Senior Python Software Engineer

Labster in Zurich area

2019-06-14

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IT / Internet
Software developer, Full time

Offering Equity

Yes

As a senior software engineer, you will play a crucial role in one of our flagships projects where we transform our monolithic architecture by implementing the microservices in order to build a highly scalable platform. On a daily basis, you will be working closely with our local web team, acting as an expert in micro-services field, actively propose solutions and execute on them in a collaboration with our team members.
Labster Product team is approximately 40+ software engineers grouped into several circles and sub-circles and located all around the world. Some of the technologies we are currently working on include, but are not limited to: Virtual Reality, building complex game/simulation editing tools and an advanced learning analytics dashboard, as well as scaling our DevOps server architecture to reach millions of students. To achieve our goals, our stack includes C#, Unity3D, JavaScript, Python, AWS, Azure, etc.
Your responsibilities

  • Design and build scalable, high-volume web applications focused on functionality, security and maintainability.
  • Be the company's engineering authority on micro-services, container architectures and related technologies.
  • Educate and inspire engineering teams across the company in topics relating to micro-services.
  • Take project ideas from design to implementation.
  • Assume leadership and responsibility for the technical tasks and deliverables for a particular project.
  • Optimize the performance of applications data ingestion and data processing pipelines.
  • Build high-throughput and low latency micro-services.
  • Develop systems that are highly scalable, but easy to maintain.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on design and architecture decisions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the creation of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines
  • Engineer, test, deploy, and maintain company multi-tenant applications using web and cloud-based technology stack.
  • Follows established coding standards and prescribed processes, both individually and at a team level
  • Ensure code reviews are held for the project and follow development processes and tool utilization (regular pull-requests, unit and integration test writing, etc.) are followed.
  • Contributes to the engineering team's culture of high code quality. You will be accountable for the quality of code that is delivered to QA and production and must ensure that appropriate code reviews and unit testing are adequately performed.
  • Seeks ways to meet the underlying business requirements with cost effective, highly re-usable patterns and component.
  • Assists Project Manager in project planning and estimating of project score items.
    Requirements
  • Hands-on experience and expert knowledge of full software development life cycle of microservices architectures including tools, best practices, continuous deployment, dependency/complexity management, scale/performance tuning, monitoring, resiliency, etc.
  • Architect full stack life cycle of microservices, including back-end, front-end, devops
  • Expert-level understanding of the Python programming language, related optimization techniques, and design patterns
  • At least 4 years' experience in Django development
  • Experience with Git version control tool
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) are a must
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Experience and/or willingness to work in a remote/distributed team
    What do we offer?
  • Friendly and productive work environment with fun, multinational, smart and open-minded people
  • Opportunity to work with the newest technologies in a product company
  • A lot of freedom within your scope of work
  • Opportunity to work from home or on a fully remote basis.
  • Competitive salary based on your qualifications and experience
  • Company warrants as a part of your remuneration.
  • A fun and challenging opportunity to work in an exciting company

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