Full Stack Engineer 24 views

Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: circa £68,000 depending on experience
Location: Canary Wharf
WFH policy: Employees are required to attend the office 2 days/week
Flexible working: Informal flexible work patterns subject to line manager discretion including a 9-day fortnight.
Reports to: Delivery Lead
Deadline Note: We reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised deadline if there are a high volume of applications.

Role Summary:

Join our exceptional team as a Full-Stack Engineer and be part of a growing group of skilled software engineers, data modellers and quant analysts. Together, we’re driving the development and maintenance of LCCC’s cutting-edge digital platform, powering multiple applications like settlements tools, forecasting systems, calculation engines, data portals and much more. Make a meaningful impact by contributing to the UK’s Net Zero by 2050 goal, collaborating with diverse project teams in nuclear, hydrogen, solar, and tidal power generation areas. Your talent and passion will thrive in our dynamic and forward-thinking work environment.

Key Responsibilities

The key accountabilities of your role are outlined below, covering both the Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlement Company.
  • This role is very hands-on with coding so you will need to be comfortable getting stuck in.
  • You will need to be comfortable managing a small team of engineers to deliver projects and help with their ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Design highly scalable software solutions to improve functionality and system longevity.
  • Work with technical business analysts and solution architects to fine tune requirements and ensure that developer tasks and Jira tickets are feasible to deliver.
  • Translate designs and wireframes into high quality code.
  • Develop new user-facing features using frameworks such as React.js.  Other frameworks will be considered.
  • Write front-end components using JavaScript, CSS and integrate with back-end Python components (possibly other languages).
  • Develop modules that satisfy the functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Coordinate deployments with Release Manager and monitor for successful integration.
  • Prepare, review and build reusable components and front-end libraries.
  • Participate in the maintenance and improvement of existing applications.
  • Optimise microservices for maximum performance.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends to drive innovation within the team.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • At least 3 years’ experience of coding Python and 3+ years using the Django framework (other frameworks will be considered).
  • At least 2 years’ experience of coding in a front-end capacity (preferably React but other frameworks will be considered).
  • Microservices and using related tools – e.g., Docker, Docker Compose, Kubernetes, logstash and using messaging tools e.g. Rabbit MQ, Apache Kafka.
  • Databases – e.g., SQL, PostgreSQL.
  • RESTful API development and management.
  • Performance Tuning.
  • Solid understanding of design patterns and relevant implementation models.
  • Solid understanding of DevOps tooling, GitLab, CI/CD, Jenkins, build pipelines and source control systems.
  • Working knowledge of cloud infrastructure services: compute, storage, networking, hybrid connectivity, monitoring/logging, security and IAM.
  • Knowledge of other languages (e.g., C#, C) a plus.
  • Contribute to the wider engineering team.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Implement software enhancements and suggest improvements.

Employee Benefits

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. Key benefits that may be available depending on the role include:
  • 25 days’ annual leave and bank holidays
  • Recognition schemes allowing colleagues to say thanks
  • Company contribution to your pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies, including enhanced company maternity/paternity and shared parental benefits
  • Employee assistance programme for free, confidential support for your professional or personal life, including financial management and family care
  • Special leave such as study leave, sabbatical or public duties
  • Three days paid leave a year for volunteering to support your local community
  • Season ticket loan scheme to support your commute
  • Access to “Work Perks” offering deals, discounts and cash back on your purchases
  • Family savings on days out and English Heritage or gym discounts through our partners.

About Low Carbon Contracts Company

The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) exists to help decarbonise the generation of electricity  and make it more affordable for the future. Our work is central to the delivery of the Government’s objective to achieve Net Zero target by 2050.

LCCC’s main responsibility, amongst many, is managing the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) scheme which are agreements LCCC has made with renewable generators. These agreements are private law contracts to provide investors with confidence when investing in low carbon technology. CfDs are also designed to help and manage price increases for consumers, when electricity prices are high. See here for more information on how CfDs work: LCCC CfD Video on Vimeo.

LCCC’s other responsibilities include management of money flows across energy suppliers to fund the CfD portfolio, settlement of the capacity market and develop new schemes. Find out more about all that we do by visiting our main page.

Want to know what’s important to us and what’s expected? See here: Values | Low Carbon Contracts Company Careers (pinpointhq.com).

Please take the time to answer the optional diversity questions
At LCCC, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can be their authentic selves and contribute to our mission of advancing a flexible energy future.  Our aim is to be reflective of the environments where we operate and truly benefit from a rich tapestry of backgrounds and experiences where everyone thrives which of course make us stronger together. Your diversity data is valuable to us, it helps us understand whether we are effectively connecting with underrepresented groups and realising our diversity aims.   Please note that your diversity data will remain anonymised to us as it only feeds into high-level reports not connected to the candidates.

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