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Senior Data Analyst (NZ)

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

IT, Data Science
Wellington, New Zealand
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023
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About Octopus Energy
Since 2015, Octopus has been on a mission to bring affordable, green energy to the world. With the help of our in-house developed technology platform, Kraken, we’ve become the 4th largest energy supplier in the UK, opened retailers in 5 other countries, and licensed our software to retail giants including E.ON in the UK and Origin Energy in Australia. We’ve reinvented energy products with smart, data-driven tariffs to balance customer demand with renewable generation - and we’re the biggest investor in renewable generation in the UK.
We've since expanded our tentacles to New Zealand, and we are now looking for a Senior Data Analyst, based in Wellington. Working with Octopus Energy is a chance to join an exciting scale-up business within the energy supply sector, one that’s at the forefront of changing the landscape of the energy industry across the world. A role with us offers you the chance to contribute to building world-class operations that will catapult you into a fantastic career.
More about the role
It’s a particularly exciting and busy period for the Octopus NZ data team. Our data lake is in place and we’re cracking on with building the models that sit around that. There’s a big to-do list that we are working through and there are new requirements popping up all the time. So, we’re looking to add an intermediate or senior data analyst to our NZ team.
We’re a small team, so this role will be involved end-to-end; from requirements, to specifying what data we need and plugging any data gaps, designing and building models, figuring out how best to deliver them, delivering them and the ongoing refinement of everything. Alongside the data lead, this role will be an important mentor, helping guide and develop our two junior analysts. For this aspect of the role, we’d prefer someone to be based in the Wellington office most of the time.
As part of the NZ Retail Team our primary goals are to help our operations team serve customers better, improve processes, and to ensure that as a company we’re meeting our data provision obligations to the market. We also work across the rest of the Octopus NZ business, supporting the data needs of the finance, marketing and pricing teams. On the technical front our local efforts are supported by a global data engineering team.
What You’ll Do:
- Focus on building out analytics: reports and dashboards, regulatory market submissions (and the data pipelines that feed them) to support operations, and sales and marketing
- Creating tools that help our operations teams work better and smarter
- Become a domain expert, supporting management’s questions, and most importantly, making sure the right questions are being asked.
- Helping develop our junior analysts
- You’ll be involved in some really exciting projects, and doing a lot of analysis to help steer these new products.
- You will even need to operate and run some of these
Our Data Stack:
- AWS cloud infrastructure
- Databricks Delta Lake for data lake and warehouse storage and querying
- dbt for data modelling and transformations
- Lightdash as our BI tool
- Spark for large data processing
- Python data ecosystem as main scripting and analytics language
- Jupyter and Jupyter Hub for notebook analytics and collaboration
- Airflow for task scheduling
- Kubernetes for data services and task orchestration
- Github, Circle CI, Grafana and Prometheus for version control, deployment and monitoring
- Streamlit for serving of data products

This means you will

  • Have a passion for working in energy and contributing to the energy transition
  • Be curiosity and self-driven - as an early data employee, its essential you have the initiative to make decisions yourself, and can find solutions to novel problems without lots of help and support
  • Have an engineering mindset - eager to build robust tools
  • Have experience and skills in:
  • SQL querying
  • DBT data modelling
  • Building reports and dashboards in a BI tool
  • Github
  • And bonus points for experience in:
  • Data engineering
  • Python (scripting and basic app development)
  • Creating statistical models & time series forecasts
  • The electricity or other utilities industries

What you will 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
  • Bringing yourself to work is at our core
  • 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
  • Huge focus on wellness; weekly yoga and massages, drinks, barista-style coffee machine, gym access, snacks from good-for and more
  • 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
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you
  • Leaders that are trained in neurodiversity in the workplace
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.