Senior Software Engineer (Python)

Join our Development team

Application deadline: 30th Jun 2021

We are Egress

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.

About 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.

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


  • 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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