Junior Backend Developer (Kickstart Scheme)

Job Location

Sheffield Office (Covid restrictions permitting)

Type of Job

25 Hours Per Week

Published Date

Why Join FourJaw?

Please note: This role is for a 6 month, UK Government funded Kickstart placement, and will be for 25 hours per week on NMW. You must be claiming Universal Credit. Other eligibility conditions apply.

FourJaw is a Venture Capital backed tech start-up, driving step-changes in manufacturing productivity by combining Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the shop floor with big-data analytics in the cloud.

We believe raising productivity is about much more than just statistics. It is about improving people’s lives and livelihoods; raising aspiration and ambition, and creating a long-term future for our manufacturing industry and the people it supports.

Having spun out the core technology from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, FourJaw has secured sizeable seed investment and is now looking to grow its team with an exciting new strategy to enable rapid growth.

Our Vision

The FourJaw vision is to be recognised as THE smart factory leader.

Our Values

1. Manufacturers come first; everything we do starts and ends with manufacturers in mind 

2. Be the best, collectively; we’re here to succeed as a business, as a team and as individuals 

3. Change things for the better; boosting productivity will have an impact far beyond the shop floor

About You

With these values in mind, we are looking for someone who is willing to challenge themselves and their comfort zones; get involved with various aspects of the business; constantly learn and improve; be an excellent team player; and above all else, share in our passion to make a positive change in the world of manufacturing!

The Junior Backend Developer will work as part of the software development team at FourJaw Manufacturing Analytics Ltd.

About the Role

The key responsibility for the Junior Backend Developer will be to develop software for the FourJaw platform.

The Junior Backend Developer will mainly work in the Python programming language, completing back-end web development. They will be involved in all stages of the software development lifecycle, from initial specifications through development, testing and deployment into production.

The Junior Backend Developer will develop user-facing features for the FourJaw web dashboard as well as data processing logic for transforming raw data into manufacturing insights. The Junior Developer will also help maintain the existing platform and be involved in bug solving, Dev-Ops and cloud services.

There will also be an element of computer hardware assembly required from the candidate, which will be conducted with training and guidance from the FourJaw team.

Essential Skills
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field

  • Experience of backend web development in Python using Django or Flask

Preferable Skills
  • Experience working within any of the following industries: manufacturing, technology, Industry 4, Internet of Things, data analytics.

  • Please do apply if you don't have the preferable skills but fit the rest of the requirements.

How to Apply

If you feel you're a great fit for this role, we want to hear from you!

Please send your CV along with a covering email to to get the conversation started!

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