Python Developer – API Engineer

August 13

  • 3+ years of python server development using Django, Flask, Bottle or other python frameworks
  • 7+ years industry experience
  • Ability to write unit-tested and maintainable code
  • Expertise working with and building RESTful APIs
  • Expert in Node.js or Python
  • Knowledgeable in cloud platforms (preferable AWS: both traditional EC2 and serverless Lambda), micro-services architecture, CI/CD solutions (including Docker), DevOps principles, message queue systems, and background task management.
  • Experience with API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT, etc.
  • Solid foundation and understanding of relational and NoSQL database principles.
  • Ability to work in an Agile /SCRUM environment.
  • Understanding of OOP and Data Structures and know when to apply them in daily coding scenarios
  • Message queues (RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, etc)
  • Background task processing (Celery, etc)
  • Experience configuring container like systems (Vagrant, Docker, etc)
  • Basic understanding of modern web components (HTML/CSS/JS)
  • Understanding of caching strategies and implementation (Redis, Memcache, etc)
  • Working knowledge of source control systems such as (Git, SVN, etc)
  • Working knowledge of serving high scale HTTP(S) protocol (Nginx, Apache, etc)
  • Well organized with a bias for action with minimal direction.
  • A team player with a start-up/entrepreneur mindset.
  • Ravenous about learning technology and problem solving.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to self-organize with minimal guidance/competing priorities and work effectively within a team
  • Ability to provide innovative, creative solutions to tasks/problems
  • Ability to complete work following engineering standards and best practices
  • Develop clean, elegant, well-commented, and very reusable code which is easy to maintain and extend

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing APIs for multiple platforms (Web, Mobile App, etc)
  • Experience with additional languages such as NodeJS, PHP, etc.
  • Understanding of Big Data platforms and ETL in the context of Big Data
  • Expertise working with Hadoop/Distributed platforms
  • NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Couch, etc)
  • Experience with modern front end frameworks and tools (webpack, yarn, gulp, grunt, angular, react, sass)
  • Experience with BI reporting software
  • Experience with high throughput infrastructures
  • Expertise with Linux and deployment schemes using a configuration management tool such as Ansible / Puppet / Chef / Salt 
  • Knowledge of constructing PostgreSQL and SQL query strings and fine-tuning them for performance
  • Familiarity with Websocket connections