Senior Software Engineer

London, England, United Kingdom · Software Engineering expand job description ↓

Description

We’re Bulb, an independent and renewable energy supplier. We have developed a unique operating model to provide affordable renewable energy to UK homes and businesses. Technology is at the very core of both our business and our members' experiences. We’re also the first and only UK energy supplier to achieve B Corp status.

We work in project-based sprints in integrated teams and encourage an open and transparent working environment. As an engineer you’ll be able to get involved in any aspect of the business you are interested in. Currently the following pods are looking for Senior Software Engineers:

Member

Help us create applications and services that allow our members to manage their accounts via desktop, mobile, SMS and email. You’d be working in a multi disciplinary team with developers, testers, designers, product managers and subject matter experts, developing across the full stack. We’ve got ambitious targets for customer self service and we’re always looking for innovative and exciting new ideas.

Energy Specialist Technology

We enable the Energy Specialist team to provide the best member service in the energy industry. You'll be using technology in interesting ways to automate tasks, simplify workflows, and build improvements to members experiences across products to reduce the need for them to get in touch with us. We're always on the lookout for making things better as we grow.

Growth

The number of people that have their energy supplied by Bulb has grown 1,000% per year and we're on a trend to do the same this year. Join the pod that's working on driving this growth as part of a multidisciplinary team working across the full stack, and help tackle exciting challenges, ambitious opportunities, and powerful products - such as the journey customers use to switch their energy, the most visited Bulb product Bulb.co.uk and more!

Smart

We're responsible for the smart meter rollout at Bulb. This includes everything from allowing member to booking meter installations to the Bulb Account experience once you have a smart meter and analysing the usage data to help us buy energy more efficiently. We're a multi disciplinary team and work closely with the experience team to ensure our members get the best smart meter experience.

Requirements

At Bulb we want to hire people with the experiences necessary to get going quickly, but who are also interested in learning new things and are comfortable working in a changing environment.

  • You take pleasure from clear code, see writing tests as an integral part of the development process and understand the benefit of writing code and tests in small increments.
  • You are keen to learn new technologies and have ideas about how we do things better
  • You like solving both real world and technical problems
  • You are an enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating across teams and departments
  • You are passionate about learning and your own professional development

The Stack

At Bulb we use a wide variety of technologies. While we have core technologies that we work with, we're always trying to pick the best tool for the job, and are always looking at what's on the horizon.
Our stack currently includes:

  • Node, Typescript, Koa, Redux, React, React Native, Webpack, Babel, Flow
  • Circle CI, Kubernetes, Docker and Google Cloud Platform

We use Git for source control, write tests and run continuous integration, and review each other’s code through pull requests.

Ideally, you would be familiar with these technologies or similar patterns; notably, Typescript/Javascript coupled with React is a core technology for us. But we’re more interested in your broad experience of software development than of specific tools or libraries. You should be comfortable getting up-to-speed quickly in new tools and platforms. You should be pragmatic and experienced enough to know when a different choice of technology would be more suitable, and comfortable leading explorations into new technologies.

Team Structure

Teams at Bulb are cross-functional, self-organized and autonomous pods. The key features of this structure are:

  • You’ll be working within a growing cross functional team composed of specialists with backgrounds in DevOps, Engineering and Security.
  • We practice Scrum/Kanban and work lean.
  • Work is not siloed, you’re able to commit across the stack, and you have a view of all the features the team are working on.
  • We’re use data to drive continuous improvement in our development process and we review this data in our fortnightly retrospectives.
  • We reflect the Bulby working culture.

Benefits

  • Be part of a growing technology startup and help shape the future of energy.
  • Training budget of £1000 a year, plus five working days to spend on professional or personal development. You can use this for training courses, books or conferences.
  • 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and the option to buy up to 5 more.
  • After a year at Bulb, you can take an additional month of unpaid leave to travel, work on personal projects or simply to recharge and reboot.
  • 12 weeks of full pay for maternity, paternity or adoption leave.
  • We all own a bit of Bulb.
  • Activities to improve your mental and physical well being including office yoga, meditation and Sanctus coaching.
  • Healthcare and a pension plan with employer contributions, childcare voucher scheme and a cycle to work scheme.

Date of posting: 25th June 2019

Application Closing Date: 24th July 2019

Competitive Salary Applies



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