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Senior Python Developer

Full Time Remote Technology

About Backtracks

Build delightful software for podcasts and spoken word audio. Backtracks is seeking a qualified Senior Python Developer with some PEP to join our Product & Engineering Team. Remote work is possible.


Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue. You will be responsible for building the Python-side of our web applications, platform, and APIs to deliver delightful experiences to our users and fellow developers.

Your day-to-day...

* Design an implement services and solutions in Python

* Code and deploy new features in collaboration with our product and engineering teams

* Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly

* Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed

* Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution.

* Have the freedom to suggest and drive initiatives

We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to simple and elegantly Pythonic code.

You have...

* History of autonomous design decision making at technically focused companies

* History of designing and building web components, products, and technology

* Experience working on design and development in any of the following roles:

* Python Developer

* Python Engineer

* Full Stack Developer

* Full Stack Engineer

* Product Developer

* Product Engineer

* Software Architect


* In-depth understanding of the entire development process (design, development and deployment)

* Strong knowledge of:

* Python 3.6+

* Distributed systems design and implementation

* Messaging systems and technologies (e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka, etc.)

* Docker, Kubernetes

* Confidence or experience working with some or all of the following:

* Flask, Sanic, Apache Mod WSGI

* PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras

* Spark, Flink

* Jinja2, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

* SQLAlchemy

* Celery

* Solr, Elasticsearch, or Lucence

* AWS, Google Cloud, Azure

* CI/CD deployment processes

* Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment

* Systematic thinker (consider how components can scale across our platform and product offerings)

* The ability to code and build out designs independently

* A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one

* An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions

* Strong work sense of ownership

* Strong collaboration and communication skills (fluency in English)

* PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant field and/or relevant work experience

* 5+ years professional experience

Other qualities and traits...

* Passion for podcasts, radio, and spoken word audio

* Passion for delivering high-quality software with quick turnaround times (e.g. you ship)

* A product-first approach to building software

* An enthusiasm for hard problems

* Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Bonus points if you have experience with...

* Building Python-based REST APIs

* Apache AirFlow

* Drone, Jenkin, Github Actions, or CircleCI for CI/CD

* Audio analysis and processing


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