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Job Description

We're looking for developers to join us in our office in central Bristol, developing web tools and apps for huge audiences. Our clients include Google, YouTube, Skype, PayPal and other agencies such as BBH and Mother.

This role will see you working as part of a friendly, expert team. The workload will sometimes be hectic, but the atmosphere is cheerful and proactive. We want to put you in a position to write and deploy the best code that you can.

There are plenty of acronyms in here, but fundamentally we're looking for intelligent people who have an eagerness to learn new things, and the communication skills to be able to explain them to humans such as project managers and our clients.

As well as the technical knowledge, we need people that get it - people who can figure things out by themselves but know when to yell for help. Cutting down and simplifying complex problems with interfaces which make them appear straightforward.

Skills & Requirements

You should probably know about...

  • Python & Django
  • git
  • Use of PaaS, such as Google App Engine, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, or Windows Azure
  • HTML, CSS & JavaScript

We also like talking to people who enjoy...

  • Semantically marked up HTML
  • Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Development & consumption of HTTP APIs
  • Internationalisation
  • JavaScript frameworks & libraries such as AngularJS or Backbone.js
  • Google Apps & APIs
  • Scaling applications across distributed machines
  • noSQL & SQL databases

In return you'll get...

  • Free lunch, drinks and snacks
  • A fun and supportive, developer-focussed working environment

Application

Feel free to apply with a cover letter and CV, but what we would really like to see is some code you've written. A GitHub or Bitbucket URL is ideal. Please let us know whether a freelance or fulltime position is preferable, too.

If we like what we see we'll get back to you quickly to arrange to have a cup of tea and a chat.

jobs+be-brs@p.ota.to

About Potato

Potato was founded in 2010 by veteran developer Jason Cartwright and long-time business partner Luke Guttridge.

Focussing on the development of complex, scalable web applications, Potato work often sits at the heart of influential marketing campaigns. Clients include Google, YouTube, News International, PayPal and other agencies such as BBH & Mother.

Headquartered in London, Potato also maintains an office in Bristol, and presences in San Francisco and Sydney.

A profitable, independent business, Potato currently employs over 65 full-time employees and freelancers.

Joel Test score: 10 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

  • Do you use source control?
  • Can you make a build in one step?
  • Do you make daily builds?
  • Do you have a bug database?
  • Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
  • Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
  • Do you have a spec?
  • Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
  • Do you use the best tools money can buy?
  • Do you have testers?
  • Do new candidates write code during their interview?
  • Do you do hallway usability testing?
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