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Senior Back End Python Developer

London

Vacancy opened 16-05-2019

Description

Festicket empowers music fans with a seamless service to discover and book tickets and travel packages for music festivals worldwide. Our platform offers an end-to-end experience for music travellers, an efficient two-sided marketplace for 1,500+ music festivals across 40 different countries, and a network of 5,000 suppliers for accommodation & travel packages. In six short years, we have become Europe's largest music festival platform.

The Festicket Family is currently at 140, and we're passionate about changing the face of live music experiences. Our head office is in Camden, London with smaller offices in Berlin, Amsterdam, Porto, Nantes and San Francisco.

We're now post Series-D funded, and backed by some of the UK's largest VC funds.

We've been announced as #6 in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, a Tech City UK's Future Fifty company & #80 in the Financial Times Fastest Growing 1000 EU Companies.

Join us on our mission in transforming the way music fans discover, book tickets and travel packages for festivals around the world.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a senior-level developer who specialises in Python and has a passion for building great products with solid engineering practices using the latest technologies.

You would be working as a backend developer within one of our product focussed teams, working closely with other backend developers, frontend developers, QA engineers and the team’s product manager to deliver changes and new functionality. You would be involved in planning new work and helping the product manager decide what the team should be working on to achieve the team’s goals.

You would also be working on technical tasks to improve our backend application architecture for performance, scalability and robustness while making use of the latest technologies, reducing complexity and making development easier.

YOUR ATTITUDE

You’re someone who’s smart, organised, motivated and gets things done. You want to work in a startup environment, because you like the idea of doing a bit of everything and taking ownership of what you work on. You have ideas about everything, and you’re not afraid to argue your point (while respecting everyone else’s of course). You’re constantly thinking “how can we do this better?”. You have the experience and aptitude to provide direction for other staff, to help develop your product sub-team and improve the team as a whole

THE STACK

Our backend application is built in Python 3 using the Django web framework, we use Django Rest Framework for our APIs and Celery for asynchronous tasks. We use Docker in development and production, all built from our CI service with AWS ECS as our orchestration system. We have tools to manage building and deploying staging environments via Slack and automate JIRA away so you almost don't notice it’s there.

[****] like to build fast, scalable, easily maintained and dynamic applications using the latest and greatest tools and technologies available. Most of all, we like to deliver! We believe in manageable chunks of work with continuous integration and delivery to enable multiple production releases per day, so that we’re always making progress.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of working with Python, preferably in a web development context (beneficial to have some experience of Django or Flask framework)
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Comfortable with git
  • Have a computing or software engineering degree or applicable commercial engineering experience
  • Experience integrating with 3rd party APIs would be beneficial
  • It would be great if you’d had experience as a developer in the travel, music, e-commerce or ticketing industries before, but it’s not a requirement

Benefits

We’re a team of 140 located in an amazing the heart of Camden. By joining us you will be part of one of the fastest growing music / travel start-up companies in Europe, where you will have ample opportunity for career progression as we continue to grow.

We have a company culture which is very idea orientated and driven but also very social. It's entirely normal at 6pm on a Friday for half the company to be drinking together in the office & then planning to head out for a night out.

Benefits & Perks also include:

  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • 15 sick days per annum
  • Discretionary flexible working from home
  • Festicket workplace pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Festicket United
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Opportunities to go to selected & partnered music festivals for free & all year round staff discount
  • Extra day holiday for your birthday
  • Free [****] account, offering great employee financial wellness
  • Management training programme
  • Free breakfast
  • Weekly delivery of beers, food, snacks, fruits and drinks
  • Weekly Friday drinks at 4pm on Friday
  • Regular team lunches
  • Fun monthly company events
  • Perks - free Festicket T-shirts, Jumpers and more
  • Value driven start-up culture

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Benefits

Cycle-to-work scheme
Cycle-to-work scheme
Free breakfast
Free breakfast
Free tickets for music festivals worldwide
Free tickets for music festivals worldwide
Fun monthly company events
Fun monthly company events
Perks - free Festicket T-shirts, Jumpers and more
Perks - free Festicket T-shirts, Jumpers and more
Regular internal Ping Pong tournaments
Regular internal Ping Pong tournaments
Remote working days allotments / work from home options
Remote working days allotments / work from home options
Value driven start-up culture
Value driven start-up culture
Weekly delivery of beers, food, snacks, fruits and drinks
Weekly delivery of beers, food, snacks, fruits and drinks
Weekly Friday drinks
Weekly Friday drinks
Technology stack
nginx nginx
HTML5 HTML5
Python Python
React React
Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2
Redis Redis
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL
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