Sr. Python Developer

at Vaco Technology
Published November 18, 2022
Location Atlanta, GA
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  Full-time  


Vaco is hiring a Senior Python, Backend Developer for a full time, direct hire opportunity.

(direct hire, no contracting)

This opportunity is fully remote within the United States.

Details about the role and technical environment:

  • Our primary backend programming language is Python
  • For REST-ful services, we are leveraging FastAPI
  • For relational databases, we like using PostgreSQL. We are comfortable both with or without an ORM - when we do use an ORM, we've leveraged SQLAlchemy in the past.
  • For data engineering, we are leveraging Databricks and Fivetran to enable to built ETL data pipelines to ingest data into a data lakehouse that can be leveraged by both SQL queries for BI and Apache Spark for data science / AI
  • In general we deploy our software in AWS in EKS / Kubernetes.

Desired Skills:

  • 8+ years experience as a backend-focused software developer
  • 4+ years experience with Python
  • 2+ years experience with Python web frameworks (eg. Flask, FastAPI or Django)
  • In-depth knowledge of SQL relational databases (preferably PostgreSQL), both via an ORM like SQLAlchemy/Django and directly via DBAPI
  • In-depth knowledge of Python testing frameworks (py.test or unittest2) and how to write unit/integration test suites using them
  • Experience working with AWS services, both from the AWS console and from within Python (boto3)
  • Experience effectively organizing and mentoring more junior staff technically

Position Details:

  • Architecting solutions, building features, creating tools, maintaining code, and writing tests for new and existing products
  • Providing technical leadership, code reviews, and mentoring to fellow engineers
  • Contributing to the evolution of our tech stack selections to meet business needs
  • Work with the product team to understand requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into an effective technical solution.