Help us make a big green dent in the universe
We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and weneed loads more peopleto help us make our vision a reality.
About the role
At Octopus we’ve developed a data platform that provides data services to the business in the UK and our retail energy businesses around the world.
As the volume, scope and geographical range of our data services rapidly expand, we’re looking for an experienced data engineer to join the team to help us build and maintain the platform and pipelines.
Our first challenge in Australia will be building a system capable of processing billions of smart meter readings per day.
What you'll do
Build new data pipelines that deliver key data and insights to the business
Work closely with the data science team to maintain and develop our central data models in DBT
Work with the business to scope and deliver new data engineering projects and requirements
Maintain and build on our existing data infrastructure and tools
Support the internationalisation of our data infrastructure as we continue to grow globally
Our Data Platform Stack
Python as our main programming language
Kubernetes for data services and task orchestration
Airflow purely for job scheduling and tracking
Circle CI for continuous deployment
Parquet and Delta file formats on S3 for data lake storage
Spark for data processing
dbt for data modelling
Presto and SparkSQL for analytics
Streamlet for data applications
What you'll have
First and foremost, we want our data engineers to be great software engineers with a passion for writing high quality codeIt would be helpful to have experience/expertise in the following (in rough priority order):
Experience modelling data for analytics - ideally experience using dbt as a modelling tool
Experience in assuring data quality
Experience deploying data services in a cloud environment (ideally AWS)
The projects will be varied and we’re looking for someone who can work autonomously and proactively to scope problems and solve and deliver pragmatic solutions
What you'll love about us
Our company culture - we won best company to work forin 2019 and our CEO, Greg has recordeda podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we arein the towp 5 companies in the UK , we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together
Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success
If this opportunity sounds like you and you have a genuine passion for what we're doing at Octopus Energy then we'd love to hear from you.
More about us
We believe energy should be better - for you and the environment.
We believe energy should be better - for you and the environment. We’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. Better value, by throwing away the old business models of the “Big 6” and instead building a business that’s fit for the 21st century. We make energy green and flexible for consumers, with fair and transparent pricing. Through our home developed platform, cloud-based billing, and sophisticated use of data science, modelling and AI, we’re redefining what is possible in energy.
Our breakthrough Agiletariff has been widely reported as leading the way in energy innovation, and we’re passionate about fairness – we were first to uncover the widespread strategy of energy companytease and squeeze pricing and following on from this campaign, our CEO and Founder Greg Jackson presented evidence in favour of capping energy tariff pricesbefore the bill committee in Parliament .
We already supply 100% renewable energy to nearly 2 million homes and over 15,000 businesses (including Arsenal FCand the Cardiff Bluesto help them power their stadiums with 100% renewable energy) throughout Great Britain and we’re also the supplier behind M&S; Energy . We’re award winning for ourdisruptive technology and are delighted to be the only energy supplier to pass the rigorous Which? customer service tests and be their onlyrecommended energy supplier for 4 years in a row.
We also proudly enjoy a 5-star TrustPilotranking from our customers. We were named the Company that’s done the most in the past year to advance UK renewables at the REA Awards 2019, and most recently, our proudest award, that ofBest Company to Work For. Our group includes Octopus Energy, Octopus for Business, Kraken Technology, Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy Services as well as our new net zero Centre -Octopus Centre for Net Zero.
We recently secured over £500 million of investment from Origin,Australia's largest Energy Company andTokyo Gas, to help us continue on our mission.
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.