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Software Engineer (Contract) Design, build and maintain high performance, reusable & reliable code

Engineering · Contract · Global

About the work The energy industry is undergoing the largest transformation since industrialisation at an unprecedented rate of change and we are positioning ourselves to be at the heart of that change.

Our aim is to be the leading global provider of solutions that enable customers to release £30bn of value per annum from distributed energy resources (DERs). We are building a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription business with a global addressable market of £2.4 billion per annum, by digitally connecting hundreds of thousands of DERs with energy markets.

We have already attained a market leading position and Upside is a recognised thought leader and innovator in the industry. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are 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.

As we enter the stage of rapid commercialisation and customer account growth, we have a number of exciting new offerings to launch to customers. We’re looking for an exceptional person to help us continuously deliver features that provide value to our customers.

Our ideal engineer would be an individual who loves to engage with interesting software problems, with an interest in full-stack development and the passion to build and shape the future within a collaborative, community-based environment. We operate a highly agile development approach, giving wide scope to be involved with hands-on system-design, test driven development, deployment and operations.



We need a supplier to Design, build and maintain high performance, reusable & reliable code Ensure the best possible performance, reliability and quality of the Upside platform Contribute to development across the entire stack from the front end down to the infrastructure that the platform runs on Contribute to the software engineering culture here at Upside Collaborate regularly with colleagues with many different professional specialities to create innovative solutions that delight our customers and colleagues Work as part of a team of engineers, regularly seeking feedback and growing your skills as technical professionals.

Likely experience 5+ years of industry experience in software development & design Proven experience in one of the following: Python; Node.Js A drive to get things done in a collaborative, agile development environment A proven ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment Excellent analytical and multitasking skills

It would be great if you can help with CSS/SASS or React (we’re currently in the process of migrating from Angular, so knowledge of angular is also useful) Knowledge of Typescript Experience developing, securing or operating cloud scale applications or infrastructure; ideally terraform or cloudformation Familiarity with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes etc) and passion for improving the way cloud applications are built Experience with AWS or similar cloud providers, and serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB, API Gateway

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