Octopus Energy

  • Full Time

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What we do
Electric Car Leasing
Why we do it
Greener. Fairer. Future.
Are you a creative problem-solver who’s able to deliver frictionless, unified experiences with human-centred design? 
Here at Octopus Electric Vehicles (OEV) we’re wildly ambitious about accelerating our mission to become market leaders in EV leasing. We’re focused on not just how we can create a flawless experience for every customer, but also how we can disrupt the market and transition every GB driver to electric.
You’ll  touch every stage of the customer journey and be involved in every part of the design process from inception to execution. We’re looking for someone naturally action oriented, who’s also passionate about our mission and who enjoys designing simple, elegant user experiences…

What you’ll do

    • You will work with an exceptionally talented and passionate team on one of the planets biggest problems; empowering people to transition to a cleaner, greener world for future generations
    • You will design digital, service, and systems experiences and communications; think beyond screen UI
    • Collaborating with in-house Dev to ensure quality of front-end software production
    • Creating user-flows and visualising journeys for a range of digital products and services
    • You will focus on a range of large-scale and complex design and marketing challenges
    • You will uncover customer insights and lead opportunities for innovation

What you’ll need

    • To be a confident and flexible designer. Your sweet spot is the intersection of design, technology, and social impact
    • To be a systems thinker; you can visualise complex systems, user interaction flows, compelling communications, and beautiful user interfaces
    • To be agile; you can both nurture a cohesive product vision and finesse visual designs at a vector or pixel level
    • To get what it takes to build something – regardless of the means. Whether that’s overseeing a partner or working with our in-house team, you’re comfortable vetting and aligning partners, shepherding stakeholders on the journey of bringing products and features to market, or just rolling up your sleeves and doing the job yourself
    • To relate to individuals and nurture other team members. You give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise the bar
    • Have a degree in Interaction Design, UX/UI, Graphic Design, HCI, New Media, or equivalent work experience
    • A thorough understanding of user journeys, personas and flow
    • Have extensive experience with a variety of graphic design and interactive tools such as Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Sketch, InVision, and After Effects.HTML/JS/CSS are nice to have, but not essential
    • Excellent ability in UX/UI design tools and techniques
    • To have a self-starting mindset with effective time management skills

Why else you’ll love it here

    • Our company culture – we won best company to work for in 2019 and our CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
    • Flexible working environment – genuine work life balance here, we are in the top 5 companies in the UK, we treat you as a human, and do our best to make work and life merge smoothly together
    • Relaxation – we don’t count your holidays here, we work hard, and so we know you need to play hard as well (within reason of course)
    • Equity Options Scheme – you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success
    • Office culture – have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it. Our offices are also stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee and soft drinks. Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks – we call it Family Dinner
    • Social Events – we sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, valleyfest, every year for our big offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and we also aim to have 3 parties a year
    • Parents – get access to tax free childcare and maternity and paternity pay.  We’re always looking for new ways to support parents, during lockdown we created OctoKids TV to help keep your kids occupied and entertained
    • Your development is important – we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you
    • SmartPension Scheme – employer 5% employee 3% and you can contribute more
    • Cycle to Work Scheme – to help lower your carbon footprint whilst good for your health
This is the chance to join one of the UK’s most exciting start-ups – making it easy for individuals and businesses to get electric cars, electric fleet and other electric vehicles. If this sounds exciting and you have a genuine passion for what we’re doing then we’d love to hear from you.
More about us
Electric cars are coming faster than most people can imagine.
According to Stanford University, by 2025 there’ll be no new petrol or diesel cars in production. Just like the iPhone revolutionised phones, Tesla is revolutionising cars and it’s not just Tesla with so many manufacturers having great EVs.
Octopus Electric Vehicles was launched in 2018 to make it easy for individuals and businesses to make the transition to zero-carbon driving. Our mission is to drive sustainable change and provide our customers with fair pricing and a fantastic experience.
Every day, we bring together great offers on electric vehicles and everything needed to go with them: chargepoint installations for home and businesses, energy tariffs designed for EV drivers, and a free VIP support service from vehicle selection to each electric journey. We’ve already helped hundreds of drivers make the transition and we are looking forward to helping thousands more.
We also run events with businesses and communities to enable drivers and decision makers to get behind the wheel for themselves, and think through how electric driving could work for them.
Our group includes Octopus Energy, Kraken Technology and Octopus Energy Services and together, we recently secured over £300 million of investment from Origin, Australia’s largest Energy Company to help continue our mission.
At Octopus, we’re looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity.
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