Senior Python Developer - London - £70,000 to £80,000

About the Role

A start-up in central London are looking for a Senior Python Developer to join an expanding team.


This organisation builds bespoke automated systems that helps their clients improve the quality and quantity of the content they can push through their online channels. This start-up has recognised that content (especially social media) is becoming a pivotal asset to any successful business and to aid their clients improve the content that they can distribute through their channels this start-up builds machine learning algorithms to remove that burden.


The algorithms crawl the internet for relevant content and ideas specific to that client and then allow them to edit and push that content to the relevant social media sites and online platforms, saving businesses the need to hire someone to manage the process.


They are in looking for a Senior Python Developer to join the team to help them expand the product offering and build out some new systems. The team size is currently 6 with the view to grow to 8. This is a great opportunity for someone that's looking to join a fast-paced start-up with huge growth ambitions.


Responsibilities Include:


- Designing and writing great Pythonic microservices

- DevOps work as the candidate will be required to deploy their own code

- Introducing new technologies and patterns - In this organisation, nothing is set in stone and they're always open to suggestions

- Sharing knowledge and ensuring quality is kept high

- Utilising Continuous Integration Methodologies

- Utilising Test Driven Development (TDD)



The start-up was founded back in 2014 and have grown to 6 with the view to add 2 more to the team in the upcoming months. They have been recognised as one of the top 50 emerging UK innovations and their client base includes the UK’s larger student newspaper, multinational lifestyle brand and a number of digital media companies across various industries.


Being a small organisation they offer a dynamic working environment where decisions can be made quickly and this hire will be in the thick of it when to comes to aiding the direction of the platform growth and deciding which technologies will be best suited to getting the job done!


The offices are located less than 5 minutes' walk from Holborn station and this client are also flexible on where and when you work.


Technical Skills – Essential

– Kafka and ZeroMQ

- Kubernetes

- Postgresql and Elasticsearch - Python 3


Technical Skills - Advantageous

- Previous experience or an interest in Machine Learning

- Prior experience with web scraping

- Front-End experience (Preferably using Angular JS)


Interview Process

The interview process is three stages:


1st - 15-20 minute interview on the phone with the CEO or CTO

2nd - Technical test that can be completed at home (1-2 Hours)

3rd - Final meeting at the offices to meet the team and the senior management (1.5 hours)



Salary - From £70,000 per Year

Salary - To £80,000 per Year

Additional Benefits Yearly Bonus + Flexible working, on where and when you work !