Lead Mobile / App Software Developer

Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits

About us

We are one of the UKs fastest growing green energy companies supplying 100% renewable electricity and green gas to domestic and business customers. Our sustainable and ethical approach to how we do business, combined with our award winning customer service, gives us high levels of customer and employee engagement.  

Our purpose is to provide people with a choice to make a cleaner, greener future together.  We do this by providing access to locally sourced renewable energy. We set up and own the UK’s first commercial wind farm and have expanded our energy generation capacity with a portfolio of our own wind and solar farms. The company was founded in 1999, is listed on AIM and now employs over 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire.

We’re embarking on an exciting new phase that will transform Good Energy into a digital business that’s at the forefront of technology in the energy sector. To make that happen, we’re forming a new team of digital experts to lead this transformation by building apps, sites and other software that will truly set us apart in the eyes of our customers and do things no-one else can.

As more and more people are getting smart meters in their homes, we’re gearing up to build exciting new tools that bring an unbelievable amount of insight to our customers around the way they generate, store and consume their energy.

About the role

We’re looking for a lead software developer to join us at this early stage to help us make a step-change in the digital experience we offer our customers and bring to life Good Energy’s purpose to create a cleaner, greener future.

You’ll work closely with your colleagues in the team and key stakeholders across the business to develop our Good Energy app across multiple platforms in a way that surprises and delights our customers. Your role will be responsible for the delivery, quality and implementation of the coding of this app across iOS and Android platforms, as well as collaborating with the rest of your team and with relevant stakeholders on the functionality and design. You’ll also mentor other developers in the team and help them to self-organise.

Leading the development effort as part of a cross-functional team, you’ll seek feedback on the performance of the app through measurement and feedback from the UX process, ensuring that the experience is constantly being optimised and improved. 

About you

You’ll be a self-starting, experienced developer who has experience in leading and developing a high performing team of other developers and is excited by the idea of changing customer habits to help them to contribute to a cleaner, greener world through technology and digital interfaces.

You’ll work collaboratively with people to solve problems, identify solutions which are supported by data and metrics. You’ll be keen to develop your skills and experience in a dynamic environment.

With demonstrable experience of leading and motivating a team of professionals, you’ll be proficient with Objective-C or Swift, and Cocoa Touch. You’ll also be familiar with RESTful APIs to connect iOS and Android applications to back-end services.

You’ll have an understanding of Androids design principles and interface guidelines and possess knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks.

Behaviours - Works in a way which role models our values: 

Straightforward

We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.

Determined

We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.

Inclusive

We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together.

Fair

In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our futureholders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; we are just a two minute walk from Chippenham train station and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.

So if you’d like to be part of this multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter stating your experience and suitability for the role to jobs@goodenergy.co.uk.

By applying for a job at Good Energy, you agree that we’ll process your details for the purpose of applying for this vacancy. We’ll have access to your personal information from your application and other materials you submit in support of your application. We’ll retain your personal information on our own systems to facilitate the administration of the recruitment process and we’ll share your application with the relevant hiring manager. We won’t share your information for marketing purposes or with any third parties without your expressed consent (if we decide to perform a psychometric test we’ll require additional consent for being able to profile your personal information). We’ll retain your information if you’re unsuccessful for 6 months unless requested not to at which point your data will be deleted.

Closing date: 23rd September 2018

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