My employer is looking for a new Python developer to work here in Oxford, UK. The company I work for runs 2degreesnetwork.com, 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’.
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:
- We have an inclusive, open
and merit based design process
- Your opinion will not only
be valued, it will be sought
- You’ll be contributing
to something that will save lives
- We ‘re building a business
of global scale
- We offer a sociable work
environment with lots of independence
- You’ll be involved throughout
the development lifecycle
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
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
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)
- 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
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.