Junior/Mid-range Python Developer

Plymouth, Devon
29 Oct 2018
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Junior/Mid-range Python Developer

Are you looking for a software development role that has a real impact, supporting over 10,500 schools and 120,000 school leaders? 

Become part of a growing education technology company.

The Key is looking for a creative, Python developer to work on our growing range of school-based products. 

The role
You will be involved in creating and maintaining online applications using Python and will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of our market-leading products.

Job type: Full Time – Permanent
Location: Plymouth, London or remote
Salary: £20,000-£32,000, based on experience (up to £40,000 for London)

The person
This is an ideal opportunity for a junior developer looking to expand their commercial experience using Python. You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, open-minded and have:

  • Experience of developing web applications using Python or PHP
  • An understanding of PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • A good understanding of HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • A good understanding of version control, preferably Git and GitHub

The company

The Key provides impartial, trusted leadership and management support to almost half of the schools in England. Our high-quality information and guidance helps busy school leaders and governors work with increased confidence, knowledge and capacity.

Since we were set up as a government pilot over a decade ago, The Key has been on a remarkable journey. Today, we are a leader in professional intelligence for school leaders, and an indispensable partner to a growing community of education leaders across Britain. With 100,000 members across 10,000 schools, teachers, governors, and leaders rely on us every single day to help them make a meaningful difference to their pupils, their schools and their communities.

We offer a meritocratic, fun, socially conscious and team-spirited work environment. It’s thanks to our passionate and committed people that we are a trusted cornerstone and respected authority in the sector, and we are always looking for more like-minded people to join our team. We firmly believe that our most important work and biggest contribution is yet to come.

Why work for us?

Our developers have the tools they need and a clean, quiet working environment that allows them to focus. We keep meetings to a minimum and use Slack and Skype to chat, so there won’t be a phone on your desk.

We place huge importance on caring for and developing our people. We offer a generous holiday allowance, flexible hours, buying and selling holiday, free breakfast, fruit, and drinks, Friday beer o’clock, regular socials, free eye tests, cycle to work scheme, enhanced maternity pay, life assurance, and more. 

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Sunday 18th November

You can find more information on the role and how to apply on our company careers page

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