Senior Software Engineer – Python – Andreessen Horowitz Funded Startup
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Are you a Senior Software Engineer with Python experience that wants to flip the education system on its head? Are you a Senior Python Developer who wants to build digital tools to transform education? Are you a Senior Python Software Engineer who wants to be the third member of a top notch engineering team? If so, read on.

This Andreessen Horowitz funded startup is founded by ex-Googlers who want to make a difference in the educational landscape. They are taking a completely different approach to education by utilizing technologies like brain mapping and customizing learning plans and using the results in actual schools. In order to continue to build out their line of products, they need smart Python engineers who are passionate about building one of a kind, scalable educational products so that they can transform the way students learn.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Writing design documents, basic wireframes and diagrams
  • Story-boarding and/or writing case studies
  • Testing hypotheses and invalidating assumptions by participating in user studies
  • Creating working proof-of-concept prototypes
  • Creating milestones, time-boxing them, communicating progress to key stakeholders
  • Architecting scalable and reliable systems in Python, including planning for failure through redundancy
  • Analysis of algorithm runtime and space, Big-O notation
  • Planning and writing unit, functional, and integration tests
  • Deploying your systems both in staging and production
  • Implementing basic monitoring and health checks
  • Doing light relational database administration, such as performing migrations, creating indices in response to slow queries, and contributing normalized schemas
  • Load-testing, profiling, and debugging your code
  • Performing Python code review for peers
  • Triaging your bug queue

What You Need:
  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or a related discipline required
  • Experience writing web-based applications
  • Experience with Javascript
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with a version control system
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience leading small teams
  • Experience with Ubuntu, and/or Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with RESTful architectures
  • Extensive experience with Python
  • Experience with git, or GitHub
  • Experience with DevOps management software such as Salt, Puppet, or Chef
What You Get:
  • Disrupt the educational space
  • Work with world class engineers from Google
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Friday happy hours
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401 (k) with matching
  • Fitness stipend
  • Custom workstation
  • Tuition credit for children of employees
  • Generous vacation, leave policies
So, if you are a Senior Software Engineer with extensive Python experience interested in changing the educational landscape, apply today. Interviews are being scheduled immediately.

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