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Lead back End Python Developer


Greater London Contract / 12 Month FTC £450 - £550 per day

I am looking for mid-senior level developers who specialise in Python and have some exposure to the Django framework (Flask applicants will also be considered).

They have just had a big funding round and now we need to overhaul our technology to meet the business’s ambitions for the next 5 years.

We are a team of 9 looking to double in size over the next 6 months. To do this we need your dedication to get work done on time, to train new staff and integrate many new team members into this rapidly growing team while working with the other mid-senior developers to ensure that standards stay high and keep getting higher.


We work incrementally but do occasionally take on bigger projects to update our stack and offering. Our current methodology is agile kanban.


You must have gone into a company or role with a maturing or mature technical product before. Having done such you are aware of the pros and cons caused by the startup coding mentality of “we’ll fix that later”. You also understand that you need to grasp the product’s technical debt before planning or making significant changes to the product.

  • The applicant would normally have a maths, computing or software engineering degree.
  • Ideally you have setup and/or worked with a system of Continuous Integration.

You must have significant experience of working and delivering projects with the following technologies:

  • 3+ years of working with Python (with some experience of Django or Flask framework)
  • Very good mathematical abilities
  • SQL, preferably PostgreSQL
  • You’re comfortable with modern web development standards including HTML, CSS, Javascript and responsive design
  • You have integrated systems with 3rd party APIs before
  • You’re also fluent with the command line, you use git
  • It would be great if you’d had experience with one or more of Redis, Gunicorn, Nginx, Ansible, or Ubuntu; or if you’ve worked as a developer in the travel, music, or e-commerce industries before. But it’s not a requirement.

Job Reference: Backend/python/lead

Salary: £450 - £550 per day

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Job Duration: 12 Month FTC

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