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Royal Pharmaceutical Society • London, United Kingdom

Senior Software Developer (Python/AWS)

4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

Salary: Up to £62,000 per annum

Contract: 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Wish to make an impact on the world by supporting pharmacy & pharmaceutical scientists?

We are looking for a talented individual who will design, implement, and maintain Pharmaceutical Press’s publishing software, systems, and customer-facing digital products.


  • Design and implement systems and software to meet PhP’s requirements using appropriate tools and methods.
  • Promote the creation of high-quality code by commitment to practices such as test-driven development, pair programming and code review.
  • Be responsible for the technical development of all stages of software creation, including testing; ensure that implementation meets security, performance, and safety requirements.
  • Suggest improvements to the code base, development processes, tooling and working practices. Encourage innovation by identifying, evaluating and adoption of emerging technologies.
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and testing of open APIs.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Able to demonstrate commercial software development experience.

  • Practical experience in system design, development, testing and operational stability.

  • Deep knowledge and experience in Python and its ecosystem, patterns and pitfalls.

  • Experience applying continuous delivery, test driven development and pair programming.

  • Experience of working in an agile environment and an understanding of Scrum principles in particular.

  • Experience writing and consuming RESTful APIs in Python.

  • Experience with AWS services (Lambda, SQS, API gateways, S3).

The Directorate

This role will work closely with our Delivery Lead, Data Quality Manager, Lead Architect, Software Developers and Chief Technology Officer.

The Team

As well as the above teams, you will be working across the organisation. We are welcoming someone who sees opportunities, is proactive and energetic wanting to make a difference to the way we work and the way we support our members.

How we are currently working

RPS supports and works in a hybrid way, which means you will be able to work from home, however, there will be an expectation for collaborative face-to-face working – on average and typically this may be something between 4-8 working days per month at our London Office.

🗓️ Closing date: 30 June 2024

If you would like to learn more about the role, view our job description 👈

Please attach your CV and Cover Letter

We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part time work for some roles
Enhanced sick pay
Health insurance
Gym membership
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Season ticket loan
Company shutdown periods
Birthday off
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Open to compressed hours
Flexible working week
Tax-free childcare
Meditation space
Pension match/increase
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Cardiff, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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