Senior Python Developer | Remote
Full-time - Remote | $72,000 - $96,000 gross
About employer:
We are a well-funded seed stage, stealth mode security company in the APIs & Microservices space, with a fully distributed team (8 people) and HQ in San Francisco, USA.

We are funded by Tier 1 Silicon Valley VCs, and have customers we are actively working with. The team consists of folks who have built billion dollar companies before, including folks from AppDynamics, Gainsight, Amazon, BlueCoat Systems...
Role Description:
This is a founding Python engineer role and requires you to think critically and design with first principles. Our Python use case isn't web development in Python but to build a Pytest like framework in Python. You should be comfortable with multiple moving parts, Python language, Pytest framework, and continuous integration & continuous deployment.

Given you will be laying the foundation for some core Python frameworks -- you need to pay very close attention to detail, and have a forward-thinking outlook while maintaining scrappiness for the present needs. You are very comfortable learning new technologies, and systems. You thrive in an iterative but heavily test-driven development environment.
Responsibilities:
  • Design, build, test and deploy the core Python services and CLIs.
  • Design and develop a Pytest like in-house testing framework for our product that will be used by developers.
  • Experiment, prototype, measure, and make data-driven technology decisions.
  • Help improve engineering standards, tooling, and process.
Requirements:
  • Have 4+ years of experience developing in Python. Deep experience with Python testing frameworks like Pytest are a huge plus.
  • Have experience building REST APIs, GraphQL, RPCs, SQL/No-SQL Databases, etc.
  • Have experience deploying and scaling services on K8s, cloud computing platforms like AWS, GCP, etc.
  • Be willing to work 4 hrs/day by SF time zone.
  • Enjoy building distributed/scalable backend infrastructure with a microservices-first design.
  • Hold yourself to a very high bar for production system quality.
  • Love to demonstrate, and incrementally build 100% confidence in all the layers/components you develop.
  • Have a deep sense of appreciation for test-driven methodology.
  • Love driving projects end-to-end to deliver business and are unafraid of the unknowns.
  • ALWAYS take a customer-first and team-first approach.
  • It's a huge plus if you have prior experience with authentication and authorization standards, protocols and technologies, e.g. OAuth2, OIDC, SAML, RBAC, ABAC, ACLs, etc.
Recruiting process:
1. 20 minutes introduction call.
2. Offline coding exercise (usually takes <4hrs).
3. Technical interview with our engineers.
4. Final discussion with one or both of the founders.
Benefits:
  • Full remote job;
  • Competitive USD salary with regular reviews;
  • 20 paid vacation days;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Zero bureaucracy;
  • The environment of high-level experts;
  • A nimble, relaxed, and dynamic startup environment.
To apply please send your CV to recruitment@picstar.co
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