Bucuresti, Bucuresti/Pacific Time Zone

Full Time



Senior Python Backend Engineer

July 10, 2024

About the Company - ActivePrime

We are a small, rapidly growing Silicon Valley software company creating a state-of-the-art SaaS platform that provides data cleansing solutions for customer relationship management (CRM) software at massive companies. This engineer is a key member of the team designing and developing state-of-the-art applications and services by utilizing a variety of technologies. You will work both individually and as part of a team to create a seamless and easy-to-use experience for our customers while facilitating complex functionality within the application. You will be a part of a fast-paced, challenging, and exciting work environment. We are a certified Woman and Minority Owned Business.

Job Title:

Senior Back-End Engineer (Remote - Romania)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone residing in Romania can apply for this job!!!

Required Skills:
- Proficiency in writing optimized and clean Python code, with a strong understanding of Python libraries and frameworks like Flask and FastAPI with at least 6+ years of experience
-Strong knowledge of PostgreSQL, including schema design, performance tuning, and advanced query optimization. Experience with other databases is a plus.
- Demonstrable experience in developing and maintaining RESTful APIs, understanding of the principles of API design, and best practices.
- Familiarity with web services and third-party integrations using various protocols (SOAP, REST).
- Proficient in using version control systems, especially Git, and familiar with branching and merging strategies.
- Experience in designing scalable architectures and optimizing applications for performance, particularly in high-volume data environments.
- Proficiency in unit and integration testing, ensuring the robustness and reliability of backend services.
- Awareness of secure coding practices, vulnerability assessment, and prevention techniques specific to web applications and databases.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, and willingness to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
- Writing highly performant, scalable, and efficient code in Python (Flask) with Postgres.
- Experience in working with databases like Postgres.
- Good knowledge of authentication using OAuth 2.
- Experience in designing modern well-documented REST APIs (OAS) and API integration.
- Building and shipping SaaS software.
- Solid experience and background working with AWS services. Azure or GCP is also good.
- Good communication skills working with email, chat, Google docs, phone, and tools such as Slack, Zoom etc.
- Very comfortable reaching out and communicating with team members (both verbally and written) about engineering projects.
- Identify and resolve bugs and issues across applications as they arise and self-test the fix/feature on local before sending PR as the first line of defense.
- Ability to locate and leverage Python modules in-app or in open source.
- Experience with automated unit testing
- Fluency in written and verbal English
- Ability to work North American business hours
- Willing to pass a background check
- Willing to pass a live coding exercise
- Experience working remotely from home
- Able to work ~40 hrs/week
- Able and willing to provide references

Preferred Skills (but not required):

- Experience with at least one SaaS CRM system like, Microsoft CRM/Dynamics, Oracle CRM On Demand, or SugarCRM and their APIs.
- Strong proficiency in Github/Gitlab, implementing Continuous Integration and Continuous
- Deployment (CI/CD) build systems and Test Driven Development (TDD), Pipeline in an agile workflow.
- Knowledge of app development and javascript/typescript frameworks: Vue or Vuetify/VueTailwind.
- Implementing Containerized deployment and container orchestration using Docker and Kubernetes (or similar alternatives).
- Agile/Scrum development experience is a plus.
- Previous experience working for a US-based company.


Please answer the questions below on a cover letter and forward with your resume to [email protected]

1- Please describe more about your experience with Python version 3+ and any cloud architecture-based SaaS/ CRM assignments or projects? An example of complex problem solving would be great!
2- Tell us about a recent challenging relationship situation you experienced in a job. Please do not disclose any confidential information and explain how you handled it.
3- Are you willing to sign our Standard Independent Contractor's Agreement and are you comfortable with a background check?
4- Include a link to your GitHub profile and/or website.
5- Are you an Independent freelancer? How many hrs/wk do you have available? Do you have other clients or a full time job?