Hi! We’re looking for a Python backend/data extraction engineer!
We’re Localistico, a London-based startup with a small team of 9 people. We have been running for a couple years. Together the members of our team have worked in companies like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Vodafone, Tuenti and Bebanjo, among others. We have offices in both central London and Madrid, although our team works remotely most of the time (with quarterly in-person meetups).
We’re looking for a Python backend engineer to help us grow and build the platform - somebody with a strong drive to leave their mark in a product and help build something from the ground up.
Localistico backend is based on a mix of Ruby on Rails and Python components, this latter particularly for the data processing and integration pieces. Data storage is mostly PostgreSQL, Redis/resque and ElasticSearch. Our frontend is a web app in Ember.js. Our whole deployment is cloud based with Codeship+Heroku. We use github as code repository and issues platform (with a bit of help from CodeTree)
We are a local marketing platform. Our tool helps brick & mortar business owners and marketing teams to manage their digital presence and track their location analytics in order to do better digital marketing, get more clients to their locations and gather better insights about how to improve their spend.
We’re generating early revenue and our current clients include brands like El Corte Inglés, Foxtons, O2 or Starbucks
Your task is to contribute to make Localistico the best local marketing platform ever, obviously!
Your focus will be owning and developing the various systems of the Localistico backend Python elements and APIs, including integration with local platforms from our partners (from Foursquare to Google), reporting, scaling up infrastructure and others.
We would like you to have:
Well grounded in software architecture and development best practices.
Skilled in RESTful and web APIs design and integration.
Well versed in Python, including implementing and integrating APIs, some experience using frameworks like Django or Flask, and preferably implementation of workflow systems using tools like Celery or others (like Airflow or Luigi)
Having worked in sort-of-large applications and some knowledge of Ruby or other languages (for familiarity with other areas of the stack) would be good for extra brownie points, but is not mandatory.
Be sure to mention if you have experience using some more advanced tools for data processing/analysis (like Pandas) or data extraction/retrieval (like Scrapy).
What we offer:
Flexible location and hours: we are a distributed team and we plan by goals, not times - work from wherever you are happiest and feel most productive. For when we need an office, we have them in London and Madrid.
Creative work: don’t just execute to guidelines but be a defining part of a great team tackling an interesting problem and help us drive the solution and the company culture.
Competitive salary (£30-4XK) and equity participation (stock options scheme currently around 0.5-1%), according to location and experience. Ask us for details if you’d like to discuss, we’re very open about this. We want everybody that is part of the project to share the uptake as we share the work.
More info about us:
We’re part of Telefonica Wayra UK accelerator and SeedRocket. We have also raised additional funding from several (amazing) angels. Our client focus for the next months is mostly businesses in the verticals of retail, hospitality/restoration and health/beauty across UK and Spain.
We’re looking for the type of person that is always learning and feeling ready to take new challenges (despite it being scary sometimes!). We’d love to hear if you have some hobby or activity you’re passionate about, apart from your work (everybody in the team has at least one!). We would particularly like if you feel comfortable collaborating with others and discussing technical solutions and alternatives to a problem.
If you are proactive, resourceful, very hands on and ready to learn as part of a team taking our platform to the next level… we’d love you to join us!
Please send us a a short note/email intro to firstname.lastname@example.org - if you want, you can include links to your Github, LinkedIn or some other up-to-date summary of your CV - so we have a better idea of your background
Looking forward to talk with you soon! :)
We are Hiring!
We are presently looking for some people to join the team. Would you be interested?
Check our openings and let us know if you want to talk or if you have any questions.