[python-uk] UNIX savvy python developer

Duncan Foster dcf at renre.com
Mon Aug 10 17:10:37 CEST 2009

`Renaissance Services of Europe <http://www.renre.com>`__ (Dublin, Ireland)

**Job Description**:
We are looking for a UNIX savvy python developer to join a team
developing and maintaining our in-house catastrophe modelling
software. A Linux cluster is used for the computationally expensive
part of the process. We make heavy use of python for user interfaces
(web and desktop) and server computation infrastructure. The compute
intensive parts of the modelling software is a mixture of C/C++ and
python. Additional python code is used in the model building and
installation process.

The position is a challenging one, involving all aspects of the
software development process. You will be working closely with our
modelling teams to help them solve their problems.

We are looking for someone with the following skills:

1. In-depth experience of object-oriented, functional and dynamic
   language idioms (preferrably python)
2. Good UNIX/Linux skills, including package management and machine
3. Willingness to pick up new technologies and understand existing systems.
4. General problem solving mentality. Ability to collaborate with
   different teams on solutions for a variety of different code & data
   related problems.

**Desirable skills**:
1. Knowledge of Twisted, Django, Numpy or SciPy.
2. Good C/C++ skills.
3. Mathematical/statistical background.
4. Experience of rich internet application development.
5. SQL knowledge (python ORMs, SQL Server/PostgreSQL/SQLite)
6. Large dataset manipulation (HDF5, Map/reduce)
7. Windows development experience.
8. Excellent foosball player.

And tell us how far you've got with the python challenge!

Please mention in your application if you hold an current Irish working 
visa or EU passport.

**About us**:
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., through its operating subsidiaries,
is a leading global provider of reinsurance and insurance. A career
with RenRe offers the chance to be in the forefront of risk management.
Our team shares a passion for rapid innovation, creativity and a
strong belief in the entrepreneurial culture which is a cornerstone
of our competitive advantage. RenRe is committed to attracting and
developing the very best people who are dedicated to providing
exceptional service.

* **Contact**: Wendy Monaghan
* **E-mail contact**: wmm at renre.com

Renaissance Services of Europe Limited 
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Registered Office: 
1st Floor, Hardwicke House, Hatch Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. 
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