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Python Tech Lead



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London, UK · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Technology · London · Hybrid Remote

Python Tech Lead

We're fighting the good fight against food waste, one Oddbox at a time. To do this we need purpose-driven, passionate people to join our growing team.

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Tech Lead

Can you lead the tech solutions which help our customers to rescue fresh fruit and veg at risk of going to waste? Do you have experience of being a key contributor to a wide-reaching software engineering strategy?

The Role

We’re on the lookout for a hands-on tech lead who will help us to deliver a great eCommerce experience to our customers. You’ll be developing our Customer Experience software using Python across a range of infrastructure (we primarily use AWS, AWS Serverless Application Model and Terraform)

🥦You’ll work closely with your counterparts in the product and engineering teams to define the experience team roadmap. You will also work closely with the Head of Engineering as a key contributor to our overall technical roadmap

🥦You’ll take an active role in our in-flight and new projects

🥦Work collaboratively with a team of software engineers to identify & prioritise improvements

🥦You’ll take a solution-focused approach to understand our software systems, the lifecycle of an Oddbox order and our customers.

🥦Mentor and collaborate with software teams on code review, version control, architecture, pair programming and software design

🥦You’ll be a key contributor on complex software projects, working in agile sprints

What we’re looking for

As one of our Tech Leads, you’ll combine your experience in backend software engineering (we use Python) with the ability to support, coach and inspire those around you.

🍇You’re a great communicator, able to work closely with technical and non-technical audiences. You can switch between in-the-details technical discussions to a high-level view depending on your audience. You have a mentor mentality and are keen to share.

🍇You have experience with testing strategies for complex applications

🍇Pragmatic- you have a good understanding of how to balance priorities and manage short and long term objectives to deliver software solutions

🍇You are curious - you are problem-led and want to understand the domain and requirements to inform solutions.

🍇Collaborative - you can work independently but know when to bring certain discussions and decisions to the wider group.

🍇You love to learn new things and enjoy testing new ideas

Other details:

🍈Start date – ASAP

🍈Duration of role – permanent, full-time

🍈Location – Hybrid-On average, you'll spend one day each week in our Vauxhall office, working with other Oddboxers and seeking out the low-hanging fruit. (Is that a fruit pun?! Maybe. Or we could just be talking about our always fresh fruit bowl and snack cupboard). You'll need to visit our distribution centre in Croydon and packing facility in Birmingham a couple of times each year.

Looking after you:

We won't waste your time telling you annual leave is a benefit- it's your right... But we'll give you five extra days of annual leave (33 days including bank holidays), four "not-sick" days and two volunteering days each year.

We offer you a £300 self-service L&D budget, backed by an extra generous helping of cohort and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

You'll get access to perks and well-being support with Perkbox. Of course, you get discounts on Oddbox products (as well as the occasional stash of Oddbox merch).

Are you the Delightfully Odd Tech Lead we’re looking for? Click below to apply (the application should take you no longer than 5-10 minutes)

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Perks & Benefits

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a sustainable challenger brand at a time where we are scaling rapidly, helping reduce food waste one carrot at a time.
  • 33 days holiday per year (incl. Bank Holidays)
  • 4 'Not-Sick' Days per Year
  • Access to Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Learning & Development Budget
  • 2 days Volunteering Allowance per year
  • Discount on Oddbox fruit and veg
  • Employee perks via Perkbox & Charlie HR
  • Flexible Working Hours

About Oddbox

Oddbox is a community-powered weekly rescue mission to save delicious, fresh fruit and veg which is deemed ‘too big’, ‘too ugly’, the ‘wrong colour', or simply ‘too many’ from going to waste. It delivers its boxes directly from the growers to people’s doorsteps across London, the South and the Midlands.

With food waste being a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, Oddbox is building a community that together can play its part in fighting food waste and tackling climate change. A proud B Corp with over seven million boxes delivered since it launched in 2016, Oddbox has already saved 13,790 tonnes of food waste with a goal of saving 150,000 tonnes by 2025.

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Technology · London · Hybrid Remote

Python Tech Lead

We're fighting the good fight against food waste, one Oddbox at a time. To do this we need purpose-driven, passionate people to join our growing team.

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