Senior Python Developer

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

Kraken is the technology platform enabling Octopus and increasingly most loved energy utilities globally. The platform is offered to utilities in a SaaS model and is based on a modern, cloud-based architecture with continuous deployments that enables high-speed innovation. 

We’re Charging Kraken to power utilities beyond energy (think water, broadband,..) and have created a new business Kraken Utilities. We are looking for a tech. leader for Kraken Utilities.

Together with the rest of the team, you will bring the same revolutionary customer experience, operational excellence and speed of innovation that Kraken is powering across energy retailers to other sectors.What you'll do... Build and scale the Kraken Utilities tech teamEmbed a great engineering, problem solving and customer-first cultureArchitect & develop the new components of the Kraken platform to serve other utilitiesLead the team to continuously develop the platform and to implement it at our clientsStructure the vision for Kraken Utilities and the platformWork closely with the existing Kraken team to help build a consistent platformWhat you'll need... Experience with key technology components underpinning Kraken’s stack ie python, django, django-REST-framework, AWS, kubernetes, terraform, react and graphQL, is requiredTechnical depth and breadth to drive the future development of the platformStructured problem solving skills to decompose and solve ambiguous problems Ability to hack a quick prototype and to properly architect a system design (and the ability/pragmatism to decide when to do what)Inspirational leadership style and entrepreneurial energyPast experience in one of the areas like enterprise software, Large scale transaction processing, AI and machine learning software is desirableScaling up platforms serving a few geographies and 10X millions to multi geography multi entity 100X millions would be idealWhat you'll love about us... Wondering 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 BenefitsThis role can be either fully office based in London, or a hybrid of a few days in the office each week and some working-from-home. Quickly getting to know the team face to face and the need to make quick decisions in our fast-paced environment means that we can’t offer a fully remote role. The London office is based on Oxford Street. 

We're very excited to be growing our team. We're looking for skills and experience to help shape and define the future of not only our team, but the wider business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning, please apply! There are huge challenges to tackle, and we need amazing people who are keen to get stuck in.

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.

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