Flexa
Centrica • United Kingdom

Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

An opportunity to play your part

We are seeking a talented Software Engineer to join a cross functional team in Digital Technology Services, a core function that provides engineering services to the rest of Centrica. Our cross functional teams are responsible for building, testing, and running their platforms in production. Working with Product Owners to define the roadmaps you will be instrumental in the success of delivering new technology and your teams will enable the growth of Centrica with your SaaS platforms.

Location: You can work in Windsor/home; we have people working all over the UK but also a range of office locations.

We have tailored our well-being & benefits package around our employees as follows:

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap

  • Pension scheme

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance

Accountabilities

As a Software Engineer within the Channel Platforms team you will build and support customer journeys in AWS Connect for our contact centre estate, for online, voice, webchat, WhatsApp etc. Our focus is on delivering quality customer interactions and improving customer satisfaction whilst reducing cost to serve.

We do not expect you to have a wealth of knowledge in our domain as this is something you can build up over time with the help of our experienced engineering team.

The team is primarily node js based, with our services deployed to AWS, though we also use Lex and other programming languages. AWS Connect brings an equal mix of complex configuration and code, so any prior experience with AWS Connect and Contact Centre technologies would be an advantage, but not crucial and support would be given.

The Channel Platforms team is part of a larger group of Product and Engineering community in DTS, alongside our development work there will be opportunities to:

  • Work on innovation projects in hackathons both in Centrica and with our partners (AWS, Microsoft, Datadog etc.)

  • Influence and define the technical strategy for your team and how it interacts with the rest of the platforms

  • Influence and drive specialist areas like Security, SRE, and Quality if you are passionate about that space

What we need from you

  • Have experience with AWS / AWS Connect and Contact Centre technologies. This would be beneficial but not required

  • Have knowledge of engineering best practices and continuous delivery

  • Are passionate about building quality software and delighting customers.

  • Responsible for proactively improving the practices of deployment, monitoring, alerting and incident handling within the team

Competencies

  • Willing to continuously learn and improve; challenging the status quo where appropriately

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and a team player

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work unsupervised

  • Approachable and passionate

  • Focus and strong attention to detail

  • Open-minded about using and discovering new tools and technologies

Our commitment to diversity

We are proud to be recognised as a disability-confident employer. Our customers come from a variety of different backgrounds, and so do we. We hire great people from all walks of life, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. We will continue championing inclusivity while investing in our local communities to create a better, more sustainable world for everyone. We are incredibly proud to have been recognised by The Times for being one of the Top 50 Employers for Women.

Our people are the beating heart of our business. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being Flex First. From childcare to furry friends, we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs. We embrace the opportunity to give our colleagues a choice to work from anywhere whilst still ensuring they can connect and engage with their teams through office days, employee networks and virtual events.


#LI-PR1

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68%:32%

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium
Denmark
Ireland
United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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