Lead Developer - Python / Django, new position for the company

£40000 - £50000 per annum
18 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Jack Jordan-Connelly
Industry Sector
IT / Technology
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
A rapidly expanding, specialist eCommerce business is looking to grow their team with a Lead Developer, experienced with Python & Django. The company is already close to 45 strong and are only in the beginning phases of their current growth plans so it’s an amazing time to join. They are based in a wonderful location in Central Bath and have a great team already in place that’s helped to create a really nice working environment. This role is perfect for someone ambitious looking to help a well-established business launch itself through its next big stages. This is a senior position within the technical team and there will be plenty of opportunity for the role to grow moving forward.

What experience you'll need

You will need a strong amount of experience with Python and Django as an essential to the role. Further experience with PostreSQL, Nginx, Docker, AWS, Elastic Beanstalk, Angular2, GitHub and Elasticsearch will all be highly beneficial. As lead, you’ll need really strong technical skills but also the ability to impart those skills onto more junior members of the team. Experience of either training or mentoring other staff will be important. You will be a key point of contact with the senior management so you’ll need experience of talking tech in ‘plain English’ and helping guide the direction of tech within a team / company.

What you'll be doing

Your primary responsibility will be leading the in-house team, as well as managing contractors, and helping to define new best practices. You’ll be overseeing the technical side of multiple simultaneous projects, making sure they are on time and kept to high standards. You’ll be involved in hands-on coding as well as your management responsibilities. You’ll be working most closely with the CIO, assisting with everything from general tech discussions affecting the business to being heavily involved in the recruitment process. You’ll be working with a number of project managers, each responsible for their own project, and helping to bring teams together when needed. You’ll be reporting to the board and when necessary, helping to build training programmes for new starters.

What you'll get in return for your talents

This is a really exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and flexible business. As the first Lead Developer, there is a lot of room to make this role your own and you’ll be respected as part of the senior team. There’s a generous salary on offer (Up to £50K) and the chance to grow alongside a rapidly expanding company. You’ll have a strong level of autonomy in your role and of course will benefit from being based in lovely offices in Central Bath.

What's next? 

Like the sound of this one?  Send in your CV to Jack or feel free to get in touch for more info.

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