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Lead Python Developer

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We are looking for senior developers who specialise in Python and have some exposure to the Django framework (Flask applicants will also be considered). Ideally you already have team lead experience.

We've just had a big funding round and now we need to overhaul our technology to meet the business's ambitions for the next 5 years.

We are a team of 9 looking to double in size over the next 6 months so we need a couple more team leaders. To do this we need your dedication to get work done on time, to train new staff and integrate many new team members into this rapidly growing team while working with the other mid-senior developers to ensure that standards stay high and keep getting higher.


We work incrementally but do occasionally take on bigger projects to update our stack and offering. Our current methodology is agile kanban.

Main requirements

You’re someone who’s smart, organised, motivated and gets things done. You want to work in a startup environment, because you like the idea of doing a bit of everything and taking ownership of what you work on. You have ideas about everything, and you’re not afraid to argue your point (while respecting everyone else’s of course). You’re constantly thinking “how can we do this better?”. You have the experience and aptitude to provide direction for other staff, to help build the team as a whole and within its eventual sub-units.

You understand the hard work required to update and stabilise a large technical product and you are prepared to put this work into the project.

You must have gone into a company or role with a maturing or mature technical product before. Having done such you are aware of the pros and cons caused by the startup coding mentality of "we'll fix that later". You also understand that you need to grasp the product's technical debt before planning or making significant changes to the product.

You must have significant experience of working and delivering projects with the following technologies:

  • 3+ years of working with Python (with some experience of Django or Flask framework)
  • More than 5 years professional full-time experience as a developer
  • Team lead experience
  • Very good mathematical abilities
  • SQL, preferably PostgreSQL
  • You’re comfortable with modern web development standards including HTML, CSS, Javascript and responsive design
  • You have integrated systems with 3rd party APIs before
  • You’re also fluent with the command line, you use git
  • The applicant would normally have a maths, computing or software engineering degree
  • Ideally you have setup and/or worked with a system of Continuous Integration

Nice to have

It would be great if you’d had experience with one or more of Redis, Gunicorn, Nginx, Ansible, or Ubuntu; or if you’ve worked as a developer in the travel, music, or e-commerce industries before. But it’s not a requirement.


We’re a team of 60 located in an amazing converted piano factory in Camden (NW1 8LH) a short walk from Camden market and Primrose Hill. By joining us you will be part of one of the fastest growing Music / Travel start-up companies in Europe, where you will have ample opportunity for career progression as we continue to grow.

We have a company culture which is very idea orientated and driven but also very social. However, it's entirely normal at 6pm on a Friday for half the company to be drinking together in the office and then planning to head out for a night out. Day-to-day perks include free tea, coffee, fruit, snacks and beer.

Chill-out space: two kitchens each with a breakfast bar, dining tables (cafeteria style), and centre-stage are our glorious ping pong table and big screen smart tv.

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