Software Engineering Manager - Tili

  • OVO Energy
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • May 07, 2021

Job Description

Software Engineering Manager - Tili

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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 ‘Best Employer in the UK’ by 2030. If you think you could be the talent we’re looking for, then come and join the adventure!

Tili is a home move assistant crafted by Spark Energy. Initially developed to help customers renting a new home to find a better energy deal with Spark, Tili has grown into a critical customer onboarding tool for the OVO Group.

Our vision is for Tili to help people move to a renewable energy supplier, or recommend more energy-efficient household appliances, or show actionable insights from a building’s energy report. We’ve plenty of ideas on how to be useful and are just getting started.

Our first version has seen a positive response from early adopters, but it prioritises the needs of the property and energy industry. We’re exploring our business model ensuring we become much more consumer-centric and better serve the OVO Group. We’re not tied to what we’ve built so far, and we’re seeking engineers to help us explore where we can go next.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working? 

You’ll join a small, highly collaborative team with a lean startup mentality but the resources of the UK’s largest independent energy supplier. We value testing ideas fast and iterating based on feedback. If you’re looking for something to stretch you, this is a great opportunity.

What will I be doing?

Building strong teams is a vitally important aspect of the role, so you’ll be heavily involved in recruitment, onboarding and personal development of engineers. You’ll work closely with the teams’ Product Managers and Agile Coaches to make sure they are balancing quality and flow with delivery of great products to our customers.

We have a very strong engineering culture that’s all about empowerment and ownership: all to solve one of the world’s greatest problems.

Key responsibilities include:

You will look after a team of up to 10 direct reports. Engineering Managers contribute to both the technical and product vision of their teams, making sure that their products are successful. You’re unlikely to be particularly hands-on with the code, but will have enough technical experience to be able to contribute to and guide technical discussions, bringing the big picture context.

Is this the job for me? 

  • You’re passionate about nurturing engineering talent, encouraging their development, and also ensuring everyone is aligned with product delivery objectives
  • You are genuinely excited about developing products that will positively impact over a million people and also our environment
  • You have experience working with high performing engineering teams who have a strong sense of autonomy in their technical decision making
  • You use your influence and stakeholder management skills to have wide-reaching impact
  • You love building scalable, resilient products
  • You seek learning opportunities to deepen your expertise or broaden your knowledge

Ideally you will have:

  • Passion about technical excellence, you’ll find a strong culture of automated testing, frequent deployments to production, and using agile practices.
  • We trust our development teams to choose their tech stacks. You’ll commonly encounter Scala, TypeScript, Clojure, Node, Java, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, React, Cypress, Swift and React Native. We run our services in GCP, AWS and Azure.
  • Our cross-functional teams are product focussed, and are responsible for the entirety of their product, including feature conception, coding, testing, deployment, cloud infrastructure, monitoring, alerting, setting SLOs, and support. 
  • OVO believes in fueling human progress with clean and abundant energy for all. We were set up to always find a better way and challenge the status quo.

Want to check out more?

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OVO tech github: https://github.com/ovotech

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!

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

1001-5000

Sectors

Energy

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