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Lead Software Developer (Python)

We are working alongside one of the biggest online classifieds marketplaces in the UAE which handles millions of requests per day. Continuous integration, auto-scaled rolling releases, and event-driven microservice architectures are all part of the daily gig.

As a Lead Software Engineer (Python) you will liaise with the other backend and frontend engineers within your product stream. As a senior member of the team, you will architect, design, and develop cloud software applications and be responsible for advancing their development stack and ensuring scale as they grow to millions of monthly active users.

In this role, you will:

- Lead planning sessions around new product features, and deliver detailed roll-out/roll-back strategies for releases
- Create unit tests in accordance with our established standards to cover assigned work
- Write and maintain exemplary code following
- Actively contribute to post-release maintenance issues
- Pioneer reliability and efficiency of the current code base, platforms and/or core systems
- Work in a mentoring capacity within a peer-programming environment and provide guidance on tasks, irrespective of complexity or scale
- Code review all major pull requests, define programming standards and provide constructive feedback
- Design and delivery of multiple REST-based APIs and previous exposure to Service Oriented Architecture
- Handle the entire software development life cycle, end to end
- Lead product planning meetings and architect solutions within your stream
- Liaises with the other back end engineers within your product stream, the QA team, design team and your Tech Team Lead
- Liaise with other tech teams to share innovations from your stream

Requirements:

- 8+ years of professional back-end software engineering experience; Python preferred
- Experience with Cloud hosted infrastructure and Technologies; AWS preferred
- Prior experience with Kubernetes & Docker will earn you brownie points
- Experience working on high-traffic and large-scale web products is preferred
- Experience with web infrastructure, SOA, distributed systems, performance analysis, and search infrastructure
- Been on at least one “death march” and know exactly why some things are to be avoided
- Strong understanding of design patterns including asynchronous programming, queuing, logging, security and persistence
- Mastery of different caching layers and strategies including Memcached
- Good understanding of build process management and continuous integration
- Mastery of testing methodologies (unit tests, component tests, integration tests, etc.)
- Excellent communication & interpersonal skills; This is an absolute must, we have heated debates around complicated subjects and you will be expected to lead conversations around them.

Benefits:

- A fast-paced, high performing team
- Multicultural environment with over 40 different nationalities
- Competitive Tax-free Salary
- Comprehensive Health insurance
- Annual Air Ticket Allowance
- Employee discounts at multiple vendors across the emirates
- Rewards & Recognitions
- Learning & Development opportunities