Head of Software Engineering

We have an open, honest and trusting culture here at Origami. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our people have to say!

What you'll do

We want to help change the world. Origami is embracing a real technical challenge to build a technology platform at the forefront of a massively exciting green transformation in the global energy sector.

 We’re developing a software platform that delivers a suite of interoperable and configurable cloud-based software product modules to help our customers meet the challenges of increasing complexity and volatility head on. Energy companies need to optimise physical and financial decisions in real-time - improving their trading performance, unlocking exciting new customer propositions, and investing in low carbon assets to accelerate the energy transition.  

Origami is on a mission to help our customers make better, faster decisions within an energy system increasingly dominated by renewables. With renewables supplying a much higher proportion of total energy, we are seeing an explosion in physical and market volatility, and the industry is struggling to keep up.

The position is ideally suited to an experienced and hands-on Head-of, or senior software engineering manager looking for the next step up, being a fantastic opportunity to get in early and take on software engineering leadership working within an experienced and supportive senior tech leadership team. We’re looking for someone with the experience, resilience and technical leadership skills to hit the ground running and lead the evolution of our distributed technology platform.

 The candidate will lead and guide the autonomous software engineering squads building our modular platform of cloud based containerised microservices, embracing rapid agile DevOps practices and continuous delivery to create the high paced, flexible change-engine required to win in this rapidly transforming market.

You belong in this team if you

  • Lead and scale a small number of software engineering teams to meet business delivery commitments to build a world-class software platform for real-time power trading customers.
  • Embrace iterative agile approaches, DevOps principles, CI/CD, continuous improvement and metrics to establish scalable delivery and performance of a global platform.
  • Champion software engineering principles to assure a maintainable, scalable, secure and observable digital platform, whilst cultivating autonomous delivery squads.
  • Collaborate closely with product management, commercial and operations teams to help drive product delivery clarity, cohesion and commitment to a cohesive modular product, technical architecture and high performing organisation.
  • Work closely with the technology leadership team; including s/w engineering, security, AI/ML and platform services to define & deliver the technology strategy & roadmap.
  • Work closely with our Head of Machine Learning to support development of the roadmap for our Machine Learning and AI strategy for a globally scalable intelligent platform. Lead and scale-up our teams of software engineers and engineering managers; lead hiring, career management and personal development of our software engineering teams.

Ideally you will bring

  • Product delivery leadership experience of full-stack teams building complex digital platforms.
  • Experience developing people via goal setting, career plans and cultivating an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Proven experience building maintainable, scalable, secure, observable distributed systems software in a cloud platform environment.
  • Strong working experience of containers and orchestration, ideally with Kubernetes.
  • Excellence in architectural design; understands Domain Driven Design, SOA, decoupled, distributed microservices development and event driven architecture.
  • Solid Java development experience in a continuous integration and delivery environment, ideally within AWS cloud services, CI/CD pipelines.
  • Track record building solutions from beginning to end, meeting SLAs for observable systems. Minimum 5 years hands-on leadership of product delivery or software engineering teams of T-shaped software engineers.

Other great things you may have

  • B2B development experience, can demonstrate an understanding of meeting customer SLAs and regulatory needs
  • Big data engineering pipelines, using technologies such as Spark
  • IoT platform experience
  • Power markets industry experience Python development experience

What’s in it for you?

We have an open, honest and trusting culture here at Origami. Apart from the unparalleled opportunity to be at the forefront of revolutionising global energy markets, we’re proud of the culture we’ve built here, and what we offer our people to sweeten the deal.

- Due to COVID-19 we have mostly been working from home, but as we begin returning to the office I must mention our newly renovated offices on the Cambridge Science Park with a dedicated kitchen and communal area, creative and inspiring meeting rooms and breakout workspaces. Oh and free breakfast when in the Cambridge office (when it's safe do do it again)!

- We want you to work in a way that suits you! So we promote flexible working hours, working from home and an informal dress code. We are always open to hearing about new and wonderful ways of working!

- Rest and re-generate with 25 days holiday.

- It’s important to us that everyone fully owns their role and contribution to our vision, what better way to reward this than equity in the company?

- Vitality Private Medical Insurance, a cash health plan (optical, dental, complimentary treatments etc.) and a life insurance policy worth 4x your salary.

- Cycle to work scheme, with bike storage & showers.

- Enhanced maternity and paternity leave.

- Refer a friend bonus of £1,500 net.

- Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 helpline/CBT).

- We want you to follow your passions, so take 2 volunteering days a year for the cause of your choice.

- Hack Fridays - one day a month to focus on your development and work on your creative projects.

- Stay with us for 4 years, and along with your long service award you’ll get an extra week's holiday and £1,000 net!

Origami is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive employee environment which is as representative as possible of our society. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, and sexual orientation.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Cambridge, UK

205 Cambridge Science Park Milton Rd
CB4 0GZ Cambridge Directions info@origamienergy.com 0330 726 0050

Working at Origami means....

using your passion for the renewable energy sector to innovate, continuously adapt, and be empowered to do your job proactively. We hire people who want to stand out and make a difference, and support the collaborative and respectful team we have built here.

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