Senior Backend Developer

THE OPPORTUNITY

Left Field Labs is seeking an experienced back-end developer to join our team. You will work alongside a group of dedicated and supportive technologists and designers to bring high quality solutions to market. We count on our developers to write elegant and well-documented code, with a strict eye towards separation of concerns, scalability, and maintainability.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Collaborate with leads, developers, and designers to create and maintain back-end architectures for highly-trafficked applications
  • Build new features
  • Design data structures and the services that use them
  • Debug development and production issues across multiple services
  • Work towards improving code quality, internal tools/processes, and documentation

YOU MAY FIT THIS ROLE IF YOU:

  • Enjoy and have experience building APIs
  • Write high quality, server-side code (the position will use Python, but experience in similar languages like Ruby or JavaScript/Node.js should be applicable)
  • Thoughtfully design forward-thinking, scalable, and performant data architectures
  • Have used both SQL and NoSQL databases, and understand the benefits and shortcomings of each
  • Take production systems seriously, and expect others to do the same
  • Know how to independently debug a complicated problem, and do so regularly
  • Regularly learn new things, and enjoy both teaching others and being taught
  • Understand the importance of testing, and how to write good tests

WHEN APPLYING, INCLUDE:

  • A description of yourself—what’s your background, interests, and experience? What are you looking for?
  • Links to some code you’ve written (GitHub?) and/or other relevant written works (blog, tutorials, books?)
  • A resume or something similar (LinkedIn profile, StackOverflow developer story, etc)
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