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Octopus Energy

Company
1001-5000
Houston, TX, USA

Sectors

Energy

Company Description

Welcome to the future of energy

We’re a leading energy technology company providing a better experience for our customers through transparency, automation and simplicity. Better for the planet, through real long-term investment in renewable generation and a low CO2 future. We make energy green and flexible for consumers, with fair and transparent pricing. Through our home developed platform, cloud-based billing, and sophisticated use of data science, modelling and AI, we’re redefining what is possible in energy. 


Formerly operating as Evolve Energy, our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are extremely pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values.


We recently secured over £500 million of investment from Origin, Australia's largest Energy Company and Tokyo Gas, to help us continue on our mission.

Jobs (8)

Python Developer

Full time role
Remote
Aug 12, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. We are looking for a Python Developer to join our Kraken Siphon team. Kraken Siphon is a core technology that allows Octopus Energy to interact with other utilities. Our team’s cloud-native services have a strong code-as-infrastructure backbone, and we use both Kubernetes and Terraform configuration files to manage all of the hosted artifacts. We enable CI/CD with GitHub Actions. Engineers are encouraged to learn and extend our DevOps stack. Our backend stack is a series of microservices written in purely functional Scala using the Cats Effect libraries ( https://typelevel.org/cats-effect/ ): Http4s for the web host, fs2 for streaming, and Doobie for database access. The systems we maintain have extremely strict zero-downtime requirements, and we find this paradigm and set of technology choices give us the most resilient, type-safe, scaleable, and error-free software the fastest. We use Python for most data manipulation, and have sophisticated tooling to make sure it blends beautifully with our Scala microservices. We see data as the ‘hub of the wheel’ of everything we do, and use Apache Kafka extensively. All our microservices interact directly and indirectly with Kafka, shuttling data between services,  as well as producing and consuming data events via Kafka streams. What you'll do Develop with Python in a robust CI/CD environment Work with experienced engineers on a modern platform with best-in-class tooling and mentorship Help grow a small team with a big product to a global scale in a few short months Be expected to be taken seriously about ideas about improving our software, designs, and extensions on day 0, regardless of comparative experience Aid in constructing core functionality to communicate with other utilities and market participants for Octopus Energy’s main software product, Kraken What you'll need Experience with ‘plain’ Python in text and data manipulation Excellent written and spoken communication skills with an eagerness to learn about extraordinary resilient systems designed to keep data in motion Excitement around solving complex data handling issues Default behaviors of thorough, detailed documentation of your technical work, preferences for highly interactive coding with colleagues, and rigorous testing Good understanding of SQL, and high level understanding microservice concepts, REST APIs, code-as-infrastructure principles, clustered environments (such as Kubernetes), and best practices around continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) Experience in the US energy industry a bonus, but not required A strong desire to participate in the mission of addressing climate change via decarbonization This position is open to individuals that currently reside in the US Why else you'll love it here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs. Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

Python Developer

Full time role
Houston, TX
Aug 12, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. We are looking for a Python Developer to join our Kraken Siphon team. Kraken Siphon is a core technology that allows Octopus Energy to interact with other utilities. Our team’s cloud-native services have a strong code-as-infrastructure backbone, and we use both Kubernetes and Terraform configuration files to manage all of the hosted artifacts. We enable CI/CD with GitHub Actions. Engineers are encouraged to learn and extend our DevOps stack. Our backend stack is a series of microservices written in purely functional Scala using the Cats Effect libraries ( https://typelevel.org/cats-effect/ ): Http4s for the web host, fs2 for streaming, and Doobie for database access. The systems we maintain have extremely strict zero-downtime requirements, and we find this paradigm and set of technology choices give us the most resilient, type-safe, scaleable, and error-free software the fastest. We use Python for most data manipulation, and have sophisticated tooling to make sure it blends beautifully with our Scala microservices. We see data as the ‘hub of the wheel’ of everything we do, and use Apache Kafka extensively. All our microservices interact directly and indirectly with Kafka, shuttling data between services,  as well as producing and consuming data events via Kafka streams. What you'll do Develop with Python in a robust CI/CD environment Work with experienced engineers on a modern platform with best-in-class tooling and mentorship Help grow a small team with a big product to a global scale in a few short months Be expected to be taken seriously about ideas about improving our software, designs, and extensions on day 0, regardless of comparative experience Aid in constructing core functionality to communicate with other utilities and market participants for Octopus Energy’s main software product, Kraken What you'll need Experience with ‘plain’ Python in text and data manipulation Excellent written and spoken communication skills with an eagerness to learn about extraordinary resilient systems designed to keep data in motion Excitement around solving complex data handling issues Default behaviors of thorough, detailed documentation of your technical work, preferences for highly interactive coding with colleagues, and rigorous testing Good understanding of SQL, and high level understanding microservice concepts, REST APIs, code-as-infrastructure principles, clustered environments (such as Kubernetes), and best practices around continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) Experience in the US energy industry a bonus, but not required A strong desire to participate in the mission of addressing climate change via decarbonization This position is open to individuals that currently reside in the US Why else you'll love it here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs. Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

DERMS Business Development Lead

Full time role
Remote
Jul 13, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. As we enter the stage of rapid commercialization and customer account growth we are now looking for an exceptional person to lead our North America new business presence and pipeline (including energy retailers,  traders, suppliers and large scale renewable and energy storage developers and owners). We envision the DERMS Business Development Lead taking on responsibility for generating, nurturing and closing deals across North American power markets. Example territories of interest include evolving markets such as ERCOT, PJM and CAISO. You will be empowered to help at every level of our organization; working collaboratively with our senior leadership and management teams, and across our business development, delivery and technical teams to design and deliver customer oriented propositions that exponentially grow our client base and market share. What you'll do Be responsible for the continued development of the commercial opportunity pipeline in an assigned region Rapidly evaluate market dynamics across sectors (utility, commercial & industrial, residential, etc.) and drivers (policy/regulatory, economics, etc.) Identify and qualify market partners; cultivate strong relationships with same partners Determine most effective go to market strategy and approach per market/segment for KrakenFlex’s product suite Perform techno-economic analysis of opportunities, and associated risks Support in developing processes and documentation for efficiently qualifying business opportunities in your region Understand, define, and disseminate functional requirements from the market, coordinating with internal business and engineering team members Develop and deliver new leads through your own pre-existing power market network Develop and deliver new leads through inbound and outbound channels Develop and deliver excellent in person and remote pitches, which have clearly defined value proposition and show an in depth understanding our our solution, power markets and how we solves customer needs Ability to coordinate internal team members (and when required ‘self respond’ to formal tenders) such as RFI’s and RFP’s Identify and develop valuable key stakeholder relationships with potential customers and in turn, influence decision making process Work with all functions within KrakenFlex to ensure that you are pitching the ‘latest and greatest’ our platform has to offer and utilise SME’s in the sales process to enhance market and technical value propositions Work with management and executive teams to develop our customer proposition, ensuring value creation for the business and outstanding satisfaction for the customer Prepare and present new business performance / forecast reports defining action plans to improve number of deals closing and annual recurring revenue Take existing pricing models and tailor them based on your understanding of the prospects needs to create optimal commercial proposals Lead contract negotiations, through to close Experience you'll need to be successful Be a self starter who can proactively lead business opportunities without close supervision or hand holding Working knowledge of grid/utility markets, as well as grid-tied technologies, such as PV, wind, EE, DR, storage, etc. Experience as a SaaS sales lead in the energy industry (5 years minimum) Experience working with energy related software solutions (preferably trading or ancillary service related) Experience leading pitches / presentations to a very high standard Experience of utilizing the latest business development methodologies Experience assessing product fit vs customer needs in the form of discovery and qualification with new business opportunities Experience of developing market leading customer engagement propositions (RFI, RFP’s), plans and upskilling the business for successful delivery Experience with being hands on in legal and pricing negotiations Experience using CRM to track deal progress Proven success in delivering an outstanding prospect relationships Proven success in closing deals and increasing annual recurring revenue Ability to engender a high level of confidence from the senior leadership team Skills you'll need Experience digesting and translating technical requirements and policy/regulatory information for commercial applicability Ability to prioritize work and execute many projects and tasks in parallel Intense desire to be on leading edge of the market and technology Deep passion for changing the way we use energy on the electric grid Knowledge of energy trading Knowledge of ancillary services Knowledge of energy storage and renewable asset generation Excellent communication skills showing the ability to summarize complex problems and recommend concise plans of action Effective risk management and negotiation skills - able to balance competing demands for resource to ensure best overall outcome A proven ability to build relationships at every level of large organizations, especially the c suite Eye for detail, with a very clear and organized approach to account management and delivery Why else you'll love it here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs. Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

DERMS Business Development Lead

Full time role
Houston, TX
Jul 7, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. As we enter the stage of rapid commercialization and customer account growth we are now looking for an exceptional person to lead our North America new business presence and pipeline (including energy retailers,  traders, suppliers and large scale renewable and energy storage developers and owners). We envision the DERMS Business Development Lead taking on responsibility for generating, nurturing and closing deals across North American power markets. Example territories of interest include evolving markets such as ERCOT, PJM and CAISO. You will be empowered to help at every level of our organization; working collaboratively with our senior leadership and management teams, and across our business development, delivery and technical teams to design and deliver customer oriented propositions that exponentially grow our client base and market share. What you'll do Be responsible for the continued development of the commercial opportunity pipeline in an assigned region Rapidly evaluate market dynamics across sectors (utility, commercial & industrial, residential, etc.) and drivers (policy/regulatory, economics, etc.) Identify and qualify market partners; cultivate strong relationships with same partners Determine most effective go to market strategy and approach per market/segment for KrakenFlex’s product suite Perform techno-economic analysis of opportunities, and associated risks Support in developing processes and documentation for efficiently qualifying business opportunities in your region Understand, define, and disseminate functional requirements from the market, coordinating with internal business and engineering team members Develop and deliver new leads through your own pre-existing power market network Develop and deliver new leads through inbound and outbound channels Develop and deliver excellent in person and remote pitches, which have clearly defined value proposition and show an in depth understanding our our solution, power markets and how we solves customer needs Ability to coordinate internal team members (and when required ‘self respond’ to formal tenders) such as RFI’s and RFP’s Identify and develop valuable key stakeholder relationships with potential customers and in turn, influence decision making process Work with all functions within KrakenFlex to ensure that you are pitching the ‘latest and greatest’ our platform has to offer and utilise SME’s in the sales process to enhance market and technical value propositions Work with management and executive teams to develop our customer proposition, ensuring value creation for the business and outstanding satisfaction for the customer Prepare and present new business performance / forecast reports defining action plans to improve number of deals closing and annual recurring revenue Take existing pricing models and tailor them based on your understanding of the prospects needs to create optimal commercial proposals Lead contract negotiations, through to close Experience you'll need to be successful Be a self starter who can proactively lead business opportunities without close supervision or hand holding Working knowledge of grid/utility markets, as well as grid-tied technologies, such as PV, wind, EE, DR, storage, etc. Experience as a SaaS sales lead in the energy industry (5 years minimum) Experience working with energy related software solutions (preferably trading or ancillary service related) Experience leading pitches / presentations to a very high standard Experience of utilizing the latest business development methodologies Experience assessing product fit vs customer needs in the form of discovery and qualification with new business opportunities Experience of developing market leading customer engagement propositions (RFI, RFP’s), plans and upskilling the business for successful delivery Experience with being hands on in legal and pricing negotiations Experience using CRM to track deal progress Proven success in delivering an outstanding prospect relationships Proven success in closing deals and increasing annual recurring revenue Ability to engender a high level of confidence from the senior leadership team Skills you'll need Experience digesting and translating technical requirements and policy/regulatory information for commercial applicability Ability to prioritize work and execute many projects and tasks in parallel Intense desire to be on leading edge of the market and technology Deep passion for changing the way we use energy on the electric grid Knowledge of energy trading Knowledge of ancillary services Knowledge of energy storage and renewable asset generation Excellent communication skills showing the ability to summarize complex problems and recommend concise plans of action Effective risk management and negotiation skills - able to balance competing demands for resource to ensure best overall outcome A proven ability to build relationships at every level of large organizations, especially the c suite Eye for detail, with a very clear and organized approach to account management and delivery Why else you'll love it here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs. Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

US Director of Policy & Markets

Full time role
Houston, TX
Jul 6, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. We're looking for a US Director of Policy and Markets with a passion for renewable energy and the decarbonization mission, who wants to join a rapidly growing energy tech scale-up. This is a rare opportunity to craft a US policy and regulatory strategy with an international industry leader. You will be responsible for accelerating the growth of Octopus Energy Group and Kraken Technology in the US by building the company’s brand with key energy stakeholders including regulators, policy-makers, utilities, technology implementers, advocates, and trade groups. Octopus is subject to numerous state and federal regulations both in its role as an energy retailer and through licensing its Kraken technology platform to energy utilities. Our long-term success will depend on successful engagement with policy makers at all levels.  An ideal applicant will be comfortable in external settings, adept at building deep stakeholder relationships, willing to roll up their sleeves to understand the details of proposed regulations, and successfully advocate for changes that align with Octopus’ goals. You will report directly to the Global Director of Regulation and Markets and work closely with the Global Director of Business Development for Kraken Tech and the CEO of Octopus Energy USA. What you'll do Be the expert Provide advice and guidance to company leadership on what US policy and regulatory efforts are most strategic to Octopus’ work in deregulated, regulated, and wholesale energy markets. Develop and implement the company’s US regulatory and policy strategy. Craft thoughtful, detailed written comments, memos, or presentations to regulators, policymakers and stakeholders as needed to inform go to market strategy and sales efforts. Keep our business strategy central to your efforts at all times. Lead conversations with regulatory stakeholders about how “retail 2.0” can lead decentralized and decarbonized grids (the consumer-centric energy future). Build strategic relationships Earn trust with key audiences including utilities and regulators, and build a reputation as a key partner and problem solver. Develop relationships with other thought leaders and industry experts, including utilities, public utility commissions, government agencies, technology implementers and trade groups. Build Octopus’ brand as an industry expert - speak at conferences, participate in panels, testify before regulatory bodies, and draft and file comments. Drive results and win We have a track record of results globally in the policy space, and expect to have a measurable impact in the US as we expand our footprint. Work with partners to advance changes to best practices, policy, and regulation to accelerate our growth and close deals in both competitive and regulated markets. What you'll need A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, ideally in a similar role at another climate/energy tech company. Familiarity with and passion for US energy policy at both the state and federal level. Understanding of wholesale energy markets and utility rate-making processes. Trusted by senior management to deliver results on high profile projects. Strong business judgment and the ability to prioritize issues that matter most to the bottom line Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to synthesize complex topics into clear and simple messages. Excellent interpersonal skills to work well with colleagues across all businesses and cultures, achieve objectives through effective influencing, and establish credibility with senior leaders. Experience successfully hiring and managing consultants, lobbyists and ideally full time team members. Comfort working in a low structure, fast paced environment. Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Why we are different Octopus Energy is only 6 years old - and as we scale we work extremely hard on maintaining agility and our ability to 'do more' than any other business in our sector - every team should feel like a 20 person startup. We trust our employees but also give them appropriate leadership and oversight. We point them in the right direction and then give them high levels of autonomy. We know that small teams of extremely motivated and capable people run fast. Everyone in our business has equity options – we all work towards and share in our success in the whole Octopus Energy Group. Our mission in energy and decarbonization is real and we are all passionate about making it happen. Our customer-centricity is real - and we make decisions that foster long term value over short term gains. Why else you'll love it here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs. Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

Senior Power Market Analyst

Full time role
Houston, TX
Jun 17, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. Wholesale electricity makes up both our largest cost but also our most volatile. At the same time, the growth of renewables and smart access to data provides a lot of opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Power Market Analyst to help build out a key function, both to enable Octopus to rapidly grow its customer base but also to innovate and participate in the drive to net zero. What you'll do Daily analysis of market movements, market pricing, and pricing of various energy products to inform on purchasing decisions Be accountable for accurate and complete management of all short and long-term wholesale risks Continually observe and make improvement recommendations on the appropriate risk approach as the business grows and the market evolves. Present clear recommendations to key stakeholders (both within Octopus Energy US and the wider Octopus Energy group) for approval Ensure that approved amendments are clearly captured in the risk policy Calculate and execute trades to ensure compliance with risk policy Continuously monitor short-term markets and trade execution to ensure that positions are sufficiently covered. Report on VaR under a range of outlooks (winter storms/summer heatwaves / etc) Work with Data Science team to develop demand forecasts and monitor accuracy Make proposals on generation, flexibility, or DSR initiatives that will support risk management and innovative ways to deliver genuine renewable supply Continuously challenge processes and deliver improvement/automation, or spec improvements/automation for delivery by the Tech team Develop REC hedging strategy What you'll need Academic background in a quantitative field such as Mathematics or Statistics Significant experience with programming in Python and SQL is absolutely essential Very bright, highly numerate, ability to handle multidimensional concepts Experience analyzing electricity or other commodity markets is a plus Experience managing and reporting on financial risk Strong analytical skills coupled with an ability to think strategically Excellent verbal and written communication skills Flexibility to grow and adapt as the business grows Able to challenge with empathy and support  as required at times as we develop the business Comfortable with some ambiguity (our world is changing fast) Why else you'll love it here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need 401(k) plan with employer match Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible Pre-tax commuter benefits Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

Platform Engineer

Full time role
Remote
Jun 17, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. We're looking for a Platform Engineer to join the team and help us build and scale “Kraken”, a cloud-based energy platform for interacting with both consumers (via the web, mobile and smart-meters) and the industry (e.g. data flows, consumption forecasting, trading on the wholesale market). We're an innovative and customer-focussed company, helping to drag the utilities industry into the 21st century. Our team All technology is written and maintained by a multi-discipline engineering team of around 150 people. This includes server-side, client-side, and mobile engineers working closely with UX experts, copywriters and designers. We follow a Kanban-like approach, using Google docs and Asana to specify and manage work; Github, CircleCI, Kubernetes and Terraform Enterprise as part of an immutable-infrastructure, continuous delivery pipeline; and Datadog, Sentry and Cloudwatch to measure performance and monitor production. Our technology On the server-side, we mainly use Python. Most of our websites are powered by Django, Django-REST-framework and GraphQL. We use Celery, RabbitMQ and SQS for background processing and have a data platform that uses Pandas, Numpy and Jupyter for analysis and forecasting. We are heavy users of AWS. We host our applications in Kubernetes (EKS) and on EC2 and deploy and manage them with Helm/ArgoCD, or Packer/Terraform. Client-side, we use React, Redux and SASS with increasing amounts of Next.js; our mobile apps are built using React Native. What you'll do Identify, design and lead on initiatives that help us scale Support, maintain and expand our AWS infrastructure Ensure our systems and services are both reliable and performant Collaborate with Developers on new features and services Work with the Security team to ensure that the platform is secure Help solve interesting and difficult problems. There’s a great opportunity for disruption in the global energy market What you'll need Excellent Linux skills. Our services run on Linux, so you’ll need to be confident administering and troubleshooting Ubuntu and/or CentOS Good experience with AWS. We use a lot of different AWS services and not just the standard few. Terraform experience. We use Terraform Enterprise to roll out changes to our cloud Python and Django (or equiv. Web framework) PostgreSQL, or similar RDBMS, particularly in Amazon RDS A good understanding of troubleshooting distributed systems Experience managing and supporting a large scale internet facing service This position is open candidates residing in the US. Central and Eastern time zones strongly preferred. What would help Networking knowledge, particularly routing and VPNs An awareness of security processes and DevOps security tools Experience with RabbitMQ, or other messaging queues Celery and async processing Docker and Kubernetes. We use Amazon EKS. An understanding of Data Science / Big Data tooling and methods What you'll love about us Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options : every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! When 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! 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.

Energy Risk Professional

Full time role
Houston, TX
Jun 17, 2022
Welcome to the future of energy We are both an electricity retailer and a tech platform and we think there is no better way to address our greatest challenge, climate change, than with the combination of those two. Through our proprietary tech platform, Kraken, we are changing the way people interact with their energy company - by making it approachable, low cost, easy-to-understand, and most importantly, 100% renewable.  We’ve distinguished ourselves by being named 2020’s Energy Provider of the Year, which highlights our commitment to exceptional customer service. In many markets we are a leading employer on Glassdoor for best places to work. Wholesale electricity makes up both our largest cost but also our most volatile. At the same time, the growth of renewables and smart access to data provides a lot of opportunities. This is an exciting opportunity to build a key function, both to enable Octopus to rapidly grow its customer base but also to innovate and participate in the drive to net zero. What You'll Do Accountable for accurate and complete management of all short and long-term wholesale risks. Continually observe and make improvement recommendations on the appropriate risk approach as the business grows and the market evolves. Present clear recommendations to key stakeholders (both within Octopus Energy US and the wider Octopus Energy group) for approval. Ensure that approved amendments are clearly captured in the risk policy. Calculate and execute trades to ensure compliance with risk policy. Continuously monitor short-term markets and trade execution to ensure that positions are sufficiently covered. Report on VaR under a range of outlooks (winter storms/summer heatwaves / etc). Work with Data Science team to develop demand forecasts and monitor accuracy. Make proposals on generation, flexibility, or DSR initiatives that will support risk management and innovative ways to deliver genuine renewable supply. Continuously challenge processes and deliver improvement/automation, or spec improvements/automation for delivery by the Tech team. Develop REC hedging strategy What You'll Need Experience working in several Electricity supply markets (NYISO, PJM, MISO, ISO-NE, ERCOT) Very bright, highly numerate, ability to handle multidimensional concepts Experience with Python and SQL Experience managing and reporting on financial risk Strong analytical skills coupled with an ability to think strategically Excellent verbal and written communication skills Flexibility to grow and adapt as the business grows Able to challenge with empathy and support  as required at times as we develop the business Comfortable with some ambiguity (our world is changing fast) Why Else You'll Love It Here Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs. Unlimited paid time off — we know working hard means also being able to recharge as needed, we trust our employees to get the work done and take the time they need. 401(k) plan with employer match. Parental leave. Biological, adoptive and foster parents are all eligible. Pre-tax commuter benefits. Flexible working environment: you need to shift around your schedule? You do you, we genuinely believe in work/life balance. Equity Options: every Octopus employee owns part of the business. We’re a team, working together towards huge goals. Every person is crucial to our success, you should be rewarded as such. Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location. 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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