Python Developer

We are UKFast.

Over the past two decades, we have grown from a start-up to a multi-million-pound?business. We are one of the UK’s leading cloud and secure managed hosting providers - supplying dedicated servers, private and public cloud hosting solutions, and a full range of technical, cybersecurity, and DevOps consulting services. We’re moving fast, continuously innovating and having a lot of fun in the process.

We transform our customers’ businesses through robust technology, world-class solution engineering, and multi-award-winning customer service.

We design, build and support thousands of technical solutions every year for a full cross-section of the UK economy, from local businesses and charities to fast-growing eCommerce and financial services businesses, global manufacturers and retailers, local and central Government, the NHS and the Ministry of Defence - all seeking new and innovative ways of hosting their IT solutions.

Our business is built entirely around our people and our customers. We invest in our people and work hard to ensure our teams are inspired, motivated and supported. We are customer-obsessive and committed to self-development, hard work and having fun. We believe in everyone bringing their whole self to work as part of our fantastic bunch.

Our in-house training facility is widely accredited. For instance, we are the only managed service provider in the UK to be an accredited AWS training centre.

We care passionately about doing the right thing - for our customers and each other. It’s important to us that UKFast is a diverse, inclusive and socially-conscious employer that contributes positively to our communities and environment. For instance, we have been Carbon neutral for many years.

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The Challenge

UKFast are currently looking for an established Python Developer to help produce and deliver Security products to our growing client base and be involved in shaping our security vision for the future. Reporting primarily to the Head of Security, you will play a key role in the further development of security products as the department looks to expand in 2021.

Working closely with the wider security team, your role will support in defining a compelling strategy and roadmap to transform UKFast’s Security offering. This is a unique opportunity for the right talented individual to have a truly transformative impact on our business, with end-to-end ownership from product conception to delivery and ongoing optimisation.

Your role will be to expand UKFast’s existing security products; developing a deeper understanding of customer personas, products, and competitors. Using your initiative to crack challenging problems with elegant solutions at pace, will become part of your every day. You will be responsible for developing security software and integrating features into existing applications and you will work to produce security tools that provide intrusion detection, automated incident response playbooks, implementing rulesets, traffic analysis, virus and malware detection. 

Success in this role will be rewarding and bring a multitude of opportunities for the right candidate. Your role will be at the heart of a crucial and exciting time for the UKFast security team where the department and products are at the centre of company investment and change.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead role in software design 
  • Implementation and testing of IT Security related applications and tools. 
  • Creating new software systems  
  • Use of agile methodologies, in the full software project lifecycle. 
  • Prototyping of new solutions using programming techniques that incorporate the most secure programming practices. 
  • Project documentation 
  • Deployment and on-going support of UKFast Security Products 
  • Designing software solutions based on UKFast security requirements 
  • Implementing and testing of IT Security 

 

Essential Skills:

  • A passion for cyber security, prominent threats and remediations.
  • Up to date understanding of programming languages Python and/or Go. 
  • Practical experience of using operating systems MS windows & Linux distribution.
  • An analytical mind.
  • Experience with RUST or similar programming languages, such as, C is desirable.

 

Why UKFast?

  • Birthdays off as an extra paid holiday
  • Private health insurance after one years’ service
  • Full paid maternity leave for first 16 weeks and full paid paternity leave for 2 weeks after two years' service.
  • Flexible working
  • Award-winning training and education centre with four full-time teachers to help you obtain accreditations, develop and learn.
  • Pearson Vue test centre on-site
  • On-site gym
  • Games zone with arcade games and retro consoles.
  • Free onsite parking
  • Table tennis and pool tables          
  • Team building experiences
  • Regular quiz nights and LAN parties
  • Family days out and cinema nights
  • Volunteer days to help support our community and charity partners
  • An active and engaged LGBTQ community with group events and educational sessions arranged regularly
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