Development Team Lead (Python)

Recruiter
Comoro
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Main purpose of role
The role is to lead a cross-matrix development team of typically 3-12 resources, who may be a mixture of developers, BA, UX and QA. The role will also include being line manager for up to 4 developers initially.
The team is taking on ambitious projects to replace established products by developing new components and products using the latest technologies and paradigms. We already have ambitious goals and passionate people, now we’re looking for someone who is passionate about software development and related technologies to help us achieve our goals. We can promise you exposure to lots of new technologies - AWS Cloud, Big Data, Hadoop, Spark, Machine Learning, Text Mining, AI, Predicitive Analytics etc
We are looking for a leader who will…
* lead and take ownership of a development team providing clear visibility of project status to stakeholders
* have proven experience in designing and maintaining enterprise web applications
* be a strong communicator who can establish strong relationships with our global teams
* have the ability to determine the best agile methodology to suit the team/project
* offer innovative ways to improve applications and processes for customers spread globally
* have a solid development background and be comfortable in technical discussions
* get the best out of the team, mentoring their personal development, providing technical guidance and reviewing their code to make suggestions for improvements
* be a role model for everything the team does
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Musts:
* 8+ years development background, including 3+ years Python and 2+ years in Django
* Agile/Lean methodologies (3+ years)
* Continous Integration/Delivery practices with Python
* Strong believer in automated testing, with experience in with TDD/BDD processes
* Knowledge of the other key project technologies: XML/JSON, REST, Postgres, data modelling & versioning
Ideals:
* Cloud computing, e.g. AWS, notably: S3, EC2, containers, RDS, messaging (e.g. SQS, SNS)
* Angular.io, or other contempory client-side technologies
* Building micro-service applications
* Knowledge of the other technologies in our stack: Java, Spring, Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka, Git, Oracle, Postgres, ActiveMQ
* Building text-mining or machine-learning content processing pipelines

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