Senior Platform Engineer
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Kraken is the technology behind Octopus Energy.
We are a tech-focused energy supplier for the UK market and we're looking for diligent and thoughtful platform, DevOps or cloud infrastructure engineers, of any level of experience, to join our growing team.
Specifically, we're looking for a Platform Engineer to join the team and help us build and scale “Kraken”, a cloud-based energy platform for interacting with both consumers (via the web, mobile and smart-meters) and the industry (e.g. data flows, consumption forecasting, trading on the wholesale market).
We're an innovative and customer-focussed company, helping to drag the utilities industry into the 21st century.
All technology is written and maintained by a multi-discipline engineering team of around 300 people globally. This includes server-side, client-side, and mobile engineers working closely with UX experts, copywriters and designers.
We follow a Kanban-like approach, using Google docs and Asana to specify and manage work; Github, CircleCI, Kubernetes and Terraform Enterprise as part of an immutable-infrastructure, continuous delivery pipeline; and Datadog, Sentry and Cloudwatch to measure performance and monitor production.
On the server-side, we mainly use Python. Most of our websites are powered by Django, Django-REST-framework and GraphQL. We use Celery, RabbitMQ and SQS for background processing and have a data platform that uses Pandas, Numpy and Jupyter for analysis and forecasting.
We are heavy users of AWS. We host our applications in Kubernetes (EKS) and on EC2 and deploy and manage them with Helm/ArgoCD, or Packer/Terraform.
Client-side, we use React, Redux and SASS with increasing amounts of Next.js; our mobile apps are built using React Native.