Jobs & Careers Software Engineer (Python)

Posted on Aug 01, 2016

Department: Engineering

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

About

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer as we further develop our product, a web UI / REST API-based platform built with Python 3 on top of frameworks like Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Celery. It relies on data stores like PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch. The codebase consists of several modules/libraries spread over the application.

As an ideal candidate, you have relevant experience working on large, robust, high-performance applications using similar technologies; you can responsibly build on and improve them.

Responsibilities

  • Independently build new product features and resolve issues in an Agile environment.
  • Deliver work with a DevOps approach (you run the code you wrote) and compliant with the team's Definition Of Done.
  • Profile Python code, write unit and integration tests, take part in performance testing.
  • Perform code reviews and participate in technical design sessions with the rest of Engineering team.
  • Closely collaborate with fellow Engineers and Product team members to design and implement product solutions that meet our quality criteria.

Additional Requirements

  • 5+ years’ professional experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience building robust applications and/or products.
  • Understanding design patterns in use for modern Python development.
  • Appreciation for clean code, thorough testing, and API design.
  • Critical and innovative thinking.
  • Demonstrable track record working with the following Python frameworks: Flask, SQLAlchemy, Celery.
  • Demonstrable track record working with the following data stores: PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch.
  • Demonstrable experience working with the following technologies: Linux, Git, SQL, REST, JSON, XML, HTTP.

Nice to have

  • Design data models for complex data structures.
  • Complex multi-tier application profiling.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases in general.
  • Familiarity with AWS and cloud computing concepts in general.
  • Familiarity with DevOps and automation tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Hashicorp suite of tools, and other tools.

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