Python Backend + DevOps Developer

Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 06.FEB.2021
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Flex your Backend Development + DevOps skills. Work remotely while saving Democracy...Do you thrive working on the cutting edge with innovat...


Flex your Backend Development + DevOps skills. Work remotely while saving Democracy...Do you thrive working on the cutting edge with innovators in the early stages of ideas, products, or platforms? Do changing environments with varying levels of responsibility and challenging objectives allow your true strengths to shine?Are you constantly curious and passionately self-educating with an unruly desire to do good? We offer all that along with the opportunity to use your skills for a higher purpose while also challenging the boundaries of your technical capabilities.THE COMPANYCome join Blackbird.AI, a mission driven fast-paced startup with an interdisciplinary team dedicated to building advanced AI-driven technologies that surface and analyze harmful disinformation attacks to enable a more informed and critical thinking society.Our team of engineers build leading edge AI software that focuses on synthetically amplified content and deep fakes threatening society. We take our innovations to market with the critical real-time insights our clients need to provide them with a deep understanding of narrative, motive, and noise.If you are looking for flexibility, we offer the opportunity to work remotely in exchange for your best output and dedication. Each member of our team has the opportunity to make an impact in this crucial space. THE POSITIONPython Backend + DevOps Developer We are looking for a Python Backend + DevOps Developer who can help lead development of our cloud-based system architecture, including assessment of computational and communication resources, as well as development and deployment strategies, to maximize throughput and reliability at a favorable cost structure. Responsibilities:We are looking for someone who can take on the following:Collaboratively define cloud systems architecture and best practices.Test our system integrity, implemented designs, application developments and other processes related to infrastructure, making improvements as needed.Help with building docker-based AI API microservices with load balancing. Utilize serverless AWS/Azure frameworks and/or kubernetes. Setup different databases as well as frontend API interactions (Postgresql, Neo4j, MongoDB, Elasticsearch) in a scalable and cost effective manner.Contribute high caliber backend code (primarily in Python) on a daily basis to satisfy product requirements.Automate our operational processes as needed, with accuracy and in compliance with our security requirements.Document best practices and act as a knowledgeable resource for engineering and problem-solving.Manage code deployments, fixes, updates and related processes.Work with CI and CD tools, and source control such as GIT.Must Have:Experience at fast-paced startups or known large companies in Silicon Valley. Experience of building horizontally scalable system. Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience in backend development in areas such as Python (+Django/Flask), UNIX/LINUX.Experience with Kafka, graph databases (Neo4j/GraphQL), Spark, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, SQL DBs, etc.Well versed with AWS, Azure or other cloud platforms.Understanding of design principles for creating and deploying scalable systems. architectures in a cloud-based environment. Demonstrated product success with deployment in the cloud and SaaS model.Nice to Have: 3+ years hands on work experience with product development in a cloud environment. Located in NY state or on Americas Northeast Coast to facilitate travel to HQ and key development sites and customers.

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