Senior Full-Stack Developer at Traction

San Francisco,CA,United StatesMay 19, 2015


We Need a dev who:

  • primarily works on back-end tech but also great with JS
  • loves Python and likes other languages such as Ruby, Java, PHP
  • able to lead and architect projects
  • knows databases
  • is a great communicator and likes people
  • Good with clients

We are a San Francisco Interactive Advertising agency who:

  • loves to do great detailed work
  • loves to work together to accomplish great things
  • has great benefits (healthcare, 401K match, flex-time, etc…)
  • believes in a work-life balance
  • has 2 bright and airy offices, centrally located close to bike lanes and transit in one of the City's most exciting neighborhoods

end summary

We are looking for a versatile developer whose main focus is on the back-end while having advanced javascript skills and working knowledge of markup. While our primary back-end languages are Python and some Ruby, the ideal candidate will be somewhat language agnostic and be excellent at picking up new languages and technologies. In addition to overseeing architecture of projects you will be tasked with creating deployment systems for ongoing updates to projects. This is a full-time position to be performed onsite at our offices in San Francisco.

Skills & Requirements


  • Estimating projects based on initial scope
  • Define project technical requirements
  • Architect and implement website and CMS projects using technologies such as Django and DjangoCMS
  • Assist front-end developers with template integration
  • Integrate content and services from 3rd parties using APIs
  • Play nicely with developers, designers, and project leaders to ensure code quality and design fidelity

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Solid knowledge of Python and Django
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery and Backbone.js
  • Proficiency with databases such as MySQL & PostgreSQL
  • High attention to detail to maintain design integrity throughout the build process
  • Proficiency in version control systems such as Git and Subversion
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to clearly and professionally interact with clients

Extra Credit:

  • Skills in Ruby, PHP, Perl, and IT
  • Experience with DjangoCMS or Ruby on Rails
  • Knowledge of deployment frameworks, Fabric or Capistrano
  • Experience with responsive design
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks, Angular.js or Ember.js
  • Unix/Linux administration experience

About the agency

Traction is on a mission to become one of the most in-demand agencies in the United States, sought out by the best brands in the world to design meaningful experiences for their customers. In 2014, we were iMedia s Independent Agency of the Year. We are building something special and have the momentum, client base, and reputation to do great things. We are looking for exceptional individuals who are excited to be part of that mission to join our team.

Some of the Perks:

  • Education support, training, conferences
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Participation in School Activities Leave
  • Time off to Vote
  • Generous PTO (The Holidays are awesome here)
  • Stocked kitchen and bar
  • extras: Dog friendly office, BBQ's/happy hours, ping pong table (cause every SF agency is required to have these things)

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