Senior Python Developer

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

    • BDFL

  • 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

  • C, C++

  • HFT

  • Apache AirFlow

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

  • Audio analysis and processing

Posted 8 months ago