Remote Senior Python developer

A Python developer is wanted to join a small team working on custom CAM (Computer Aided Modelling) automation software. The software is being developed for a very large construction project, using innovative techniques developed specifically for this task.

This is a remote-only position for a contractor. Work will be done in a very small, flexible team that currently consists of one other software developer (contractor) and one mechanical engineer (FIRMA employee).

Paid monthly on an hourly rate that is negotiable depending on experience level.

To apply, email a CV and cover letter that describe your ability as a software developer, your experience and why you'd be a good fit for this role. Contributions to Open Source projects are a very welcome way to show your ability, if possible.


  • Telecommuting is OK
  • Agencies are OK


  • Senior Python programmer with at least 5 years software development experience. Python is currently the only programming language we're using.
  • Must be resident in the UK.
  • “Full stack” - able to independently design and produce an entire piece of software, from the user interface layers down to the back end.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Experience with testing and correctness methodologies.
  • Good knowledge of general programming best practices, including good use of VCS (git).
  • Ability to work directly with the customer to understand their needs and priorities - excellent communication skills are necessary.

In terms of specific technology skills, experience with the following would be helpful, although none are essential if you are a talented developer who can learn quickly:

  • 3D geometry and vector mathematics
  • 3D graphics
  • Desktop GUI applications (cross-platform)
  • Embedded DSLs, compilers/interpreters.
  • Databases

The current software technology stack we’re using includes:

  • Qt (PyQt)

  • VTK - The Visualization Toolkit

  • Windows and COM

    (Note that most development is currently done on Linux using cross-platform libraries, it could probably be done on Mac OS as well - you can use your own tools. A Windows laptop provided by the customer is needed for some of the work)

  • SQLite

  • numpy/scipy

About the Company

FIRMA Engineering is a small, established engineering consultancy with an excellent reputation. This software project is for one of their larger clients.

Desired Skills

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Posted: July 3, 2024


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