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Python/Django contractor

Posted by IT Services, University of Oxford on Tue, 18 Apr 2017
Contract type: contract. Location: Oxford, United Kingdom (partial remote working possible)


Name: Jemima Spare

Python/Django contractor

IT Services at the University of Oxford are seeking a Python/Django contractor to help develop an internal VoIP phone management application, with an initial contract length of three months.

The application was initially developed to gather information prior to the rollout of a new VoIP telephone system, but there is now a need to expand this into an administrative tool for managing users’ telephone accounts, numbers and voice mailboxes. Several systems need to be integrated, including the OpenScape telephone system itself and other modules.

The application is developed on GitHub, following the GitFlow methodology.

We’re looking for someone with the following skills:

  • A good knowledge of, and proficiency with, Python and its ecosystem
  • Django
  • django-rest-framework
  • Celery (and RabbitMQ as a bonus)
  • Working with HTTP-based APIs (experience of SOAP in Python also useful)
  • HTML
  • Experience developing sustainable JavaScript
  • git
  • Test-driven development

We’re open to the contractor working primarily remotely, but they should be able to attend meetings and stand-ups on at least one day a week.

For more information, or to express an interest, please contact, with your CV, stating your availability and your day rate if you wish to be considered.