Kraken is the technology behind Octopus Energy. We invented, designed and built Kraken to ensure that we had the most innovative, data-centric and customer-focused technology to support our top-class customer service. Kraken Technologies now delivers transformational Energy-Tech to businesses around the world to make the global transition to green energy quicker and more affordable. We’re now licensing Kraken Technology to businesses globally. You can read about our partnership . Our aim is to have 100 million customers on the Kraken Platform by the year 2030.Our group includes Octopus Energy, Octopus for Business, Kraken Technology, Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy Services as well as our new net-zero Centre – Octopus Centre for Net Zero. We recently secured over £500 million of investment from Origin , Australia’s largest Energy Company and Tokyo Gas, to help us continue our mission. This will help power our growth into new markets, invest in Kraken Technologies, build more tech to make energy greener and increase our investment in service and growth in our existing markets, the UK and Globally.All technology is written and maintained by a multi-discipline engineering team of around fifty 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 Trello to specify and manage work; Github, CircleCI and Terraform Enterprise as part of an immutable-infrastructure, continuous delivery pipeline; and Loggly, Sentry and Cloudwatch to measure performance and monitor production.Engineering standards are high. We pair program, thoroughly review and test code before it deploys, and maintain fast, high-value test suites. We have weekly tech talks, monthly blitz-days (eg sharpening our internal tools, upgrading dependencies) and can often be found at tech meet-ups and conferences.
Our coding conventions are open- source and we maintain a tech blog . Octopus is a great place to learn, work with some talented engineers and level-up your skills. Our technology: On the server-side, we mainly use Python. Most of our websites are powered by Django and the Django-REST-framework. We also use Pandas, Numpy and Jupyter for analysis and forecasting, plus Celery, RabbitMQ, SQS and Airflow for background processing.We use AWS heavily, employing most of the “Hashistack” (eg Packer, Consul, Terraform) as part of a continuous deployment pipeline. See, for example, Django, ELB health checks and continuous delivery .
Client-side, we use React, Redux and SASS; our mobile apps are built using React Native. About you: This is a product that needs to be built to an exceptionally high standard – as such we’re looking for a superstar with a wide-range of skills, the passion to create something amazing, and the mindset to learn and grow with the company. What you’ll have:
Python, Django, GraphQLPython, Django, GraphQL, Git, CI/CD