Lead Backend Developer - Python Developer - Brighton

X4 Group
£50k - 80k per year
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Backend Developer - Python Developer - Brighton

Lead Backend Developer - Python Developer - Brighton

Role: Lead Backend Developer

Location: Brighton

Salary: £50-80,000

Start: ASAP

My Brighton based financial client are looking for a backend lead developer with a proven track record of building microservice applications using Python.

You will work as the backend lead developer in a cross functional team, having ownership and responsibility for leading the development of the company's backend infrastructure.

The role:

This is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for ensuring work on the backend is designed and delivered to a high standard, maintaining the quality of the application. This includes guaranteeing that code is implemented in the correct service and that the focus of said service isn’t unduly changed.

You will be the authority when it comes to inter-service API design.

Experience within fintech would be a bonus but is not essential - you’ll need to learn and understand foundational accounting knowledge and forecasting principles with support from your fellow team.


- 5+ years of experience ideally with Django and Django Rest Framework

- Excellent knowledge of Python

- Excellent knowledge of RESTful API design

- Good knowledge of MySQL

- Proven history of working within a microservice architecture

- Proven history working on data intensive applications

- Strong software engineering fundamentals: design, testing, deployment, version control

Beneficial (but not essential):

- An understanding or working knowledge of Angular 1 or React as a full stack developer

- Experience with AWS and the Boto3 SDK

- Design experience using Swagger

- Worked with application scalability, performance, profiling and security

- Experience working within an Agile/Scrum/Lean/Kanban environment

- An understanding of test and behavior driven development

This company does not offer sponsorship.

If you are interested in this opportunity please call Sarah on and email your CV to

Lead Backend Developer - Python Developer - Brighton

Lead Backend Developer - Python Developer - Brighton

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