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senior python developer

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Python Developer to work on the projects of Dictionaries Division at Oxford University Press. You will work in a cross-functional agile team and be part of an expanding digital business in a division with a “start-up” culture. The team make use of modern development and DevOps approaches and cloud deployment technologies (e.g. Python, Docker, Kubernetes, ElasticSearch, Amazon Web Services, Ansible). We’re looking for someone who relishes a challenge and is willing to tackle interesting complex tasks, contribute to the overall strategies of the team, and learn on the job.

Responsibilities

  • Software design and development alongside creating automated unit and acceptance tests.
  • Scripting of testing, deployment and cloud environment creation in CI tools for code and data.
  • Developing language data APIs.
  • Building and deploying platforms including LEAP (Lexical Engine and Platform) in the cloud using modern database and search engine technologies and providing REST APIs.
  • Supporting production systems and ensuring they are running efficiently and fixing outages.
  • Collaborate with OUP in-house teams to ensure architectural solutions can be successfully implemented.
  • Maintenance and improvement of existing systems.
  • Investigation and prototypes for using new technologies, libraries and tools.
  • Performance/load testing of systems.
  • Continuously refactoring and improving existing code. Reviewing other team members code.

Requirements

  • Considerable experience with Python and other high-level languages.
  • A degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or similar, and/or several years of experience in the field.
  • Experience with DevOps processes, build tools (Pip, Docker, Ant, Ansible, etc.) and Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins, Hudson, etc.).
  • Experience with Docker containers and repositories.
  • Experience with Cloud Deployment environments e.g. AWS, Azure.
  • Experience with database technologies – NoSQL and SQL.
  • Experience with Agile software development methods.
  • Behavior-driven development and/or test-driven development.
  • Experience working with data in XML and JSON.
  • Interest in expanding knowledge and learning new skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication.

Good to have

  • Experience with Kubernetes.
  • Experience working with JSON databases and ElasticSearch.
  • API design and development.
  • Knowledge of XSLT & other XML technologies.
  • Experience in data transformation and manipulation (ETL).
  • Python Web frameworks such as Flask, Django.
  • Big Data and/or Open Data experience.
  • A solid understanding of software engineering, APIs and platform development.

Benefits

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    Up-to-date hardware

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    Coffee / Cookies

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    Business trips to London

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    Education

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    Long-term project

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    Flexible timesheet

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    Great Location

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    Games & hobbies

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    Paid sick leave

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