Platform Quality Software Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom
4 days ago
Full time role


Kaluza is the intelligent energy platform enabling the world’s largest energy companies to lead the way in the energy transition. ...

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Job Description


Job title: Software Engineer - Quality Engineering

Location: London, Bristol, Edinburgh (including hybrid)

Salary: £66,000 - £91,500

Kaluza wants to power a world where net-zero is within everyone’s reach, by building the platform that will accelerate a balanced, affordable and resilient energy transition. It’s a huge challenge, but often the toughest problems are the most exciting to solve.

Since launching in 2019, Kaluza’s technology has been enabling some of the biggest energy suppliers to better serve millions of customers.

From revolutionising billing to intelligent electric vehicle charging, our real-time cloud platforms transform supplier operations, reducing cost to serve and boosting engagement. And most importantly, they enable suppliers' customers to drive decarbonisation with better, low carbon technologies.

Where in the world of Kaluza will I be working? 

You will join the Quality Engineering team. We’re on a mission to provide Kaluza engineers with the tools and frameworks that allow them to contribute to a platform view of quality and scalability. We are building the tools, services, frameworks and capabilities, and crafting standards, procedures and guidance to enable teams to follow consistent approaches to testing and validation of software developed at Kaluza and achieve Zero Change Failure Rate.

We are a platform team working in X-as a service mode, as well as facilitating mode. We may also be embedded in a team or squad on defined engagements to help find testing gaps and tackle testing problems, then consolidate findings to be shared across the platform.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Continually find innovative ways to refine the quality of Kaluza platform.
  • Develop common tooling that enable
    • Creation, deletion and replication of test data at scale.
    • Testing of sophisticated integrations and customer journeys
    • Reporting quality metrics into centralised dashboard
  • Building/using reports and dashboards that give insights into quality practices at Kaluza.
  • Partake in incident post mortems to identify and work with the teams involved to reinvent their quality processes and prevent incidents from reoccurring and follow up on post incident improvements.
  • Seek insights from incidents, test reports and relevant metrics to prioritise work in the team.
  • Organise lunch and learns and Tech Talks sessions to share and promote quality innovations and procedures across Kaluza.
  • Occasionally embed yourself in other engineering teams to coach and enhance their quality of delivery.
  • Researching test tools, methodologies and trends to upgrade existing practices and processes.

Our tech stack is different in different parts of the platform: Scala, Go, TypeScript and React are very common. We’re cloud native and use Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka and Terraform. We run our services in AWS and GCP.

Is this the job for me?

Ideally you’ll have

  • A passion for software development.
  • Experience developing high quality software employing practices like pair programming, code reviews and asynchronous discussions.
  • Experience analysing and disintegrating software systems and collaborating and coordinating with multiple teams to improve design.
  • An excellent appreciation of Agile development methodologies and the principles of DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering.
  • Ability to understand product/project documents and objectives to help implement test cases.
  • An excellent understanding of software testing methodologies and deployment strategies to minimise blast radius and customer impact.
  • Experience using application performance monitoring tools and have built/used data visualisation dashboards to gain insight into system changes over time. 

From us you’ll get

  • An additional 9% of your salary to spend on a wide range of benefits, including your pension, a selection of lifestyle, health and green benefits, or simply take it as cash!
  • Private Medical Insurance and Life Assurance
  • 26 days holiday, including a day off for your birthday you can take at any point
  • Flexible bank holidays, 5 of which you can choose to take whenever you like (3 are fixed days)
  • Progressive leave policies with no qualifying service periods, including 26 weeks full pay if you have a new addition to your family
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • A dedicated personal learning budget
  • Flexible working — we trust you to work in a way that suits your lifestyle
  • And more...

Even better? These benefits are accessible to you from day 1!

We want the best people

We’re keen to meet people from all walks of life — our view is that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. But if you're excited about joining us and think you have some of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure, we'd still love to hear from you.

Find out more about working in Kaluza on our careers page and LinkedIn

Kaluza is the intelligent energy platform enabling the world’s largest energy companies to lead the way in the energy transition. ...

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