Senior Software Engineer - Energy

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3592811

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Kent 

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Engineering

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Full time

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23.11.2017
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Senior Engineer - Energy  uSwitch is the largest energy comparison site in the UK. We supporthundreds of thousands of customers per year in better understanding oneof their largest household costs. Our free and impartial service can besaving customers up to 650 per year which means that some people nolonger have to choose between heating their home over winter and buying food.  The energy market is changing; gone are the days of six giant suppliersshaving pennies of each others prices. The market has grown to almost60 providers, many of which have special requirements; some are onlyavailable regionally, some only if you consume a certain amount ofelectricity or are with a certain supplier currently. Competition isfierce and customers are impatient. Our core Clojure comparison enginehas to transform a customers annual consumption data into a calculatedcost and saving versus hundreds of possible plans on the market in a few milliseconds.  We traditionally havent had opera singers or meerkats shouting aboutour service. Instead, we have relied on using technology to outmanoeuvreour competitors with a small, fast moving team offering a best in market(and much imitated) comparison service. How we choose to display energycomparisons defines energy comparison  The role  Our teams are autonomous, guided by a leadership group but free to solveproblems in any way they see fit. We focus on problems not projects.Developers are the product experts. If we feel a language is a betterfit for a problem than one we are currently using, we will rewrite ourcode in that language. We are running production code written inClojure, Ruby, Elixir, Go, React etc. We embrace microservices whereappropriate. We deploy to production dozens of times every day with asimple push to master. There are no barriers to releasing features - wehave no QA team and no project managers.  Your Profile  We are looking for people to join our team of experts. We want someoneinterested in understanding the whole business problem we face andleveraging technology as a solution. We are looking for people skilledin web development and building successful products. We want someonepassionate about their craft and looking to help guide the technicalvision of the comparison product. With the advent of smart meters on thehorizon, we need people interested in re-defining how the public thinksof the UK energy market.  About ZPG Plc ()   ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UKsmost trusted property and household-related digital brands includingZoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.   ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has anunrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using itsservices.   ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team,led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE. - provided by Dice ADVENT, CLOJURE, MOBILE, QA, RUBY, WEB DEVELOPMENT
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Senior Software Engineer - Energy

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Job ID:

3592811

Location:

Kent 

Category:

Engineering

Salary:

per year
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Job Views:

94

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

23.11.2017
col-wide   

Job Description:

Senior Engineer - Energy  uSwitch is the largest energy comparison site in the UK. We supporthundreds of thousands of customers per year in better understanding oneof their largest household costs. Our free and impartial service can besaving customers up to 650 per year which means that some people nolonger have to choose between heating their home over winter and buying food.  The energy market is changing; gone are the days of six giant suppliersshaving pennies of each others prices. The market has grown to almost60 providers, many of which have special requirements; some are onlyavailable regionally, some only if you consume a certain amount ofelectricity or are with a certain supplier currently. Competition isfierce and customers are impatient. Our core Clojure comparison enginehas to transform a customers annual consumption data into a calculatedcost and saving versus hundreds of possible plans on the market in a few milliseconds.  We traditionally havent had opera singers or meerkats shouting aboutour service. Instead, we have relied on using technology to outmanoeuvreour competitors with a small, fast moving team offering a best in market(and much imitated) comparison service. How we choose to display energycomparisons defines energy comparison  The role  Our teams are autonomous, guided by a leadership group but free to solveproblems in any way they see fit. We focus on problems not projects.Developers are the product experts. If we feel a language is a betterfit for a problem than one we are currently using, we will rewrite ourcode in that language. We are running production code written inClojure, Ruby, Elixir, Go, React etc. We embrace microservices whereappropriate. We deploy to production dozens of times every day with asimple push to master. There are no barriers to releasing features - wehave no QA team and no project managers.  Your Profile  We are looking for people to join our team of experts. We want someoneinterested in understanding the whole business problem we face andleveraging technology as a solution. We are looking for people skilledin web development and building successful products. We want someonepassionate about their craft and looking to help guide the technicalvision of the comparison product. With the advent of smart meters on thehorizon, we need people interested in re-defining how the public thinksof the UK energy market.  About ZPG Plc ()   ZPG Plc (LSE:ZPG) ("ZPG") owns and operates some of the UKsmost trusted property and household-related digital brands includingZoopla, uSwitch, PrimeLocation, Money and Hometrack.   ZPG helps empower smarter property and household decisions. It has anunrivalled proposition with its websites and mobile apps attracting over50 million visits per month and over 25,000 business partners using itsservices.   ZPG was founded in 2007 and has a highly experienced management team,led by Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman OBE. - provided by Dice ADVENT, CLOJURE, MOBILE, QA, RUBY, WEB DEVELOPMENT