3 Jan 2018

Full-Time Senior Software Engineer (Python)

Pole Star Space Applications LtdLondon, England, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Who are Pole Star?

Pole Star is a privately owned, London headquartered technology company developing innovative SaaS software solutions and APIs for the maritime, banking & finance and government sectors.

We require an experienced Software Engineer with strong commercial experience of Python at Pole Star, to build and maintain our core Python based platforms and services. You’ll work in a talented and interdisciplinary team, with a strong creative culture, and help us deliver high impact work. You will work closely with all facets both in our Boston and London offices.

Are you looking for a new role in 2018?? Then this could be the role you are looking for, so take a look below to what we are offering:

Technologies we work with:

  • Vagrant
  • Spring
  • Amazon WebServices
  • Django
  • Python
  • Elastic
  • GeoServer
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • PostGIS

Key Responsibilities:

  • Find and identify new opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications of projects both existing and upcoming.
  • Designing, building, testing and documenting software and web applications in Python
  • Support formal testing and resolve test defects
  • Create services and applications utilizing various programming languages
  • Identify production and non-production application issues
  • Work in an agile/scrum team

Essential Skills

  • Four or more years of solid commercial Python experience
  • JSON, REST, SOAP and RESTful Services and API’s
  • Experience working with a JIRA bug-tracker
  • Linux/Unix knowledge (Redhat/CentOS/Fedora)
  • Experience in migrating legacy systems and knowledge of the software development lifecycle
  • A strong drive and interest to learn new technologies quickly and work in a fast paced software development environment.
  • Teamworking
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

Desired Skills

  • Web development: HTML (HTML5 & CSS) and XML/XSL
  • Knowledge of Geo-Spatial technology or GeoServer
  • Some database and SQL knowledge, Oracle and/or PostgreSQL, Post GIS
  • Jenkins, CI integration
  • RabbitMQ and Redis experience
  • AWS experience
  • Docker experience


Company Benefits

  • Basic salary of £60,000 – £65,000 (depending on experience)
  • 3 x salary life assurance cover
  • 25 days annual leave + UK public holidays
  • 5% Contributory pension scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Refer a friend recruitment bonus scheme
  • Business expenses
  • Annual Season Ticket Loan for your commute
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Eye-test Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Exclusive staff discount on shopping & dining at Westfield, London W12
  • Discount online benefit portal, offering a wide range of discounts for high street retailers
  • Ability to buy and sell holiday

Why work for Pole Star?

At Pole Star, it takes a wide range of skills to develop, maintain and support the high-quality products for which we have become renowned. Each department, team and individual within the company plays a vital role in that process. From the initial idea to the development, testing and maintenance of products, through to winning the big deals and supporting the customer and our employees, everyone at Pole Star contributes to making the business a success and a great place to work.


How to Apply

Send through your updated CV to daniela.donatantonio@polestarglobal.com

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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