Software Engineer - Asset Scheduling

London, England, United Kingdom

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Tech & Data Science

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Full time

Software Engineer - Asset Scheduling
Tech & Data Science
Limejump Ltd.

About Limejump

Optimising a 100% renewable energy future is our vision.

Limejump is a technology platform that manages a large renewable energy network. Our portfolio delivers clean energy to businesses and homes, using renewables and stored energy when it’s needed to meet demand.

We connect and manage 100% renewable energy through the intelligent control of renewable generators, such as wind turbines and solar panels. We work closely with renewable asset owners, buying their energy and then selling it onto the UK’s grid, giving them simple access to the power market. But, the sun isn’t always shining and the wind isn’t always blowing. We must therefore capture energy for times when there is high demand. By harnessing big data and renewable technology, we accelerate the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions.

The Role

As a member of the scheduling team, you would be working at the heart of the limejump platform. The team’s focus is to aid Limejump’s scaling ambitions by automating the translation of traded market positions into instructions for assets such as batteries.

You will be joining an enthusiastic team of 3 people who enjoy what they do. Alongside delivering clean, well tested, understandable code you would be spending time getting into the finer details of the energy industry domain. The team regularly spends time together understanding the ins and outs of National Grid services systems that balance energy supply and demand.

This team regularly must solve problems that are unsolved elsewhere. The changes required to decarbonise the UK power grid are immense, and we need a lot of intelligent software to do this. One example of these unsolved problems is getting hundreds of individual batteries to behave with the same stability as a large coal fired power plant.

The team has a commitment to continuous improvement. They hold regular retrospectives, participate in blameless postmortems and hold a regular developer session where they address how they are advancing towards the goal of quality working software.


You will:

  • Work closely with the product owner to understand requirements.
  • Understand end-user needs and develop software solutions.
  • Continuously improve existing solutions for greater performance and flexibility.
  • Deliver quality software by ensuring testing is in place.
  • Collaborate with other developers to design systems and write code.


Essential requirements:

  • Desire and willingness to learn about the energy industry domain in detail.
  • A passion for Limejump's vision of a sustainable future, and a commitment to our values.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Open and collaborative attitude with a desire to help others.
  • Happy to build software in an agile way.


Desirable skills and experience:

  • Postgres or some experience with relational databases.
  • Understanding of container-based architecture – e.g. Docker and container orchestrators such as Kubernetes.
  • Go or willingness to learn Go.
  • Django.
  • Worked with CI/CD practises.
  • Interest or willingness to learn TDD.
  • Experience within the energy industry.

 

Company benefits:

  • Competitive pay and an annual performance based bonus.
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA PPP with £0 annual excess.
  • 25 days annual leave…and one extra day for your birthday.
  • £1k annual innovation budget to spend on self development coupled with 10% time off work to do it.
  • Flexible working options to suit your personal life (including caring responsibility and/or your cultural background).
  • Mental wellbeing support with Mental Health First Aiders and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Company wide lunch n learns, culturally diverse celebrations and other social events.
  • Parental leave – up to 12 weeks paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Subsidised onsite gym membership and weekly fitness classes.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme – enjoy a carbon free commute on us!
  • Life assurance and personal accident insurance.

 

Working Pattern
Limejump is following government guidelines closely as we continue to work remotely from home. Once colleagues are welcomed back into the office later in the year we will be working off a hybrid model of 2 days office / 3 days from home.

Unfortunately, Limejump cannot offer 100% remote roles. 

Our Hiring Process
Our process typically consists of an initial screening call with the hiring manager and a remote face to face interview with the team. We don’t ask brain teasers or trick questions, and while we do like exploring problems on a whiteboard, we won’t make you code on one.

Diversity Statement 
Limejump values equality and diversity, and we welcome applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Background Checks
This role will be subject to the following background checks, in line with the Limejump Recruitment Privacy Notice: Right to Work in the UK checks, proof of address, reference checks and basic criminal record check. For further information please see the Limejump Recruitment Privacy Notice here.

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