Access Management Senior Engineer

  • OVO Energy
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 23, 2021

Job Description

The OVO Group’s purpose is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. To reach Plan Zero, we need everyone to come together - not just as customers buying energy, but as members with a common goal. As part of this ambitious plan, our goal is to become the ‘Leading Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!

Kaluza is an ecosystem of intelligent platforms powering the future of energy. From revolutionising billing to smart electric vehicle charging, Kaluza’s technology is empowering some of the biggest energy suppliers to better serve their customers. Its real-time cloud platforms transform supplier operations, reducing cost to serve and boosting customer engagement. Powered by Kaluza, suppliers can invest in innovating for tomorrow’s customers and drive decarbonisation with smart, low carbon technologies that not only reduce energy bills, but lay the foundations for a more flexible energy system. For more on Kaluza, head to

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

You will be working within the Access Management team in Kaluza whose purpose is to ensure that access management policies are defined and enforced for all principals, actions and resources within Kaluza. Access management must be 100% reliable, fast and centrally auditable within Kaluza’s cloud platforms. This team has a broad role associated with all aspects of access management across the Kaluza platform and is responsible for defining the strategy and providing tools that allow development teams to implement access management efficiently and correctly.

You will be exposed to many different teams and their technologies and will be able to make a positive impact across Kaluza.

What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advising on access management implementations, e.g. with XACML, and the common problems and pitfalls encountered with these technologies.
  • Working closely with stakeholders to understand the various source systems including details of their interfaces, data models and capabilities.
  • Defining and building effective monitoring for the access management system
  • Defining and building comprehensive auditing for the access management system
  • Engaging with our developer community to support adoption of good engineering and security practices
  • Working with cloud technologies, AWS, GCP

Is this the job for me?

  • You are an experienced software engineer with practical experience of implementing access management systems at scale within cloud hosted distributed systems
  • You are comfortable working in an agile development environment that employs continuous integration and continuous delivery best practices, and have experience of pair programming, BDD/TDD, CI/CD and deployment strategies
  • You love building scalable, resilient solutions
  • You seek learning opportunities to deepen your expertise or broaden your knowledge
  • You believe strongly in test driven development and continuous delivery

Ideally you will have:

  • Experience with key concepts and technologies in the IAM area, e.g. ABAC/RBAC, OAuth2, OIDC, XACML, ALFA.
  • Experience designing and building large-scale access management systems.

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From us you’ll get*

  • An annual discretionary bonus
  • 4% of your salary to spend on flexible lifestyle benefits
  • 5% matched employer contribution to your pension
  • 25 days holiday + 1 for your birthday
  • And many more... 

(*) Please note that certain benefits kick-in once you have passed probation which can be up to 6 months after your start date.

We want the best people 

At OVO, we empower our people to have choice around where and when they work - flexible working arrangements can be discussed for all of our roles. Please speak to the Talent Acquisition team for more info.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're excited about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you.

Learn more about working in the OVO family of companies on our careers page and Glassdoor. We’re also delighted to have received a Top Employers certificate in 2018, 2019 and 2020!

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