Senior Software Developer

  • Company:
    News Corp Australia
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 hours ago
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Senior Software Developer Bowen Hills QLD, Australia

+ Hands-on highly technical Django/Python development role

+ The nation’s most influential media organisation

+ Great team culture

As a Tech Lead with a passion and enthusiasm for software development and technology, your primary focus will be backend Django/Python web development. You will be part of a small agile development team who encourage each other to innovate and support continuous learning with new technologies.

**What’s the role?**

+ This is a hands-on highly technical Django/Python development role

+ Provides technical leadership over the company’s high-profile Brisbane-based software development team

+ You will be working on a multi-faceted Django-based CMS platform – which provides Content Authoring, Identity and Subscription features – to name just a few

+ It’s a role which requires a high skill-level and aptitude due to the team’s remit covering full end-to-end web development and deployment (we have no system admins)

+ You will be working with talented frontend, backend and full-stack developers

+ Peer code reviews will be part of your normal development cycle, as will the development of unit-tests which will ensure our test coverage remains high

**TASK ONE** : Taking ownership of a green-grass Python 2 / Django 1.5 to Python 3 /Django 3 upgrade project. Django experience is therefore non-negotiable.

**Who are you?**

+ Strong Python and Django language experience

+ You will have a long history of Web development experience

+ Experienced in a Linux development environment (and/or Mac OSX)

+ Skilled in Docker and containerisation deployments

+ AWS DevOps (or similar cloud-based environment) desirable

+ Good collaboration and communication skills are essential

+ Able to mentor and provide technical direction to peers

+ Knowledgeable and able to apply best practises and techniques

+ Self-motivated and require minimal supervision due to a strong work ethic

**What’s in it for you?**

+ Location flexibility – work from home or office. We’re happy to work with the right person located anywhere in Australia. (Preference however will be given to those closest to the Brisbane office).

+ Opportunity to innovate and lead the technical direction of a team

+ Variety of work where no two days are the same

+ Exposure to global operations and networks

**Who are we?**

The nation’s most influential media organisation, News Corp Australia reaches an audience of over 16 million Australians every month. As well as our famous news and sports brands, we lead the way in fashion, food, health, real estate and parenting. We operate over 150 household name brands across print, digital and multimedia and have the largest online news audience in the country, with a bigger digital footprint than Facebook.

**What do I do next?**

Apply now or for more information on careers at News Corp Australia visit

**Type:** Permanent

**Category:** Technology

**Reference ID:** AU1234CJ000404

**Date Posted:** 01/10/2020