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 5 years ago and developed into a company with an international team of over 80 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?

In this position you will be part of the product team, that works on our main web application. You will mainly be working on our Python3 backend, which powers our API and serves as the main entry point for our services. You will also 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. You will also be closely working together with our Infrastructure and DevOps teams, which are working on many other services that power Channable under the hood. Your tasks will include the following:

  • Contributing to our Python components and support new API’s
  • Design, development and testing of 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

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

If you want to read more about our development adventures, check out our tech blog: https://tech.channable.com/

You can also take a look at some of our open-source work at https://github.com/channable to get a feeling of how we work together and what our code looks like.

Who are we looking for?

  • At least 1 year experience in developing web applications in Python
  • Experience with web development, web technologies and APIs
  • 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
  • Committed to high engineering standards

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

  • Experience in tuning and scaling a big application
  • Familiar 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
  • 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 hackatons and sports groups