[python-uk] Job ad - Permanent role at Octopus Energy - London

David Winterbottom david.winterbottom at octoenergy.com
Tue Jul 12 10:05:19 EDT 2016

Hello everyone,

At Octopus Energy, we're looking for Python developers to join our team.

We're a new tech-focussed energy supplier for the UK, based in London with
around 25 staff (7 in the engineering team).

We're building a modern, event-driven infrastructure for interacting with
both consumers (via the web, mobile apps and smart-meters) and the industry
(eg data flows, consumption forecasting, trading on the wholesale market).

We use Python heavily: our consumer-facing site is powered by Django and
the Django-REST-framework amongst other things - we also use Pandas, Numpy
and Jupyter for analysis and forecasting. We also use React and
React-native for client-side and mobile development.

We use AWS heavily, employing most of the Hashistack (Vagrant, Packer,
Consul, Terraform) in some form. We use Kanban and employ CircleCI and
Atlas to coordinate a continuous deployment pipeline. See, for example,

Engineering standards are high.

Aside from the tech, 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 helping address climate
   change. 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.

If this sounds interesting, drop a note to talent at octopus.energy

Cheers, David


*Octopus.* Energy reimagined.

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