Solinea is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer (Python, Django, Elasticsearch)


This is my second week at Solinea, and I’m loving it! A position just opened up on our development team for a backend developer, and I wanted to share the love. šŸ™‚

The company supports remote employees. Its headquarters is in Berkeley, CA, and I’m in Seattle, and I feel more connected now than, well, I did at some other companies I’ve worked for.

If you’re in Seattle, I’d be happy to meet for coffee to talk at length about the job.

To apply for this job, you can contact me at john@seeknuance.com, or clickĀ the “Apply for this position” button at the bottom of the job’s Recruiterbox page.

Senior Backend Engineer (Python, Django, Elasticsearch)

Location

Berkeley, CA, US, or remote

This position is only open to candidates based in and eligible to work in the United States.

Responsibilities

As a backend developer at Solinea, you will be primarily working on our flagship productĀ from the API back, as well as committing to the OpenStack codebase.

You will work in a sprint-based agile development team, and will participate in the full cycle including release/sprint planning, feature design, story definition, daily standups, development, testing, code review, and release packaging. You will also work on the automated build, test, and package environment, as well as participate in maintenance of the development lab. Most of all, you will have the opportunity to have fun, be challenged, and grow as a developer while creating a game-changing product to help our fellow cloud operators.

Requirements

The ideal person to fill the role will have a solid track record of cloud, open source, virtualization, real-time data, and API development. You should have the ‘play all fields’ mentality required to be successful in a startup environment. Bring your passion for solving large problems, exploring new technology frontiers, and helping to bootstrap a development organization.

The goldstone backend technology stack primarily consists of Python, Django, Celery, Redis, Logstash, and Elasticsearch. You should be an expert-level developer in the Python/Django ecosystem, and hands-on experience with OpenStack or some other cloud management framework.

In addition to the core skills, things like systems automation, machine learning, data visualization, and prior startup experience are definitely relevant to the position.

The ideal candidate will have at least a BS degree in CS or related field along with relevant work experience.

Benefits

Solinea offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 401k plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Free coffee/tea in offices
  • 20 days of PTO/yr
  • Flexible working environment
  • Joel Test score: 8 out of 12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of a software team’s quality.

Do you use source control? Yes
Can you make a build in one step? Yes
Do you make daily builds? Yes
Do you have a bug database? Yes
Do you fix bugs before writing new code? Depends on severity
Do you have an up-to-date schedule? No
Do you have a spec? Yes
Do programmers have quiet working conditions? Yes
Do you use the best tools money can buy? Yes
Do you have testers? No
Do new candidates write code during their interview? Yes
Do you do hallway usability testing? No

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