Senior Python Software Engineer (FinTech/RegTech market)

Pole Star Space Applications Ltd
London (Greater)
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We require a highly experienced Senior Software Engineer with strong commercial experience of Python to build and maintain our core platforms and services, in particular Pole Star’s market-leading FinTech/RegTech products.You’ll work in a talented and interdisciplinary team, with a strong creative culture, and help us deliver high impact work. Reporting to Head of Solutions Delivery, working in a small, agile team and based on London W11.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing, building, testing and documenting software and web applications in Python
  • Find and identify new opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications’ performance
  • Support formal Quality Assurance and resolve test defects
  • Create services and applications utilizing various programming languages
  • Identify production and non-production application issues
  • Team size is small (4 strong when all complete) but the Technology Delivery team as a whole is 18.
    Essential Skills

  • Commercial experience working in a fast paced, Agile (Scrum or similar) software development environment
  • Four or more years of solid commercial Python experience
  • JSON, REST, SOAP and RESTful Services and API’s
  • Database and SQL knowledge, PostgreSQL, Oracle, PostGIS,
  • Solid commercial Linux/Unix knowledge (Redhat/CentOS/Fedora)
  • Jenkins, CI integration
  • SQS, RabbitMQ, Redis experience
  • Experience in migrating/updating legacy systems (e.g. Python 2.x to 3)
  • A strong drive and interest to learn new technologies quickly
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Desired Skills

  • Web development: HTML (HTML5 & CSS) and XML/XSL
  • JIRA or other Atlassian products
  • Knowledge of Geo-Spatial technology or GeoServer
  • Docker
  • Company Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 3x salary life assurance cover
  • 25 days annual leave + UK public holidays
  • 5% Contributory pension scheme
  • Active professional development and opportunities to attend conferences here and abroad
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Refer a friend recruitment bonus scheme
  • Business expenses
  • Annual Season Ticket Loan for your commute
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Daily fruit baskets and cold pressed juices
  • On-site yoga classes and 5-aside football
  • Annual health-checks
  • Exclusive staff discount on shopping & dining at Westfield, London W12
  • Discount online benefit portal, offering a wide range of discounts for high street retailers
  • Ability to buy and sell holidays

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