Python Developer

Any of our offices
10 days 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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Location: Hub based! Bristol, London, Glasgow or Remote! (You have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best)
Team: Data Discovery
Salary banding: £45,000 - £75,000
Experience: Mid-level / Senior
Working pattern: Full-Time
Reporting to: Software Engineering Manager
Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.
Top 3 qualities for this role: Communication. Mastery. Curious.

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

You'll unlock the value of our data by designing and enhancing open-source tools, collaborating with external contributors, and delivering solutions to stakeholders. Embrace agile processes, including infrastructure as code, automated testing, monitoring, and CI/CD practices.

This role in a nutshell:

OVO is a data-driven organization that relies on accurate and reliable data for decision-making. We're forming a new team to build and improve data discovery tools. These tools will help our teams find and understand the data they need, identify data owners, and ensure data access and quality. Your role will involve building and extending open-source software to empower users in discovering and utilizing data effectively.

Your key outcomes will be:

  • Designing new tooling, and extending and enhancing the features of open-source data discovery tooling that meets OVO’s needs
  • Building relationships and participating with contributors outside of OVO, working with some of the thought leaders in metadata and contributing back to the open-source community, 
  • Working in an agile software engineering team as either a full-stack or back-end engineer where you will have the opportunity to understand your stakeholders and deliver solutions that meet their needs.
  • 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.

You’ll be a successful
Python Developer here at OVO if you…

  • Contribute to open-source projects.
  • Proficient in Python and/or React as well as a willingness to learn additional languages and technologies. Optionally, expertise building front-end applications using the React Javascript library.
  • Experience developing cloud-based solutions on GCP and/or AWS using Infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform.
  • Exposure to container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes and Helm.
  • Experience working with Kafka, REST and GraphQL.
  • Knowledge of the data domain, working with data at scale and a familiarity with concepts such as labelling, tagging and data ownership.
  • A proven understanding of metadata and how it can help to make data easier to find, use and manage.
  • Familiarity with data quality and approaches for monitoring the reliability of data products
  • You will be comfortable working in an agile software development environment with regular release cycles, and have experience of pair programming, BDD/TDD, CI/CD and deployment strategies.

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £45,000 and £75,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal. 

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and 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 starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

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.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.


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!

If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..

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

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