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Backend Developer - Goods / Tesoro

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024
Kraken is the technology tentacle of the Octopus Energy Group.
Our team
All technology is written and maintained by a multi-discipline engineering team of around 600 people globally. Our engineers work in ‘super teams’ which are focused on key areas of our platform as well as other innovative products. This also includes server-side, client-side and mobile engineers working closely with UX experts, copywriters and designers.
Teams are empowered to choose a way of working that works for them, often opting for a Kanban-like approach. Notion and Asana are then used to specify and manage work; Github, CircleCI and Terraform Enterprise as part of an immutable-infrastructure, continuous delivery pipeline; and Datadog, Sentry and Cloudwatch to measure performance and monitor production.
This role is to join our Goods/Tesoro team, an exciting team that works across truly global products. The aim of the goods project is to enable the sale of low-carbon technologies such as EV chargers, heat pumps, or solar panels in Kraken. Tesoro, also known as Kraken Payments, is our in-house payment solution provider, primarily offering a SEPA B2B solution for billing business accounts through mandates and remittances.
Some of our coding conventions are open-source .
Kraken is a great place to learn, work with some talented engineers and level-up your skills.
Our technology
On the server-side, we mainly use Python. Most of our websites are powered by Django, Django-REST-framework and GraphQL (Graphene).
We use AWS heavily as part of a continuous deployment pipeline. See, for example, Django, ELB health checks and continuous delivery.
Client-side, we use React, htmx and SASS; our mobile apps are built using native code or React Native.

What you'll do

  • We have many difficult design challenges to solve. We are building a global solution for our clients in the UK, Australia, Spain, Germany, and Japan, enabling their customers not only to choose greener energy and utilities but also to complete the cycle with low carbon emission goods. There's an extensive amount of domain modelling that we need to get right, and strong attention to detail is essential.
  • We also have challenging technical problems to address, such as building integrations with third-party vendors to support scaling the sale and after-sale processes. Additionally, we are considering how to best adapt Kraken to be available for our clients in the services domain.
  • You'll be working for a company that’s fighting climate change. Our generation arm is the largest investor in solar generation in the UK, and is funding wind and anaerobic digestion. As a platform, we're helping clients to use greener technology and renewable energy, all helping move globally towards a lower carbon future.

What you'll need

  • 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:
  • AWS
  • Terraform, Packer, Consul
  • React and Redux

Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
  • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
We would prefer someone who can work in our London office 1-2 times a week, and you do need to be able to work in the UK.
We're very excited to be growing our team. We're looking for skills and experience to help shape and define the future of not only our team, but the wider business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning, please apply! There are huge challenges to tackle, and we need amazing people who are keen to get stuck in.
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.