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Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Posted: 10 Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom
Permanent & Full-time 9CD05A7249

While most of Team Bulb are working from home at this time, our Covid-secure offices are open for team members who need to use them. We’ve hired and onboarded more than 150 people virtually during the pandemic and have developed our ways of working to make sure new joiners feel part of our team. This includes virtual socials, lunch time 'Insights' from a range of internal and external speakers, and live streaming whole company meetings. If you'd like to read more about how we've adapted over the last few months, head over to our blog, and you can let us know about your specific requirements as part of the recruitment process.


About the team

Bulb is here to help our members cut their energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions. Our product teams make that happen. We’re developing products that will deliver the future of energy - from using AI to read energy meters, to making carbon offsetting fun and simple, from finding out how to get the most from Smart Meter data to helping people get paid for their solar energy. We also power the sign-up journey that helped us become the fastest growing company in the UK and the internal tools that let us deliver an excellent Trust Pilot score.

We work in project-based sprints in integrated teams and encourage an open and transparent working environment.


The following pods are hiring Senior Software Engineers:

Smart

Own end to end technology behind Smart meter experience - installation, onboarding, data consumption, and energy usage advice. Integration with smart home appliances is likely the future as well.


Innovation

  • Solar: Developing new tools and features to help members with solar panels to save money and get paid for the energy that the export to the grid.
  • EV charging: helping members with Electric Vehicles save and reduce their carbon emissions by charging at the cheapest and greenest times of day. Investigating future technologies like vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid (i.e. using your car battery to store extra renewable energy to use later).
  • Batteries: Helping members with solar panels store excess solar energy for use when the sun has gone down.

Requirements

A Senior Software Engineer tends to:

- Hold expertise in multiple technologies and understand long term technical strategy

- Take responsibility for technical decisions and influence guidelines/principles across Engineering

- Collect technical requirements from key stakeholders and provide technical direction to 1-5 Engineers, usually within a single pod, as agreed with the Principal Engineer

- Have full domain knowledge within a pod and understand how it connects with the Mission and the rest of Bulb

- Build additional knowledge by joining projects outside of your pod - we want you Engineers to gain exposure to the rest of the business!

- Hire, onboard and help Engineers to perform better through technical mentoring and coaching


At Bulb we want to hire people with the experiences necessary to get going quickly, but who are also interested in learning new things and are comfortable working in a changing environment.

  • You take pleasure from clear code, see writing tests as an integral part of the development process and understand the benefit of writing code and tests in small increments.
  • You are keen to learn new technologies and have ideas about how we do things better.
  • You like solving both real world and technical problems.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating across teams and departments.
  • You are passionate about learning and personal growth.


The Stack

At Bulb we use a wide variety of technologies. While we have core technologies that we work with, we're always trying to pick the best tool for the job, and are always looking at what's on the horizon.
Our stack currently includes:

  • Node, Typescript, Koa, GraphQL, React, React Native, Webpack, Babel
  • CircleCI, Kubernetes, Docker and Google Cloud Platform

We use Git for source control, write tests and run continuous integration, and review each other’s code through pull requests.

Ideally, you would be familiar with these technologies or similar patterns; notably, Typescript/Javascript coupled with React is a core technology for us. But we’re more interested in your broad experience of software development than of specific tools or libraries. You should be comfortable getting up-to-speed quickly in new tools and platforms. You should be pragmatic and experienced enough to know when a different choice of technology would be more suitable, and comfortable leading explorations into new technologies.


Team Structure

Teams at Bulb are cross-functional, self-organized and autonomous pods.

  • You’ll be working within a growing cross functional team composed of specialists with backgrounds in DevOps, Engineering and Security.
  • We practice Scrum/Kanban and work lean.
  • Work is not siloed, you’re able to commit across the stack, and you have a view of all the features the teams are working on.
  • We use data to drive continuous improvement in our development process and we review this data in our fortnightly retrospectives.

Benefits

  • Be part of a growing technology startup and help shape the future of energy
  • Collaborative, flexible, and friendly environment
  • Competitive salary, discretionary share options and bonus
  • 33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and the option to buy up to 5 more
  • 12 weeks of full pay for maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • Healthcare with Vitality after passing probation, life insurance, and a pension plan with employer contributions
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • One month sabbatical leave after your first year

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