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Recruiter: Aurora Energy Research
Listed on: 3rd February
Location: Oxford
Salary/Rate: Competitive
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Aurora is looking for a
Software Engineer
to join our Oxford office
About the position
Based in Oxford, you will work as part of an experienced Software Development team building highly innovative cloud-based software solutions for our clients and internal users, using cutting edge development practices (e.g. Microservices, Continuous Delivery, DevOps).  The successful applicant will combine exceptional problem solving and technical capability with a passion to deliver great solutions for our users.
The successful candidate will work in a creative, intellectually stimulating, and demanding yet supportive environment. You will enjoy autonomy, and the opportunity to develop solutions that could influence major decisions in the energy sector.  The innovative nature of the role will give significant opportunity to broaden and deepen your skill set using a range of technologies on some significant and challenging problems.
About us
Aurora Energy Research is a dynamic and fast-growing energy analytics company. We are contributing to the global energy transition by providing forecasts, data-driven analytics, and cutting-edge tools to inform critical decisions of major energy markets participants, investors and policy makers. Our subscription services provide regular data and intelligence on energy market dynamics to leading private and public-sector clients; our consulting team supports our clients' long-term strategic and investment decisions and our software as a service team creates innovative online tools for customised analysis. We cover all key energy commodities, with particular focus on the power sector and low-carbon energy transformation.
Aurora was founded in 2013 by a group of University of Oxford academics on the premise that technological progress and policy interventions make energy markets increasingly complex. Our mission is to provide rigorous, sophisticated analysis and energy market modelling to address this increasing market complexity. Aurora is now a thriving, rapidly growing company of over 130 staff with offices in Oxford, Berlin and Sydney. Demand for our services is immense, in Europe and abroad. We currently serve over 250 of Europe's and over 70 of Australia's most influential energy sector participants, and we expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.
What we offer

Working as part of a fun, friendly and highly skilled team


Work on a cutting-edge, constantly evolving technology stack, utilising a Microservices architecture and using AWS, Node, AWS Lambdas, Java, Python, React, AWS Redshift, MySQL, Jest
An opportunity to influence the direction of a fast-growing area of the business.
Intellectual challenge
An office in the center of Oxford with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
A competitive salary

What we are looking for
Key responsibilities:

Design, develop, test and operate the new generation of Aurora's software-as-a-service solutions.
Work closely with end users (internal and external) to innovate highly effective solutions.
Contribute to continuously improving how the Software Team works.

Attributes you are likely to possess:

At least a BSc degree in computer science (or a similar technical field), or equivalent practical experience
A proven track record for delivering great software and solving difficult technical problems in a commercial environment 
Exceptional problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills, and a great team player
Solid experience in developing complex software solutions in at least one OO language (e.g. Java, C#, Node/Typescript)
Solid understanding of relational database design and querying concepts
Experience of unit testing (highly desirable)
Experience of AWS (highly desirable)
A minimum of 2 years' experience

The successful candidates would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received.
Salary will be competitive and include a success-based bonus. To apply, please click on the following link. Please submit a cover letter, your salary expectations and state your earliest possible start date.