Android DeveloperOctopus Energy

London, U 23-02-2024
We’re building a team to work fluently, move fast, and make a tangible difference in energy tech. Our current projects span electric vehicles, energy retail, smart home device management, heat pumps, and more. Our projects are ambitious and seek to help both Octopus Energy customers and the clean energy transition.

Our Team
We launched our flagship app with a small team of 4 engineers, product, and design in 2021. Since then we’ve grown to multiple cross-functional teams, 18 mobile engineers, and serve over two million monthly active customers in 5 different countries.

We’re expanding to meet the challenges of rolling out a single platform which supports diverse utility markets around the world. Every team member helps define culture and processes necessary to work collaboratively and effectively across multiple product teams, whilst instilling good engineering practices for the team as a whole.

Employees living in London and Manchester often go into the office once per week, though it’s not required. Members of our team thrive by communicating proactively and effectively across time zones. 

Our Technology
As an organisation we like to move quickly. This is true both in how we operate as a business and the technology choices we make. We were very early adopters of Kotlin Multiplatform (KMP) and used the technology when it was in pre-alpha, at scale, to great success. It helps us share code across Android and iOS without the user experience tradeoffs.

KMP was officially released in late 2023 so we don’t expect our applicants to have experience using it. It powers the extensive shared layer across our Android and iOS apps, with UI powered by Jetpack Compose and SwiftUI. Our app is built around MVVM and utilises unidirectional data flow with a layered architecture. Our view models are written using Jetpack Compose and compliment our state driven UI.

We release updates to customers weekly. We gain release confidence with our suite of automation and unit tests running in CI (GitHub Actions), and configure features remotely using feature flags.

About you
You’ll be someone who appreciates the impact a nimble team can make on customers and clean energy. Your passion for clean energy and sustainability will help provide context on your everyday work.
You will thrive with us if you can effectively communicate with coworkers in different timezones. You’ll enjoy contributing across the whole development process including design and product.
Finally, you’re interested in staying on top of upcoming technologies that could benefit our team.
We’re hoping we can hire someone with about 1 year of experience, preferably with Kotlin, who we can help grow into an experienced engineer.

Why else you'll love about us

    • 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 we're 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
We would prefer someone who can work in our London office but will consider remote candidates. However, you do need to be able to work in the UK.

We're very excited to be growing our team. We're looking for skills and experience to help shape and define the future of not only our team, but the wider business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning, please apply! There are huge challenges to tackle, and we need amazing people who are keen to get stuck in.

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