Software Development Engineer (Python)

  • Job Reference: 473423245-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Zapp
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Bar & Barista, Housekeeping & Maintenance
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Zapp is building the future of convenience with a full stack approach to on-demand essential items, 24/7, delivered in minutes. Customer obsession is at the heart of everything we do, and from founders to riders we are relentlessly focused on delighting our customers.

We are backed by the world's leading investors and our team has scale-up and exit experience at companies such as Amazon, Jumia, Deliveroo, Tesco, Stuart and Just Eat. If you're ready to help build the world's most customer-focused company, get in touch.


  • Design and build API's with Python for mobile and web
  • Working independently on challenging projects with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Work in a team environment with shared code, code reviews and latest technologies on new greenfield projects too
  • Years of experience working on production web applications
  • Working with online shop software is a plus point
  • You have implemented larger projects using Python and Django or Flask
  • You have basic knowledge of DevOps (e.g. Jenkins and Docker)
  • Firm grasp on industry best practices for server applications
  • Fanatical about security and data integrity
  • Very good written & spoken English skills, speaking German is a plus but not a necessity
  • Degree in computer science or development experience is a plus point
  • Competitive salary & equity package
  • Enjoy 25 days holiday per year (plus all bank holidays)
  • Spend your monthly wellbeing allowance on things that really matter to you ⁠- via our Juno benefits programme. This can be anything from veggie boxes, to indoor plants, tax advice and much more
  • Private health insurance
  • Extended sick pay and maternity / paternity leave pay
  • We will contribute 3% to your pension
  • Make use of our home office allowance for office supplies
  • Benefit from our monthly Zapp order allowance
  • Be part of a fast-growing company and a super motivated team
Stage 1: Quick introduction call
This will be a 20-30 minute chat with one of our internal recruiters at Zapp. Questions will aim to get a sense of you beyond what is presented on paper, and to run through some housekeeping criteria e.g. right to work, start date etc. It is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about Zapp.
Stage 2: Hiring manager interview
Here you will be able to speak to your hiring manager who will be part of your team at Zapp. This interview will be more role-specific in order to determine if your previous experience and skills match the job specifications and where we do a deep dive into our Leadership Principles
Stage 3: Depending on the role a Case Study&Bar Raiser interview
We believe that a case study is a great way to give candidates a chance to display their talents more thoroughly and via a different medium.We will usually give you a case study which you can complete in your own time (we don't want this to feel like an exam) and present to us what you can really do!
We occasionally ask candidates, especially in more senior positions, to complete a Bar Raiser interview - this consists of a specifically-trained individual from a different team interviewing you to ensure we raise the bar of the team with every new hire.
Stage 4: Leadership interview
For most roles, you will be asked to have an interview with a member of our Leadership team. It is important to us that our co-founders or leaders meet the individuals who will be helping to shape and champion our mission.
Step 5: The offer! (this is our favorite stage)
Once the team has decided that you would be an amazing fit for the role, we will waste no time in sending you an offer. Congratulations are in order!
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