Lack of energy access in sub-Saharan Africa is a significant problem, with more than 600 million people currently without mains electricity supply. In Rwanda, 9.5 million people or 81% of the population cannot access mains electricity, which has a negative impact on quality of life and limits people’s chances of achieving economic prosperity. BBOXX is helping to address this issue by providing off-grid communities in developing countries with affordable energy solutions. BBOXX customers typically use a Pay-As-You-Go payment method, which enables very low-income customers access to electricity at home that they would otherwise not be able to afford. To date BBOXX has installed more than 150,000 systems and provided around 750,000 people with access to energy. Check out our impact here http://www.bboxx.co.uk/customers
Title: Python Developer – Backend and Tools
Reporting to: Devices Support Manager
Location: Chiswick, London
You will be joining our industry leading software team, developing mission critical support tools and integrating them in to our IoT platform powering our Off-grid utilities and service solutions.
You will be part of a multi-functional technical team of engineers maintaining and evolving our IoT backend tools. You are an experienced developer with a track record of contributing to successful software projects. You value communication and process in order to help personal and team deliveries and you are committed to the continuous improvement. You will actively participate in the design, implementation, testing and roll-out of projects across our technology platform. You should be able to understand user requirements, design and then deliver high quality software that performs with effectively zero downtime. Your dedication to quality will ensure you only deploy solid, tested solutions that are built to last.
Our Engineering team are located at our global headquarters in London. You will work closely with key stakeholders in market and our teams on the ground (Kigali, Rwanda) as well as production and engineering teams based in Guangzhou, China and London, UK.
3+ years strong professional experience as a Python developer in both web and desktop environments
Previous experience designing and implementing APIs.
Experience in front end development using industry standard frameworks (Angular, React)
Strong ownership of deliverables and solid testing practices
Experience using a variety of AWS services. RDS, EC2, ASG, ELB, CodeDeploy etc.
Strong understanding of SW architecture / design patterns for scalable back-end web stacks
Experience in the IoT domain (M2M protocols, time series data management, data processing)
A successful record of designing, delivering complex project deliverables.
Solid communicator, both verbal and written.
Working experience of influxDB, Flask, RabbitMQ, Celery Task Queue
Working knowledge of C language
Good knowledge of PostgreSQL databases regarding optimisation and design.
Experience with one of the leading IoT platforms (AWS IoT core or Azure IoT Hub)
Ability to pick up new challenges quickly and provide the best solution to them.
Based in London
Competitive salary based on experience
Free breakfasts on Monday morning plus fresh fruit, hot drinks and biscuits every day :)
Regular socials - BBOXX organises monthly social events which can be proposed by anyone on the team. This could be anything from a picnic in the park to laser tag or the regular pub quiz
Every BBOXX team member receives a yearly budget to spend on their own personal development
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.