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Python Software Engineer - Infrastructure team

  • Utrecht, Netherlands
€3,465 - €6,314 per monthEngineering

Job description

Your job:

In this position, you will join the Python Infra team. The Python teams working on our application all rely on underlying Python infrastructure being available. It should be reliable, secure and easy to work with. The Python Infra team works on improvements to the Python code's maintainability, reliability and scalability. Taking the broader view of the Python codebase, improving it on a systemic level, upgrading widely-used dependencies, improving its build systems, etc.

Your challenges:

  • Provide reliable Python infrastructure services for other teams to build upon

  • Continuously improve the maintainability of our Python codebase

  • Improve the reliability of our Python services, e.g. by investigating outages and other reliability issues, and then suggest and implement solutions for them

  • Improve our ability to gracefully scale up as our load increases

  • Monitor the performance of our API endpoints and of our background jobs

  • Implement performance improvements for our Python services

  • Work on security improvements and provide security-focused reviews to other teams

  • Building new features will not be the primary focus of this team. However, there are occasionally smaller Python-related projects that the team can pick up, when they don’t fall into the domain of any of the product teams

Want to read more about our development adventures? Then have a look at our tech blog:

And if that 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 you?

  • You are committed to high engineering standards; you care about making things robust and easy to maintain. Making other developers' lives easier makes you happy.
  • You don't just want things to work: you also want to understand how and why they work. You love diving deeply into technical details and finding creative solutions to complex problems. You can be pragmatic, but relish doing things the right way.
  • You like working in a team, and taking ownership of your projects. You can communicate and coordinate with colleagues across teams effectively.
  • You enjoy finding ways to accomplish large-scale improvements in small incremental steps. You’re interested in systems thinking.

You also:

  • Have excellent backend development skills in Python or similar languages

  • Are experienced with web technologies

  • Are familiar with SQL and relational databases, ideally PostgreSQL

  • Have good working knowledge of Linux, git, and the command-line

  • Live in The Netherlands or are willing to relocate, and are in possession of a valid work permit (if you’re a non-EU citizen)  

Nice to have
  • Familiarity with Haskell, Nix or other functional languages

  • Experience in tuning and scaling a big application

  • Having worked with distributed systems before

Who are we?

Channable was founded 10 years ago in the heart of Utrecht. We are now a strong team of 250+ diverse individuals, and more than 35 nationalities.

Joining Channable means you’re looking for a bit more than just a job. Diverse as we are, we all share our love for growth, to help, to take ownership, and create an awesome journey together. Feel free to take a further look at who we are here and on our Instagram or Linkedin! Wanna get to know us even more? Give our Culture Playbook a read.

The Python Infra team’s mission is to provide reliable Python infrastructure for other teams to build upon. The team improves the maintainability of our codebase, enhances the reliability and scalability of our services, and improves the performance and security properties of our code.

What do we offer?

  • Gross starting salary of €3.465-€6.814 per month based on your experience (based on 40 hours/week).

  • A €1.000 annual Individual Learning & Development budget

  • Stock Appreciation Rights: eligible employees can financially profit from Channable’s success

  • Saving for old age - yes, we provide an extra 5% of your monthly base salary

  • Company-wide bonus

  • Once every 10 weeks, you can use your creativity during our internal Hackathon day

  • 26 vacation days + 2 reload days based on 40 hours, and on top of this; you are allowed to go for a 3-week-long workation and an extra 3 weeks if you're an expat living in the Netherlands!

  • Are you going to become a parent? We think it is important that you spend time with your newborn. Enjoy 5 weeks of 100% paid partner leave.

  • To work in a beautiful historic and fully renovated office in the heart of Utrecht & with a flexible hybrid working policy of ( minimum 2 days in the office).

  • Since you can work from home for 3 days a week, we will provide home office supplies.

  • Having flexible working hours means starting your day between 8.00 - 10.00 am.

  • We want you to feel good - please feel free to use our discounted OneFit subscription.You also have free & anonymous access to the OpenUp platform and psychologists 👟This free service is also available to your family members.

  • Traveling to our office? No problem, we got you covered.

  • Channaweekend (we go abroad in 2024 for a long weekend with all the colleagues from all over the world).

  • Additional working conditions like great lunch, massages, in-office bar (Channabar), parties, yoga lessons, sports teams, video games, and many more!

Job requirements

How can you introduce yourself to us?

Are you interested? Please apply by clicking on the "apply now" button below. Please send your application in English. If it's a match, Giordano (Tech Talent Acquisition Partner) will get in touch with you for an introduction call.

After that, you'll be invited for interviews. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible!

Contact by job agencies and recruiters will not be appreciated. Each recruiter or headhunter who approaches us agrees with a donation of €250 for Make-A-Wish.

At Channable, we strive to create and foster an environment of belonging and collaboration and we believe in diverse and inclusive teams.


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