Sr. Software Engineer (Back-End/ Django)

Company: SchooLinks
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 28.AUG.2021
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evangelizingSchooLinks is a globally distributed, remote-friendly, and venture-backed startup. SchooLinks is an ed-tech company that is chan...


evangelizingSchooLinks is a globally distributed, remote-friendly, and venture-backed startup. SchooLinks is an ed-tech company that is changing how students explore and pursue their post-high school goals. We have a suite of over 80 tools for students and school staff including college application management, course planning, financial situations, personality assessments, college profiles, and many others.We presently do not have the ability to sponsor H1-B VisasWe're looking for an experienced Django back-end engineer who will write high-quality code, make sound and scalable architectural decisions, and grow our team by bringing and evangelize best practices.What you'll do: 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 hyper-growth phase. You will be an individual contributor on one of our three pods. Depending on your career aspirations you can move to move senior IC roles towards an engineering management track Participate in the product development process from start to finish, reviewing requirements and user stories to provide timely and meaningful feedback. Design and build solutions that will scale to millions of users Ship clean, readable, and maintainable back-end Django code Actively review code and mentor junior members of our engineering team Contribute and proactively elevate the quality of our codebase by writing tests and addressing technical debt Requirements 4 + years of Python and Django/ DRF experience 3 + years of experience working with AWS 3+ years of experience working with SQL database in production Experience building, supporting, and planning production Experience with asynchronous task management 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 is 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 We may consider exceptional candidates that have slightly less experience, but this is not a role for junior engineers.Screening ProcessBelow are the the three1. Recorded Video Questions If we think based on your application and resume that you'd potentially be a good fit, we will send you a link to a program that asks you some questions about yourself and Django/BE development. This video will go to our engineering leads/management to watch and decide if they'll take you through the interview process. The recording takes less than 15 min. If you're curious about our rationale for including this interview recording step in our process, you can read more here.2. Live Coding Challenge - we'll have you make a simple Django app from scratch and test your knowledge of Django (models, ORM, migrations, etc) and DRF (class-based views, viewsets, serializers, class-based filters, etc.). You will do this challenge over zoom with one of our engineers3. Requirement Planning Challenge- We will give you designs + requirements and a series of questions to about your understanding of the designs and see what questions you would need to ask about this project to be able to plan your implementation. This is to test your communication skills, planning ability, and product sensibilities. You will be given the information ahead of time and we expect you to spend 1-2 hours prepping and thinking aboutBenefits Competitive Salary Part of a remote-friendly company and a fully remote team/pod Flexible working hours and healthy asynchronous working practices Long term employment with considerations for promotion and raises every 6 months For US-based candidates: Full health (healthcare, vision, dental, ClassPass, etc.) Company 401k Program with up to 1% matching

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