ABOUT OCTOPUS:

Octopus is a fast-growing company with more than 600 employees. Since we launched in 2000, we’ve established market leading positions across financial services, healthcare and energy.

The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Octopus Labs is the fintech innovation unit of the Octopus Group. We fuse track record and technology, expertise and UX, to build financial products the way they should be: trustworthy, rewarding and easy-to-use.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The mission of the IT team is to provide innovative and reliable technology solutions to help enable the business, we need a great Cloud Architect to help us instil best practice for the design of our cloud environments. We use IaaS and PaaS and AppEngine extensively.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own the cloud strategy
  • Regularly review cloud applications
  • Guide the engineering teams in best practice and design of our cloud estate
  • Align new cloud technologies to business strategy in order to allow us to get the best ROI


SKILLS:

  • A great understanding of cloud technology, agnostic of vendor
  • Ability to design applications in the cloud
  • Ability to design transformation from an as is state, to the future
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understand the importance of security and work closely with the security team


US:

  • Octopus Labs is driving innovation and technical change throughout the Octopus Group
  • We're one of the largest VCs in Europe
  • We love entrepreneurs
  • We're happy for you to keep working on your side-projects.
  • Started in a bedroom 17 years ago and still run by the same founders we have a strong entrepreneurial flair and a culture of always asking questions

WHY?

  • Flexible working hours
  • Exceptionally diverse/multinational team
  • Salary (tell us what you are worth) + benefits
  • Relaxed, creative environment
  • Stunning office

Must have the right to work in the UK

Our Values

Be helpful

Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place. So, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile.

Be straightforward

Life is complicated enough. Don’t make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.

Be bold

Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you’ve got a great idea, don’t keep it to yourself.

At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.