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Lead Engineer - Open Utilities

London

Permanent

Our Vision 


We want to turn the stress, anxiety and guilt around household bills into satisfaction and pride.


Think of all the fun you have with your bills: Electricity, Gas, Mobile, TV, Broadband, Water, Landline, Netflix, Spotify… if you are like most people that doesnt fill you with feelings of excitement and delight. Despite lots of savings on offer, people dont engage with their bills for these emotional reasons but also because bills are complicated. Bundles are complicated. So people procrastinate rather than sorting things out.


Once you get over the procrastination you might head to a price comparison website. Where youll generally find a really awful mobile user-experience with lots of questions not easily answered on the go (annual kWh, Economy 7 energy meters etc). The experience is very transactional with little reason to go back again tomorrow, next week, next month. And generally speaking there is no differentiation - the price comparison sites, generally have the same offers from the same providers.


WonderBill is changing all of this. We put all of your bills in one place. We connect directly to over 100 household utility and service providers to collect all the latest information about your bills. This is a unique dataset with contract end dates, tariffs, historic and future payment amounts, PDFs of your bills and documents. With this data we are building the best automated bill management tool the world has ever seen. Its like OpenBanking for everything else in your household.


…speaking of OpenBanking, that is just one of the major new feature sets we are currently building into WonderBill. We need people like you to help us solve problems no one has ever solved before and build a product thats never been built before.




About Us


Like most great ideas, WonderBill started life as a post it note. In 2016 we officially launched as a joint venture between Shell Ventures and BCG Digital Ventures. Fast forward 3 years to 2019 and weve grown again! Were now 40 strong across two UK hubs (Manchester & London) and are partnering with others in the Shell New Energies division.


The future for WonderBill is bright, were revolutionising the way people manage their household bills and have hired a team of super sharp and driven individuals to help us build it. As we grow, we need ambitious individuals who love a challenge. Our 2019 roadmap is packed full of new features to build, scale and implement including Open Banking and launching our own API to enable 3rd parties to offer WonderBill features to their own users.



Our full stack includes

That includes React, React Native, Redux, Cucumber, Docker, Appium, Postgres, Terraform, AWS, Kubernetes, Chrome extensions, Git, Hashicorp Vault, Postgres and Redis.



Lead Engineer - Open Utilities


We are on the search for a passionate and professional Lead Engineer for our Open Utilities team to join us in London. Reporting into our VP Engineering, this is a brand new position that offers an amazing opportunity to the right person. Youll be empowered to lead and support our Open Utilities team in creating something truly unique, making use of the latest technology stacks this role will be constantly pushing WonderBill forward. Youll be helping to build stable structures that can sustain the huge scale up we are planning.


Your team will be sitting right at the heart of WonderBill, providing a number of different tools, applications and APIs which enable WonderBill to connect with and structure data from any utility provider.


This is a critical role within WonderBill. From day one you will be building, transforming, scaling and inventing for our open utilities platform, bringing the team along with you. We are looking for someone who has the experience and the credentials to take on such a challenge, and that means you will have a strong Computer Science and engineering background.


You will have built successful platforms (Through backend technologies, Restful APIs, Data scraping and analysis, Microservices, ML, SQL / NoSql Database, etc...) and you will be well versed in all new architecture paradigms.


Your career will have seen you develop strong commercial experience in helping to scale well-known start-ups throughout their different stages of growth using all the common tools.


We usually play with Go, Ruby, Js and Python and we will need you to be an expert in one of those languages.



Our full stack includes

That includes Golang, Node, Ruby, Python, React, React Native, Redux, Cucumber, Docker, Appium, Postgres, Terraform, AWS, Kubernetes, Chrome extensions, Git, Hashicorp Vault, Postgres and Redis.



What are we looking for?


Essential experience in the following

  • Bsc in Computer Science, prefered Msc with strong mathematical background.

  • 6 years experience working for well-known startups in development with identifiable line  management skills.

  • Experience of working in a product - engineering led environment.

  • An excellent knowledge of screen scraping and web scraping.

  • Good knowledge of building out microservices with Restful APIs.

  • Expert knowledge in one of our core languages and excellent experience across Ruby, Go, Python and Javascript.

  • Experience on scaling out existing applications to support huge increases in job and customer numbers - we are growing you will be ensuring our systems are always ahead of this curve.

  • An understanding of how different Machine Learning techniques can be applied to problems and how to achieve the best results.

  • Providing technical leadership and input that will shape our product and services as we continue to grow.

  • Expanding software solutions into new and exciting territories - you will have worked in build/measure/learn environments and be able to make best use of all our data.

  • We do our best work when we work together. That means pairing, daily scrums, BDD/TDD, retros and team workshops and more.

  • Youll be happy leading from the front, taking ownership of delivery, generating ideas and mentoring junior staff.


Beneficial experience in the following:

  • Experience working within a modern cloud based development environment on AWS using Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience of working on machine learning based projects around document classification, analysis and/or goal seeking algorithms.

  • Knowledge of utility providers and their types of data sets.



Essential Characteristics of our team

  • You like building things, you like fixing things and you like helping make the world a better place. Above all, you love finding novel and elegant solutions to really tough problems.

  • You know how to code, but that doesn't mean thats all you know, youre product passionate and used to working in a product / engineering led environment. 

  • Youre Brave. You thrive in an environment that encourages taking calculated risks, owning the times youve lost and celebrating the times youve won. 

  • Youre willing to learn. We dont hire people who know it all already we hire team players. Simple as that. 

  • Youre an Architect - you want to build! 

  • Youre a good person. We spend most of our day at work, so its no fun if we dont know each other. We want to know you! Do you like Game of Thrones? Do you like to travel? Are you a tea or Coffee person? Tell us! 


Perks of the job

  • Perkbox (The platinum membership no less!)

  • Personalised Training budgets for each team member

  • 30 days holiday

  • Fresh Fruit twice a week

  • Lunch & Learns twice a month

  • Free Gym in the building (London office only, sorry Manchester!)

  • Flexi time

  • Work from home options

  • Monthly celebrations - once a month we drop everything to celebrate our amazing teams, then we leave early for drinks on the company!

  • More Swag than you can shake a stick at!

  • Book Club





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