Full-Stack Developer - OEVOctopus Energy

London, UK 16-06-2023
What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.

Electric cars are coming faster than most people can imagine.

The electric revolution has arrived - and from 2030 you will no longer be able to buy a new petrol or diesel car in the UK. Just like the iPhone revolutionised phones, Tesla kick-started the car revolution - and now every other manufacturer is racing to catch up - with >30 now available and more being launched every day. PLUS - the UK has almost twice as many places you can charge up your car publicly than you can fill up with petrol, and the government is investing a further £1.3bn into the network. Not to mention, many of us will just charge up at home overnight - like a mobile phone. So convenient. Octopus Electric Vehicles launched in 2018 to make it easy to make the switch to cleaner, greener driving. Our mission is to drive sustainable change and provide our customers with fair pricing and a fantastic experience. 

This is the chance to join one of the UK’s most exciting start-ups – making it easy for individuals and businesses to go electric - getting set up with their new car or van, and charging. If this sounds exciting and you have a genuine passion for what we do - we'd love to hear from you.

Our group includes Octopus Energy, Kraken Technology, Octopus Renewables, and Octopus Energy Services. Together, we recently secured investment from Origin, Australia’s largest Energy Company, and Tokyo Gas in Japan (valuing us most recently at >$2bn) to help continue our mission.

At Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity.

Transport and Energy are changing. And for big change, we need big minds.

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about code, curious, and eager to learn. You’ll be working alongside other talented people in the tech department. You’ll solve problems with technology to make us, and the industry, smarter and better for customers.

If this sounds like a great opportunity but you are based outside of London, we are also open to remote working 🏠 If this all sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

What you'll do

    • Work on a range of exciting web applications as part of a growing ecosystem of frontend apps and backend services
    • You will join a dedicated product team working on new propositions and improving existing experiences for both our customers and internal teams
    • Collaborate within a dedicated cross-functional squad drawn from a dynamic and diverse team at Octopus
    • Ensure a smooth end to end user experience using a modern frontend stack
    • Create performant experiences that work consistently across modern browsers and devices
    • Care about the code you write and its future maintainability
    • Be self-directed but enjoy collaboration, contributing ideas and sharing knowledge

What you'll need

    • Experience with React or similar JavaScript frameworks
    • Write solid, semantic HTML & CSS
    • Value fundamental coding principles and best practices
    • Experience with Python
    • Be confident taking ownership of the development of a project from inception through to delivery
    • Enjoy working with multiple data sources and designing expressive APIs
    • Write robust and fault-tolerant software

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
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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