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Django Developer - Python - Insurance

  • Location City of London
  • Job-type Contract
  • Reference BBBH107593
  • Salary £500 - £560 per annum
  • Specialisation Technology
  • Posted September 28, 2020

Developer, Python, Django, JavaScript - Insurance (London / Work From Home)


I am currently recruiting for an experienced Django Developer with strong Python and modern JavaScript experience to join a top tier Lloyds Syndicate in London. The role is an initial 3 month contract paying a day rate of £560 per day inside IR35.
The successful candidate will have strong Django and Python experience alongside solid modern JavaScript technology experience such as (e.g. ES6, React.js, Redux etc) working within the Insurance industry.
Responsibilities and Performance Objectives

* Take ownership of a significant part of the team's solution development
* Demonstrate end-to-end understanding of applications being created
* Design and build APIs for use by Frontend Developers and external consumers
* Contribute to Peer Review process to ensure code quality

Required Attributes

Both senior candidates (i.e., with years of experience / leadership) and junior candidates are welcome to apply; we have and will offer positions appropriate to expertise and level of experience.
The minimum required skills include:
* Self-motivated and creative- we're building from ground up, not tweaking legacy
* In depth knowledge of backend infrastructure (e.g., Flask, Falcon, Redis, Varnish)
* Strong Python coding skills plus experience of a typed language (e.g. C++, Java, etc)
* Exposure to modern JavaScript technologies (e.g. ES6, React.js, Redux etc)
* Familiarity with build automation and continuous integration (e.g., Gulp, Grunt, Jenkins, CodePipeline)
* Good communicator and team player
* Solid understanding of algorithms and data structures

An ideal candidate (is not required to, but) will also have

* Cloud platforms (e.g. Amazon Web Services)
* Linux SysAdmin skills
* Messaging (e.g. Kafka, RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ)
* Distributed Systems tools (e.g. Etcd, zookeeper, consul)
* Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Terraform, Cloudformation etc)
* Curiosity of latest Machine learning applications
* Portfolio of past experience (e.g. blogs, talks, contributions to Open Source)