigen Teams und fordere den Status Quo heraus. Mit Energie, die gut für den Planeten ist und gut für dein Karma. 💚 Dabei unterstützt uns unsere IT-Plattform Kraken. Dank Data-Science kann mit ihr ein Großteil der Energieversorgungskette automatisiert werden. 

Wir haben ehrgeizige Ziele und ein starkes Mutterunternehmen im Rücken. Weltweit versorgt Octopus Energy bereits über 5 Millionen Haushalte mit grüner Energie. 

Du passt zu uns, wenn dein Herz nicht nur für Technologie schlägt, sondern auch für deine Kolleg*innen. Wir kommunizieren offen und transparent – mit unseren Kund*innen und mit unseren Mitarbeiter*innen. Sorge gemeinsam mit uns dafür, dass das Thema grüne Energie die Aufmerksamkeit bekommt, die es verdient – als spannendes Themenfeld, ganz ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger.

Our teamAll technology is written and maintained by a multi-discipline engineering team of around 500 people globally. Our engineers work in ‘super teams’ which are focused on key domains of our platform as well as other innovative products. This also includes server-side, client-side and mobile engineers working closely with UX experts, copywriters and designers.  Teams are empowered to choose a way of working that works for them, often opting for a Kanban-like approach. Notion and Asana are then used to specify and manage work; Github, CircleCI and Terraform Enterprise as part of an immutable-infrastructure, continuous delivery pipeline; and Datadog, Sentry and Cloudwatch to measure performance and monitor production.  Some of our coding conventions are open-source .  Kraken is a great place to learn, work with talented engineers and have a lot of fun.

What you’ll do:We have lots of difficult design challenges to solve. The utilities market is complicated, outdated and process-heavy - there's an awful lot of domain modelling that we need to get right. Strong attention to detail is essential.We have challenging technical problems to solve; like processing tens of 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. Or thinking about how we adapt Kraken to improve other utilities like water and broadband.There's a great opportunity for disruption across the energy market. The big suppliers still dominate, but are not exactly popular. The energy landscape is changing as we move to more dis-aggregated forms of generation, with less predictability, more dynamism and smarter technology.You'll be working for a company that’s fighting climate change. Our generation arm is the largest investor in solar generation in the UK, and is 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.

What you’ll need:Good communication in English - other languages such as German, French, Italian or Spanish is a plusA
general interest in technology and problem-solving; someone diligent and thoughtful. It would be helpful to have experience/expertise in the following (in rough priority order):PythonDjango (or equiv. web framework)Domain modellingHTTP and REST APIsWriting robust and fault-tolerant softwareCelery and async processingPostgres

Plus experience in the following would be a bonus:AWSTerraform, Packer, ConsulReact and Redux

Our Benefits:An internationally positioned team with flat hierarchies and open and transparent communicationWe rely on flexible working hoursGreen energy starts with each individual: That's why you get discounted conditions for our electricity or gas tariffs.Language connects: Take your English skills to the next level with Busuu, our corporate language training providerFor more exercise: Lease your favourite bicycle from us at a low priceFor a healthy work-life balance: train with Wellpass in over 6000 sports and health facilities all over GermanyEating makes you happy: We'll give you a monthly allowance of €100 for your daily lunch (easily via app).For a relaxed commute to work: We reimburse you for public transport costsOne less thing to worry about: we'll cover some of your childcare costsWhether online or offline - team cohesion and joint events are part of our everyday working lifeA stylish working environment in our office in Munich's Werksviertel districtFor a secure future: the opportunity to take out a company pension scheme through usNeugierig geworden? Im Podcast erzählt unser Tech-Team noch mehr zur Arbeit und zur Kultur bei Octopus Energy. Hör doch mal rein! Zum Tech-Team Podcast

Bereit, den Energiemarkt mit uns zu revolutionieren? Erzähle uns, warum genau du uns dabei unterstützen solltest. Schicke uns deinen CV und alles, was wir wissen sollten, über unser Online-Formular. Wir freuen uns auf dich!

Du findest die Stelle super spannend, bist dir aber unsicher, ob du alle geforderten Skills zu 100% erfüllst? Bitte zögere nicht, dich trotzdem zu bewerben!

P.S.: Octopusse gibt es in allen Farben, Formen und Größen. Wir freuen uns auf Mitarbeiter*innen jeden Geschlechts, Alters, jeder sexuellen Identität, Herkunft, Religion, Weltanschauung, mit und ohne Behinderungen. Für uns zählt nur eins: du passt zu uns und brennst darauf, etwas zu verändern.

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