Alison Penny

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At Guru we work on hundreds of exclusive hiring campaigns for businesses ranging from aspirational entrepreneurs to household named global world beaters. All our amazing clients share one common goal, to identify and attract the best talent to their vacancies, i.e. you.

£Highly Competitive + Benefits 6 Month Contract – London, E1

A Lead Software Developer (PHP / Python) is needed to join a leading provider of managed data services on a 6 month contract. Working from their glorious London HQ based on the river; expect a varied role building and maintaining applications delivered to internal and external customers.

This exciting tech company has a diverse portfolio of services – including data centre, connectivity, voice and cloud – designed to help companies meet the challenges of a connected world. Trading from fantastic, open-plan offices in one of London’s most desirable locations, their team include some of the most technically able individuals in the industry. Recently achieving the prestigious ‘Silver Investors in People’ accreditation they are now looking for a Lead Software Developer (PHP / Python) to help build on their success.

Joining as the Lead Software Developer (PHP / Python) you will implement processes and guidelines to help maintain and develop in-house systems to meet changing business needs. Taking responsibility for writing clean and well-structured code, you will work with experienced technical teams to optimise performance, suggest appropriate technical solutions, ensure code quality, troubleshoot, share best practices and much more.

To qualify… You should be an experienced Software Developer / Full Stack Developer / Software Engineer / PHP Developer / Python Developer (PHP / Python) with a CV that demonstrates:

  • Experience and strong knowledge of PHP and Python;
  • Experience with PHP frameworks (Bootstrap etc.);
  • An understanding of MySQL, PostgreSQL, Linux, Java and ElasticSearch;
  • Good scripting skills in one of the following common languages – Peal, Shell or Java;
  • Experience working with controlled code repository (Git, SVN etc.);
  • A familiarity with unit testing including mocking and behavioural testing;
  • Experience working with testing frameworks (Jeeves etc.).
Working in a fast-paced, buzzing environment, the Lead Software Developer (PHP / Python) will be someone who can take the initiative and get the job done – thriving under pressure and enjoying being part of the team.Get in touch…