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Willis Towers Watson

Python Django Developer (UK Shift)

The role will be responsible for applying technical expertise to deliver complex development projects and a high-quality product using the Python Django technology. The role will be part of the global Software Development Team and will be responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the existing TAS Technology web applications.

The role requires a passion for technical design, development, problem solving, and ability to learn new concepts and best practices.

The Role

  • Performs coding, debugging, testing and troubleshooting for moderately complex issues, acting as a point of escalation to junior team members
  • Maintains and enhances systems by fixing complicated errors, raising risks and escalating issues where necessary
  • Designs high-quality solutions in accordance with timelines and specifications to meet user requirements
  • Ensures all activities adhere to the relevant processes, procedures, standards and technical design
  • Oversees and checks the work of junior team members, ensuring that deadlines are met, and outputs are of a high quality
  • Proactively identifies and leads the implementation of continuous improvement items with the support of the Team Lead and Manager
  • Provides feedback and assists with either formal training or mentoring to junior team members to assist their development
  • Adheres to the TAS coding standards, the TAS operational framework and WTW Excellence guidelines
  • Acts as a buddy to new starters, and quality checks more junior team members’ work
  • Works closely with QA, Product/Business Analysts, and other Software Engineering functions to ensure high quality on-time delivery
  • Contribute in driving effective Agile Scrum practices to meet/exceed software engineering goals. Embrace and contribute to the team's Agile philosophy
  • Demonstrate learning adaptability, understanding of the implications of technical issues on business requirements and / or operations

 

The Requirements

  • A Bachelor's/College Degree would be beneficial and extensive experience in a technology related discipline, such as IT or Engineering is required
  • Experience in Python web frameworks – preferably Django or equivalent web development framework using MVC Design Pattern
  • Excellent Linux/Unix skills
  • Experience with relational databases or experience in PL/SQL development
  • Experience building and maintaining continuous integration tests using Jenkins
  • HTML, JavaScript and CSS
  • Experience in developing resilient, transaction-based web services
  • Strong REST/Python web development skills
  • Knowledge in code quality, performance and security
  • Experience on source code control systems
  • Familiarity on continuous delivery and continuous integration practices
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment that has tight deadlines.
  • Ability to learn and evaluate new tools, concepts, and challenges quickly
  • Client service focus and flexibility in supporting client requests
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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