OpenSlate: Software Engineer (Python) at OpenSlate (New York, NY) (New York, NY)

Posted: Mar 12, 2019

We’re looking for experienced Python engineers who would enjoy the challenge of designing and building applications to provide insights into a highly dynamic and expansive data set. Working with  user-generated content at scale poses some unique problems so we highly value creative technical minds that can imagine solutions and bring them to reality.


  • Designing and building scalable systems that can collect, store, retrieve and transform data coming from a variety of different sources including APIs, Postgres, Solr, S3 and Cassandra.

  • Designing and implementing maintainable API’s that support our end-user applications.

  • Selecting appropriate data storage and retrieval methods and technologies.

  • Designing data-structures and optimizing queries that deal with millions of rows of data.

  • Creating reusable and maintainable code, automated tests and clear documentation.

  • Optimizing your code to run in a high-performance real time environment that generates billions of events a day.

  • Supporting the software and systems you write and deploy in our production environment.

  • Collaborating across engineering, product and data teams to solve technical and business issues.


  • 5+ years experience building non-trivial, data-centric python applications and API’s in a Linux environment.

  • Thorough understanding of common internet networking technologies, including TCP, HTTP, DNS.

  • Expertise working with RDBMS, including schema design, writing SQL for complex multi-table queries and optimizing query performance.

  • Expertise in using Git and Git branching models.

  • You enjoy working as a part of a collaborative team and demonstrate an open mindset.

  • Strong communication skills: able to clearly articulate, defend and document design decisions and work with a cross-discipline team.

  • A love of problem solving and a sense of imagination!

Ideal candidates will also have the following:

  • Experience designing and implementing scalable systems processing large amounts of data

  • 2+ years building back-end services and APIs in Django or Flask

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