Senior Software Engineer (Python)

Join our Development team in London

Application deadline: 31st Dec 2021

Senior Software Engineer (Python)

Egress Software Technologies provides industry and government-certified encryption services that give you choice and control over how you securely share sensitive information. Whether sending information via email or large file transfer, or collaborating on confidential documents, the Egress portfolio of products offers flexibility over deployment and user federation, choice over how users send and receive information, and control over how recipients handle the data shared with them.

The Workspace team are responsible for the entirety of the development of the Egress Secure Workspace product – a secure online file sharing and collaboration platform. We work with a mixture of Python (using the Flask framework) and Node.js in our backend and Vue.js and jQuery in our frontend. We deploy using Docker and Microsoft Azure Cloud services an evolving microservice stack.

The Role

As a developer you'll join a team turning our roadmap into reality for one of our data security services. With your help we will:

  • Protect our customers' data
  • Delight our users
  • Create value for our company
  • Lead the industry in terms of innovation
  • Go the extra mile
  • Support each other to succeed

We are keen to hear from people who consider themselves under-represented in the science, technology, engineering and maths communities – even if you feel you meet only some of our needs.

The Person

Your knowledge, experience and skills should include:

  • Building software
  • Translating your solutions into code fluently
  • Solving small and medium-sized problems independently
  • Collaborating effectively in a team to achieve big things together
  • Understanding other people's code quickly when you are familiar with the language
  • Persisting until you succeed
  • Taking the lead when circumstances require
  • Learning and teaching
  • Curiosity and a growth mindset
  • Sharing your knowledge
  • Empathy for colleagues and users
  • Contributing your perspective and valuing that of others

Our tools:

  • Experience with Microsoft's Azure platform
  • Comfortable in the terminal and with command line development tools
  • Experience in working with Docker containers in Linux operating system
  • Experience within a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) environment
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Experience with a backend language (e.g. Python, Node.js)
  • Experience with a backend framework (e.g. Flask)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Vue.js
  • Ability to build and improve a REST/JSON API client
  • Write high-performance, reusable code for UI components
  • Experience with testing frameworks (e.g. PyTest, Mocha)
  • Solid web development principles
  • First-hand experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Understanding of Git and version control

The Company

We are proud of our uniquely agile, effervescent, and people-focused equal opportunity environment. Our core values of Culture, Excellence, Ambition and Integrity run through everyone who works for us, and everything we do.

We are a sociable company and haven’t let a global pandemic stop us from continuing to enjoy the place we work even if is more of a virtual experience at times. The atmosphere across the business is friendly and supportive, with a constant desire to improve in everything we do! We are now back to running our monthly paid for social activities as our offices continue to get busier! For those who are working remotely, we can’t promise the coffee you have in your kitchen will be as good as the free ones we have in the offices but the people you share it with will be just as warm and welcoming.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Here at Egress we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our workforce has consistently sat above the national average for both BAME and Female representation, but we recognise that we can always do more. Every job description is subject to scrutiny through a gender bias decoder ensuring our roles are as inclusive and attractive as possible. Our culture is one that aims to nurture a welcoming and safe working environment for everyone with initiatives such as our Diversity & Belonging forum, dedicated mental health first aider network and regular awareness seminars all contributing to a great place to work whoever you are.

Privacy and Your Data

Please take the time to check and read our recruitment privacy policy. The information you provide to us when you apply will be held, stored and processed by Egress Software Technologies Limited in accordance with it.

Any job offer that we may make to you will be subject to you successfully passing background checks.


  • Regular charity events and fundraisers
  • Monthly socials paid for by the company
  • Annually fully funded company kickoff
  • Management / peer recognition programmes with rewards
  • Regular employee personal development and training reviews
  • Flexible dress code
  • Social pool league

  • Free eyecare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fruit and all the coffee you can drink
  • Fully funded private medical
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 26 after your first year in the business
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • £2,000 employee referral scheme
  • Eligibility to participate in Enterprise Management Investment (EMI) stock option scheme
  • Egress perks portal and retail discount scheme

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