Python Job Alert

My employer is looking for a new Python developer to work here in Oxford, UK. The company I work for runs, which is collaboration service for sustainable business. Basically, it’s a social networking type of site for businesses to collaborate on climate change and related issues. I’m not officially allowed to say this, but the closest analogy is ‘Facebook for Businesses’.

The Office

This is the office. Ignore the man in the far corner, he is just a hobo that wandered in.

The site is built with Django, so obviously Django experience would be a bonus, but experience with any MVC framework would be valuable. We’re looking for someone who isn’t necessarily a specialist and who doesn’t mind getting to grips with new technology and dabbling in the front-end from time to time.

You will be working in a very relaxed working environment with a diverse bunch of characters. The full job description is below, but all you really need to know is that you will be working with yours truly!

If you are interested, Email your CV to james DOT tarin AT 2degreesnetwork DOT com.

Would you like to do something genuinely
useful with your Software Development skills (Python/Django)?

2degrees is an exciting, fast-paced,
well-funded Web2.0 environmental networking business based in Oxford,
UK and Washington, US.

We're looking for a top-notch software
developer eager to work with our talented team to evolve our django-based
application to meet the demands of our members and corporate partners
(Cisco, AEA Technology, MITIE Energy, Ecosecurities)

2degrees’ purpose is to accelerate
the speed at which businesses are able to implement sustainability and
carbon reduction strategies on a global scale. We now have over 4000
members including sustainability professionals from companies such as
HSBC, Coca-Cola, BASF, Sony, Marks & Spencer, BP, Shell, Eurostar,
Sainsbury’s, Hewlett Packard and Royal Mail.

Top reasons why our development team
think you may like to work with 2degrees:

  1. We have an inclusive, open
    and merit based design process
  2. Your opinion will not only
    be valued, it will be sought
  3. You’ll be contributing
    to something that will save lives
  4. We ‘re building a business
    of global scale
  5. We offer a sociable work
    environment with lots of independence
  6. You’ll be involved throughout
    the development lifecycle

The Role:

You will be integral to the team and
the ongoing development of our product, and will be at the forefront
of the action, working directly to build the features that our users

Our regular release schedule means
that your new features will be rolled out rapidly, for consumption by
an appreciative user base.

Examples of some of the things we have
been working on recently are:

  • Subscription management
    and payment gateway integration
  • Providing tiered levels
    of functionality for different member classes
  • Improving the support that
    our platform gives for online and offline events
  • An entire graphic redesign
    of our site – soon to be released (it’s great).

Some of the stuff we will be working
on soon:

  • Improving
    the support that our platform gives for online and offline events
  • Rewriting our registration
  • Rewriting the way in which
    we communicate updates to our members
  • Using Rabbit MQ to manage
    async./OOB processes

Is this the role for you? Yes, if

  • Love solving problems independently
    or as a member of a talented team.
  • Are completely fluent in
    Python, and are familiar with web frameworks and the MVC paradigm
  • Have an open and inquisitive
    mind about new technologies, picking them up rapidly with an eye to
    integration into your existing skill set
  • Are familiar with version
    control, a bonus if it's a distributed system (we use Mercurial)
  • Want to work in a fast-paced
    environment where you have to be a flexible thinker to get the job done
  • Are focused on solving problems
    and don't give up until you've fixed them
  • Enjoy working in a tight-knit
    team of like-minded individuals
  • Are driven to continually
    improve the way that we/you work


  • Working day-by-day with
    open-source tech such as Python, Django, RabbitMQ, Debian, Postgres
  • A nice office full of people
    who are free to be themselves
  • Managers and business people
    who appreciate technical staff
  • A competitive salary (salary
    dependent upon experience)

More about

  • We're backed by world-class
  • We’re motivated by trying
    to improve the world we live in
  • We’re getting a fantastic
    response to our service offering from the marketplace
  • We are incredibly open to
    new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Our founders have a proven
    business track record

To apply:

Send us your CV and tell us about some
of the things that you have been doing. Email james.tarin[at]2degreesnetwork[dotcom]
and we’ll be back in touch.

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