My client is looking to hire a new Python developer, initially for an 8 month contract. It's a home working position, we communicate mostly via Skype / email / gtalk etc. Although we do meet up in meatspace from time to time, so ideally a candidate would be in the London / Oxford area.
So there is some genuinely interesting technology there, and more such projects planned. We need someone who is a good problem solver with a general interest in web technologies. There's also the occasionally need work with data at the bits and bytes level, so a working knowledge of C that would be a plus.
Net Communities are looking for a Python/Django developer to work on an in-house project. It's a contract that would require some on-site work, but they would also consider a full-time developer for the right individual.
If you are interested, get in touch with Andy Evans.
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I recently administered a programming test to a number of applicants for a Python developer job at 2degreesnetwork.com. Since we now have a new developer (hi Gustavo!), I figured I would post the test and see what kind of response I get to them.
There are two parts to the test, neither are hugely difficult, but there is enough scope in the solutions to understand how the candidate approaches a problem.
In the first part of the test I asked the candidate to look at the following code and implement the
thousands_with_commas function, which should take an integer and return a string representation of that integer with commas separating groups of three digits:
def thousands_with_commas(i): return str(i) if __name__ == '__main__': assert thousands_with_commas(1234) == '1,234' assert thousands_with_commas(123456789) == '123,456,789' assert thousands_with_commas(12) == '12'
I think there is a way of doing this with the standard library, and there is also an implementation in Django, but I was looking for a solution from scratch.
It worked quite well as an interview problem, because there is no one obvious solution and there are a few potential gotchas to tackle.
In the second part of the test, I asked the candidate to implement a function that uses a word list to return the anagrams of a given word.
I started them off with the following code:
def annograms(word): words = [w.rstrip() for w in open('WORD.LST')] raise NotImplementedError if __name__ == "__main__": print annograms("train") print '--' print annograms('drive') print '--' print annograms('python')
This part of the test gave a good indication of how much a candidate new about data structures and performance.
You can post code in the comments [code python] like this [/code].
Feel free to post your solutions in the comments, although I suspect I've seen pretty much all variations on possible solutions!
The company I work for, 2Degrees, is looking for a front-end developer to join our team.
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My employer is looking for a new Python developer to work here in Oxford, UK. The company I work for runs 2degreesnetwork.com, which is collaboration service for sustainable business. Basically, it's a social networking type of site for businesses to collaborate on climate change and related issues. I'm not officially allowed to say this, but the closest analogy is ‘Facebook for Businesses’.