Software Engineer - KrakenFlex

  • Tokyo
  • Partial Remote
  • Full-time
  • August 30, 2022
7,000,000 - 9,000,000 JPY /yr
Apply from Japan Only
No relocation to Japan
(No visa sponsorship from overseas)
Language Requirements
Japanese: Not Required 👍
English: Conversational
Minimum Experience
Mid-level or above

Note: this position is for KrakenFlex, a subsidiary of Kraken Technologies.

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 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 KrakenFlex 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.

Role Summary

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.

What you’ll do 

  • 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 KrakenFlex

  • 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 a technical professional.

What you’ll need

  • Significant industry experience in software development & design

  • Proven experience in one or more of the following: Typescript or Node.Js

  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud providers, or serverless technologies e.g. AWS Lambda, Kinesis, DynamoDB, API Gateway

  • 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’d be great if you had

  • CSS/SASS or React

  • 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

Part of the UK-based Octopus Energy Group, Kraken Technologies is driving the global green energy revolution through transformational Energy-Tech. We invented, designed and built Kraken to ensure that we had the most innovative, data-centric and customer-focused technology to support our top-class customer service. Kraken Technologies now delivers transformational Energy-Tech to businesses around the world to make the global transition to green energy quicker and more affordable.

We’re now licensing Kraken Technology to businesses globally. You can read about our partnership with E.ON as an example to see how Kraken is evolving our business. You can learn more about how the migration works in practice here. Our aim is to have 100 million customers on the Kraken Platform by the year 2030. We also recently secured over £500 million of investment from Origin, Australia's largest Energy Company. Our group includes Octopus Energy, Octopus for Business, Kraken Technology, Octopus Electric Vehicles and Octopus Energy Services as well as our new net zero Centre - Octopus Centre for Net Zero.

Now with recently announced investment worth ca. ¥20 billion from Tokyo Gas, Octopus Energy will be entering Japan market to help us continue our mission. We are looking to recruit start-up members of our Japanese operations to build more tech to make energy in Japan greener and increase our investment in service and growth in Japan and Globally. Hear from Wendy, one of our Engineers here.

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