Backend Engineer

Ovo Energy
London (Greater)
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Backend Engineer
London, W11
£Competitive DOE Plus Benefits including Bonus, Flexible Working Hours, 25 Days’ Holiday + Day Off on Birthday

OVO Energy is leading a new generation of energy providers with a fresh outlook and a unique way of doing business. We believe in creating a brighter future and doing right by our customers.

We’ve been featured in Wired magazine for developing software that shatters the status quo. Now, we’re looking for a Backend Engineer to work with the most innovative people in tech and help us to continue transforming the energy industry.

As a Backend Engineer, you will:

- Join a highly skilled, cross-functional team of Engineers, Designers and Product Owners
- Help to develop, test, and release software that scales quickly and reliably
- Build and scale a distributed system, focusing on user value and business objects
- Invent. Create. Innovate. Repeat
- Plan, design and build intelligent backend solutions and bind these to our front end infrastructure
- Drive both product and technical improvements
- Work with our microservice platform, which is written in Scala, following functional programming principles and connecting with event streams
- Encourage debate and collaboration within your team

Interested? If so, you’ll need:

- At least four years’ hands-on experience of building distributed systems in a multi-language environment
- Commercial experience with functional programming, or a demonstrable desire to learn
- Experience of REST and asynchronous event driven programming
- Previous experience with CI, and ideally CD
- A track record of driving automation across build, test and release processes

We would be interested in a further conversation with you if you have experience as a Backend Engineer, Backend Developer, Backend Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Back End Engineer, Software Application Engineer, Software Developer or Application Developer.

What’s in it for you?

- The opportunity to join a business that’s in the Sunday Times’ top 20 list of the best companies to work for
- The chance to join teams who are given total responsibility for designing, building, testing and running their applications
- A clearly defined career path, so you can enhance your technical skills or progress to people management
- Open plan office in Notting Hill
- A great range of modern and retro video games, as well as table tennis
- The opportunity to get involved with conferences, meet-ups, hackathons, tech talks and teaching kids to code
- Free breakfast every day and lunch on Fridays
- Lots of social events

Webrecruit and OVO Energy are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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