Software Engineer

Manchester, UK /
KrakenFlex 💪 – Technology /
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change. 

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.

As we enter the stage of rapid commercialisation and customer account growth, we have a number of exciting new offerings to launch to customers. We’re looking for an exceptional person to help us continuously deliver features that provide value to our customers.

Our ideal engineer would be an individual who loves to engage with interesting software problems, with an interest in full-stack development and the passion to build and shape the future within a collaborative, community-based environment. We operate a highly agile development approach, giving wide scope to be involved with hands-on system-design, test driven development, deployment and operations.

What you'll do

    • Design, build and maintain high performance, reusable & reliable code
    • Ensure the best possible performance, reliability and quality of the KrakenFlex platform
    • Contribute to development across the entire stack from the front end down to the infrastructure that the platform runs on
    • Contribute to the software engineering culture here at KrakenFlex
    • Collaborate regularly with colleagues with many different professional specialities to create innovative solutions that delight our customers and colleagues
    • Work as part of a team of engineers, regularly seeking feedback and growing your skills as technical professionals.

What you'll have

    • In depth industry experience in software development & design
    • Proven experience in one of the following: Typescript, Node.Js, Python
    • Experience with AWS or similar cloud providers, and serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB, API Gateway 
    • A drive to get things done in a collaborative, agile development environment
    • A proven ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent analytical and multitasking skills

It would be great if you had

    • CSS/SASS or React
    • Experience developing, securing or operating cloud scale applications or infrastructure; ideally terraform or cloudformation
    • Familiarity with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes etc) and passion for improving the way cloud applications are built 

What you'll love about us

    • 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!
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Note: This description gives a feel for the role, however if you’re missing something here but think you’d fit, we’d love to hear from you.

Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.

If this all sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

At Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity.