Python Developer Lead

Service Care Solutions
18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My Client, a market leading digital services company, is currently looking for a Lead Python/Django Developer to join their expanding in-house development team in Central Bath.

The Company has been established for over 7 years, and offer a specialist digital service (more detail available upon application). They currently run 2 websites, both with ambitious development plans, which will involve redesign and implementation of new features. They currently use the following core technologies:

* Django
* Python
* PostgreSQL
* AWS (Docker and Elastic Beanstalk)
* Angular 2

The successful applicant will lead the team of in-house developers and contractors, working with the CIO and Project Manager to ensure that best practice is defined and met correctly, as well as ensuring multiple simultaneous projects are delivered to pre-agreed standards and timings.

Due to size of the team, this is very much hands on with coding as well as having the management duties. The team consists of four back end developers, one front end developer, a UX Designer, and a contract development agency, and they operate using Agile Scrum methodology, however they do use Waterfall methodologies for appropriate projects.

As well as working as a technical lead on individual projects, you will also:

* Work as part of a Development Management Group to determine prioritisation
* Advise the CIO on the appropriate development approach for business needs, and with the recruitment of both permanent staff, and contractor/agency selection.
* Ensure the work of contractors and other resources meet the standards required.
* Determine coding best practice, use of tools, systems, and general processes through consultation with the team.
* Run staff training programmes, including mentoring if required.
* Represent the Development Team at Board level.

Essential Skills
* Python
* Django
* PostgreSQL
* Excellent programming skills
* Ability to mentor and train junior staff
* Understanding of commercial issues and their influence on development

Desirable Skills
* GitHub
* Nginx
* Docker
* AWS (particularly Elastic Beanstalk)
* Angular 2
* Elasticsearch

Please contact Danny Eccles at Service Care Solutions on for more information or to apply.

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