Senior Wagtail Developer

Total remuneration package: £54,056 - £83,295 per annum, pro rata.**

All salaries listed on our roles are based on UK salary bands, however if you’d like more information on the bands for your country give us a shout.

We’re Torchbox, a progressive digital agency on a mission to help charities create transformative, high-quality digital products and services in low-risk, cost-effective ways. We’re proud to be the creators of Wagtail, one of the leading open source CMSs, now used by Google, NASA, the NHS and thousands of other organisations around the world.

This is a great time to join Torchbox. We’re proud to be an employee owned digital agency,  business is booming in the UK and US, Wagtail is flying high and we’re doing great work with many, incredible, mission-driven organisations.

We are looking for a ​Senior Wagtail/Django Developer to join our team!

Wagtail is an open source CMS that powers some of the biggest and most prestigious websites in the world. We are hiring a developer who can work with our clients to implement and improve Wagtail and augment  the Wagtail vision for 2023

By joining our software engineering team you’ll learn from the likes of gasman and tomdyson, who are members of the Django Software Foundation, as well as Wagtail legend kaedroho.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with designers and product managers to explore and solve complex problems

  • Working within a client’s engineering team mentoring, guiding and supporting them to get the most of out Wagtail for their organisation

  • Providing technical leadership and vision to our clients

  • Supporting teams of developers within Torchbox

  • Building new Wagtail features which may be funded by our largest clients  (e.g. workflow, commenting)

  • Providing expert consulting to Wagtail Support clients

  • Working on sprints focused on tech debt and code restructuring

  • Working on implementation of features from the Wagtail roadmap


Our Senior Wagtail Developers have the following skills:

Must have:

  • Excellent Python and Django skills

  • Experience writing clear documentation

  • Fun to work with, great teamwork and collaboration skills

Should have:

  • Experience prioritising your own workload

  • Expertise in git and branch management

  • Ability to quickly understand existing codebases

Nice to have:

  • Experience developing with React

  • Previous contributions to open source projects

  • Experience building sites with Wagtail


What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be a co-owner of Torchbox, shaping and sharing in our success. Be a partner, not just an employee. Our Voice Groups provide the chance to share your vision within Torchbox.

  • The chance to work with our brilliant clients, making the world a better place

  • Competitive salary with annual review with annual employee owners and performance bonus

  • Training and conference budget to accelerate your development.

  • Flexible working hours; the option to work fully remotely, split your time between office and home, or choose to be in one of our offices fulltime, enabling you to work in a flexible way that best suits your needs.

  • Free eye tests, flu jabs & shopping discounts

  • Private health scheme and access to mental health support

  • Ethical pension scheme, with a 5% contribution from Torchbox

  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme (UK only)

  • Wellness programme and cycle to work scheme, alongside other Torchbox offerings, good for both you and the environment.

  • Regular virtual and in-person events, weekly veggie team lunch (when we’re in the office)  & parties including our famous Torchfest

  • 27 days holiday, plus public holidays


**This is made up of a base salary £43,875 - £69,300 and a bonus of £10,181 - £13,995. The bonus comprises a (tax free!) £3.6k EOT bonus and a company performance bonus. The bonus is paid in two tranches. The company bonus can be higher or lower based on company performance.

If you need any help completing the application form then please email [email protected] or if you would prefer to apply by phone then give us a call on +44 (0) 1608 811 870

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