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Senior Software Engineer (Python)
Pole Star Space Applications Ltd
London, London, Shepherds Bush, United Kingdom

Job Title

Senior Software Engineer (Python)

Job Description

We require an experienced Software Engineer with strong commercial experience of Python at Pole Star, to build and maintain our core Python based platforms and services. You’ll work in a talented and interdisciplinary team, with a strong creative culture, and help us deliver high impact work. You will work closely with all facets both in our Boston and London offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Find and identify new opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications of projects both existing and upcoming.
  • Designing, building, testing and documenting software and web applications in Python
  • Support formal testing and resolve test defects
  • Create services and applications utilizing various programming languages
  • Identify production and non-production application issues
  • Work in an agile/scrum team

Technologies we work with are cutting edge and here are some examples below:

Python Django Java Spring HTML5 CSS Vagrant REST Geoserver


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please


Essential Skills: • Four or more years of solid commercial Python experience • JSON, REST, SOAP and RESTful Services and API’s • Experience working with a JIRA bug-tracker • Linux/Unix knowledge (Redhat/CentOS/Fedora) • Experience in migrating legacy systems and knowledge of the software development lifecycle • A strong drive and interest to learn new technologies quickly and work in a fast paced software development environment. • Teamworking • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

Desired Skills: • Web development: HTML (HTML5 & CSS) and XML/XSL • Knowledge of Geo-Spatial technology or GeoServer • Some database and SQL knowledge, Oracle and/or PostgreSQL, Post GIS • Jenkins, CI integration • RabbitMQ and Redis experience • AWS experience • Docker experience

About the Company

Pole Star is a privately owned, London headquartered technology company developing innovative SaaS software solutions and APIs for the maritime, banking & finance and government sectors.

We serve over 2,500 clients in three industries; Shipping and Offshore, Finance Markets & Compliance and Government.

For nearly 20 years we have offered the maritime industry cutting edge vessel tracking as well as SSAS and LRIT conformance testing solutions.

We help our clients in the banking, trade & commodity sectors to manage their financial crime risk with advanced sanctions screening and vessel monitoring solutions.

Our government clients benefit from comprehensive end-to-end service and the highest levels of reliability, redundancy and scalability.

Why work for Pole Star? At Pole Star, it takes a wide range of skills to develop, maintain and support the high-quality products for which we have become renowned. Each department, team and individual within the company plays a vital role in that process. From the initial idea to the development, testing and maintenance of products, through to winning the big deals and supporting the customer and our employees, everyone at Pole Star contributes to making the business a success and a great place to work.

Whether you've just entered the job market, have recently graduated or are already experienced in your field, we will help support you with our employee development programme. By offering you secure employment, a challenging and interesting work environment, on-the-job learning and professional training and development opportunities, we hope to help you achieve your career aspirations and maximize your potential.

Pole Star is a privately-owned global maritime technology company. For 20 years we have developed innovative SaaS and API solutions for multiple industries. Today, we track over 40,000 ships for clients in over 90 countries, providing 24/7/365 support and world-class service in over 20 languages.

Our products are enterprise grade, consistently award-winning, and continually evolving to best serve our key market sectors: Shipping & Offshore, Maritime Trade RegTech, and Governments. Our suite of services include a broad range of tracking, security, LRIT, alert systems, and regulatory technologies with the key purpose of increasing efficiency, safety, profitability and compliance at sea.

From our HQ in London, 6 global offices, and over 50 trusted suppliers, we currently serve 46 governments and thousands of commercial customers. Our diverse multi-lingual, multi-national team are passionate about quality, excellence, and delighting our customers.

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