Careers at Group First: Full Stack Web Developer


Full Stack Web Developer (Django & Python)

Immediate start

Salary – Negotiable (DOE)

Location – Padiham, Lancashire

Exciting opportunity to join the web development team of a rapidly growing and highly respected global property firm. 

Group First Global Ltd is renowned for its innovative commercial and residential property developments, storage centres and car parks.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join a successful, growing IT department as a Full Stack Web Developer, specialising in Django and Python.

The department works across all the group’s businesses and is responsible for the continued development of all the group’s websites, both in terms of appearance, and UX.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for managing multiple websites across the different sectors in which Group First is active.

You will be expected to plan, research, execute and provide monthly reports on the progress and performance of multiple website improvement and UX projects, carry out A/B testing and work alongside the marketing department to improve user funnels – and be comfortable doing so.

You will also be expected to be fully conversant with Django and Python frameworks and to be heavily involved in planning and executing the designs of any new websites.

A proven history of building successful and aesthetically pleasing websites is essential. You must be completely at ease creating and presenting new websites, specifically built in Django and Python, but a sound working knowledge of other platforms would be beneficial.

As an integral member of our IT department, you must also be comfortable dealing with multiple board level stakeholders within the business and juggling numerous projects at once.

What will you get to do?

  • Cross-team collaboration is key – you will work closely with the different businesses within the group to achieve excellent results
  • Code, test, and troubleshoot websites
  • Demonstrate clear progress and a willingness to advance
  • Liaise with back end coders to design end-to-end technical solutions
  • Keep on top of troubleshooting and fixing site issues.
  • Research and keep on top of developments in your field to ensure that the group’s websites are always future-proof, both in terms of design trends and build fashions.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Knowledge of Python & the Django framework
  • Configuring server software which includes Linux, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, PostgresSQL
  • Responsive web sites using HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript & jQuery
  • Experience with SOAP and Restful APIs specifically for native app development.
  • An impressive portfolio of previous work
  • High experience and regard to UX, UI
  • 2-3 years’ front end experience
  • Passion for staying on trend with the latest techniques and software etc
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage workflows and meet deadlines.
  • Confidence taking ownership of projects and working both individually and as part of a team
  • Drive to create digital experiences which delight and inspire diverse audiences

Beneficial but not essential skills include:

  • Experience and knowledge of WordPress and associated plugins
  • Experience not only using, but also building and troubleshooting, APIs

Proven experience of creating websites, from scratch, and fixing issues on websites that others have built. Exemplary knowledge of Django and Python is a basic requirement. You must be able to demonstrate your abilities and present numerous examples of successful website design and build projects.

What’s in it for you?
You’ll be part of a team of talented coders, within a company renowned for rewarding hard work and success from its employees; with a competitive salary and a great working environment. We also offer 24 days’ holiday per year, plus Bank Holidays.

Within Group First we operate with a great degree of autonomy, so, whilst you will be reporting to the IT Director, to a significant degree, you will be in charge of your own workload and focus areas, giving you the chance to have a huge impact on one of the UK’s fastest growing & most successful investment firms.

If this exciting opportunity is of interest to you, please email an up to date CV, along with a brief covering letter, detailing your experience, and why you would be a great fit for the role, to: