Sr. Software Engineer (Backend)

Engineering Platform Remote, United States


Description

Brief Description

O'Reilly Media is looking for a Senior Software Engineer well-versed in Python and Django to join one of our product teams, and contribute to the development and maintenance of key features within our learning platform.

 

About the Team

O’Reilly Media’s Platform Engineering team builds and supports O’Reilly’s premier learning service, which is used by technologists, managers, and designers around the world to hone their skills and improve their craft. We are made of many small teams that are broadly distributed across the US, featuring diverse, tightly collaborative groups of developers, designers, and product managers constantly encouraging each other to deliver work that instills pride and fulfillment. We encourage learning, knowledge sharing, growth, and collaboration in all aspects.

 

About the Job

At O’Reilly, our engineers focus on building a diverse set of features designed in collaboration with product managers, UX, and other teammates. Senior Engineers work with product managers to architect our learning platform experiences, exchange code reviews with other team members, provide mentorship to junior engineers, and assist QA and Ops in troubleshooting product issues.

In this role, you help lead the building and maintaining of our services that enable interactive learning experiences. A bulk of our microservices are primarily built using Python & Django and interact with a variety of cloud environments and infrastructure. More recently as a team, we have ventured into building JavaScript & Node.js services that stitch together individual microservices to be consumed by client-side applications. Our front-end applications use React + Redux and modern, semantic HTML and CSS.

 

About You

We are interested in people who have experience building and supporting software with a diverse and engaged user base. We desire candidates who work comfortably in an agile environment and with collaborators who are distributed across multiple time zones. We value colleagues who are helpful, respectful, humble, and always willing to do what’s best for our users. We desire developers who treat automated tests as essential and believe that code reviews are a crucial path of learning and of sharing knowledge. The people on our platform teams have taken many traditional and nontraditional paths to the developer profession, and we welcome diverse teams that are bound together by a mutual love of learning.

 

Requirements

  • 2+ years of being a Senior Engineer 
  • 5+ years experience as an engineer with relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Proficiency in Django or equivalent web frameworks.
  • Experience with building, monitoring and debugging microservices.
  • Experience writing automated tests using tools like Django's TestCase or PyTest, or similar
  • Familiarity with the following technologies and tools or their cognates:
    • Redis
    • Celery
    • Relational databases, such as Postgres
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Jenkins
    • GCP

 

Bonus skills

  • Node.js
  • React
  • OAuth, OIDC, and/or SAML 
  • Zuora or Braintree APIs 
  • Salesforce APIs 
  • JavaScript

About O’Reilly Media

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At the heart of our business is a unique network of experts and innovators who share their knowledge through us. O’Reilly Learning offers exclusive live training, interactive learning, a certification experience, books, videos, and more, making it easier for our customers to develop the expertise they need to get ahead. And our books have been heralded for decades as the definitive place to learn about the technologies that are shaping the future. Everything we do is to help professionals from a variety of fields learn best practices and discover emerging trends that will shape the future of the tech industry.

Our customers are hungry to build the innovations that propel the world forward. And we help you do just that.

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