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Back-End Engineer

Remofirst

Remofirst

Software Engineering
Kyrgyzstan
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Remofirst empowers employers to be free from geographical boundaries when accessing talent, allowing employees to pursue opportunities wherever they may exist. We are on a mission to be the FIRST to truly revolutionise the industry and be a generational company.

Our platform offers a full-range people management tool, employee benefits like health insurance, and financial benefits, and enabling clients to hire anyone from anywhere with one click. Remofirst manages employees and contractors for Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Microsoft, Mastercard) and the best startups worldwide (e.g., TransferGo).

We are a small but strong team of 90+ people (and growing) hyper-focussed on delivering a world-class platform and unparalleled service with our industry-leading partnerships. To help accelerate our growth and pace of delivery, we are looking for talented Back-end Engineer to help spearhead the overall look and feel of our features and services.

We are seeking a skilled Senior Back-end Python Engineer to join our team. As a Back-end Python Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the server-side logic of our web applications. You will work closely with our front-end developers, designers, and stakeholders to deliver high-quality, scalable, and efficient software solutions.

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop backend components and APIs using Python and relevant frameworks (e.g., Django, FastAPI)
  • Design and implement efficient data storage and retrieval mechanisms using SQL and/or NoSQL databases
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to integrate server-side logic with user-facing elements
  • Ensure the responsiveness, performance, and scalability of the application
  • Conduct thorough testing and debugging of backend components
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and understand project requirements
  • Provide technical guidance and support to junior developers when necessary
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies


What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Proven experience as a Backend Python Developer or similar role for at least 2 years
  • Strong proficiency in Python programming language
  • Experience with backend web development frameworks such as Django or Flask
  • Knowledge of SQL and experience working with relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL)


Skills:

  • Programming Skills:
  • Strong proficiency in Python programming language
  • Experience with backend web development frameworks such as Django or Flask
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) principles and design patterns
  • Knowledge of SQL and experience working with relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Redis is a plus
  • Understanding of version control systems (e.g., Git) and collaborative development workflows
  • Web Development:
  • Experience building RESTful APIs and web services using Python
  • Understanding of HTTP protocols and concepts like request/response, status codes, and headers
  • Understanding of web security principles, including data encryption, authentication, and authorization
  • Server-side Development:
  • Proficiency in developing server-side logic, including business logic and data processing
  • Knowledge of caching mechanisms, scalability, and performance optimization techniques
  • Understanding of server deployment and configuration, preferably with K8S, Dockers, and Gitlab CI/CD
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud is advantageous
  • Testing and Debugging:
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks such as PyTest or unit tests
  • Proficiency in debugging and troubleshooting issues in complex systems
  • Familiarity with logging frameworks and tools for error tracking
  • Collaboration and Communication:
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with other developers, designers, and stakeholders
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical thinking abilities
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality code


Would be a plus:

  • Experience with asynchronous programming using libraries like asyncio or Tornado
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Redis
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud


Why work at Remofirst?

  • Startup environment. Remofirst is an early-stage start-up. You have a voice and can influence and grow rapidly
  • Build & Scale From Scratch. Experience hyper-growth scale and help us build a great team of professionals worldwide that can help us achieve this ambitious vision.
  • Work for a Market Leader. Scale a project that counts market-leading companies like Microsoft, Mastercard, and more as happy customers.
  • Compensation and perks are great! Competitive compensation. Work equipment of your choice. 100% remote work. PTO regulated by local statutory
  • Culture. We lead with respect, kindness, and the right to fail. We value hard yet smart work. Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA. As we grow and evolve, we welcome your input to help us define our culture further.


Please note: All of our salaries are in USD and will be converted to your local currency with a fixed FX rate.