Data Engineer (Orchestration and Exports)

Bristol, United Kingdom
about 2 months ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.


Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

Working within OVO’s Industry Operations -  Orchestration and Exports team,  this is an exciting opportunity to help design and deliver not only a service orchestration tech platform that will not only support existing teams and processes within Industry Operations but help set an example for the wider business.  Within the exports domain you’ll have the opportunity to join the discovery phase of this new platform whilst also building technologies to define, scale, automate and report on processes to support new and existing export energy customers.
Orchestration and Exports sits within the wider Industry Operations tech squad along with areas such as teams supporting settlements and machine learning solutions.. We trust our development teams to choose their tech stacks, you’ll encounter technologies such as Kafka, Kafka Streams, Grafana, Docker, Python, Kotlin and Terraform. We run our services primarily in AWS.
Across all our brands we have around 350 Engineers all with varying backgrounds and levels of experience. One key thing that all of our engineers have in common is a desire to develop brilliant, industry redefining products as well as their own skills.

What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities include:

  • Setting a strategy for the use of data within our team and developing guidelines for how we use these across our streaming technologies.
  • Building and maintaining integration pipelines that power our automated journeys.
  • Transforming streaming data to meet the target schema.
  • Working in an agile engineering team where you will have the opportunity to influence technology selection.
  • Helping to establish good engineering processes within the team including: using infrastructure as code; contributing to automated testing efforts; utilizing monitoring and alerting tools; and employing CI/CD best practices to deploy regularly to production.
  • Collaborating with  stakeholders a engineers within the team to gain insights from our data lakes and visualize these for our stakeholders
  • Our team aspire to be more data driven,  you’ll have the opportunity to drive strategies for whilst coaching other engineer team member in our approaches

Is this the job for me?

Ideally you will have:

  • A proven track record of designing, building, monitoring and managing large-scale data products, pipelines, tooling and platforms.
  • Experience working on streaming ETL solutions utilising streaming data processing tools (e.g. Kafka Streams, Kinesis, Spark or similar).
  • Experience developing cloud-based solutions on GCP, AWS or Azure using Infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform.
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one programming language e.g. Scala, Python, Java.
  • Knowledge of the best engineering practices and continuous delivery.
  • An understanding that building quality is essential and you value automation and continuous delivery.
  • A love for building scalable, resilient solutions, and you enjoy influencing the team’s technology selection and architectural direction.
  • You will be comfortable working in an agile development environment with regular release cycles, and have experience of pair programming, BDD/TDD, CI/CD and deployment strategies.

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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