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Senior Backend Web Developer

Job title Senior Backend Web Developer
Contract type: Permanent
Location United Kingdom
Workplace type: Hybrid
Reference: 5574
Contact name: Curtis McGough
City: Cambridge
Contact email:
Published: April 27, 2023 9:55

Job Description

Senior Backend Web Developer

Location: Cambridge, in-office 4 times a week

Up to £75,000 + 13% Bonus + Up to 25% pension contribution



  • Develop and maintain next-generation websites and web tools in coordination with cross-functional teams
  • Work on API and UI back-end using Python, Django, and Django REST Framework
  • Create background worker services and task queues using Celery and Dramatiq
  • Conduct unit tests, Playwright/Selenium tests, automated installation tests, static code analysis, and other CI system (Jenkins) tests
  • Container-based packaging using Linux, Nginx, PostgreSQL, and Docker
  • Support operational deployment using AWS (S3, ECS, RDS, etc.)
  • Integrate with other cloud systems (Elastic/Kibana, Salesforce, InterWorks, Azure, other internal HP systems)
  • Maintain product compatibility for customers' self-hosted, on-premise servers (Windows, IIS, SQL Server)



  • Proven experience in developing web applications using Python
  • Successful experience in designing scalable web services
  • Experience in optimizing SQL queries, indices, and other techniques to get the best performance out of the DBMS
  • Good understanding of HTTP, caching, and performance tradeoffs
  • Good understanding of web security issues and how to design to avoid them
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent



  • Designing and deploying cloud services at scale
  • Using distributed task queue systems such as Celery


About you:

  • You are a driven individual who is passionate about taking on tough challenges and creating what's next
  • You are dedicated to making a meaningful difference.


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