Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

PacketFabric

Senior Software Engineer

(Backend/Python)

THE ROLE:

As a Senior Software Engineer, you are an expert at developing software solutions from start to finish.  You must be able to work independently, be creative with your solutions and think on your feet.

You will serve as an in-house expert, both for managers from other departments who need software solutions and the less experienced staff within the Engineering department. You will also be responsible for keeping the project on track, documenting everything and keeping proprietary information confidential.

You should definitely be the type of person that appreciates diversity in your day, and challenges outside of your comfort level!

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

  • Developing and maintaining asynchronous Python applications using Sanic and other frameworks.
  • Writing modern, well-typed Python and clean code.
  • Implementing robust, scalable solutions like task management and asynchronous processors.
  • Designing and optimizing PostgreSQL databases, ensuring data integrity and performance.
  • Creating and maintaining HTTP APIs and CLI tools with a focus on clean, efficient design.
  • Developing event-driven architectures to enhance application responsiveness and scalability.
  • Collaborating with frontend developers and other engineering teams to integrate APIs and services.
  • Integrating with third party services and seamlessly incorporating them into system designs.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving technical issues.
  • Directly interacting with customers and the sales organization to quickly resolve software issues.
  • Working effectively in a remote setup, coordinating across multiple time zones.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Python Expertise: Minimum 5 years of experience in backend development with a strong emphasis on scalable Python web services.
  • Technical Proficiency: Deep understanding of asynchronous Python and implementing modern Python frameworks like Sanic and FastAPI.
  • Database Skills: Strong experience with PostgreSQL, including database design, optimization, and query performance.
  • Development Practices: Proficiency in Git, command line interface (CLI) tools, and contemporary development methodologies, including agile and test-driven development. Experience with Pytest is a plus.
  • Secure Development:  Familiarity and facility with secure development practices, including OWASP Top 20, code-scanning tools, and peer review.
  • CI/CD and Deployment: Solid experience with CI/CD pipelines, backend deployment strategies to horizontally distributed clusters using Kubernetes, automation tools, and containers using Docker. Experience with Poetry is a plus.
  • API Development: Experience in designing and implementing RESTful APIs.
  • System Design: Knowledge of event-based architectures and microservices.
  • Innovation and Problem-Solving: Proven ability to innovate and develop solutions in new technology areas.
  • Remote Collaboration: Effective at working in a remote environment, experienced in using collaboration tools like Slack and Zoom.

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with networking protocols (IPv4/6, VLANs, VPNs, BGP, etc.) and router/switch configuration or infrastructure automation is highly advantageous.
  • Experience building Terraform providers using Golang.

ABOUT PACKETFABRIC:

PacketFabric is the connectivity cloud. We built a global, 50+Tbps carrier-class optical network that is completely automated and consumable on-demand like SaaS, so enterprises can connect the core of their hybrid and multi-cloud architectures and grow their digital business.

We offer private and secure point-to-point, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and custom connectivity services that you can provision in minutes via our self-service portal or programmable API. We offer flexible consumption of our services, with month-to-month or longer terms, or even usage-based for bursting and disaster recovery.

PacketFabric was recognized with the “2020 Fierce Telecom Innovation Award for Cloud Services,” named one of the “10 Hottest Networking Startups of 2020” by CRN, a Futuriom 40 Top Private Company, and a “2020 Cool Vendor in Enhanced Internet Services and Cloud Connectivity” by Gartner.

PacketFabric is a distributed, fully remote team with people living and working all over the world.

WHAT PACKETFABRIC OFFERS:

  • Remote first, globally distributed team
  • The chance to disrupt the entrenched telecommunications infrastructure industry
  • A supportive and optimistic team that likes to learn from each other
  • A product development pipeline that’s constantly pushing new features and enhancing the quality of existing products
  • The opportunity to work with many different industries and customer types
  • A small company culture
  • Great health, dental, and 401(k) for US residents

Here at PacketFabric, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and follow employment lifecycle processes designed to prevent discrimination against our people, regardless of gender identity or expression or intersex, sexual orientation, religion, spiritual beliefs, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, national origin, citizenship, generation, culture, or any protected category under federal, state and local law.

PacketFabric is not accepting resumes from unsolicited headhunters or agencies at this time.