Software Engineer - Trading Platform

London, England, United Kingdom

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Tech & Data Science

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Software Engineer - Trading Platform
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.

About the Team
Our Trading Platform team build software to interface between Limejump’s platform and our trading desk. We surface data on our tradable positions and then capture resultant trades from the wholesale and ancillary markets. These trades are then allocated to sites for scheduling, dispatched to control assets, and fed into customer billing. As we introduce more complex deal types, we aim to consolidate and streamline existing functionality to create a reliable single source of truth.

About the Role
As a software Engineer, you will build solutions to hold and surface the right data to those who need it, whether via web interfaces, RESTful APIs or event based data streams. You will be a strong programmer with a broad technical skillset who will contribute to the design and implementation of software services critical to Limejump’s success.

What you’ll do:

  • Build tools to allow traders to easily and reliably interact with our trading database.
  • Create the right APIs and data models to allow trade and related data to flow in and out of the Limejump Platform.
  • Write readable, maintainable and well-tested code.
  • Participate in scoping sessions and help build our product roadmap.
  • Collaborate with other developers to design and optimize code.
  • Continuously develop your understanding of the energy industry and our operating context.

What we need from you - Essential skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years back-end software development experience, some of which with Python.
  • Experience working with relational databases, e.g. PostgreSQL.
  • Understanding of container-based architecture – Docker and/or Kubernetes.
  • A passion for Limejump’s vision of a sustainable future, and a commitment to our values.
  • Knowledge of standard methodologies and best practices in software development: e.g. Agile development, CI/CD, object-oriented design.
  • An open and collaborative attitude with a desire to help others.

We would like to see - Desirable skills:

  • Significant experience with Django.
  • Front-end skills in any UI framework.
  • Experience of async programming in Python.
  • Knowledge of Kafka/ event-driven systems.
  • Energy industry experience.
  • Public cloud experience, especially AWS.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive pay and an annual performance-based bonus.
  • £1000 annual innovation budget to spend on self-development coupled with 10% time off work to do it.
  • Private Medical Insurance with AXA PPP with £0 annual excess.
  • 25 days annual leave…and one extra day for your birthday.
  • 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 Programme.
  • 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.

Other perks and Culture

In addition to the listed benefits above, day-to-day life at Limejump is packed full of perks. There is flexibility to split your working week between home and office as well as flexible working hours to allow for balancing work with personal responsibility and circumstances. In the office we have ample comfortable breakout and booth spaces to promote a collaborative working environment. We have a pool table, regularly stocked snacks and drinks, casual working attire and the option to occasionally bring your best fur friend into work with you.

On top of this we have regular company, department, and team socials to bond with colleagues outside of day-to-day work. Some examples of social and knowledge sharing events include our Summer and end of year party, Stress Awareness Month, Ramadan and World Pizza Day. To see what we arranged for these events and more, check out our socials on our Instagram page here.

Working Pattern
Limejump works off hybrid model, split between home and office working.

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.

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.

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.

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