Python Job: Software Engineer (Python)

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London, England - United Kingdom

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We believe in better. And we make it happen.
Better content. Better products. And better careers.
Working in Tech, Product or Data at Sky is about building the next and the new.
From broadband to broadcast, streaming to mobile, SkyQ to Sky Glass, we never stand still. We optimise and innovate.
We turn big ideas into the products, content and services millions of people love.
And we do it all right here at Sky.
“The Software Engineering role represents a rare opportunity to join Sky at this level to work with our brightest, shaping our approach to Content Delivery across the UK and Europe. We are looking forward to welcoming a new recruit to our dynamic team” – Tim Gebbett, Head of Group Content Delivery.
As a member of the Group Content Delivery team, within Sky Group Communications and Infrastructure, you will join our small software engineering group, writing applications, integrating with a wide range of APIs and maintaining our existing codebases. Our systems and software power a range of business mission-critical tasks involved in streaming our linear and VOD content for Now, Go, Sky Q, Sky Stream and Glass products to UK and European audiences, 24/7.
What you'll do
  • Work with a small team of like-minded Software Engineers, Design and DevOps Engineers, under Agile Scrum to deliver a range of software-based solutions in the critical path, written primarily in Python.
  • Be part of the planning, design, development, enhancement, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing codebases.
  • Provide 3/4th line support to maintain platform availability, ensuring our delivered software operates at optimal performance during peak load.
  • Uphold and maintain relevant programmatic standards and processes such as continuous integration and deployment, unit testing, source code management, change and peer review sessions.
What you'll bring
  • A degree in Computer Science or STEM/Data Engineering subject, or relevant industry experience in Software Engineering.
  • Significant experience developing in Python and using a combination of Django, Flask, Celery, gRPC, relational & NoSQL databases for production-grade services.
  • Enjoy collaborating with your colleagues, documenting and presenting your work at sprint reviews.
  • An affinity to write ordered, efficient code, with an eye for tidiness and abstracting duplication using software best practices and design patterns.
  • Ability to design and write ReSTful API’s and ReST API wrappers & experience in building or maintaining high performance software using AMQP.
  • Happy deploying applications using Docker, automated with Ansible, Shell and Python scripts with production knowledge of Jenkins and deployment pipelines for continuous integration.
Team overview
Group Communications & Infrastructure
Looking to be part of non-stop innovation? Join our Group Communications and Infrastructure team and you’ll work alongside experts in broadband, telephony, mobile, cloud and infrastructure. We’re the team that designs, builds, supports, and maintains the telecoms networks across the whole Sky Group. Together, we help Sky broadband, mobile and TV enter new markets by creating a single and secure infrastructure for the amazing content and services that keep our customers coming back for more.
The rewards
There's one thing people can't stop talking about when it comes to #LifeAtSky: the perks. Here’s a taster:
  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • The magic of Sky Glass at an exclusive rate
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • A wide range of Sky VIP rewards and experiences
Inclusion & how you'll work
Recognised by The Times and Stonewall, we take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion. Investing in society, fighting racial injustice, and setting ambitious targets for representation at Sky.
We’ve embraced hybrid working and split our time between unique office spaces and the convenience of working from home. You’ll find out more about what hybrid working looks like for your role later in the recruitment process.
Your office space
Brick Lane
Brick Lane is in the heart of the East End of London. It's part of a vibrant and diverse community; close to street food, cafes, and shops. The closest tube station is Aldgate East and Liverpool Street is about a 10-minute walk.
Bike shelters and showers await those who prefer two-wheeled transport.
We'd love to hear from you
Inventive, forward-thinking minds come together to work in Tech, Product and Data at Sky. It’s a place where you can explore what if, how far, and what next.
But better doesn’t stop at what we do, it’s how we do it, too. We embrace each other’s differences. We support our community and contribute to a sustainable future for our business and the planet.
If you believe in better, we’ll back you all the way.
Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.