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Tech Lead - Platform / Django

Posted by YunoJuno on Thu, 27 Apr 2017
Contract type: permanent. Location: London, England


Name: Estella Reed
Phone: 07428 595 400


What started as a platform to connect the greatest freelancers with a handful of forward-thinking companies is now changing how the creative and tech industry resource their business and manage their workforce. We are creating an end-to-end solution for the industry. One that enables forward thinking businesses to unlock the true potential of freelance.

We are looking for an experienced tech lead in Python/Django to lead the core platform team.

The product team is currently 12 strong and growing. You will be working alongside experienced Django and front-end developers, together with UX and design. Priorities are set on a continuous basis, and we follow a Kanban-like process (using Trello).

We value independence and you will be given a lot of autonomy; our ultimate measure is a consistent, high-quality output, which we measure through code reviews and daily stand-ups.


  • Technical lead for platform development - python / django
  • Taking ownership of particular features during key phases of development
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of YJ codebase
  • Work closely with the UX and design team
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Maintain best practices
  • Contribute to YJ’s open source projects

Skills / Experience:

  • Experience working with a large existing Django codebase
  • Experience of test-driven development
  • Experience working on a full application (+ 12months)
  • Excellent Python (2.x and ideally 3.x) and Django (1.8+)
  • Competent HTML, CSS and JavaScript (including jQuery)

Bonus points for:

  • ElasticSearch
  • Postgresql
  • Heroku
  • Docker
  • Vagrant
  • AWS

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