Lead Python Developer

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Experience: 10+ Years.
Job Type: Full-time.
Location: Chennai, Remote.

Job Summary:

We are looking for a skilled Python developer to build and lead a team of developers under you. You will be  responsible for managing the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. 

You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application; therefore, a basic understanding of front-end technologies is necessary as well.

To succeed in this role, you’ll build highly responsive web applications that align with our business needs. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

You should have worked on at least one large enterprise level application security project – (web, cross platform and native mobile applications) over the course of a few years. Prior experience with applications where a mistake or oversight can cause issues (financial, personnel, operations related), are a great indicator that the resource will fit well.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Be an expert in Python, with solid working knowledge of at least one Python web framework such as Django, Flask, etc…
  • Good familiarity with ORM (Object Relational Mapper) libraries.
  • Ability to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system.
  • Understanding of the threading limitations of Python, and multi-process architecture.
  • Good understanding of server-side templating languages such as Jinja 2, Mako, etc…
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance.
  • Good knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments.
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Familiarity with event-driven programming in Python.
  • Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
  • Able to create database schemas that represent and support business processes.
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git, Mercurial or SVN.
  • Help other team members to grow through regular feedback sessions and performance reviews.
  • Promote and ensure knowledge sharing, to avoid silos in the team.
  • Should follow good code quality standards.
  • Follow/maintain an agile methodology for delivering on project milestones.
  • Excellent oral, presentation, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Typically 10 years of experience, 5+ years in bringing to life web applications, mobile applications, and machine learning frameworks.
  • Hands on work experience with: Python 3, Flask, Javascript (ES6), React, Node.js, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Microservices
  • Good knowledge of caching technologies like Redis and queues like Kafka, SQS, MQ etc.
  • Code review through the Crucible tool will be an added advantage.
  • You should be a creative problem-solver who demonstrates clear and thoughtful approaches to challenging technical problems that solve real business needs.

If you think you fit in with the above requirements, we’d love to talk to you about working in our organization.

Company Profile:

Conceptualized as far back as 2015, and commencing full-time operations in 2018, Blackstraw LLc. is a software products and services company specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning solutions for various industries. We support businesses around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia, working to simplify AI implementation through our platform that expedites data labelling, AI model-training, and, cloud or on-premise deployments.

With more than 100 years of combined work-experience, the 100+-strong Blackstraw Team comprises various experts in the AI value chain. We are a fast-moving team that prides ourselves in rapidly identifying different use-cases and fine-tuning our products to suit specific business needs.

We are focused on providing solutions related to computer vision, natural language processing, Data annotation tool for deep learning models, etc. To stay competitive in business, it is key for organizations to adopt and implement smart AI solutions and service offerings. However, most companies are unable to implement AI rapidly due to the complexity of existing solutions, inadequate data and cost implications.

Our mission is to enable enterprises to adopt AI in an easier, cost-effective and time-efficient manner with a plug-and-play approach to their data.

Blackstraw operations are based out of Mumbai, Pune and Chennai in India.

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