Product Manager

London, UK /
Kraken Technologies 📈 – Operations /
Kraken is the technology behind Octopus Energy. 

At Kraken Technologies we’re looking to revolutionise the energy system to make power cheaper, greener, and better for people around the world. Our tech platform ‘Kraken’ is already licensed to support 17 million customer accounts globally, and we aim to serve 100 million by 2027.
Our technology team has grown extremely quickly as a result, tripling in size within the last 18 months. With this rapid growth, we are looking for proactive Product Managers to join our team and work with our developers, ensuring what they do has the highest impact for our customers.
Other organisations have product owners, project leads and scrum masters, but we like to be organic and self-organising, so you’ll gain experience doing all of the above. 
You’ll need to be a self-starter: someone who sees a problem and can’t help but want to fix it! You’ll be well organised, working methodically and clearly to ensure projects go from inception to completion.
We put the customer first wherever we are in the business and work empathetically with one another to deliver the best possible outcomes.. We need someone able to work across multi-functional teams and ensure our developers are working optimally towards our unified goal. 

What you'll do...

    • You’ll be helping set up, organise and drive forwards a small new tech team, focused around enabling the future of renewable generation. 
    • Liaise with tech, operations, our clients and others to identify new features that need to be built, enhanced or fixed. You’ll spot problems, take ownership and see them through to resolution. 
    • Gather requirements, define approach, wireframe, and help write documents so developers can hit the ground running and support them during a project. 
    • Own the backlog of work to support development of technology. 
    • We use Asana to keep track and prioritise what’s up next and what’s still to-do. 
    • Help report on progress of projects, new features and your team’s roadmap across the wider organisation.
    • Think strategically about, and contribute to what we can do better as a Product Team.

What you'll have...

    • A passion for building technology that really makes a difference - you can see why it matters, a way through to creating it, and energise a team about bringing it to life. 
    • To be able to recognise what needs to be done and, just as importantly, what doesn’t need to be done right now. 
    • You’ll have a track record of working with competing demands and making decisions to get critical work done.
    • To be a strategic thinker, always relating your decision making back to the overall goals of the team and the customer experience. 
    • Experience in a fast-paced start-up or scale-up would be a plus. 
    • To be willing to roll up your sleeves. For example, this might mean learning some development skills (e.g. SQL) for data analysis, possibly even reading and amending code.
    • To be curious and a great listener - fantastic ideas come from everywhere across Octopus Energy, so you’ll need to be able to spot and harness them. 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact with people with varying levels of technical knowledge. 
    • Knowledge of the energy industry is a plus, whether that’s in the UK or globally.

Why you'll love 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 Benefits
We’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 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 age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.