Front End EngineerOctopus Energy

Manchester, UK 01-08-2023
The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change. 

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and KrakenFlex is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.

What you'll do

    • Work with the Senior Front-end Engineer to enable the vision for our front-end codebase.
    • Champion best practices in coding standards.
    • Deliver customer facing features quickly and to a high standard.
    • Ensure best practices are adhered to by yourself and your peers.
    • Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies.

What you'll need

    • Can write solid, semantic HTML, CSS & Javascript
    • Experience with Typescript
    • Have experience with Javascript frameworks particularly the React stack.
    • Have experience crafting mobile-first responsive applications for a range of devices.
    • Know how to develop websites that meet AAA accessibility guidelines.
    • Can write code that works consistently across multiple browsers and platforms.
    • Can take specifications from Figma / Sketch and bring them to life in code.
    • Familiarity with browser testing and debugging (Jest, Cypress, React Testing Library)
    • A proven ability to perform well in a rapidly changing agile environment.
    • Experience working with design systems and component libraries is a plus.
    • Experience with Tailwind, Storybook, or the SingleSPA framework is a plus.
    • Experience with Micro Front End architecture is a plus.

Why else you'll love it here

    • 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 were 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
Ideally you will be based in the Greater Manchester and happy to come into the office a couple of days per week! But we appreciate that things have changed and flexibility is at the top of everyone's agenda, so if you would rather be remote please let us know.

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.


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