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Backend Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL (or remote)
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Seeking a talented, motivated backend engineer with Python and Django experience. Our clients
engineers own entire features and significantly influence the system's specs and architecture.
Initially, you'll focus on building and evolving backend APIs (using Django Rest Framework). You
must work as part of a team to quickly understand technical and business challenges and
contribute across the companies stack when necessary. You can work remotely, but prefer candidates living in or near the Chicago or Boston areas.


Required Qualifications :
RESPONSIBLITIES
• Fully own what you build and apply test driven development principles
• Contribute and work on a variety of technical challenges
• Write structured and maintainable, well-documented code
• Be transparent and communicate effectively


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Python development experience
• Familiarity with modern Web Frameworks (Django)
• Knowledge of Django Applications & Architecture
• Proficiency at designing REST API (Django Rest Framework)
• Experience with Relational Databases (PostgreSQL)
• Good grasp of JavaScript
DESIRED SKILLS (for bonus points)
• Data wrangling expertise & data access engineering
• Tech operations & automation (Ansible, Jenkins, UNiX based OS Administration)
• AWS & GCPro
• Experience with container based technologies (Docker)
• Angular/ React front-end experience
• Familiarity with Memcache / Celery / Redis
• Mobile development experience
• Ability to work flexible hours
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