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Senior Node.js® Developer

Location:
Bristol
Salary Details:
Competitive + benefits
Advertising End Date:
28 Dec 2018
About The Role

Ecotricity is a company with a vision to make Britain green. We’ve been named in The Times 2016 top ten most disruptive organisations. 

Our entire business relies on digital channels but the truth is we're only getting started. We need developers who want to use their aptitude for building awesome products to help us reverse climate change and enable everyone to live sustainably. 

You’ll be working with likeminded developers at our office in central Bristol - the 'Ecotricity Tech Hub', developing APIs, libraries, distributed services and working on the Ecotricity Platform. 

We’re well on our way with creating a distributed system utilising much of what AWS offers. There’s a great focus on using the right tools for the job (one of the benefits of microservices), this isn’t going to be a distributed monolith! 

We use the Scrum framework to regularly deliver value to the business, deploying early and often.

 
About You

We’re looking for developers who are familiar with AWS’s offerings, currently, we’re making heavy use of Lambda, DynamoDB, Aurora (sometimes RDS), API Gateway and more. 

The code we’re writing is mostly using Node.js® and deployed using the Serverless Framework. 

We’re aware that every company uses different tooling, so if you’re not familiar with all the technologies we use, that’s okay. However, an understanding of the concepts and willingness to learn is a must. 

All the code we write is well tested (often hitting 100% coverage!) – So you’ll need experience of at least one popular testing framework. 

As a disruptive company wanting to make ‘Britain Green’, a passion for sustainability and environmental issues is a bonus. 

We love to see the Github profiles of candidates (don’t worry, we’ve all got unfinished side-projects and non-production code on ours). If you have any cool projects or Open Source software in the wild, we’d love to hear about that too. Working with us, you’ll be able to add to your Open Source contributions too if you wish. 

 
About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.