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Friday 17 February 2012

Python/Django web developer

CarbonCulture – the latest initiative of More Associates – is an innovative digital platform to help people save energy and carbon. Our systems are currently in use by Number 10 Downing Street and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change. We get to work with world-class thinkers to build software that helps people get engaged in saving energy and carbon using social media and gaming techniques, whether or not they think of themselves as ‘green’.

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic developer who loves building rich, compelling, scalable Web applications, and tools to assist data specialists maintain and analyse large time-series data sets, making the most of the best technologies currently available. We have a large existing code base built using Python and Django on the backend, HTML5 and CSS3 on the frontend. As a small company our developers are involved at every level of development, from designing system architecture and database structures to building it and helping designers understand the technical challenges and possibilities.

We are looking for a developer who believes in the benefits of producing good documentation, using test-driven development, and is happy using Git for version control. You should be experienced with running and deploying against release schedules. The candidate needs to be happy using the Linux command line. We use a lot of Open Source and this is our first choice, and we’re always looking to contribute back when we can. Working together is a vital part of our culture and we are looking someone who will enjoy working with a diverse and dynamic team of designers, engineers and researchers every day in a supportive and engaging environment.

Required Skills

  • Python
  • Django
  • Relational databases (SQL)
  • Git

Desirable Skills (which if you don’t already have you will be using)

  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Nginx
  • Puppet
  • SSH (including tunnelling)
  • Experience with Embedded Linux

If you happen to be any good at developing front-end code in HTML, CSS & jQuery that would be a bonus.

This role will be offered on the basis on an initial 3 month contract, with a permanent role available for the right person. Rates negotiable.

We are also open to approaches from freelancers interested in this role. You will be required to work on site in London N1, and unfortunately there is no relocation budget available.

If you want to work@moreassociates.com please email us.