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Senior Python + Django Developer

Senior Python + Django Developer

Work location: UK & EEA
Work arrangement: Remote
Salary range: € 90,000 - € 120,000 per annum
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About the role

We’re looking for a remote Python + Django developer to build web tooling for research scientists running weather simulations on a supercomputer.

The position is an initial 6 month full time contract with the potential to extend. We can onboard employees in the UK and Ireland, and contractors throughout the EEA.

In the role you will

  • Build tooling for research scientists working at the bleeding edge of weather forecasting.

  • Be part of a small team including a product manager and front end developers.

  • Work autonomously to solve problems and turn user requirements into code.

  • Work directly alongside users.

  • Design and develop new features from scratch.

  • Improve the codebase with refactoring, bug fixes, and optimization.

  • Contribute to the product strategy by combining your tech skills with your understanding of user needs.

Preferred skills & experience

Must have

  • Depth of experience using Python, Django, and Docker to build web app backends.

  • A sense of urgency: you’re a responsive communicator and work quickly.

  • An ability to thrive in ambiguity, tackling problems that might not be well defined and without obvious solutions.

  • You’re a fast learner.

  • Experience with end to end testing.

  • Fluency with Git, GitHub, and GitHub Actions.

  • You like to work remotely using Slack and Notion.

Nice to have

  • You’re comfortable with Kubernetes.

  • You’ve built government software before.

  • You’re familiar with static type checking, plus tooling like black, flake8, and isort.

Why join us?

  • We make sure taxpayer money is well invested. We build software which best serves the public interest by obsessing about customer service and user experience.

  • We’re a fully remote company.

  • We work in a small team, startup environment.

  • No endless meetings.

  • 35 days holiday per year.

  • You’ll grow professionally and personally, by enhancing your tech skills and expanding your global network.

This application includes an assessment as the first step