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Don’t just let the future happen.

Build it.
Use your tech expertise to power the future.

We're the energy brand creating innovative smart products - to help people manage their energy better, drive their electric vehicles further, and play a part in improving our planet. Now we’re after the sharpest minds to help us.

View our tech vacancies

More tech. More autonomy.


We believe that when curiosity, talent, and creativity is rewarded with autonomy and access to first-rate software, anything is possible. And our track record proves it. We created the first ever energy app allowing customers to top up from their phones. Have won numerous awards. And are busy developing pioneering technology to build a flexible energy grid of the future.



Meet the OVO Group family


Tech innovation runs in our DNA. It did when we launched OVO Energy in 2009

and still does today, throughout all our energy and technology brands.
 

See our tech vacancies


If you’re a functional programmer who understands front and back end development.

And you want to work for a Sunday Times Top 100 Companies employer, get in touch.
 

View all our vacancies

 

Frontend Developer - London

 

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Backend Engineer - London

 

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Backend Engineer - Bristol

 

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Suss out the interview process


You’ll go through 3 rounds of interview before being let loose on our tech (which includes Scala, Clojure,

Kubernetes, Cassandra, Influx, Akka, Redis, GCP, AWS, Kafka, Angular and React by the way).   

Stage 1

Phone interview

with the tech recruitment

team.

Stage 2

Technical phone interview

(for software engineers only)

A home coding test.

Stage 3

3 part face-to-face interview

Pair programming or system design.

Management Interview.

Values and team fit interview.

Stage 4

You’re in.

The all-important offer

and fist pump.

Are you the right team fit?


Culture is everything to us, so we use these 3 values to assess any potential teammates.

We even measure you against them come bonus time.  
 

We are building something great

  • Design and architect software in a simple, clean way
  • Write clear, readable, well-abstracted code
  • Automate across build, test and release
  • Drive innovation
  • Focus on sustainable solutions

We are the good guys

  • Develop and share well-informed opinions
  • Respect and empathise with your colleagues
  • Face challenges with a positive attitude
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues
  • Engage in the cross-team activities at OVO

We find a way

  • Focus on product outcomes, not technical solutions
  • Engage in your product’s problem space
  • Solve problems as a team
  • Remove blockers and avoid blocking others
  • Work closely with stakeholders

 Get a glimpse behind the scenes

 

A day in the life

Kate Ross-Smith, one of our Software Engineers reveals what she gets up to in an average 24 hours at a not-so-average energy company.

Read her blog

OVO Hacks

Our version of ‘pulling an all nighter’ involves pizza, innovation, and a lot of surprising inventions.

Find out more

OVO culture revealed

Tech Director Ed Conolly on creating the right environment to work in.

Get the lowdown

Meet the leaders in OVO Tech

 

Ed Conolly

Ed is the OVO Group’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for overseeing tech across all of our brands.   



 

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Imad Riachi

Imad is the MD of VCharge, our massively scalable IoT platform designed to transform national power grids into next-generation smart grids.

 

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Cassie Harman

Cassie is Head of Product, leading the teams responsible for building our core OVO branded products and improving customer experience.


 

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Yoann Martin

Yoann is Head Of Engineering at VCharge, responsible for building the centerpiece platform VNet. The ambition, to become the world leader in distributed energy technology.
 

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Our awards shelf  

 

20th Best Company

Sunday Times Top Companies to Work For (2017)

Top Employer

We became accredited in early 2018

People-focussed CEO of the Year

HR Distinction Awards

Best Challenger Brand

Charge Awards 2017

The award that sums up everything we’re about


In 2017, our VCharge Heat team won a Best Smart Grid Innovation award for creating a technology that updates tricky-to-use storage heaters with a gadget making them ‘smart’.

Not only does this tiny piece of tech provide ‘balancing services’ to the national grid – helping to promote the uptake of renewables – it also transforms people’s lives. Giving them control over when their storage heaters charge and discharge heat, and saving them money on their energy bills.  

Using technology to solve human and social problems is what the OVO Group is all about.