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Expert Python Developer

Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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* Role: Expert Python developer
* Duration: initially 6m
* Location: Ideally UK; European timezone would be best

Skills Required:
* Strong Python coding skills
* At least 3yrs experience working with Python, ideally on large, shared code bases
* These frameworks particularly beneficial: asyncio, aiohttp, twisted
* Experience with Azure and Azure Dev Ops
* Experience with web development - especially REST api
* Familiarity with Linux (shell scripts and the command-line)

Highly Desirable:
* Familiarity with source code control systems, especially git
* Experience working with MongoDB

Replace two small applications with secure alternatives
(High priority, 2-4 months' work)
* Replace a proprietary in-memory database, "DeepPool", with equivalent functionality based on MongoDB.
o Modify client code to use MongoDB instead of DeepPool as their cache
o Replace DeepPool functionality with equivalent Mongo queries and commands

* Upgrade or replace "OceanView", a webapp viewer for DeepPool, to make it secure:
o encryption (https)
o authentication (Kerberos SSO)

Implement log capture on two systems, Volcano and Helix
(Medium priority, 2-3 months' work)
* Ensure log output is captured centrally
* Identify security-relevant events and ensure they are logged
* Ensure security-related messages are retained for sufficiently long period

Improve version management and deployment of Volcano and Helix
Medium priority, 1-2 months' work
* Create automated build & test pipelines in Azure DevOps (ADO)
* Create deployment pipelines in ADO, for automated deployment
* Enhance Helix management of database-level executable code, so that code version is verifiable

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