Senior Django Developer
Added on March 11, 2013
PrimarySite requires an experienced Django developer to lead the development of our flagship school CMS application, and other exciting new projects.
PrimarySite is the UK’s leading provider of websites and related technologies for primary schools. Formed in 2002, we currently work with 2000 primary schools, serving over a million children and adult users. We are passionate about providing exciting, robust, easy to use web applications, which help children get the most out of education and teachers get more done.
Our recently-completed CMS, built by a respected UK agency to modern, rigorous standards, is now to be brought in-house to continue its development. We are looking for someone with the experience to take control of this and future projects, contributing to our rapid ongoing growth.
You’ll need to have:
- The ability to lead the web development function of the company, taking ownership of architecture design, technologies used, methodologies and infrastructure
- Solid estimation and time management skills, with a proven track record of delivering new releases on time
- The ability to communicate to non-technical people, and to present information clearly
- The ability to train and mentor junior members of staff
- Belief in the value of education and the important role web technology can play in this
We are a warm, caring, family-owned company and will provide a culture which encourages best practices, together with opportunities for professional development. The right person will enjoy a significant amount of freedom in how they achieve the goals of the job.
Skills / Experience Required:
- 3+ years of Django programming
- Confidence working with all layers of the stack:
- Server: Linux (Ubuntu), Nginx, Postgres
- App: Django, Gunicorn, Celery, plus some third-party APIs
- Confidence working at the operations/infrastructure level, particularly cloud hosting and AWS
- Experience leading projects
- Experience managing other front-end and/or back-end developers
- A covering letter
- Your CV or LinkedIn profile
- References (optional, though an advantage)
- Some links to previous work or code with a description of your role in that project - Feel free to include a link to any of your code examples on Github, Bitbucket etc.
If you want to work on genuinely meaningful development projects and see the tangible impact your work has on children and schools, we want to hear from you.
Country: United Kingdom
Gig Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Budget: Excellent salary
Required to work on-site
Name: Rose Millington
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Contact Location: Nottinghamshire, UK