Senior Python Developer Senior Python Developer …

IHS Markit
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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IHS Markit
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Senior Python Developer
Position summary

This is primarily a software development role in the Data Lake consumption team, which is responsible for developing solutions for data scientists and engineers to access data from the lake. The main interface for accessing data is a Python SDK but other interfaces will have to be built, including a Spark SDK, a SQL interface as well as Excel bindings. All the access interfaces are powered by an API component which is responsible for retrieving and processing data on the fly.
Some of the work might involve other components which are part of the wider system, including other data lake microservices as well as an event bus and an API gateway.

  • Develop and maintain APIs and SDKs, primarily in Python and Java.
  • Work closely with data scientists and data engineers within IHS Markit and add functionality to the SDKs based on their requirements.
  • Work alongside the business analysts and product owners to deliver new functionality, focusing on quality of solutions
  • Work alongside QA analysts to ensure business features are thoroughly tested
  • Enhance the current solution by finding problems and suggesting enhancements

Required Knowledge / Technologies
  • Good solid knowledge of either Python or Java. Assuming a candidate is not strong with both, a willingness to learn either Python or Java is essential.
  • For candidates with prior Python knowledge, experience with Flask and SQLAlchemy.
  • For candidates with prior Java knowledge, experience with a Java web framework, e.g. Play or spring boot.
  • Throughout understanding of REST and good API design.
  • SQL and relational databases

Desirable Qualities
  • AWS (specifically S3 and IAM)
  • Elastic Search
  • Docker and Kubernetes
  • Big data formats like Parquet and Arrow


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