Lead Frontend Engineer at Octopus Energy (Houston, TX)

Lead Frontend Engineer at Octopus Energy (Houston, TX)


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Location: Houston, TX
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-06-23 05:00:31

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Welcome to the future of energyWe’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. By accessing the industrial/wholesale rate, our customers save 20% on their energy costs. If they want to save even more? Our AI platform enables customers to amplify their total savings up to 40% off their electricity bill.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.We are looking for an experienced Front-end developer. who will be responsible for leading the overall planning, organization, and execution of our consumer-facing web experiences. The position will work closely with product, design, marketing, and data engineering teams to support and expand the web experience for the customer. It’ll also involve communicating with Frontend teams in other countries to ensure a clean, consistent approach across the globe. This role offers an opportunity to build and lead a best-in-class team and division from the ground up.

What you'll do

    • Build and lead a team of engineers
    • Drive technical decisions to develop and manage the Front-end and customer experience roadmap
    • Take advantage of our existing Front-end stack, whilst building scalable solutions following state-of-the-industry best practices
    • 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

    • Expert Javascript or Typescript development experience
    • Expert React and/or NextJS development experience
    • Experience in testing frameworks (we use Jest & Enzyme)
    • Experience putting agile processes into practice
    • Working knowledge of GraphQL & Apollo
    • A deep understanding of best practices in terms of accessibility
    • Time spent managing an Engineering Team or other engineers

Our Stack

    • React
    • Next JS
    • GraphQL & Apollo
    • Tailwind
    • Styled components & SASS
    • Storybook
    • Jest & Enzyme
    • Webpack
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.