Python Developer / Programmer - Oxford - £30,000 - £50,000

17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Python Developer / Programmer – Oxford - £30,000 - £50,000

Key Skills: Python, HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript, Ruby, PHP

Commutable locations: Oxford, Swindon, Banbury, High Wycombe, Reading

I’m currently working on behalf of a leading price comparison site for mobile phone contracts who use statistical techniques to analyse data usage, they are looking for an experience Python developer with web capabilities or a full stack developer with python.


You will be actively involved in all aspects of our analytics product; from integrating new data sources, to continually improving the efficiency and accuracy of our backend systems, to improving our deployment processes. Ideally you'd also be comfortable dabbling in front-end web development.

For this you'll get to work with the best, in a respectful and professional environment of continuous improvement. You'll choose the right tools for the job, with good pay and enough equity to dwarf your salary if we get it right. We value creativity, adaptability and quiet precision and are looking for people who will enjoy working in a rigorous analytical culture.

Key Skills and Experience:

- Demonstrable interest in learning Python with strong full-stack web development experience in a similar backend language (e.g. JS/Ruby/PHP). We would love to see solid experience with a backend framework (e.g. NodeJs/RubyOnRails/Symphony) and server infrastructure (e.g. Nginx, Apache, Passenger).
- A passion for applying best software development practices
- BSc (2.1 or above) in a numerate field e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics
- Rigour -- demonstrable analytical skills
- Strong communication skills and an ability to work well in a team
- Mostly, though, you'll enjoy working in a "Lean Startup" culture in a tightly knit team, embracing change and thinking creatively, then implementing with extreme precision and unusual skill. You'll have at least a couple of years of commercial heavy lifting under your belt.


- Test Driven Development (we use unittest, nosetest) and Continuous Integration (we use Jenkins)
- Previous experience in building and maintaining scalable, robust and high-availability web services
- Linux / DevOps skills
- AWS (we use boto) and Docker
- MongoDB, memcached and MySQL administration
- Web development skills: AngularJS / Ruby on Rails / NodeJS / CSS3 / HTML5 / design

My client is reviewing C.Vs this week, to be considered or to find out more information please get in touch either by Email or to my direct line.

George Aldridge –