Senior Python 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 Django/Python Developer to join our team!

You’ll be taking the lead on building web apps for our lovely, charity and public sector clients across the globe, implementing and improving our much loved open source Content Management System -  Wagtail. You’ll also be working on innovative Django applications which facilitate strategic and business critical processes for our clients.

We’re looking for someone who has demonstrable expertise in Python and Django web development. You’ll enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team environment to help solve complex problems.

You’ll get to choose your own equipment (macOS/Linux laptop), as well as any software you’d like.

A successful Senior Django/Python Developer will have the following technical skills: 

  • Demonstrable expertise in Python and Django

  • Experience with Relational Database Systems, Docker/ Containerised deployments, RESTful APIs (e.g DRF), Gitlab/GitHub, CI and Testing

  • Have an understanding of the following technologies: Wagtail, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Azure, AWS, GCP, Elasticsearch, JavaScript (React/Redux, Vue, Next.js), GraphQL

The successful candidate will also:

  • Have experience as a technical lead on projects

  • Have an understanding of, and confidently demonstrate, project management aspects (e.g agile development methodologies and  backlog refinement ).

  • Be confident in communicating with internal teams and clients to elicit clearly defined requirements and convert these into robust technical architecture.

  • Produce high-quality technical specifications, documentations and be skilled at estimating the time required to build. 

  • Confidently contribute to testing strategies and providing high-quality user training. 

  • Be experienced in producing high-quality code to budget, whilst demonstrating commercial awareness.

  • Confidently contribute technically towards pitches and proposals.

  • Have previous experience with helping to nurture a strong, happy team. In particular we would love it if you had experience in: 

    • Supporting your colleagues (teaching, coaching, line managing, mentoring, reviewing and improving code).

    • Remaining up to date with technologies in your software field and sharing your knowledge.

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, plus annual employee owners and performance bonuses

  • 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 of 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.

We particularly welcome neurodiverse individuals and applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds that are under-represented groups in the creative and technology industries.

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

No agencies please.