[python-uk] Job ad - Octopus Energy - Hammersmith, London

David Winterbottom david.winterbottom at octoenergy.com
Thu Nov 26 15:35:09 EST 2015

Hello everyone,

I work for Octopus Energy, a new energy supplier for the UK market, and
we're looking for pythonistas to join us. We're going to use Python to
build a modern infrastructure for interacting with both consumers (via the
web, mobile apps and smart-meters) and the industry (eg trading on the
wholesale market, managing the billing life cycle).

To start with, we'll be using Django and the Django-REST-framework for the
consumer-facing sites, and employing Pandas and Numpy for some of the
heavier data processing required. We use AWS heavily, employing most of the
Hashicorp toolset (Vagrant, Packer, Consul, Terraform) and are planning to
use Lambda to build event-driven functionality.

This is a great opportunity for several reasons:

   - We have lots of difficult *design* challenges to solve. The UK energy
   market is very complicated and process-heavy - there's an awful lot of
   domain modelling that we need to get right.
   - We have difficult *technical* problems to solve. With the advent of
   smart meters, we'll soon be processing millions of meter readings a day. We
   need the right technology in place to handle this smoothly as well as
   feeding data into a machine learning pipeline that models and predicts
   - There's a great opportunity for disruption in the UK energy market.
   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 genuinely helping to make the
   world a better place. We'll be helping move people onto using greener
   technology and consuming energy from renewable sources. This will all help
   transition the UK towards a lower carbon future.

More details here: http://tech.octopus.energy/2015/11/23/tech-jobs.html

Our offices are in Hammersmith. We're open to some remote working but not
100% remote at this early stage of the company.

If this sounds interesting or if you have questions, get in touch at
talent at octenergy.com

Cheers, David


*Octopus.* Energy reimagined.

Call 020 3542 7020 <02035427020> or visit us @ 1 Lyric Square, Hammersmith,
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