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Lead Backend Engineer (Python)

Company: Optello
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Lead Backend Engineer (Python Focus)

Years of Experience Desired: 5+ years of professional work experience.

Location: Fully Remote

Are you a Lead Back End Engineer (Python / Golang / Java) who dreams of working for a fun and energetic environment? If so, please read on...

We are a rapidly expanding media and technology startup building, growing and acquiring leading social, messaging, music and entertainment properties. Today our brands reach over 70 million people each month and our team is building and defining the future of consumer connectivity, utility and leisure. We use our proprietary SDK and owned and operated programmatic audience platform to connect consumer with socially conscious brands in real-time. Our culture of excellence and autonomy ensures our talented team of seasoned Designers, Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Managers and Business Builders accomplish our mission to enrich and empower consumers in their everyday lives.

Located in beautiful Santa Monica, we are privately held and rapidly growing! We are well-funded by several of the top VC's to the tune of a 70M+ evaluation. We're doing 2.5B+ page views per month. Our board consists of the investors of companies like Instagram & Snapchat. We are the fastest growing anonymous social network focused on social discovery. Oh & did we mention we have a social conscious component to what we do?

Want to get in on the ground floor of the next social tech revolution?

What You Will Be Doing
Maintain and improve the existing code.
Write tests for the existing code as well as new features.
Lead projects of various sizes in design and architecture through all phases including ideation, implementation and release.
Increase systems performance by identifying bottlenecks and developing clever solutions to solve them.
Review and critique code to spot potential issues and code lints.
Debug and track down issues in production systems.
Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
Implementation of security and data protection.

What You Need for this Position
At least 2+ years formal experience leading a team.
5-7+ years experience as a professional software engineer.
Vast knowledge of Python, and Golang is an added bonus.
Previous experience with microservices infrastructure, knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes.
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
A passion for implementing best practices and a bias toward smart automation.
Proven ability to collaborate with and mentor other engineers.
Experience building massively distributed systems, or building intuitive, feature-rich user interfaces.
BS degree in Computer Science or similar technical field of study is preferred but not required.

What's In It for You
Competitive current market compensation.
We pay 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees and their dependents.
Fast moving environment with ability to impact corporate strategy.
Open vacation policy; we don't count days.

So, if you are a Senior Backend Engineer with solid Python chops, please apply today!
Apply directly to this job opening here!

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Colorado employees will receive paid sick leave. For additional information about available benefits, please contact Marcus Quigley

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Looking forward to receiving your resume through our website and going over the position with you. Clicking apply is the best way to apply, but you may also:
Please do NOT change the email subject line in any way. You must keep the JobID: linkedin : MQ1-1650724 -- in the email subject line for your application to be considered.***

Marcus Quigley - Executive Recruiter - Optello

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Optello is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work - In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Optello will consider for Employment in the City of Los Angeles qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.

Keywords: Optello, Santa Monica , Lead Backend Engineer (Python), IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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