[python-uk] Seeking Python Django Developers Permanent and Contract - London

Mark Horan mark at zebrapeople.com
Mon Aug 8 18:02:54 CEST 2011

Good afternoon Pythoneers


My client is seeking a Python Web Developer 1X Perm Dev up to £45K DOE and 2X Contract Devs £ Market Rates 


This is your chance to work in house for a global media Production Company based in London’s West End. You will be working on exciting Django, CSS/XHTML and JQuery code base architecture, technical development and scaling challenges including extending a brand new API and backend to power clients across Europe and soon the rest of the world, as well as investigating Mobile and other emerging platforms.


What you will be doing:

-        Take a key role in future development of our Django, CSS/XHTML and JQuery code base

-        Work with our existing technical team to architect the next phase of our systems, including 

extending our API and working with new technologies

-        Maintain and add functionality to our existing sites, in particular handle requests for new 

functionality. There are lots of fun things we want to add to the new service


What you need to have a strong knowledge of:

-        Fluency in Python 2.5+ and experience of building or contributing to large Django web applications

-        A good understanding of RESTful web services and, ideally, experience of developing/extending a 


-        Experience of, or an interest in, real-time push/long-polling technologies, such as node.js and Websockets

-        Experience of, or an interest in, working on high-availability and highly scalable systems

-        Experience of test-driven development, or at a minimum significant use of unit testing

-        Familiarity with Django pluggable apps (e.g. Django-registration, Django-profiles, Django-

notifications and Django-paypal). Familiarity with South for database migrations is also a plus

-        Experience of, or an interest in, working with and tuning PostgreSQL, as well as Apache and Nginx

-        Experience of working with SVN or Git

-        Experience with writing unit tests and CI systems like Hudson


Someone who is:

-        Self-starting - you will be the second in-house developer on the project, working with the lead developer and technical director

-        Keen to explore new technologies

-        Keen to write highly performing, robust and well-tested code. Someone, somewhere, is going to be using our system, so downtime has to be kept to an absolute minimum

-        A stickler for good development practices - from a responsible approach to check ins to controlled codebase deployment to readable, useful documentation

-        Prepared to champion the integrity and performance of the system

-        Comfortable expressing opinions within the business - we're all very friendly, but we need someone who always speaks their mind


Really great if you have:

-        Experience of, or interest in, new or emerging platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7 are highly advantageous


Get in touch if this sounds like a role you would be fired up about!!



PS there is a banner at the bottom of this email but I thought it's still worth mentioning our referral scheme.

If you refer a person to us that we place, we will buy you an iPad 2!!! Spread the word.


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Mark Horan
Mobile & Web Development Recruitment Consultant

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