Version 1 Newcastle upon Tyne

Python Developer

Department: Digital Development & Architecture


Ashley Smith

Company Description

We pledge "to prove IT can make a real difference to our customer's businesses". We work hard to ensure we understand what our customers need from their technology solutions and then we deliver.

We are an award-winning company who provide world class customer service; we think big and we hire great people. Version 1 are more than just another IT services company - we are leaders in implementing and supporting Oracle, Microsoft and AWS technologies.

Invest in us and we’ll invest in you; if you are driven, committed and up for a challenge, we want to meet you.

Job Description

You’ll be joining Scrum teams working on one of a variety of public/private sector projects where you'll have opportunities to learn new technologies and gain qualifications through Version 1's incentivised accreditation program.

You could be involved in: 

  • Building, scalable RESTful microservices using Python and Django. 
  • Building and testing accessible, modern frontend applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript with templating tools like Moustache.
  • Development of public and private APIs, web application backends, and data acquisition from web sources using the Python language.
  • Collaboration with other developers to deliver features using a variety of techniques including pair programming. 
  • Engaging in solution design with Business and Technical representatives, bringing your thoughts on new techniques and alternative approaches to the team.
  • ​​​​​​Experience of using common Python frameworks, build and test tools such as Pytest, Django, pip, pyenv and Jenkins/Azure DevOps.
  • Experience of building RESTful microservices.
  • Using common JavaScript build and test tools such as Jest/Mocha/Jasmine/Karam, Webpack and NPM.
  • Understanding of a TDD approach to building software and an understanding of modern design patterns.
  • Experience debugging and investigating applications.
  • Ability to work in an Agile, Continuous Integration environment.
  • Knowledge of public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) with Docker.
Additional Information

Before you apply, here are some of our benefits. We offer profit share, pension, private medical, flexible working policy and more. We offer incentives for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role.

We offer employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and V1Ps which is awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events!

Wired to Deliver

Every decision we make is governed by six core values. They are simply stated, non-negotiable and ever present.

Honesty and Integrity
Telling customers what they need to hear – not what they want to hear.
Personal Commitment
Being accountable and keeping commitments
No Ego
Having an open, helpful and ‘No Job Too Small’ attitude.
Customer First
Actively seeking customer feedback to understand your business.
Good enough is never our objective. We solve tough problems and make innovative suggestions.
Our customers are accustomed to working with driven, results focused Version 1 people.

Consistently Rated a Top Workplace By Our People

Strong core values, a culture of trust and empowerment, and a vision for success position Version 1 as a top employer across the UK, Ireland and India. If you are seeking a fair workplace in which recognition is based on merits, and career pathways are based on skills, then we could be a fit for you.

Learn about our Culture

Award-Winning Employee Focus

    UK, 2019-2021
    IRELAND, 2012-2021
    AWARD, 2018-2021
    IN TECH, 2019 & 2020
    AWARD, 2019 & 2020

Our Head of People Louise Lahiff explains why Version 1 could be the match for you

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