Data Engineer (Multiple Teams)

over 1 year ago
Full time role
Hybrid · Remote · Glasgow, Scotland, GB... more
Hybrid · Remote · Glasgow, Scotland, GB... more

Job Description

Note: These roles can be based from any of our offices or remotely within the UK. 

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. 

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

Working within OVO’s Retail Tech department, this is an exciting opportunity to deliver platforms, services and data stores that underpin the operational side of the business. Whether you prefer application development, building data pipelines, transforming data, or working with data infrastructure in the cloud; we want to hear from you.

*We’re currently hiring into multiple different teams, these include: Settlements, Orchestration and Exports, New Collections, Data Platform, Care Data Squad)

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.

What will I be doing?

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing, building and maintaining data solutions.
  • Working with Kafka and data streaming technologies.
  • Transforming data.
  • Working with Cloud infrastructure (primarily GCP)
  • 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; utilising monitoring and alerting tools; and employing CI/CD best practices to deploy regularly to production.

Is this the job for me?

Across all our teams we have Engineers 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.

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, we don't care which, within the Data Engineering community here at OVO we primarily use Python & Scala.
  • 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.

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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!

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