Octopus Energy

Houston, TX

Platform Engineer

$90,000-$120,000 / YEAR
Welcome to the future of energy We’re a leading energy technology company providing a better experience for our customers through transparency, automation and simplicity. Better for the planet, through real long-term investment in renewable generation and a low CO2 future. We make energy green and flexible for consumers, with fair and transparent pricing. Through our home developed platform, cloud-based billing, and sophisticated use of data science, modelling and AI, we’re redefining what is possible in energy. Formerly operating as Evolve Energy, our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are extremely pleased to announce that we now have the full support and backing of Octopus Energy, an award-winning UK energy supplier who share our passion and values. Our company is a fast-growing, disruptive technology startup transforming the customer experience of buying retail electricity, opening new markets for competitive renewable generation, and decarbonizing the energy stack. We are seeking a Senior Platform Engineer who is security-focused, great with API development, and skilled in AWS architecture, deployment, and management. This is a hands-on, creative, and collaborative position that is a full-time member of an AWS-focused agile software engineering team producing and rolling out production software. The position will work closely with both the front-end and data engineering core teams to support daily operations and expansion.

What you'll do

    • Design and automate the deployment of secure and scalable AWS infrastructure
    • Drive technical decisions to develop and manage the product engineering roadmap
    • Build and maintain robust and secure CI/CD pipelines
    • Plan and implement solutions for backup and recovery, high availability, key management, and other strategic initiatives
    • Setup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting
    • Collaborate with our Security team to ensure thorough pen-testing and security evaluation for all aspects of an AWS implementation
    • Build relationships across the organization to coordinate engineering priorities
    • Often, we can only give you the question and not the answer, because if we knew the answer, we wouldn’t be hiring - are you someone who not only finds answers but creates value by coming back and asking better questions?

What you'll have

    • Multiple years of AWS systems administration experience
    • Security experience
    • Strong understanding of cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end-to-end cloud Infrastructure architectures and designs and recommendations
    • Proficient with DevOps methodologies such as CI/CD, version control(git), full-stack repeatability
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
    • Advanced or expert-level Linux administration
    • Terraform

It would be great if you had

    • Networking knowledge, particularly routing and VPNs
    • An awareness of security processes and DevOps security tools
    • Experience with RabbitMQ, or other messaging queues
    • Celery and async processing
    • Docker and Kubernetes. We use Amazon EKS
    • An understanding of Data Science / Big Data tooling and methods
At Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity.