Dare are looking for a Python / Django Web Engineer to work on a range of web application builds. This role is responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and its end users, as well as translating UI/UX designs & wireframes to code. This role will also be responsible for the design and overall architecture of various web applications and evolve them to ensure maximum performance and stability.

You will be working as a part of a collective of engineers and designers from various disciplines. Dare fosters a maker culture, pushing the boundaries of our craft through experimentation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architecture design of the web applications.
  • Implementation of a robust set of services and APIs to power the web application.
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Optimisation of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code.
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications.
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by front-end developers with server side logic.
  • Implementation of security and data protection.
  • Translation of UI/UX wireframes to visual elements.
  • Integration of the front-end and back-end aspects of the web application.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience developing web applications.
  • Bachelor’s in computer science or equivalent work experience.
  • Solid communication skills / soft skills.
  • Strong understanding of the Software design/architecture process.
  • Expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework such as Django, or Flask.
  • Familiarity with some ORM (Object Relational Mapper) libraries.
  • Able to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  • Understanding of the threading limitations of Python, and multi-process architecture.
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages such as Jinja 2.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance. 
  • Knowledge of user authentication and authorisation between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Familiarity with event-driven programming in Python.
  • Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs desktop, and optimising output to match the specific platform.
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills.
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages such as Jinja or Jade. 
  • Good understanding of server-side CSS preprocessors Sass or Less etc. 
  • Standard 3rd party API integration and oAuth2.
  • Proprietary 3rd party RESTful API experience is an advantage.
  • Creating database schemas that represent and support business/systems processes.
  • Data migration, transformation, and scripting.
  • Management of hosting environment, including database administration and scaling an application to support load changes.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Ability to implement automated testing platforms and unit tests.
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery or other frameworks such as Zepto, MooTools, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, ability to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools e.g. Git or Mercurial.
  • Familiarity with development aiding tools such as Bower, Webpack, Gulp, Bundler, grunt, etc.
  • Attention to detail.

 

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