WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients, and communities.

Working at WPP means being part of a global network of more than 109,000 accomplished people in 110 countries. WPP has headquarters in New York, London and Singapore and a corporate presence in major markets worldwide.

We create transformative ideas and outcomes for our clients through an integrated offer of communications, experience, commerce, and technology.

WPP and our award-winning agencies work with most of the world's biggest companies and organisations – from Ford, Unilever and P&G to Google, HSBC, and the UN. Our clients include 61 of the FTSE 100, 317 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30 and 62 of the NASDAQ 100. WPP are the leader in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and 8th in the FTSE 100 rankings for Women on Boards.

Why we're hiring:

The vision of the WPP Open Platform is to create a common development and architecture framework, with supporting infrastructure, for the development of digital products across WPP. The platform will provide the single point for access to world class technology and data for our agencies; allowing them to build and scale products and applications, then share them across the business, improving visibility and collaboration. With Open, we expect to address our client needs faster and reduce the time to market for new capability.

As a Python Developer / Backend Software Engineer you will design, develop, and deliver a range of products/services. You will join a collaborative team with a focus on engineering best practice and continuous improvement and will have lots of business exposure, enabling you to see the results of your work.

Your primary focus will be building the ‘back-end’ of our product, working alongside back-end developers to create a comprehensive platform. An expert in the domain and able to develop code that is aligned with the overall vision to ensure the highest quality development is always achieved so it creates a great user experience. You will have excellent knowledge of the DevOps process and can work with large and complex codebases to ensure our product is leading edge.


What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements and create efficient, scalable, and user-friendly solutions 
  • Integrate web applications with databases, APIs, and other third-party services 
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code following best practices and industry standards 
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and optimize web applications to ensure optimal performance and user experience 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in web development to continuously improve skills and contribute to the team's knowledge base 
  • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to peers 
  • Assist in the estimation and planning of development tasks and projects 

What you'll need:

  • 2+ years of hands-on Python development experience with a focus on web applications/services. 
  • Strong knowledge of Python 3.x and either FastAPI/Flask framework 
  • Hands-on experience with RDBMS (Postgres, Oracle or others) and ORM  
  • Significant experience of working with Agile methodologies 
  • GCP or any other Cloud experience will be a plus 
  • Good problem-solving skills 
  • Strong spoken and written English 


Who you are:

You're open: We are inclusive and collaborative; we encourage the free exchange of ideas; we respect and celebrate diverse views. We are accepting: of new ideas, new partnerships, new ways of working.

You're optimistic: We believe in the power of creativity, technology and talent to create brighter futures or our people, our clients and our communities. We approach all that we do with conviction: to try the new and to seek the unexpected.

You're extraordinary: we are stronger together: through collaboration we achieve the amazing. We are creative leaders and pioneers of our industry; we provide extraordinary every day.


What we'll give you:

Passionate, inspired people – We promote a culture of people that do extraordinary work.

Scale and opportunity – We offer the opportunity to create, influence and complete projects at a scale that is unparalleled in the industry.

Challenging and stimulating work – Unique work and the opportunity to join a group of creative problem solvers. Are you up for the challenge?

WPP is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

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