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Lead Platform Engineer

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Software Engineering
Manchester, UK
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change.
Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.
We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.
As a technical team lead, you will oversee a cross functional development team and be accountable for delivery of features; technical quality of code pushed to production; and stewardship of the services your team is responsible for.
As a team, we work heavily with infrastructure as code and we also write software, so we're looking for a Lead Platform Engineer with experience in Software Development, or a Lead Software Engineer with experience in Platform Engineering.

What you'll do

  • Lead the design and automation of the deployment of secure and scalable AWS infrastructure
  • Own technical decisions to develop and manage the platform engineering roadmap
  • Build and maintain robust and secure CI/CD pipelines
  • Plan and implement solutions for backup and recovery, high availability, key management, and other strategic initiatives
  • Solve Platform problems with Software. We have a principle of solving our problems in Platform by writing scalable, robust and secure software. We write this in TypeScript
  • Setup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting
  • Lead a team of engineers, regularly seeking feedback and growing your skills as technical professional~~s~~
  • Effectively communicate goals, expectations, and feedback to team members
  • Work with our delivery teams to ensure our services adhere to the AWS Well-Architected Framework (Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization and Sustainability)

What you'll need

  • Multiple years experience working with AWS
  • Excellent communication, motivational & interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively across functions
  • Team Leadership Experience
  • Experience in implementing and automating security best-practices
  • Strong understanding of common services available in AWS (both infrastructure-based services and software-based services) to deliver end-to-end architectures and designs and recommendations. We are moving towards Serverless on AWS, but continue to maintain some managed infrastructure such as EC2 and EKS
  • Proficient with DevOps methodologies such as CI/CD, version control (we use GitHub) and full-stack repeatability
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code tools such as CloudFormation, Terraform and CDK.
  • Software development experience in Typescript

It would be great if you had

  • Foundational networking knowledge, such as switching, firewalls, routing and DNS
  • AWS networking knowledge, such as VPCs, Transit Gateways and how this works in a multi-region environment
  • An awareness of security processes and DevOps security tools

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 were 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
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!
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.