Mobile Developer - ElectroverseOctopus Energy

London, UK 28-06-2023
We’re making electric vehicle ownership as smart and as simple as possible, by building the giant, virtual charging platform of the future.

In just two years, Octopus Electroverse has grown to become one of the largest eMobility players in Europe, with over 430,000 connected electric vehicle chargers and a customer ecosystem spanning web, iOS, Android, CarPlay, Android Auto & Automotive OS, and more.

But it’s just the start: we’re busy launching in new countries, working with more automotive and tech partners, building exciting new features at scale, and creating the integrated charging experiences of the future - all in the name of making public EV charging super simple for customers.

Electroverse is a multifunctional team made up of product, development, commercial, operations, marketing, partnerships and more - all focused together on making Octopus the go-to name in EV charging. And we’re looking for smart individuals with an interest in the space who can help us make it happen.

Our Technology
Being a modern team - without the constraints of large legacy codebases - has enabled us to make modern technology choices. All our apps are built with declarative UI (Jetpack Compose & SwiftUI), our APIs are built in GraphQL, and we use a modern selection of libraries and software development techniques.

We use Kotlin Multiplatform to share business logic between our iOS, Android, CarPlay, Android Auto & Automotive OS apps. This allows us to work as a unified mobile team, as opposed to having an iOS/Android divide - which we’ve found to be really exciting, opening up new opportunities to learn and collaborate.

What you’ll do:

    • Work as part of an autonomous product team, making EV ownership awesome. Engineers have a real say over what we build and how we approach it. 
    • Build and own features used by hundreds of thousands of Octopus customers around the UK & the world.
    • Bring your ideas to the table to help shape the product roadmap.
    • Level-up both yourself and the people around you, working with less experienced team members to help them progress and make a bigger impact.
    • Work with product, design and other business stakeholders to scope, prioritise and deliver work.
    • Communicate your ideas regularly, helping to shape the technical direction of the project across multiple teams.
    • Wear many hats! We don’t put people in boxes, we like to get involved in all aspects of the development cycle, from scoping to QA, to cross-platform opportunities.
    • Help shape the developer experience for other engineers working in the codebase.

What you’ll have:

    • Experience contributing to at least one app on the App Store and/or Play StoreProficiency with Swift and/or Kotlin and some experience with other programming languages.
    • Excitement for exploring modern technologies like SwiftUI, Jetpack Compose, GraphQL and Kotlin Multiplatform.
    • An ability to collaborate with backend engineers, designers and product owners, and propose creative solutions.
    • An understanding of app architecture best practices for building robust, high-quality apps.
    • A passion for great app design and user experience, and an understanding of design principles and interface guidelines.
    • Familiarity with source control best practices and continuous integrationBonus experience (but not required - as long as you’re excited at the opportunity to learn!)
    • Experience with Kotlin Multiplatform and/or CarPlay development
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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