First Utility Agile tech company disrupting the energy world
501-1000 employees

Why should you work for First Utility?

We're a pioneering Software Development team of over 150, led by our CIO Bill Wilkins (who is ranked as number 10 out of the top 100 CIO's to work for in the UK) -

We use innovative technology to help our consumers engage with their energy usage more. Our business technology group builds advanced software and develops products that put the power to reduce energy spend firmly back in the customer’s hands.

Our teams are highly agile, following SCRUM methodology, and develop code following the principles of Test-Driven Development.

Our Current tools & technologies

Javascript, html5, reactjs, node.js, agile, atlassian, json, jquery, modernizr, d3.js, jasmine, java-ee, scala, clojure, python, jboss, glassfish, nosql, tdd, junit, jenkins, hadoop, titanium

We have great benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 12 Personal Development Days Per Year
  • Knowledge Sharing Sessions
  • Comfy Chairs & Laptop :)
  • Relaxation/Break Out Areas
  • Free Tea/Coffee/Fresh Fruit
  • Fabulous Canteen
  • Private BUPA Healthcare
  • Pension Contribution
  • 25 Days Holiday (Excluding. Bank Holidays)

Our Teams

Digital Platform

Our Digital Retail team delivers our Web, Mobile, TV and Wearables proposition to our existing 850,000 customers and also to attract new customers to First Utility.

Our technology here is focused on Javascript, HTML/CSS, React, Node, Jasmine, Gulp, Jenkins

There is still PHP used on the platform, but this is being replaced with Javascript.

Energy platform

Our ‘Energy’ platform department delivers technical and process solutions to make sure the systems that support our business are running smoothly. This platform also focuses on reducing cost to serve to customers.

Typical projects cut across a wide set of solution domains including: registrations, provisioning, smart metering, meter readings, rating, billing and wider utility industry changes

The team's focus technologies include Java EE 7/8, Scala, Clojure, Python

Customer service platform

Our Customer service platforms aim to achieve the "Best Customer Satisfaction of scale players using class-leading technology”.

These 360 platforms are seamlessly integrated with our back systems, and are used by customer service agents and customers across web, mobile, voice and Social Media channels, allowing our customers to easily find answers to their questions. This includes our award winning artificial intelligence platform "Ask First"

The team's focus technologies include Salesforce, Python and Big Data based technologies.

'My Energy' platform

Our ‘My Energy’ team delivers our flagship product which gives our Customers detailed information on how they’re using their energy, and personalised tips on how to save even more. They’re focused on delivering personalised web experiences to our customers.

In the last 18 Months our My Energy development team has built an Energy Engagement platform which has been deployed to around 850,000 customers. This platform, built using cutting edge technology, helps our customers keep track of their energy usage and stay firmly in control of their spend.

They work tirelessly to help our customers gain more insight into their energy consumption by developing new and innovative tools and visuals.

The team's focus technologies are Javascript, HTML, SASS, CSS, Node, React, D3/Highcharts

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