Python / Django Engineer

Posted by Octopus Energy on Wed, 05 Jun 2019
Contract type: permanent. Location: Sydney, Australia

Contact

Name: James Beith

We are a tech-focused energy supplier and we’re looking for diligent software engineers to join us.

There’s a great opportunity for disruption in the energy market at the moment. The big suppliers still dominate, but are not exactly popular. The energy landscape is changing as we move to more disaggregated forms of generation, with less predictability, more dynamism and smarter technology.

You’ll be working for a company that is helping address climate change. We’re helping move people onto using greener technology and consuming energy from renewable sources. This will all help transition us towards a lower carbon future.

This role offers a great opportunity to help shape the development of Australian market specific functionality into our global energy platform.

Tech

We’re building a modern, event-driven infrastructure for interacting with both consumers (via the web, mobile apps and smart-meters) and the industry (e.g. data flows, consumption forecasting, trading on the wholesale market).

We use Python heavily: our consumer-facing site is powered by Django and the Django-REST-framework amongst other things. We also use Pandas, Numpy and Jupyter for analysis and forecasting, and Celery for background tasks. Client-side, we use React and React-native.

We’re hosted on AWS, and employ most of the Hashistack (Vagrant, Packer, Consul, Terraform) in some form. We employ CircleCI and Atlas to coordinate a continuous deployment pipeline.

Engineering standards are high. We pair program, thoroughly review and test code before it deploys and maintain fast, high-value test suites. We have weekly tech talks, monthly blitz-days (e.g. sharpening our internal tools, upgrading dependencies) and can often be found at tech meet-ups and conferences.

Here’s some sample documents:

Octopus is a great place to learn, work with some talented engineers and level-up your skills. Other benefits include:

  • Equity
  • Funds to help your development
  • Work with a passionate, talented team changing energy for the better
  • Entrepreneurial working environment
  • Help planning for your future
  • Free drinks every Friday
  • Work for a company fighting climate change
  • Regular team socials and company off sites

You?

We’re looking for strong engineers to join our team as we have a host of meaty challenges to solve. Python / Django experience would be an advantage but not a necessity - we’re interested in talking to any candidate with a good track record and an interest in green energy. There’s no minimum level of experience required: we’ll consider everyone from graduates upwards.

You will need to be a quick learner with good attention to detail. The energy industry is complicated so we’re keen to hire developers with good domain modelling skills, or experience with tackling complex domains.

Bonus points for experience with:

  • Non-trivial Postgres
  • AWS and/or the Hashistack
  • Service-driven architectures and message brokers
  • Numpy, Pandas or other data-science tools

To apply, send a short email and CV to talent@octopus.energy explaining why you’re a strong candidate.