Python/Django Developer £24-£40k


Would you like to build products and services to support nearly half of the schools in England?

Become part of a growing education technology company based in the Plymouth Science Park.

The role The Key/WebBased are looking for python/django developers to join our growing team working on high-impact projects that benefit schools and local authorities throughout the UK.

You will be involved in creating and maintaining web applications using Python and the Django web framework, and will have the opportunity the shape the future direction of our market-leading products.

A major focus of the role will be ongoing development of our services for schools, including The Key for School Leaders, which is used by over 68,000 members in nearly half of the schools in England. We are continuously looking for new ways to help our members save time, work smarter and deliver better results.

You will be a member of the Python/Django team in a fast-growing organisation that employs a range of technologies. You will work with developers, project managers and product owners across a range of new and existing products. You will contribute to a top-class codebase, with automated testing and deployment, supported by a powerful toolchain including Jira and Apache Subversion.

Job type: Full Time – Permanent Location: Plymouth Salary: £24,000-£40,000 pa, based on experience

The person This would be an ideal opportunity for a developer with at least 2 years’ commercial experience using Python to build web applications. You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, open-minded and have: • Demonstrable experience of developing web applications with the Django framework • A good understanding of ElasticSearch, Celery, Redis, Gunicorn, PostgreSQL and their roles within a Django web application • A good understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript and the Django templating system • A practical understanding of Linux system administration in the context of running a web application • A practical understanding of version control, preferably SVN

Why work for us? We recruit bright, committed individuals to work in a friendly, collaborative culture where every role is valued. We place huge importance on caring for and developing our people. If you join us you can expect a good work-life balance and the training and support you need.

We make sure developers have the tools they need and a clean, quiet working environment that allows them to focus. We keep meetings to a minimum and use Slack and Skype to chat, so there won’t be a phone on your desk.

You can also expect free breakfast, free tea/coffee and fruit, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, a friendly social culture, cycle to work scheme and more.

About "Webbased/The Key"

WebBased recently joined The Key and together we will continue to transform the working lives of those in the education sector, and beyond. WebBased serves 40 local authorities, with 700,000 users; and The Key supports more than 45% of schools in England.