Python Developer

Covent Garden
13 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
Contract Type
We’re looking for a talented, self-motivated Python Developer with a strong interest in applying current technologies to tools and backend services for a busy, technology focused team. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, self-motivated team player who is passionate about technology, eager to learn and technically curious. You will work in a flexible, agile environment, as part of small project focused team empowered to make decisions regarding design, development, testing, deployment and operations. You will not be micro-managed. You will be passionate about filling a mission critical role, creating and maintaining essential systems that support over a million players each day. You will also get to spend time building out other components and tools that our teams depend on to deliver great experiences to our players, giving you time to work with a range of client side and server side technologies. If you’re a developer that likes to work hard developing rock solid solutions on some of our most important systems, then this is a role for you. What you'll be doing Core Duties will include: Delivery of a variety of new features for existing tools and services and creation of new systems as required. Implementing high quality, maintainable code that is both scalable and efficient Liaising with product owners to understand product requirements Adhering and contributing to our agile development process (continuous integration, automated builds, git flow, etc.) What you'll be Experience/Competence Good python experience and knowledge TDD experience Experience with web-based frameworks, e.g. Flask or Django Experience designing and implementing maintainable client facing APIs Experience with large scale web applications Desirable Skills Familiarity with Google’s App Engine PaaS a major plus ( any supported runtime: Java, Go, PHP, or Python ) Distributed internet application architectures Linux experience and knowledge ReactJS confidence or will to learn and use in real products Social Gaming at Gamesys The Social Studio is an independent, self contained department within Gamesys with it’s own designers, client/server developers, QA testers, business analysts and internal marketing all focused on producing the best freemium social games on the market. The team launched its first social product on Facebook in June 2011; a free to play slots game called “Jackpotjoy Slots”, which is now one of the most successful casino games in the social market boasting over a million players a month on Facebook, iOS and Android. We’ve since gone on to release “Bingo Lane”, “Star Spins Slots”, and will soon be launching a brand new social Casino app “Virgin Casino”. We’re an expeditious studio with extremely fast content turnaround releasing feature updates and new slot games weekly. We rely heavily on all disciplines being integrated within a single team, which as well as the obvious work advantages creates an energetic and sociable atmosphere - with lots of game jams, team nights out, and board/video game evenings It’s this collaborative outlook and team ambition that drives the Social Studio to deliver great games and ensures we’re having fun whilst we’re at it. So if you’re looking for a constantly evolving team with a startup attitude you’ll find it here as we continue to adapt and lead the way in social gaming. About Us We are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company. It all started with Jackpotjoy but along the way we have grown into the award-winning team of designers, developers and operators behind some of the leading gaming sites and apps including Virgin Games and Caesar’s Casino. But, we haven’t stopped there we’re also behind Bingo Lane, Jackpotjoy Slots and other great free-to-play games. Born in 2001 with just a handful of developers, we are now over 900 employees strong across 7 group offices worldwide with our headquarters in Central London. Over 24 million players enjoy our 258 games, generating on average 6,028 chat messages every 15 minutes Whether it be through the awards we've won for innovation in Bingo and Slots, our commitment to using cutting edge technology, or simply our passion to innovate, thrill, and surprise, Gamesys constantly pushes the boundaries to be the best in class. Our culture is visible everywhere. Visit our reception - you’ll find sweets and a giant monkey, in the design team a giant red lamp and the latest quad core mac pros; the breakout areas a Gamesys pool table and fridges full of beer, wine and soft drinks. In the meeting rooms you might find grass instead of carpet, in the summer you’ll meet all our families together for a celebration and in the winter you can find Mexican wrestlers or circus acts roaming around. Weekly social and sports events give you the opportunity to stretch both your mind and body, whether it be getting involved in a meetup or brownbag session, playing in the poker tournament or joining one of the many sports teams. But our culture is not just in what you can see it's in everything we do, we're hard workers and we get stuck in. We have fun, making fun and our vision is to invent, play and discover together, to craft experiences that thrill our players and rock the world. This job was originally posted as