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Senior Software Engineer - Python

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1 month

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Senior Software Engineer - Python

Location: Type: Full-time

Where You’ll Work 


Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in the world’s most talented software engineers.


What You’ll Do




  • Use your knowledge in your core technology to delight our clients around the world.




  • Be responsible for the coding standards, conduct and deliverables of your fast-paced, distributed, teams, by proactively communicating and prioritizing effectively.




Responsibilities:




  • Design, scope, and implement technical solutions that scale across multiple web applications




  • Collaboratively define and prioritize projects and tasks




  • Drive thoughtful conversations around technical issues and opportunities




  • Review code and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback for your team and the community




  • Triage, reproduce, and debug technical support requests, bugs, and feature requests reported by users in our Issues on our website.




  • Provide compassionate technical leadership, mentorship, pairing opportunities, and code reviews to encourage the growth of others




Qualifications:




  • Strong written communication skills




  • High degree of empathy




  • 5+ years experience as a full-time professional coder using Ruby on Rails.




  • Experience team leading/management.




  • Experience working asynchronously on a remote, distributed team (does not have to be professional experience - preferable)




  • Ability to draw on both system design and software engineering concepts and blend those perspectives pragmatically based on project needs




  • Experience building highly available services at scale




What You’ll Get




  • Competitive compensation




  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field 




  • A chance to change the world for the better  





Senior Python Developer


Where You’ll Work 


Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software engineers. 


What You’ll Do 



  • Use your knowledge in your core technology to delight our clients around the world. 

  • Be responsible for the coding standards, conduct and deliverables of your fast-paced, distributed, teams, by proactively communicating and prioritizing effectively


Experience


A minimum of 5-10 years of professional experience, during which you’ve built deep technical expertise and exercised ownership on various technical teams.


Required



  • Expert-level understanding of Python

  • Intermediate-level understanding of at least one other backend language (In addition to the core language): JavaScript, PHP, Ruby. Go, Scala

  • Advanced understanding of at least one Web Framework for your language of choice: Flask/Django for Python; Node/Express for JavaScript, Rails for Ruby, Lumen/Laravel for PHP.

  • Deep understanding of fundamental database concepts - relational (SQL) database, non-relational (NoSQL) database and ORMs/ODMs

  • Strong knowledge of at least one cloud hosting platform (Ex: AWS, GCP)

  • Comfort with at least one CI/CD tool (Ex: Jenkins, Travis)

  • Working knowledge of containerization and orchestration techniques

  • Deep understanding of applicable unit and integration testing, and testing frameworks/libraries

  • Strong ability to problem-solve, debug, and understand pertinent performance metrics

  • Comfort working within agile methodologies and experienced in estimation and time management

  • Awareness of the capabilities of applicable languages/frameworks/libraries as well as the inherent differences between them in order to understand trade-offs and make recommendations.


Preferred



  • Working knowledge of software engineering collaboration tools

  • Strong preference for test-driven-development (TDD) and understands its importance

  • Working knowledge of code editor and formatting tools


Comfort with at least one web server technology -- (ex: Apache, Nginx)

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