Python Software Engineer

Who are we?

Who are we?

We are a young and fast-growing start-up from Utrecht focusing on the e-commerce and online marketing sectors. Channable was founded 6 years ago and developed into a company with an international team of over 100 young professionals. While you can still benefit from the start-up vibe, working at Channable also means being part of a professional company with a highly skilled Development team.

Job description

What will your role be?

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join our development team. In this position, you will be part of our diverse product team, that works on our main web application. The Product team is mainly responsible for our Python3 backend, which powers our API and serves as the main entry point for our services. You will be working on our API integrations, ads services, our export channels, new user-facing features, and our background jobs through which we process hundreds of millions of products per day. The Product team is working closely together with our Infrastructure and DevOps teams, which are developing many other services that power Channable under the hood, and all together we build our powerful tool!
More specifically you will:

  • Contribute to our Python components and support new API’s
  • Design, develop, and test new product features
  • Collaborate with and review PRs of other team members
  • Improve the reliability and robustness of our application
  • Work on scalability and performance improvements
  • Work together with the sales and support teams on requirements and issues
  • Collaborate with the Integrations department about technical matters

We are using the following technologies and tools:

  • Languages: Python, SQL
  • Libraries: Flask, SQLAlchemy, Click, requests, async, logging
  • Tools: Postgres, Redis, GCS, Alembic, mypy, pip, Sentry, Icepeak

Want to read more about our development adventures? Then visit our inspiring tech blog:

And if this made you enthusiastic, you can also take a look at some of our open-source work at to get a feeling of how we work together and what our code looks like.

Who are we looking for?

You are an enthusiastic developer and a critical thinker. At Channable we like to help each other. You will fit in nicely within that culture. Besides the skills you currently have, an eager-to-learn mindset is even more important.

Additionally, you have:

  • At least 2 years experience developing applications in Python
  • Experience with web APIs and related technologies
  • Good understanding of HTTP, TLS/SSL and TCP/IP
  • Familiarity with SQL and relational databases, preferably Postgres
  • Good working knowledge of Linux, git and the command-line
  • High engineering standards

And then there are some things that are ‘nice to have’:

  • Experience in tuning and scaling a big application
  • Familiarity with functional programming and its concepts
  • Having worked with distributed systems before
  • DevOps mentality

Practical requirements

  • EU citizenship or a work permit, preferably already living in The Netherlands
  • Available for at least 4 days a week, preferably full-time 

What do we offer?

  • Challenging full-time function with space for personal initiative
  • An interesting job within a talented development team, with different levels of experience
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent training and onboarding to get to know the tool, our processes, and your colleagues. After that, you’ll get the trust and responsibility to show what you got. Your buddy will support you throughout the whole onboarding.
  • Career opportunities within Channable
  • Working for a fast-growing company with a young and ambitious team
  • Awesome office in the city center of Utrecht and activities like hackathons and sports groups

"Everyone is allowed to grow at their own pace and in whatever aspects their interests lie. In my own case, after only half a year at Channable, I was given the opportunity to take ownership of a new project I showed interest in. As an employee, I feel cared for, and during these hard Corona times, knowing Channable has my back is very important for me."


- Miquel, Python Software Engineer at Channable.

Do you have any questions about this vacancy? Please contact Britt ( Are you interested? Please apply by clicking on the "apply now" button below. You can send your application in Dutch or English.

Want to know more about our team and culture? Have a look at our Instagram page, the page about Channable's culture, or read Glassdoor how our team thinks about working with us.

Remark: The recent developments of the COVID 19 virus have led to worldwide measures. Channable is prioritizing the safety of its employees, therefore all face-to-face meetings have to be postponed. Lucky for you, we are skilled with video calling! This means you can still apply for a job at Channable, and we can have interviews through Google Meet or Zoom. 

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