Version 1 Birmingham

Senior Python Developer

Department: Digital Development & Architecture


Bradley Hall

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

We are building/adapting scalable, high-quality RESTful microservices using Python and Django for a government client. Modern, accessible frontend applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with templating tools like Moustache.

You will be engaging in solution design with Business and Technical representatives, bringing your thoughts on new techniques and alternative approaches to the team for the development of public and private APIs, web application backends, and data acquisition from web sources using the Python language.

This is a government project, so all candidates have to undergo an SC Clearance


  • Build APIs for third-party access to regulations from the client, to be implemented under an API management system.
  • Build responsive, reliable, performant, documented and secure web application backends.
  • Implement, tune, monitor, and maintain the DevOps necessary to support the above (AWS, Azure, GCP) with Docker.
  • Using common JavaScript build and test tools such as Jest/Mocha/Jasmine/Karam, Webpack and NPM.
  • Implement a TDD approach to building software and an understanding of modern design patterns.
  • Perform code reviews and testing as needed to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Create and communicate development plans and schedules

We are looking for:

  • Experience in comparable business/technical/product environments using Python.
  • Proficiency in cloud-based development, DevOps, and operations
  • Technologies – Python 3, HTML, SQL, XML, GIT,
  • Experience of configuring cloud environments: Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon AWS.
  • Linux knowledge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be eligible for SC clearance 
Additional Information

Here's what else we offer:

  • Remote/hybrid working - your choice! Check out our office locations
  • Employee recognition in the form of Excellence Awards and CallOut which are awarded by your peers. Engagement is incredibly important with local engagement teams driving our engagement events! 
  • Great Place to Work award winners - United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Spain and India
  • Private healthcare cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Employer contributed pension scheme 
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Pathways Career Development Quarterly 

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Honesty and Integrity
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Personal Commitment
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No Ego
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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.

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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.

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