Software Developer - Contractor x2

Ortolan Group Plc
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Developer - Contractor x2
3 months Contract

Our client's product, the gold standard for TV measurement and optimization, is bringing state-of-the-art analytics to the world of TV advertising - a $202 billion global industry.

It is the most accurate, same-day television attribution platform in the industry. Delivering improved campaign performance for advertisers, their platform enables any brand or agency to increase ROI and proactively improve the performance of TV advertising campaigns. More than 700 brands, agencies and networks across 70 countries use the platform to improve TV performance by up to 80%.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, the company is an exciting, fast-growing multi-national company with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Munich. Their employees make up the best and brightest in business, media, advertising and technology - and because the company is expanding at a rapid pace, they are looking for the most passionate and dedicated people to join their team.

Job Purpose

They are looking for an experienced Software Developer to build and implement functional programs. You will work with other Developers and Product Managers throughout the software development life cycle. In this role, you should be a team player with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving skills.

The engineering team has around 30 people, including devops, data specialists, designers, backend and frontend specialists. Their technology includes cloud-hosting with automatic scaling groups, mongo DB and Postgres data storage, Python, Spark parallelisation, Angular JS, Django, CSS and bootstrap.

The role is initially for 3 months contract and is based in our client's Edinburgh office.


  • Work with developers and analysts to design algorithms and flowcharts
  • Produce detailed specifications and write the program codes
  • Integrate software components and third-party programs
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Gather and evaluate user feedback
  • Recommend and execute improvements
  • Create technical documentation for reference and reporting
  • Present ideas for system improvements

Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of NoSQL technology, MongoDB in particular
  • Knowledge of coding languages (e.g. CSS, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, React, Git, Django)
  • Strong Python knowledge with implementing designs
  • Strong SQL knowledge is highly desirable, specific knowledge of Postgres would be valuable
  • Experience of using Agile methodologies and scrum
  • Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
  • Eye for detail and identifying problems
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
Please outline your salary expectations and notice period in your application.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are acting as consultants for the hiring company. Ortolan People are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

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