Python Developer

£39,451 - £59,260••


Bristol, Charlbury, US, Philippines & Remote

Total remuneration package: £39,451 - £59,260 per annum, pro rata.**

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 Python Developer to join our team!

You’ll be building web apps for our lovely, interesting clients in the UK, Europe and the US; organisations like the NHS, NASA, Google, Mozilla, Oxfam, the World Food Programme, Médecins Sans Frontières. You'll be helping us improve Wagtail, our open source CMS. We're looking for someone who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team environment to help solve complex problems.

The basic technical requirements are demonstrable expertise in Python and Django, as well as one or more supporting languages, technologies and frameworks: API development, SPAs, Wagtail, Docker, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL. But your personal skills are just as important.

To be successful in this role, you’ll:

  • Be able to consistently deliver robust, bug free, well documented software.  

  • Be able to manually end-to-end test software that has been written to uncover any edge case / data related bugs (i.e. test as a user of the software) and analyse and improve the performance of a piece of software. 

  • Be comfortable with DevOps processes; able to set up staging and production environments.

  • Adhere to and promote adherence to agreed software development practices within the team and help to identify areas of improvement for a team or a project and can constructively voice solutions.

  • Be able to estimate time required for build of a feature and consistently deliver features within estimates and take responsibility for the quality of code in a project outside of your immediate remit. 

  • Participate in educational opportunities in your own field, remaining up to date with state-of-the-art developments, and sharing learning and ideas. 

  • Contribute to proposals by providing advice and information and may be asked to participate in a pitch.

  • Have excellent written, spoken and presentational communication skills. 

  • Understand the concept of agile development and sprints as implemented by Torchbox; participate actively in project ceremonies.

  • Able to manage your time effectively, demonstrating an awareness of deadlines. 

  • Proactively communicate with colleagues and update project managers on a project.

  • Be able to participate usefully in a client workshop e.g. story mapping, or any other requirements gathering exercise.

  • Be able to communicate effectively with clients to elicit detailed but clearly defined requirements for features.

  • Have a strong focus on quality and budget.

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 & 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.

  • Private health scheme.

  • Ethical pension scheme.

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

  • Regular virtual and in-person events & parties including our famous Torchfest.

  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays.

**This is made up of a base salary £31,175 - £48,400 and a bonus of £8,276 - £10,860. 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

No agencies please.

Serious benefits

  • Performance and ownership bonuses
  • Trips, including bi-annual skiing!
  • Unlimited personal development budget
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Flexibility to make working life work for you
  • Be an owner, not just an employee
  • Socials, online and IRL
  • Free lunches

Open to all

We welcome neurodivergent 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.

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