Head of Tech - Kraken France - Paris

Long term
Paris
Energy
No remote
Posted on 10-21-2022

Plüm énergie

L'énergie est bien précieux ! Notre mission est de donner à tous - particuliers, entreprises, collectivités - les moyens et l'envie d'agir en conséquence.

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Plüm énergie (bientôt Octopus Energy France), est un fournisseur d’électricité verte. Sa mission est d’accélérer la transition écologique auprès des particuliers, des entreprises et des collectivités. C’est une entreprise reconnue d’utilité sociale par le gouvernement (ESUS).

Créée en 2016 et après plusieurs tours de financement, Plüm énergie s’apprête cette année à rejoindre le groupe innovant et engagé Octopus Energy, afin de lutter contre le réchauffement climatique à grande échelle. Octopus Energy est un fournisseur et producteur d’énergie verte Britannique, déjà plusieurs fois “licorne”, qui fournit plusieurs millions de client·e·s à travers le monde. Leur technologie, Kraken, révolutionne le marché de l’énergie et permet de garantir aux client·e·s de réaliser des économies, tout en bénéficiant de la meilleure expérience du marché.

La filiale française, bientôt renommée Octopus Energy France, compte plus de 100 000 client·e·s à son actif et a déjà rencontré de beaux succès, en gagnant par exemple trois fois consécutives l’appel d’offre de la ville de Paris. Parcs, écoles, musées, éclairage public… Près de 8 000 bâtiments et équipements publics parisiens sont aujourd’hui chez Plüm. Et la Canebière à Marseille, c’est également Plüm qui l’éclaire !

Toujours en continuant d’enrichir le nouveau système énergétique durable que le groupe a su construire, le prochain challenge d’Octopus Groupe est d’atteindre 100 millions de client·e·s dans le monde d’ici 10 ans.


Plüm énergie (soon to be Octopus Energy France) is a green electricity supplier. Its mission is to accelerate the energy transition for households, companies and communities. It is a company recognised by the French Government as being of social utility (ESUS, the most demanding CSR label in France).

Created in 2016 and after several rounds of financing, Plüm Energy has joined the innovative and committed Octopus Energy Group, in order to fight global warming on a large scale. Octopus Energy is a British green energy supplier and producer, already several times "unicorn", which supplies 5 million customers worldwide. Their technology, Kraken, is revolutionising the energy market and ensuring customers save money while enjoying the best experience in the market.

The French subsidiary, soon to be renamed Octopus Energy France, has nearly 100,000 customers and has already achieved great success, for example winning three consecutive tenders from the city of Paris. Parks, schools, museums, public lighting... Nearly 8,000 buildings and public facilities in Paris are now with Plüm. And the Canebière in Marseille is also lit by Plüm!

Always continuing to enrich the new sustainable energy system that the group has built, the next challenge of Octopus Energy Group is to reach 100 million customers worldwide within 10 years.

Kraken is the technology platform enabling Octopus Energy and increasingly most loved energy utilities globally (E.ON, EDF Energy, Origin, etc.). The platform is offered to utilities in a SaaS model and is based on a modern, cloud-based architecture with continuous deployments that enables high-speed innovation. 

We are preparing Kraken to invade France. We are looking for a leader to drive the krakenisation of France, which means driving and growing the French tech teams and driving the migration projects.

Together with the rest of the team, you will bring the same revolutionary customer experience, operational excellence and speed of innovation that Kraken is powering across many countries.

Your mission is to grow, organise, inspire and lead a team of excellent engineers (developers, product owners and data experts) to deliver Kraken Tech vision and strategy, by developing a game changer software for energy, with best-in-class agility, velocity and quality.

What you will do

  • Scale the Kraken Tech team in France: developers, product owners and data experts
  • Motivate, empower and mentor managers and engineers so that they can grow at Octopus Energy France and commit to the company success over the long run
  • Embed a great engineering, problem solving and customer-first culture
  • Ensure good communication and collaboration inside your team, with the rest of company and with our main utility customers
  • Understand and challenge technical choices made by your team, to ensure the proper levels of agility, quality and scalability
  • Work closely with the other Kraken team in the UK and around the world to help build a consistent platform
  • What you will need

  • Inspirational leadership style and entrepreneurial energy
  • Strong knowledge and experience in scaling teams in a scale-up environnement, building an engineering culture in which people thrive, grow and perform
  • Technical depth and breadth to drive the future development of the platform
  • Structured problem solving skills to decompose and solve ambiguous problems 
  • Ability to hack a quick prototype and to properly understand a system design (and the ability/pragmatism to decide when to do what)
  • Past experience in one of the areas like enterprise software, Large scale transaction processing, AI and machine learning software is desirable
  • Experience in fast-growing organisations and scaling up platforms serving a few geographies and 10X millions to multi geography multi entity 100X millions would be ideal
  • Familiarity with some of key technology components underpinning Kraken’s stack ie python, django, django-REST-framework, AWS, kubernetes, react or graphQL, is required
  • * A problem-solver willing to crack any problem with a particularly open and curious mindset
  • * Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French & English