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Location: Hub based! Bristol, London or Glasgow (But you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best) Team: OVO Drive
Salary banding: £70,000 - £80,000
Experience: Expert
Working pattern:Full-Time
Reporting to: Lead Full-Stack Engineer - OVO Drive
Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.
This role in 3 words: Impactful, Exciting, Challenging
Top 3 qualities for this role: Curiosity, Confidence, Persistence


In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….

"This is an opportunity to define the tech and products that enable EV charging in the future!"

Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.

Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

We’ve made good progress on the UK’s path to net zero. But we can do better. Research shows that 100% renewable energy tariffs aren't actually making the grid greener. We have to go further. We need to save energy, use power at smarter times of the day and look at other ways to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint.

That’s where OVO Drive comes in, it's our dedicated electric vehicle business. We already provide hardware installations, home & public charging, but we want so much more, we want to build a single app experience that covers everything an EV driver could need this role will play a huge part in that.

We work like a start up- using our entrepreneurial, OVO Way spirit to drive us forward. And we’ll be flexible about how we do it - trying new things, growing the ones that work and learning new, green skills as we go.

This role in a nutshell:

Sitting in the OVO Drive business this role will support the development of the wide array of products targeted at EV Drivers from end to end. This includes launching new features and products, optimising the system architecture for scale, solving the problems of the future.

Your key outputs will be:

  • Designing, Testing and Building new features from our driver-facing B2C app and B2B products
  • Leading new partner integrations in charge point providers and operators to increase our coverage of EV charge points
  • Accountability for timely and reliable delivery of your work. Provide direction and hands-on technical guidance to your team, making sure key processes are understood, documented, and followed.
  • Ownership over system architecture, technical design and DevOps
  • Business alignment: Work with product and commercial team on developing team priorities based on the company’s business strategy
  • Providing technical mentoring: Ensure your team follows engineering best practices, participate in architectural discussions, and prioritise infrastructural work if necessary

You’ll be a successful Senior Full Stack Engineer at OVO Drive if you have…

  • Experience in a fast pace growth environment
  • Strong Typescript knowledge for server-side development and a strong understanding of multi-server architectures, databases (especially PostgreSQL and Mongo) and DevOps (building CI/CD pipelines, Terraform/Kubernetes, AWS ECS etc)
  • Are passionate about product and user experience – customers are at the heart of everything you do! Strong commercial thinking is a plus!
  • You’ll have a strong desire to have impact and taking ownership early on

Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £70,000 and £80,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, reach out anyway.

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal.

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your healthWith benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more
For your wellbeingWith gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more For your lifestyle With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers
For your commute Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes, yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..

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