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Senior Python Developer job in Oxfordshire (554)

at Torchbox (view profile)
Location Charlbury
Date Posted 1st March 2018
Category Technical
Job Type Full-time


We are looking for a Senior Python Developer to join the team at Torchbox ( You’ll be taking the lead on building a wide range of bespoke apps for our lovely, interesting clients - organisations like the NHS, the World Food Programme, Google, Médecins Sans Frontières. You'll be helping us improve Wagtail, our popular open source CMS.

To be successful in this role, you'll:

  • Be an expert in Python and Django, as well as one or more supporting languages, technologies and frameworks: DRF, JS, Wagtail, React, Vue, Docker, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL.
  • Be at expert-level in SQL, Linux command line and git.
  • Be confident communicating with clients to elicit clearly defined requirements and convert these into robust technical architecture.
  • Be able to proactively assist our clients with improvement and further development of their software.
  • Be experienced in producing high-quality technical specifications, documentation and accurately estimating the time required for the build.
  • Be confident in providing tests to support code, contributing to testing strategies and providing high-quality user training.
  • Have experience producing high-quality code to budget, demonstrating commercial awareness.
  • Have the ability to operate as technical lead on projects.
  • Be confident contributing to proposals and pitching successfully.
  • Provide technical advice to the wider community.

We'd love you to have a current technical blog or an active Github profile. Maybe you're interested in Rust / Go / something we haven't heard of - tell us about it!

As well as the technical knowledge, you'll also:

  • Remain up to date with state-of-the-art developments in your software field and share your knowledge with the wider team.
  • Be confident keeping projects on track (time and budget) through strong personal project management skills, collaboration and supporting other team members.
  • Support colleagues (teaching, coaching, line managing, mentoring, reviewing and improving code).

In return we'll offer:

  • An opportunity to work on high profile projects for fantastic organisations making the world a better place.
  • Performance-related bonuses.
  • Conference allowance.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • 5% Pension contributions in an ethical pension fund.
  • Life Assurance, Health Scheme, Bike to Work scheme, flexible working and more.

Torchbox is a Best Companies 3-star accredited employer.  Working in either our central Bristol office or our Oxfordshire office in the beautiful Cotswolds, we offer a flexible, friendly working environment, with a high-quality team; weekly lunches with your colleagues: BBQs in the summer, curries, pizzas and stews in the winter; great company social events and more.

Torchbox is an Equal Opportunities employer.

No agencies, please.

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