Senior Python/ Django Developer - Publisher -

Sphere Digital Recruitment
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Python/ Django Developer - Publisher - £60,000-£65,000

The Company

My client is more than just a publisher, they are aiming to change and improve the future of research communications through modern technology. They are a start-up based in central London and a have an office in the US. Their focus is to support open-access university publishing, including research data and software, creating solutions for the developing world. All employees here want to make an impact on the world and they are looking for like-minded people!

Their platform is specialised for open-access publishing, which makes research available to anyone in the world, without barriers. This is a full-time position, the successful Python/ Django developer will take on a range of responsibilities, involving all stages of the software lifecycle from design, development, testing and deployment to maintenance. You will be responsible for mentoring junior members of the team and to also set the technical direction of the company. Ideally the would like you to move into a CTO role over time!


The ideal Python/ Django developer will have proven web development skills and also be willing to adapt and learn technologies. The company are looking for the following:

  • Excellent Python knowledge
  • Excellent Django knowledge
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills with experience of object-orientated PHP
  • SQL and database design skills
  • Excellent grounding in Unix/ Linux

If you are familiar with the following this would be a bonus, however this is not essential:

  • Experience with Git and Mercurial
  • Previous CMS products which work with Django
  • Maintained and re-developed systems
  • Agile processes
  • Academic research background and interests
  • Looking after a team/ mentoring junior employees
  • Experience working with offshore development teams

If you are a Python developer who is looking to move into a senior role and eventually become a CTO, this could be an ideal Django role for you! Please do apply to find out more about the role and the business!

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Andy Walker, Technology Consultant

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