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Software Engineer - Python/Django

at streetbook.com (London, UK) Full Time Friday, January 28th, 2011

Job Description:

Streetbook is a social networking startup headquartered in Soho, London. Founded at the start of 2010, we launched the first version of our site last year and are now gearing up for a major expansion in the first half of 2011.

We are looking for another talented, driven and enthusiastic Software Engineer to join the team.

The ideal candidate will have:

* raw talent and technical aptitude

* proven real-world experience with web development using Python and Django

* experience designing scalable and flexible web application architectures

* an understanding of deployment processes, Linux server configuration and performance engineering techniques

* relational database experience, ideally with PostgreSQL

* knowledge of mapping APIs; OpenStreetMap, Postgis or geodjango experience a plus

* enthusiasm for learning new skills, technologies and techniques

* energy and determination to get things done, without compromising on quality

* great self-management and communication skills.

For the right person this is a great opportunity to have substantial technical input into the development of a site which we expect to grow to millions of active users, and hopefully to have some fun too!

Benefits include:

* Competitive basic salary (£30k – £50k depending on experience) plus performance related bonus

* Eligibility to join share option / profit sharing schemes

* Free breakfast, lunch and soft drinks in the office

* 28 days annual holiday (plus bank holidays)

* Great office location, in the heart of Soho

* Quiet working environment with your choice of computer, chair etc

Sorry, no telecommuting (though some flexible working / working at home would be considered).

We promise to

* get back to any applicant within 24 hours

* interview and make a decision as quickly as we can

* get the successful candidate on board as soon as they’re able to start.

How to apply:

Please send CV & covering letter (including details of previous work, links to github, personal site etc) to [email protected]. No Agencies.