Senior Backend Developer, Octopus Energy Group

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Octopus Energy Group

Entech company

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Octopus Energy Group

Entech company

1001+ employees

B2CRetailB2BEnterpriseEnergySustainabilityCustomer serviceElectric VehiclesSaaSSocial Impact

Job no longer available

Salary not provided
React
AWS
Redux
React Native
Python
Django
GraphQL
Postgres
Terraform
Sentry
Celery
Asana
Loggly
Senior level
Remote in France

1001+ employees

B2CRetailB2BEnterpriseEnergySustainabilityCustomer serviceElectric VehiclesSaaSSocial Impact

Company mission

Octopus Energy's mission is to speed the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future through renewable energy and technology whilst putting customers at the heart of everything they do.

Company mission

Octopus Energy's mission is to speed the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future through renewable energy and technology whilst putting customers at the heart of everything they do.

B Corporation

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

46% female employees

44% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

According to Octopus, the energy industry in the UK is ruled by a handful of complacent companies peddling fossil fuels, pricing trickery, and poor customer service. Aiming to disrupt the status quo with sustainable energy, Octopus entered the market in 2016 and they now supply energy to millions of homes in a number of countries. Octopus has made a name for itself in energy circles largely because of its “Kraken” technology platform, which it claims is able to reroute energy from renewable sources around a network far more efficiently than competitors.

Octopus Energy further differentiates itself through its aspiration to make everything as easy as possible for consumers, from the simplicity of their bills and the fact that customers are not locked into a contract so they can leave at any time to offering customer service over email and social media at times that suit customers. They aim to make the eco‐friendly choice the easy choice, so all of their tariffs use 100% green electricity, while not being more expensive than their competitors' non-green tariffs.

They are continually creating innovative new products. For example, Octopus Tracker where prices changes daily to guarantee you get the market rate; Agile where the price changes every half hour to enable you to benefit from cheap electricity when the sun shines, the wind blows, and the networks are under-utilised. One of the current challenges they face is that their products are more complex than their competitors, given they use 1000x more data than traditional energy companies. They're exploring ways to explain to customers exactly how their products work.

Benefits

  • Money Coach - You may want to think about financial planning. The company has an arrangement with Octopus Money Coach. They offer the opportunity to talk with a professional coach
  • Wellbeing - Need some calm in your life? We have 'Octopus Headspace Licences' available. Twice a week we have 45 Minute live yoga class open to all Octopus staff!
  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you
  • Flexi working environment
  • 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
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Equity Option Scheme - Everyone owns part of what we’re building with shares
  • Tech - We want to get the best out of our people and get that everyone is slightly different. Have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it

Company values

  • Autonomy
  • Empathy
  • Innovation
  • Impact

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Dec 2023

$800m

GROWTH EQUITY VC

Jul 2022

$225m

GROWTH EQUITY VC

$2.5bn

Total funding

Founders

Previously Adviser at Ashcombe Advisers for 9 years and Non-Executive Director at Zopa for 7 years.

Previously CEO at Claripoint for 7 years and CTO at Tangent Labs also for 7 years.

Previously Director of "Foundation" Business Unit at Barclaycard for 2 years and Chief of Staff, Secured Lending SBU at Barclays also for 2 years.

People progressing

Joined as Marketing Assistant, being promoted to Marketing Executive after 6 months and again to Junior Product and Marketing Manager after 7 months. After 8 months they became a full Product and Marketing Manager.

Joined as Senior Talent Partner, being promoted to Talent Manager after 1 year and again to Head of Talent Acquisition after 8 months.

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