Lead Django Developer - quadstreaker (Seattle)
Added on June 27, 2012 and expired on July 28, 2012
Join a hugely ambitious, well-funded startup in Seattle that's seeking to change how we experience the world around us.
Take your robust Django/server/DB/back-end dev skills and funnel them towards greatness, not just another me-too app. This is your opportunity to bust out. Serve as the Lead Django Developer on a team that's working on something far bigger than each of us — something so engaging, fun, and meaningful that it will help people engage more deeply with the world around us.
quadstreaker is a pre-launch startup with a truly unique iPhone app in the ultra-hot SoLoMo space. We're looking for a seriously A-level back-end developer who thrives on technical challenges such as managing tons of geo-related data and optimizing server load and architecture as we scale up the user base. It's not going to be easy, but it will be a hugely rewarding journey!
Are you up for it?
We're looking for a Lead Django Developer to tackle all of these challenges and many more with your top-notch technical prowess, healthy dose of creativity, and natural ability to work with others in small teams. You'll work super closely with the company founder who has 7 years of product experience in location-related web and mobile products — long enough to know to what has worked, what hasn't, and what this space still sorely needs. In his words: “The timing's right… we're going to absolutely crush it with this.”
Be a part of it.
Desired skills & experience:
You love Django and are awesome at it.
3+ years experience building fast growing web or mobile products.
Deep database architecture and management skills. You'll own this. (currently using Postgres with PostGIS)
Scaling will be major focus. Automation and programmatic approach to scalability. Caching and Load Balancing. Designing sharding, replication, etc., is a plus.
Monitoring, alerting, dashboard, operational tools development skills.
Troubleshooting (especially under fire).
Building product metrics tracking infrastructure.
You hate SVN… better yet you've been using github for more than a year and have open-sourced some code too!
Love writing documentation.
Excited to join a very early-stage startup where you can make a huge difference. Past experience working at other startups is highly desired.
Seattle area applicants only. Must be able to work in our awesome Seattle office.
If you're interested, please email your resume and in the body of the email write us a paragraph telling us: (1) your Github or Bitbucket profile link (2) Any sample applications you've built (3) Three reasons you like Django and/or Python!
Please read these requests carefully because they are important to us. Thanks!
Country: United States
Gig Location: Seattle, Washington
Budget: competitive salary + equity
Required to work on-site