Lead Python Developer - FTC - 12 Months

11 May 2021
19 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

The Operational automation team are a small highly experience team in both networking and programming and work to deliver automation's to the NMC and other Operational teams to improve day to day efficiency and fix times and removed human error from daily repetitive tasks. The tools developed are critical to the running of these operational teams and their daily maintenance tasks. The tools developed are primarily written in Python or developed in our automation platform from resolve which uses groovy.

What you'll do:

- Develop Python applications from initial concept through to a completed deliverable solution
- Maintain, update and enhance applications that have been written within the team.
- Use Docker, GIT and other tools to develop , test and deploy code quickly and efficiently.
- Work with technical experts in their field to document processes and design tools to improve daily operational efficiency.
- Develop and Use API's to share data across various platforms.

What you'll bring:

- An excellent proven track record developing advanced Python applications within a small team working with databases and large quantities of data.
- Ability to troubleshoot and debug applications written in various languages (The key one's being Python and Perl)
- An excellent knowledge into Docker and containers with previous experience of migration tools into a containerised environment
- Develop effective simple user interfaces, replacing Command line complexity.
- I good understanding of Networking will be essential as well as a understanding Unix administration in Redhat and/or Ubuntu.
- Good team collaboration and the ability to proactive research and solve issues will be essential.

UK Tech: Our team focuses on technology strategy, design and delivery. From AI to 5G to Cloud, we work on the latest tech whilst building out our web presence and CRM systems for fixed and mobile networks. We're bold, proactive, forward-thinking and collaborative. Together, we're proud of the products and services we deliver for our customers.

The Rewards:

There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

- Access to free NOW, for streaming all your favourite shows
- A generous pension package
- Private healthcare
- Discounted mobile and broadband


Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we're happy to discuss flexible working.

And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.
Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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