Junior Python Developer, Torchbox

Function: Web Developer

Role categories: Technical

  • Rate/Salary: Competitive salary + excellent benefits
  • Location: Bristol, Oxford
  • Type: permanent
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 18/12/2017

Job description

Here at Torchbox (https://torchbox.com/) we're looking for a Python Developer to join our team in Charlbury, Oxfordshire or Central Bristol in this entry-level position, helping us build a wide range of bespoke apps for our lovely, interesting clients.

Person specification


  • Have had exposure to other supporting languages, technologies and frameworks: Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, React, Redis, Celery, Virtualenv/Vagrant, Sphinx.
  • Ideally, have experience of SQL.
  • Have basic command line skills.
  • Be familiar with using source control (Git).  
  • Have the ability to analyse information needs and convert these into code.
  • Be able to understand and accurately implement a technical specification.
  • Be able to analyse and improve the performance of a piece of software.
  • Have the ability to estimate time required for build of a feature.
  • Be able to produce high quality technical documentation.
  • Be capable of administering own development environment.
  • Be able to produce high quality bug free code to budget.
  • Provide tests to support code.
  • Be able to contribute to high quality technical specifications.

For bonus points, you’ll have:

  • Wagtail
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Mobile web apps
  • Elasticsearch
  • Redis / MongoDB / another non-rel DB
  • Basic Linux sysadmin
  • Unit testing

We'd love you to have a current technical blog and/or an active Github profile too. Maybe you're interested in Swift / Go / something we haven't heard of - tell us about it!

As well as the technical knowledge, you'll also:

  • Have good written, spoken and presentational communication skills.
  • Participate in educational opportunities in your field, and be great at sharing learning and ideas.
  • Seek out and remain up to date with state-of-the-art developments in relevant software field and share your learning.
  • Be able to assist a client with improvement and further development of their software.
  • Be able to manage your time effectively, demonstrating an awareness of deadlines.
  • Proactively communicate with colleagues and update project managers on a project.


In return we'll offer:

An opportunity to work on some high profile projects for some fantastic organisations.

  • Performance related annual bonus.
  • Conference allowance.
  • 25 days annual leave.
  • 5% Pension contribution into an ethical pension fund.
  • Life Assurance, Health Scheme, childcare vouchers, Bike to Work scheme, flexible working and more.  

Torchbox is a Best Companies 3-star accredited employer.  We offer a great working environment, with a high-quality team; weekly lunches with your colleagues: BBQs in the summer, curries, pizzas and stews in the Winter; great company social events and more.

Torchbox is an Equal Opportunities employer. 

No agencies, please.