Python Developer - ScholarPack

About us

ScholarPack is the UK's fastest growing school MIS provider. Our growth is driven by referrals and our customer retention rate is close to 100%, but we're not about to get complacent. We pioneered moving school management to the cloud and continue to innovate with new technologies and new features. Now we are looking for a Developer to join our talented team.

This is where you come in.

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for any Python Developers looking to work in a team where your contribution is valued, with a group who are passionate about delivering the best product for schools.  You'll be maintaining and delivering improvements to our existing code base and working on developing new features when required

A day in the life of a Python Developer at ScholarPack

  • Full stack development, making improvements to the ScholarPack MIS
  • Helping to maintain our industry leading reputation for product development.
  • Migrating a legacy codebase to a modern architecture.
  • Services, RESTful APIs, backend/frontend architecture, design patterns, command-line tools, SQL.
  • Helping to choose our technologies and our approach to development.
  • Working alongside our Data and DevOps teams to support and maintain our systems.

How we work

  • We are a collaborative team with a friendly start-up atmosphere
  • As a company we embrace Agile, often in pairs or as a mob in a self-organising team
  • We work in an environment where everyone is listened to and ideas are discussed and debated openly
  • Our new applications fully utilise CI/CD pipelines
  • Agile principles are reflected throughout the company
  • We are office based in a brand new office at the heart of Lincoln

About you

  • You have professional experience working with web technologies in a commercial software development environment.
  • You're knowledgeable of OOP principles, Python (or a similar language and a willingness to learn Python) and relational databases.
  • You loves working collaboratively with other developers in a tight-knit team

It would be great if you have

  • Some experience working with PHP and React
  • Knowledge of basic Linux command line tools, version control (we use GIT).
  • Experience working with automated testing frameworks such as Selenium, Katalon or similar would be desirable.
  • An appreciation of UI and UX and their role in modern software.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary with company pension
  • Up to 28 days holiday a year + bank holiday, with the option to buy more
  • Relaxed office environment (casual dress code)
  • Free tea, coffee, breakfast and fruit
  • Free digital healthcare service with 24/7 access to a Doctor
  • We love to celebrate our successes, a love of pizza is essential
  • Time and support in attending relevant meetups and conferences as well as job specific learning.
  • Opportunity to grow and develop your skill set with coaching and regular technology presentations
  • Flexible working options are available 

Salary up to £38000

Lincoln Based

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Perks and Benefits

You'll have the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Professional development budget 🎓

    At Arbor we're passionate about learning, and to support this we have a dedicated training budget for all teams.

  • Mental health and wellness 🧠

    Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions with ongoing support and learning around mental health.

  • Volunteering day 🤝

    We're all about making an impact! So everyone who joins us gets 1 day a year to volunteer for a charity or cause of their choice.

  • Regular team socials 🥳

    We have regular team socials where we spend dedicated time together. This year we've had BBQs, been to theatre shows, gone white water rafting, and more!

  • Half-day summer Fridays 😎

    Plus, we shut the office for a day at Easter and over Christmas so you get some extra time off then too!

  • Employee Assistance Programme 🧘‍♀️

    Choice of comprehensive 24/7 support services with UK and Ireland's most trusted health and wellbeing network.

  • Flexible working 🤸‍♀️

    Depending on your role we can also offer you flexible working - just mention it in your interview and we'll let you know what your options are

  • Dog-friendly offices 🐕

    Our offices are dog friendly, so if you'd like to bring your canine companion in for the day, that's no problem!

  • GRC Accredited ✔︎

    The Good Recruitment Charter defines good recruitment practice through key principles that we aspire to.

Workplace and Culture

We’re a diverse and experienced team of ex-teachers, edtech engineers and education specialists passionate about making a difference to the sector.  
Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere!

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