PHP Developer - Retrain to Python - Drive up your earnings!

Talent Point Ltd
London, South East England
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
PHP Developer - Retrain to Python - Drive up your earnings!

Python is one of the most in-demand software languages in 2017 and this trend does not seem to be going down, don't believe me? Go and have a quick look through some adverts now…

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So if I had the opportunity for a strong PHP Developer to completely cross train into Python it would now be of interest, right? Well, that is exactly what we have got at the moment, working for a mature start up making real waves in the healthcare tech space. They have developed a white label SaaS platform that is being praised as changing the way we exercise based on specific goals, it will then adapt to how well you perform meaning that you will never get demotivated by not hitting targets. Integrating with a range of fitness trackers such as Fitbit, Jawbone and other devices meaning you can set competitions with your friends no matter which device they use!

The PHP Developer will move across entirely into a Python Django role with the extensive support and training from their six strong Python Development team, they have prior experience of assisting with this transition and you will be making meaningful Python contributions at the 6-week mark, this is with no prior Python Django experience. The PHP Developer will start by picking up less complex tickets to improve their knowledge of the Python syntax and the platform and then move into very API heavy work getting involved with complex integrations and new feature requests.

So what are we looking for from the PHP Developer in order to make this amazing move? Simple, the main thing we need is a PHP Developer with strong Object Orientated knowledge around building clean reusable code using principals such as SOLID. We expect the PHP Developer to have gained some commercial experience and be aware of best practices such as CI/CD, why Agile is beneficial and around working in a TDD environment and able to test your own PHP code. With Python Django it has its unique ORM as many of the PHP frameworks have so also ideally you will have experience with a PHP MVC framework such as Zend, Laravel, Symfony (With Doctrine), CodeIgniter or CakePHP.

This is a fantastic chance to get away from PHP Development and into Python Development opening many doors such as those into Big Data, more complex engineering and even into Data Science and of course driving up your salary due to the demand for Python Developers. All this learning while working for a fantastic company that rewards their employees with an excellent social scene and a fantastic environment for Developers with a focus on Agile, CI/CD and clean code.

This position is available exclusively via myself so please get in touch so I can share more about this fantastic opportunity.

Talent Point are a Hiring Communication business. We have designed and documented this vacancy alongside our customer and act as their sole source of applicants. Following a two-stage screening process that will include everyone who responds to this advert, we present a shortlist of three applicants for interview. Those on our shortlist can expect in-depth, accurate detail regarding the vacancy, a high chance of securing the position, pre-booked interview times to plan around in advance, no delays and complete transparency.

No terminology in this advert is designed to discriminate on grounds of gender, race, colour, religion, creed, disability, age, sex or sexual orientation. Talent Point Ltd is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against these or any other class protected by applicable law.