Lead Django Software Engineer at Wiredrive

Los Angeles,CA,United StatesAug 07, 2014

About the Role Wiredrive is seeking a Lead Django Software Engineer to join our software engineering team in our Marina del Rey office. Our client base is made up of the top global advertising agencies, television/movie production companies, post-production houses and brands. Our challenge? Lead the development team and continue to evolve our platform with new features that will advance the sharing, presentation and management of our clients assets.

About the Team We believe that the work we do is part of a larger experience defined by the thousands of inspired creatives who create and present their work every day. We believe that smart, motivated and dedicated teams can do great things and we look to get out of the way so this can happen. We also believe in using cutting edge toolsets so the work we create today, won’t die on the vine tomorrow. Our current systems run Django, MySQL, Ember.js, the Atlasssian suite and more.

About the Job You'll be helping us build new features and experiences for some of the top creatives in the world. We're looking for a Lead Django engineer who will be directly involved with application development, architecture, security, large-scale system design, ORM development, page load optimization, media playback, caching, scalability and more. The team (front/back end, UX, QA and product manager) work in an Agile environment, so collaboration is key.

About You You’re an engineer who can lead a team of other engineers and who can turn concepts into fast and reliable code that others (including yourself) will find easy to comprehend and modify in the future.

You will be successful in this role if you can: - Help build the core application - Guide a team of engineers to help maximize their production - Review code and provide feedback where applicable - Optimize data layer for specific needs of the application - Build and scale caching strategies - Plan, prototype and implement new applications and features - Contribute architecture input to new systems as well as legacy systems - Review, test and improve existing web application design - Integrate with third party web service APIs - Contributing domain-specific expertise by reviewing code, reviewing design docs, giving technical talks, and mentoring junior members of the team - Define application requirements and features - Architect for caching at various layers of the stack - Help others around you grow as developers to be successful - Take pleasure in building things

What we’d like to see:

  • 3+ years Django development
  • 5+ year Python development
  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • Experience building large-scale distributed web applications
  • In-depth knowledge of OOP principles and enterprise design patterns (MVC)
  • Experience writing and maintaining unit tests (TDD)
  • Experience working with quick software deliverable schedules
  • Ability to analyze and understand the needs of clients
  • Knowledge of Agile / Scrum
  • Self-starter with excellent communication skills

Wiredrive “Simple Benefits” Wiredrive offers health insurance (100% premium coverage), 401k program with company match, paid vacations/holidays, a monthly gas allowance, employee referral bonus, a keg-orator (free beer, yay!), and a fully stocked kitchen.

Location - Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, California,US


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