Principal Software Engineer-Python/Django at The Bowdoin Group

Boston,MA,United StatesJun 17, 2013

Reporting to the Technology Director, you’ll work closely with project managers, subject matter experts, instructional technologists, UI and graphics designers, and quality assurance, network, and systems engineers to create a next-generation product. You will help to clarify scope and specifications, provide and evaluate alternative options, and set the technical direction and application architecture for multiple work streams.

As a hands-on developer, you’ll be responsible for analysis, design, implementation, and deployment of learning solutions that leverage robust web-based application back-ends to integrate with a rich client-side experience. You will partner with team members to leverage progressive technologies, create and improve team standards and processes, and existing protocols to arrive at a rich learning environment and a world-class product.

In this leadership role you will work in close collaboration with content and project management to assure project and team success by:

Being a hands-on developer, writing software in support of all platform components Leading the technical scoping and implementation process for all product enhancements Overseeing the full codebase Conducting code reviews with Software Engineers on the team This is a unique opportunity to develop a product line from the ground that will serve a worldwide audience.

The Ideal Candidate would possess most or all of the following:

Technical Requirements

  • Linux (Ubuntu preferred)

  • Cloud computing / Servers / Frameworks:

    o AWS (EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, Cloudwatch)

    o Nginx

    o Django/Python

  • Expert level knowledge of web front end / client side languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, AJAX, JSON)

  • Experience developing and deploying RESTful API interfaces (JSON, XML)

  • Practical experience with NoSQL and traditional SQL database systems including:

    o MongoDB

    o MySQL

  • git and GitHub flow development process

Core Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience designing, developing, and implementing web applications; experience developing applications desired.

  • Full life cycle development experience (technical design through implementation) required. Experience with agile software development principles, including test-driven programming highly desirable

  • Strong knowledge and experience with object-oriented and modular software and system design

  • Real-world experience designing, implementing, and deploying large-scale systems

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills

  • BS in Computer Science (MS preferred)


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