Senior Python Developer
Octopus Energy
Wellington, NZ
11m ago

What you'll do

  • We have lots of difficult design challenges to solve. The Australian / New Zealand energy markets are complicated, outdated and process-heavy - there's an awful lot of domain modelling that we need to get right.
  • Strong attention to detail is essential.

  • We have difficult technical problems to solve. With the advent of smart meters, we'll soon be processing millions of meter readings a day.
  • We need the right technology in place to handle this smoothly as well as feeding data into a machine learning pipeline that models and predicts consumption.

  • There's a great opportunity for disruption in the Australian / New Zealand energy markets. The big suppliers still dominate, but are not exactly popular.
  • The energy landscape is changing as we move to more dis-aggregated forms of generation, with less predictability, more dynamism and smarter technology.

    Octopus Energy were the first UK supplier to introduce a "tracker" tariff whose prices track the daily wholesale prices : http : / / www.

    cleanenergynews.co.uk / news / efficiency / octopus-offers-transparency-with-wholesale-price-tariff

  • You'll be working for a company that’s fighting climate change. Our parent company is the largest investor in solar generation in the UK, and are funding wind and anaerobic digestion.
  • As a supplier, we're helping people to use greener technology and renewable energy, all helping move the UK towards a lower carbon future.

    What you'll have

  • We're looking for someone with a general interest in technology and problem-solving; someone diligent and thoughtful. It would be helpful to have experience / expertise in the following (in rough priority order) :
  • Python
  • Django (or equiv. web framework)
  • Domain modelling
  • HTTP and REST APIs
  • Writing robust and fault-tolerant software
  • Celery and async processing
  • Postgres
  • Plus experience in the following would be a bonus :

  • Terraform, Packer, Consul
  • React and Redux
  • What you'll love about us

  • Our company culture - we won best company to work for in 2019 and our CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
  • Flexible working environment - genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together
  • Relaxation - we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course)
  • 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
  • Office culture - have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks.
  • Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner

  • Social Events - we sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, valleyfest, every year for our big offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and we also aim to have 3 parties a year
  • Parents - get access to tax free childcare and maternity and paternity pay. We’re always looking for new ways to support parents, during lockdown we created OctoKids TV to help keep your kids occupied and entertained
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you
  • SmartPension Scheme - employer 5% employee 3% and you can contribute more
  • Cycle to Work Scheme - to help lower your carbon footprint whilst good for your health
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