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Location: Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000
Sector: JavaScript  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 10/12/2018
Lead Python Developer Ronald James Group 2019-01-12

About The Company

Our client is an independent digital customer experience studio. They help their clients navigate the digital landscape and better serve their customers. They're based in London’s Fitzrovia (55 people) but also have an office in Newcastle city centre (30 people). 

They work with a really broad range of clients, from large enterprises like PepsiCo, Sky, Net-a-Porter and one of the UK’s largest energy companies, to start-ups like Missfits Nutrition, Charlotte Simone and Mortimer House. They have always been sector agnostic because they believe their clients' benefit from our experience of working in lots of different industries.

They offer 3 distinct services: Customer Journey Analysis & Strategy 2) Digital Product Design & Development 3) Data Intelligence & Optimisation. Clients sometimes buy all three of these services and work with them on long-term transformation programmes but they also offer consultancy in the form of research, design and innovation sprints lasting a couple of months.

Role Description

We are looking for a mid-weight Python Developer with some full stack experience, who is passionate about delivering code the right way. The role is mainly working with Python and Django CMS applications that are AWS hosted, using a range of tools such as ECS and Docker. You will be part of a small team in a fast-paced, exciting digital agency; working with a global telecommunications company that provides television and broadband Internet services. 

About the individual

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • You have a desire to succeed and a will to be excellent at everything they do
  • You have a passion to learn and be part of a team
  • Have past expertise in architecting, development, maintaining and support Web Applications
  • Good knowledge of Python and web frameworks such as Django and Flask
  • Experience of implementing CMSs
  • You are confident with JavaScript, HTML an CSS
  • Delivery secure web applications using modern web development practices and design patterns
  • Comfortable with version control (Git)
  • Delivery a project as part of a team, working closely with Project Managers, Front-end developers and DevOps engineers.
  • Able to communicate technical information succinctly and meaningfully to non-technical colleagues and clients
  • Able to plan ahead, such as spotting technical risks, issues and dependencies and communicating the impact of these to the project team (with enough lead time to do something about them)
  • Self-starter, comfortable working autonomously when needed and being proactive in getting information to move work along when needed
  • Agency experience, familiar with working to budgets, schedules, completing timesheets, participating in stand-ups and providing progress updates 

Technical skills required:

  • Python
  • Django
  • AWS
  • PostgreSQL

Bonus points if you have:

  • NodeJS
  • React
  • Java
  • PHP
  • Docker
  • SOLR
  • RabbitMQ
  • Redis
  • Flask
  • Shibboleth
  • ApacheDS
  • Express

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