Website OVO Energy

Frontend Engineer (React/React Native)

Note: This role can be based from any of our offices or remote. 


We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast.

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.


Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences.

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.


Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

Working within our Consumer Technology area, you’d join other Front End and Full Stack Engineers building experiences for OVO Customers across our different platforms.

We currently have vacancies for Front End Engineers at various levels in different teams, so if you have a passion for taking ownership, building amazing experiences and deploying new features which all of our customers love and use daily, we want to hear from you!

Across OVO we have around 350 Software Engineers all with varying backgrounds and levels of experience. One key thing that all of our engineers have in common is a desire to develop brilliant, industry redefining products as well as their own skills.


Is this job for me? 

You’re the right person for us if: 

  • Genuinely passionate about developing products that will positively impact over a million people and also our environment
  • Love working in teams and collaboratively building features that impact customers
  • You’re motivated by owning products, from inception to continuous improvement
  • You understand building quality is essential and you value automation and continuous delivery
  • Love building scalable, resilient solutions
  • Seeking learning opportunities to deepen your expertise or broaden your knowledge
  • Built or contributed to a variety of systems, ideally in different technologies
  • Knowledge of the best engineering practices and continuous delivery
  • Experience building highly performant applications


What experience you’ll need: 

  • Experience with React and/or React Native
  • Experience with JavaScript and/or TypeScript
  • An eye for designing solutions that are resilient and scalable
  • Attention to detail and focus on security
  • Passion for technical excellence
  • Familiarity with Test Driven development is beneficial

We love to work with passionate software engineers at different stages of their career, from junior to senior, anyone will have the opportunity to make an impact. If you love tinkering with frontend technologies and are passionate about creating the best in class user experiences, this is the job for you!


Handy Links: 

Interview Tips: https://tech.ovoenergy.com/how-to-nail-that-dream-job/

Our Tech Blog: https://tech.ovoenergy.com/

Our GitHub: https://github.com/ovotech

Our Technology Stack: https://techradar.ovotech.org.uk/


Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team


Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasingplus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.


Oh, and one last thing…

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

To apply for this job please visit careers.ovo.com.