Senior Back End Engineer (Python, Django, MySQL, AWS)

Company: SchooLinks
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 28.MAR.2021
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We're a fast-growing startup based in Austin, Texas that is revolutionizing how students find their postsecondary path and helping K12 distr...


We're a fast-growing startup based in Austin, Texas that is revolutionizing how students find their postsecondary path and helping K12 districts improve outcomes.

We provide the most modern and exciting solution on in our category for students and drive student engagement and usage more effectively than our competitor and we have shipped a set of powerful, data-driven tools to help districts stay on top of student performance.

You'll be working with a talented team of engineers, designers, and product people who have shipped 50+ features in the last 2 years and have established SchooLinks as a company that has found product-market fit and transitioned us into a hypergrowth phase.

We're a team of 18 right now, so you'll also be an important part of determining our future, our roadmap, and being a part of product decisions.


We're looking for an experienced and passionate backend and infrastructure engineer who is at home writing code, making architectural decisions, and growing our team by bringing and growing best practices.

We're Hiring For An Experienced Python/django Engineer Who Has

  • 5 + years of experience overall
  • 3 + years of experience working with django/DRF
  • 3 + years of experience working with AWS
  • 3+ years of experience working with some time of SQL database in production
  • Experience building, supporting, and planning production

Nice to haves -- experience with the following technology that we use regularly
  • Celery
  • Redis
  • AWS Lambda
  • Jenkins
  • React.js

Domain experience/interest in the following areas area a bonus
  • ETL and data integration with third party systems such as Student Information Systems
  • Educational data
  • Workforce development and career exploration
  • Predictive analytics around educational outcomes

If you've grown teams and been responsible for executing and delivering these areas at scale (and have hiring and leadership experience) we're happy to consider you for more senior director, manager, and VP roles.

We may consider exceptional candidates that have slightly less experience, but this is not a role for junior engineers.


Competitive Salary (based on level of seniority you're applying for and where you would fit on team -- we'll establish this very early on in the process and happy to be transparent about it)

Part of a remote-friendly company and a fully remote team/pod

Flexible working hours and healthy asynchronous working practices

Long term employment with prospects of internal promotion

3+ Weeks PTO

If you're US-based, we cover health care, dental, 401K, & other benefits

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