Ogres wanted!

The deregulation of electricity in Texas has brought over 2000 electricity rate offers to residential customers from over a 135 different providers, and the extra competition has lead the electric providers to get more and more creative with their contract terms. The average consumer just doesn't have the time or the wherewithal to find the right plan for themselves.

We've built a technological solution to this problem. Our systems find the rate program that makes the most sense for you, based on how much electricity you use, and when. It's something large commercial and industrial consumers have been doing for decades, but it's never been cost effective for anyone to do it for residential customers before. Until now.

Let's face it, shopping for electricity is about as exciting as a mayonnaise sandwich on stale whole wheat bread, and we're on a mission to ogre-haul how it is done. While we love our bots, it's the ogres that make the magic happen. We've got a great team of hard working, friendly people who actually enjoy coming to work. And we'd love for you to join us!


Location: Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX

Posted On: 03/15/2018

We are looking for a programmer/analyst to join our development team in Houston. We are a Microsoft shop with a cloud based infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web Services. The work we do is firmly rooted in the .Net Framework, with development in C#, SQL Server and MVC 5. We also work heavily with jQuery and Bootstrap. This team is responsible for building, maintaining and enhancing systems that automate parts of an industry that either did not exist before, or were exclusively performed by humans. You will play a crucial role in taking our products to the next level and growing a solution that helps thousands of Texans every day.

Our team comprises of good natured people who enjoy coming to work every day, with a work-hard/play-hard attitude. We have a pragmatic approach to application development: we're building products to help people, and helpful products should be easy to use.

If this sounds like something that might interest you, we want to hear from you.

What you'll bring

  • A college degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent work experience
  • A good attitude, a sense of humor and the desire to learn
  • A passion for web development and technology in general
  • Thourough understanding of how organizations share, store, search for and analyze large quantities of data
  • A desire to take existing business processes and find ways to improve them
  • A firm enough grasp on the technologies that make the web tick to recognize when a product is usable by a human
  • Working knowledge of SQL and/or SQL-based relational database systems

What we'll bring

  • An array of projects that are exciting, fun to work on, and satisfying to deliver
  • A team that will not only value your input but welcome it
  • A quiet work environment with flexible hours
  • A computer that won't slow you down, with the latest development tools in the market
  • An ergonomic workspace with a sit/stand desk, should you want one
  • A free gym and a kitchen stocked with free coffee, sodas, snacks and meals
  • Medical and dental health benefits and other insurance coverage

What we'll do together

  • Build software solutions that help tens of thousands of people

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Location: Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX

Posted On: 09/28/2018

We are looking for a Front End Developer to join our team in Houston. We are a Microsoft shop with a cloud based infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web Services. Our primary tech stack is ASP.Net MVC 5, C#, and SQL Server. On the front end we are currently using a mix of vanilla JavaScript and jQuery - but we don’t hold strong opinions on keeping it that way.

Our team is responsible for building, maintaining and enhancing systems that automate parts of an industry that either did not exist before, or were exclusively performed by humans. You will play a crucial role in taking our products to the next level and growing a solution that helps thousands of Texans every day. We want someone in this role to be comfortable prototyping UI for our websites, and bringing them to full implementation.

We have a pragmatic approach to software development: we're building products to help people, and helpful products should be easy to use. Everything beyond that is full of tradeoffs we make to accomplish helping people.

If this sounds like something that might interest you, we want to hear from you.

What you'll bring

  • Great communication skills both written and verbal - we often work asynchronously so this is essential
  • A passion for web development and usable user interfaces
  • A desire to stay up to date on the changing landscape of software development
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, CIS, MIS or equivalent discipline
  • Required skill sets:
    • Web UI design and implementation experience--show us something you've built!
    • HTML/CSS and the latest browser features for each
    • JavaScript with your choice of frameworks and libraries - help us choose the right tool for the job
  • Nice to have skill sets:
    • Experience with ASP.Net MVC and C# - we can help you here
    • Experience with Git for source control - we use Git + GitHub
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services products, services, and APIs - we use ElasticBeanstalk, EC2, Route53, ElastiCache (Redis), and more
    • Working knowledge of SQL and/or SQL-based relational database systems

What we'll bring

  • An array of projects that are exciting, fun to work on, and satisfying to deliver
  • A team that will not only value your input but welcome it
  • A quiet work environment with flexible hours
  • A computer that won't slow you down, with the latest development tools in the market
  • An ergonomic workspace with a sit/stand desk, should you want one
  • A free gym and a kitchen stocked with free coffee, sodas, snacks and meals
  • Medical and dental health benefits and other insurance coverage

What we'll do together

  • Build software solutions that help tens of thousands of people

Apply