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Hello

Thanks for your interest in our Backend Developer role here at Open Utility. We’re a London based startup shaking up the energy industry. Our vision is a world powered by cheap, clean, and abundant energy. In 2015 we trialled Piclo® (our Peer-to-Peer electricity matching service) and off the back of that we successfully aunched a commercial service with Good Energy here in the UK to make renewable energy more tangible.

The UK was a good start but we’ve already started expanding internationally - with customers in Italy and the Netherlands and next year’s pipeline looking even further afield! We are working with forward thinking energy companies who want to give choice and control to their customers and who know that distributed renewable energy is the future.

And now Open Utility is at the start of a second government funded innovation project - this time to build an electricity flexibility marketplace - allowing local grid operators to procure location specific flexibility from sellers on a marketplace. Think supermarkets with fridges that can be turned off for a few minutes while maintaining their temperature, so that the grid can handle it when everybody returns home and plugs in their electric cars. A marketplace like this will save millions (billions worldwide) every year from money not spent reinforcing the existing grid, whilst also encouraging and supporting more renewable generation.

The role

The production team makes up the biggest part of our small company, and we’re looking to add more developers to that team. This role will be focused on the backend of both our commercial matching service and our new flexibility marketplace. You’ll be supported by Andy our CTO, and the rest of the production team using our well defined yet simple processes - we use Trello over Jira.

Based on our current pipeline, you can expect to get involved in:

  • working on new features and improvements to make people’s experience with their energy better
  • rolling out the Piclo Platform to more international regions
  • maintaining and improving the security, privacy and integrity of our data
  • splitting our Django macro-service(s) into micro-services with well defined APIs

Working with us

We’re a very open and collaborative company. You will need to be able to communicate and work closely with a mixed discipline team. Our processes are all set up to support team members to get involved in the setting of tasks and have supported autonomy in their completion.

On joining, you can expect to choose your own laptop (we’re all about choice after all), a nice monitor, a shared library (or access to the company Amazon account to add to it), a personal allowance for training/shiny toys and remote working - for days when you just can’t face the tube (or have a puncture).

Required experience

  • At least 4 years relevant experience in backend dev roles.
  • Most of that time should be with Python
  • A good knowledge of SQL, we use PostgreSQL, but experience with other database types and their pros and cons is a bonus
  • AWS, or other cloud platform
  • Good software practices (code review, testing, documentation)
  • Bonus experience: Django (and DRF), Ansible, Docker

Job details

  • Although we’re pretty flexible when it comes to when and where you work, we’d prefer to spend most of your time in our London (Shoreditch) office.
  • We’re sorry but we can’t offer any relocation support and you must already have permission to work in the UK (EU resident or working visa)
  • Salary will depend on experience but will be in the range of £45,000-£65,000
  • PAYE team members only please (no contractors)
  • Job starts ASAP.

To apply, click the button below or send an email to jobs@openutility.com and we will contact you to arrange a 15 min call and a short development task. If that’s successful you will be invited in for an interview at our London office where you will get to meet and work on a real-world task with the team.

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Hello

Thanks for your interest in our Full Stack Developer role here at Open Utility. We’re a London based startup shaking up the energy industry. We build well designed digital services to support the transition to a decentralised energy future.

About Us

Off the back of our successful trial of Piclo® (our Peer-to-Peer matching service) we launched a commercial SaaS solution with Good Energy here in the UK. This initial service gives business energy consumers complete transparency and choice in where their energy is produced. We are receiving interest across Europe and further afield with other energy retailers who want to offer this service to their customers, so we’re looking to scale up the development team to support growth and further innovation.

The work

We need an experienced full-stack developer to join our production team. The role will be to work closely with Andy our CTO as well as the rest of the team to maintain and build up our backend systems. We receive a growing amount of energy consumption and production data which we process through our matching algorithm to provide our end users with transparency of where their energy came from / went to. This role would cover building out APIs to facilitate scaling of our service to more users in new markets.

New features will need to fit alongside ongoing maintenance to continue providing the high customer satisfaction we pride ourselves on. You’ll need to be familiar with large data sets, data structures as well as working collaboratively with a mixed discipline production team. Communication is key to our working processes and we’d expect candidates to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This role would suit someone who likes solving interesting problems with innovative ideas. The production team processes are all set up to support team members to get involved in the setting of tasks and have supported autonomy in their completion.

Required experience

  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in full stack dev roles.
  • Advanced knowledge of Python, Django, and SQL
  • Good knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS
  • Best practices, TDD, git

Bonus experience

  • AWS, EC2, S3, ECS, docker
  • Microservices
  • Blockchain, DLT

5 reasons to work for us

  1. Freedom and support to help shape the direction of our infrastructure - you’ll be able to look back and say ‘I did that’.
  2. You’ll join our friendly team, where sales, design, development and business roles all work collaboratively together.
  3. You’ll be trusted to do your job and self-manage, this includes choosing when and how often to take holidays, or to work remotely for short or extended periods of time.
  4. We’ve spent 4 years improving our processes. We run focussed sprints, continuously integrate and deploy, and yet are always looking to improve.
  5. We are a mission driven team, with a product being used by people every day, backed by industry veterans, with ambitions to propel the world to a squanderable abundance of renewable energy.

Job details and application process

  • Role offered on an initial 6 months contract (ongoing position dependant on company fundraising).
  • Full time position in our London (Shoreditch) office.
  • Candidates must already have permission to work in the UK (EU resident or working visa).
  • No relocation support available.
  • Salary up to £45K (pro rata) depending on experience.
  • PAYE only (no contractors please, we're building a team).
  • Job starts ASAP.
  • To apply, please send an email to jobs@openutility.com that details; why you want to work for us, how your experience has prepared you for this role, a link to your online CV or LinkedIn and your GitHub or similar.
  • A development task and a 15 min Skype call will take place before second interviews at our London office with the CTO.
  • No recruiters or agencies please.

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Hello

Thanks for your interest in our Data Engineer role here at Open Utility. We’re a London based startup shaking up the energy industry. We build well designed digital services to support the transition to a decentralised energy future.

About Us

Off the back of our successful trial of Piclo® (our Peer-to-Peer matching service) we launched a commercial SaaS solution with Good Energy here in the UK. This initial service gives business energy consumers complete transparency and choice in where their energy is produced. We are rolling out this service with other energy companies across Europe and further afield, so we’re looking to scale up the team to support growth and further innovation.

The work

We need an experienced Data Engineer to join our production team. The role will be to work closely with Andy our CTO as well as the rest of the production team to look after the growing amount of energy consumption and production data for our matching algorithms as well as the matching results. This role would involve getting your hands dirty with various sources of data, the associated databases (currently we mainly use PostgreSQL) and building on our tooling to ensure the smooth running of the platform as well as to add new features to help manage and extract insights from the data.

You’ll need to be familiar with large data sets, data structures and manipulating them with your favourite programming language (we use Python). Security and integrity of data are paramount as is continuing to provide the high customer satisfaction we pride ourselves on. As well as technical skills you will need to be able to work collaboratively with a mixed discipline production team. Communication is key to our working processes and we’d expect candidates to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This role would suit someone who has a keen interest in data and the insights that it holds. The production team processes are all set up to support team members to get involved in the setting of tasks and have supported autonomy in their completion.

Required experience

  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in a data engineer or similar role
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL, ETL
  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Best practices, TDD, git

Bonus experience

  • AWS, EC2, S3, Redshift, Aurora, ECS, docker
  • Data lakes, NoSQL
  • Blockchain, DLT
  • Data science, machine learning

Job details and application process

  • Role is for a full time position in our London (Shoreditch) office
  • No relocation support available
  • Team members can work remotely on occasion
  • Salary depends on experience
  • PAYE team members only (no contractors)
  • Candidates must already have permission to work in the UK (EU resident or working visa)
  • To apply, please send us an email to jobs@openutility.com that details: why you want to work for us, how your experience has prepared you for this role, a link to your online CV or LinkedIn profile and your GitHub profile or similar
  • A development task and a 15 min Skype call will take place before second interviews at our London office with the CTO
  • To start ASAP

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Perks

Flexible working
Core working hours are flexible as is location. Feel free to work from home if you’d like, or plan a longer remote working trip.
Compulsory holidays
We require you to 'switch off' for at least 28 days a year and are happy for you to add a few extra if needed.
Team shindigs
Fridays end early with team drinks and a tour of the latest product developments. There’s also the odd team lunch and more regular pub trips.
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