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

Job Title

Software Engineer (Python)

Job Description

Our technology team are highly skilled, diverse and experienced in a wide-range of technologies to build cutting edge solutions to global challenges, some of the techologies we work with are; Python, Django, GeoServer, PostGIS, Java, AWS, Vagrant.

Role Summary:

We require a Software Engineer at Pole Star to help build and maintain our core Python based platforms and services. You will work closely with the Front End Developers, QA Engineers and with the Product Manager both in our Boston and London offices.

Key Responsibilities: • Work in a small, agile team • Identify production and non-production application issues • Identify opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications of projects both existing and upcoming. • Provide direct support to the team’s development’s efforts, as and when requested • Develop, test, implement and maintain application software working with established processes and procedures. • Support formal testing and resolve test defects • Create services and applications utilizing various programming languages

Restrictions

  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please

Requirements

Essential Skills: • Strong Python with Django • JSON, REST, SOAP and RESTful Services and API’s • Experience working with a JIRA bug-tracker • Linux/Unix knowledge (Redhat/CentOS/Fedora) • RabbitMQ and Redis experience

Desired Skills: • Web development: HTML (HTML5 & CSS) and XML/XSL • Knowledge of GeoServer or GIS services would be beneficial • Some database and SQL knowledge, Oracle and/or PostgreSQL, Post GIS • Jenkins, CI integration Company Benefits

  • Basic salary £45,000 - £47,000 + discretionary company bonus (10% of basic salary)
  • 3 x salary life assurance cover
  • 25 days annual leave + UK public holidays
  • 5% Contributory pension scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Refer a friend recruitment bonus scheme
  • Business expenses
  • Annual Season Ticket Loan for your commute
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye-test Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Exclusive staff discount on shopping & dining at Westfield, London W12
  • Discount online benefit portal, offering a wide range of discounts for high street retailers
  • Ability to buy and sell holiday

About the Company

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.

Why Work at 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.

Contact Info

Previous Senior Python Developer (Providing Services To Half A Billion Users), nineDots in Dublin, Ireland Next Mid-level / senior Python Developer / Equity Partner position, BTEK in London, Mayfair, United Kingdom