Software Engineer (Kraken Flex)

  • Octopus Energy
  • Houston, TX
  • Oct 13, 2021
Engineering: Software

Job Description

Welcome to the future of energyWe’re a leading energy technology company providing a better experience for our customers through transparency, honesty and simplicity. Better for the planet, through real long-term investment in renewable generation and a low CO2 future and better for our customer’s wallets with fair and affordable plans. Through our proprietary platform and custom-built stack, cloud-based billing, and sophisticated use of data science, we’re revolutionizing what’s possible in energy. We’re transforming the way people interact with their energy company, by making it approachable, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable. We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. We’ve just hopped across the pond in the US and are making big strides in Texas...but that’s only the beginning. Come join our rapidly growing team as we continue to break barriers in energy. As we enter the stage of rapid commercialization 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 need

  • In depth industry experience in software development & design
  • Proven experience in one of the following: Python; Node.Js
  • Proven development experience with Java
  • 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'd be great if you had

  • CSS/SASS or React
  • Knowledge of Typescript
  • 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
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud providers, and serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB, API Gateway

Why else you'll love it here

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs
  • Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need..
  • 401(k) plan with employer match:
  • Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits .
  • Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance.
  • Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such.
  • Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location.

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.

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

1001-5000

Sectors

Energy