Principal Python Software Engineer (SOA)

Labster published 8 months ago


Lead, Full-time

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Principal Python Software Engineer (SOA)

Labster | No office location
Equity Remote

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Lead
Role: Full Stack Developer
Industry: Computer Software, Education Technology, Simulation Software
Company size: 51–200 people
Company type: Private

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT+01:00) Berlin +/- 2 hours


Job description

We are a team of approximately 30 software developers grouped into several circles and sub-circles and located all around the world. Some of the technologies we are currently working on include, but are not limited to: Virtual Reality, building complex game/simulation editing tools and an advanced learning analytics dashboard, as well as scaling our DevOps server architecture to reach millions of students. To achieve our goals, our stack includes C#, Unity3D, JavaScript, Python, AWS, Azure, etc. As a Principle Python Software Engineer, you act as an expert in microservices architecture domain, driving the architectural changes we are planning to implement, together with our cross-functional team of software engineers, SQA's and product owners. 

Your responsibilities

  • Design and build scalable, high-volume web applications focused on functionality, security and maintainability
  • Be the company's engineering authority on micro-services, container architectures and related technologies
  • Educate and inspire engineering teams across the company in topics relating to micro-services
  • Take project ideas from design to implementation
  • Assume leadership and responsibility for the technical tasks and deliverables for a particular project
  • Optimize the performance of applications data ingestion and data processing pipelines
  • Build high-throughput and low latency micro-services
  • Develop systems that are highly scalable, but easy to maintain
  • Collaborate with colleagues on design and architecture decisions
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the creation of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment pipelines
  • Engineer, test, deploy, and maintain company multi tenant applications using web and cloud-based technology stack
  • Follows established coding standards and prescribed processes, both individually and at a team level
  • Ensure code reviews are held for the project and follow development processes and tool utilization (regular pull-requests, unit and integration test writing, etc.) are followed
  • Contributes to the engineering team's culture of high code quality. You will be accountable for the quality of code that is delivered to QA and production and must ensure that appropriate code reviews and unit testing are adequately performed
  • Seeks ways to meet the underlying business requirements with cost effective, highly re-usable patterns and component
  • Assists Project Manager in project planning and estimating of project score items


  • Hands-on experience and expert knowledge of full software development life cycle of microservices architectures; including tools, best practices, continuous deployment, dependency/complexity management, scale/performance tuning, monitoring, resiliency, etc.
  • Architect full stack life cycle of microservices, including back-end, front-end, devops
  • Expert-level understanding of the Python programming language, related optimization techniques, and design patterns
  • At least 4 years' experience in Django development
  • Experience with Git version control tool
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) are a must
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision 
  • Experience and/or willingness to work in a remote/distributed team

What do we offer?

  • Friendly and productive work environment with fun, multinational, smart and open-minded people
  • Opportunity to work with the newest technologies in a product company
  • A lot of freedom within your scope of work 
  • Opportunity to work from home
  • A fair salary based on your qualifications and experience
  • A fun and challenging opportunity to work in an exciting company 

Life at Labster

About Labster

At Labster we are dedicated to empowering the next generation of scientists to change the world. Our goal is to develop software that makes learning both engaging and effective, and to make it accessible to as many students as possible. In order to accomplish our goals, we are partnering with major publishers and other EdTech companies.
We are growing at a very exciting pace, with continually new fascinating projects and partnerships.

We govern ourselves by using a flat-hierarchy system called Holacracy that is focused on roles, collaboration and distributed leadership. We believe in flexible work hours and a good work-life balance, and while we love to achieve great things via concentrated work, it’s incredibly important for us to have happy and engaged team members and to hire people who are great cultural contributors.


  • ESOP
  • Flexible working time
  • Paid holidays
  • Learning budget

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Principal Python Software Engineer (SOA) at Labster