UChicago Impact LLC : Senior Python Web Developer

Posted by | July 16, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Chicago, IL

URL: http://uchicagoimpact.org/

We’re looking for a self-directed, self-motivated individual who can
wear many hats, both in individual contribution and in coordination, to join the
tech team of an education sector start-up affiliated with the University of
Chicago.   At UChicago Impact, we build and scale
solutions to the challenges faced by school districts across the country. Our
new team member would join a successful growing organization (15 staffers) already
improving schools in 19 states and 33 cities.
 
UChicago Impact offers a generous benefit (medical, dental, vision)
packet, a flexible paid time off policy and a 4% dollar-for-dollar 403b employer
match. 
 
As a senior Python web engineer you will be developing our educational
services platform for our organization, creating web services, business logic,
data model, architecture, caching and performance strategy; whatever it takes
to create, expand, enhance, and support our educational platform.
 
Requirements:
·       
Strong architectural chops: 5+ years
building secure, scalable, stable and manageable web applications in python
using Django framework.
·       
3+ years developing against Mysql with
serious chops in query and data model optimization and some DB tuning
experience a plus.
·       
3+ years developing on Linux utilizing
a standard web services framework (apache).
·       
Strong experience in Object Oriented
design patterns.
·       
 Some startup experience
·       
Potential Candidates should have
strong working experience with all tiers of application development.
·       
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills highly preferred.
 
Technical requirements:
·       
3+ years in Python programming
·       
Some experience in using DJango
framework preferred.
·       
3+ years using MySql
·       
Experience using Shell command
 
Differentiators:
·       
Experience in javascript / ajax and/or
mobile development
·       
Experience in deep AWS integration
·       
Contribution to an open source project
·       
Knowledge of the strength and
limitations of Agile development

To apply: Apply here: http://uchicagoimpact.simplicant.com/job/board

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