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24 Jun 2016

Full-Time Developer

Blacknight – Posted by blacknight Carlow, Ireland

Job Description

Blacknight ( is Ireland’s leading web hosting company and ICANN-accredited domain registrar. Based in Carlow and 100% Irish-owned, Blacknight provides innovative solutions to more than 90,000 customers in 170 countries, with dedicated servers and colocation, a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based hosting plans, domain name registration services, email, productivity and digital marketing tools.


Growing from a startup in 2003, our success is built on an enviable reputation for customer service and support. Customers tell us that they love our friendly, personal service, and they describe our staff as ‘knowledgeable’, ‘helpful’, ‘excellent’ and ‘efficient’.

Our staff say they love working in an environment that’s positive and productive, informal yet professional, and with a community atmosphere.

Our Carlow headquarters provides a free canteen with a varied lunch menu, and endless tea, coffee and fresh fruit throughout the day. We hold regular social events and enjoy the quality of life in the South East, just an hour from Dublin.


The dress code is relaxed and the atmosphere is stimulating. We work as a team to solve problems, devise solutions  and satisfy customers, using the latest enterprise computing technology and standards, and in partnership with industry leaders. There’s always more to learn, and no two days are alike.


Blacknight operates at the leading edge of internet technology, participating at the highest level in organisations such as ICANN ( and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition ( ) . We operate data centres in Carlow and Dublin and are certified to ISO 27001 for information security management systems.


We are seeking experienced, creative, talented, energetic, and conscientious candidates to join our team of developers. We like goal oriented people who can work within a team of like-minded individuals and who maintain a professional work-ethic at all times.  

The developer team are responsible for a number of in house developed applications and for developing the interfaces with the many software applications in use within the business.

A strong working knowledge /experience of some of the following technologies is essential

  • Modern HTML /CSS
  • Python / PHP /Javascript
  • Python /Django framework
  • XML / XML –RPC protocol
  • Git version control

A basic understanding of networks/diagnostics /web applications security/session management and security coding principles is expected.

The candidate will also be expected to be comfortable with peer-review and continuous integration testing, and to actively engage in learning from and assisting other members of the team.


In return Blacknight offer a comprehensive package on top of the salary including

  • Participation in the company pension scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Flexi time
  • Broadband connectivity (where applicable)
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised canteen
    • Hot meals, salads, wraps made to order.
    • Fresh fruit delivered weekly
    • Nespresso and other hot beverages available
  • Group pension scheme including DIS and income protection
  • Training and further education opportunities
  • Regular performance reviews
  • 21 days holidays a year. Up to 29 days holiday based on length of employment.
  • ½ day holiday on your birthday each year
  • Salaried job with weekly payment
  • Bike to work scheme available
  • 6 months paid maternity leave


Other advantages / benefits

  • Offices located close to M9 Dublin to Waterford motorway for easy commute
  • 1 hour from Dublin airport
  • Showers on site
  • Relaxed dress code


How to Apply

Please send CV and covering letter to NO AGENCIES

Job Categories: Designers & Developers and Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: developer, django, php and python. Salaries: Negotiable.

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