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Senior Backend Python Developer - 100% Remote / Flexible

Manhattan Partners -

Full-time (Permanent)
Up to £60,000
Published on
28 March 2022
31 May 2022

Senior Backend Python Developer | 100% Remote Role | Flexible Office Options | Start-up | Up to £60,000 | Progress into Senior Management

About the Company 

Our client is a North-West based start-up with plans to dominate the Fintech space. They have been operating for around two years and they provide Financial Planning & Digital financial solutions that are tailored to the clients’ individual needs. They are extremely proud to work alongside some leading UK companies.

There are huge expansion plans, so there is an extreme amount of development ahead of the team.

The Role & Project

The teams work using Agile Scrum, so each day starts with a daily stand-up, and the usual Sprint ceremonies apply. You’ll be working closely with the CEO, CTO, and CCO you will be supported by and learn from the best. Once you have settled in you will be provided with a career path. There are lots of progression opportunities with the potential to move into roles such as Head of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer, or Tech Lead.

We are looking for a Python developer to work on all back-end affairs. Being part of a small team you will have the chance to collaborate and wear a few different hats. We are looking for someone who will be able to work as a self-starter, help make software development decisions for the business whilst being hands-on.

You’ll get the opportunity to work on Django Authentication, as the business is currently using v2.0, this will become a priority in the near future. So, you’ll get the chance to up-skill and use an in-house authentication system. 


  • Reviewing and rectifying code from external contractors.

  • Working through tickets, supporting bugs/defects.

  • Management of BitBucket repository & 

  • Working through the CI/CD pipeline.

  • API Development 

  • Database knowledge - Creating new tables, creating web sockets

  • Comfortable suggesting improvements and adding functionalities

  • Building automated testing as part of TDD

  • Participate in sprint planning and retrospectives

Current Team 

The company consists of around 12 team members in total, all of which are led by their CTO. Within the team, there is a mix of Front End Developers, Back End Developers, and a Project Manager.

Required Skills 

  • Python Version 3.x (prefer 3.9+)

  • Future APIs 

  • Django Framework

  • Rest API

  • Postgres Database

  • YAML

  • Experience of Unit Testing

Nice to have Skills (what you’ll learn)

  • TDD

  • Writing Performant code / Tuning for performance

  • Django Authentication (Using Django 2.0 but want to change to Autho in-house)

  • Data Cleansing

  • Excel Experience

  • Financial Services Experience

  • Experience using Docker, Kubernetes, IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation - not administering)

Soft / Interpersonal skills 

  • Easy Going & Flexible Team

  • Looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running 

  • Bring someone in-house to work on back end affairs

  • Focused, as they have an extreme level of development ahead

Progression & Training

There are some truly great opportunities to progress into Senior Management, with the career path heading towards the Head of Engineering / CTO.

You will also get the chance to join exciting 1-2 day development collaboration workshops sharing best practices with the rest of the team.


Up to £60,000

Our client is willing to be flexible based on experience.


25 Days Holiday + Public Holidays


In-Service Death Benefit

Career Progression

Office Options

Remote role 

Why should you apply?

Our client offers a brand new industry-changing software that will help the lives of financial advisers everywhere! They are an upcoming start-up with exciting plans for growth.

You’ll be working with a small, close-knit team of top developers wanting to make a difference within the Financial Services industry. Integrity & Quality is at the heart of everything they do and they consistently receive great feedback.

The role is offered remotely however they have office space available in Chorley. Alternatively, if you prefer fully remote then this can be accommodated with minimal requirements to travel to the office.

If you are on the lookout for a new and exciting opportunity to join a new business with huge expansion plans and great development opportunities this is the perfect role for you!

The Interview Process / Next Steps

The standard interview process is outlined below but this could vary on the person:

- First Interview - Culture Fit & Demo of System

- Follow up - Technical Interview

Interviews dates to be confirmed.

To find out more information feel free to schedule some time to discuss this further -

Senior Backend Python Developer | 100% Remote Role | Flexible Office Options | Start-up | Up to £60,000 | Progress into Senior Management

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