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Python Developer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Python Developer Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Develop and maintain scalable Python applications.
  •  Write clean, reusable, and well-documented code.
  •  Design and implement RESTful APIs.
  • Optimize application performance.
  •  Troubleshoot and resolve software issues.
  •  Participate in code reviews.
  •  Contribute to architecture and design.
  •  Ensure application security and data privacy.
  •  Maintain version control with Git.
  •  Participate in Agile development processes.
  •  Stay updated with industry trends.
  •  Write and maintain technical documentation.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience in Python development.
  •  Relevant Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field is a plus.
  •  Proven experience in designing and implementing software solutions.
  •  Strong portfolio of previous work and projects.
  •  Proficiency with Python frameworks like Django or Flask.
  •  Experience with version control systems, especially Git.
  • Familiarity with RESTful API design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of database systems such as SQL and NoSQL.
  •  Understanding of software development best practices and design patterns.
  •  Experience with Agile development methodologies.
  •  Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  •  Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with designing for mobile devices or software solutions.
  •  Familiarity with front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  •  Knowledge of other programming languages like JavaScript, Java, or C++.
  •  Understanding of cloud computing platforms like AWS or Azure.
  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker.
  •  Knowledge of machine learning or data science concepts.
  •  Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines and automated testing frameworks.
  •  Contribution to open-source projects or involvement in developer communities.
  •  Certification in Python or related fields.
  •  Experience with agile project management tools like Jira.
  •  Familiarity with Linux/Unix operating systems and shell scripting.
  •  Previous experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  •  Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Web Development Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.