Senior Python Developer (Remote, Inside IR35)

2 months ago
£600 - £650/dayRemoteInside IR35UK government

Senior Python Developer

Remote working/London


6 month contract initially


We are looking for a Senior Python/Django Developer to join a Central Government department at a crucial and exciting time.

This is an urgent contract post for 6 months initially with the view to be extended.

This is an exciting time to join this Government department based in Central London.

Python/Django Developers will follow the Department’s software development standards, including 48h to delivery principles. They will proactively seek to address roadblocks affecting assignments. They will demonstrate collaboration within and between product delivery teams; reusing and sharing components, contributing to standards development, and sharing knowledge. They will ensure that delivered products are resilient, scalable and report errors only when human intervention is needed.

The developers will be working as part of an agile team alongside, user researcher, UX designer, front end developer, lead by a product owner and delivery manager. There is an expectation that they will liaise with other backend developers and Technical Architects within the department to share tools and knowledge where needed.

The successful Senior Python/Django Developer will have API design experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day responsibility for working within the product team to support, maintain and develop services built and managed by the Tools team.
  • Work with appropriate members of the delivery team to build appropriate back-end infrastructure to allow the visual display of data on a web-based front end.
  • Perform maintenance tasks as required for the accuracy and integrity of services built and managed by the Tools team on the flagship website.
  • Building web and mobile products to serve user needs.
  • Building up a useful, robust automated test suite to support a Continuous Deployment environment.
  • Being involved in the wider web development community, identifying good practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences.
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team, both developers and non-developers.
  • Taking part in 2nd-line support of applications and platforms, including occasional support outside of office hours.

Specialist skills


  • Extensive Python 3 expertise
  • Extensive Django and Django Rest Framework expertise
  • Good database knowledge (Postgresql)
  • Good Elasticsearch knowledge
  • Is comfortable to write unit tests, integration tests
  • Is comfortable with Git
  • Experience in interfacing REST, SOAP
  • Background in data engineering from DevOps perspective


  • Bonus for setting up open source data pipeline frameworks 
  • Bonus DevOps background 
  • Bonus API design

Please note, this role is inside of IR35 and you must be eligible to work in the UK.

If this role is of interest, please apply for immediate consideration.

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