Senior Python Engineer

About us:

In the words of Inc Magazine “Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world”. Forbes says Web Summit is “the best tech conference on the planet”, Bloomberg calls it  “Davos for geeks”, Politico “the Olympics of tech”, and the Guardian “Glastonbury for geeks”.

Whatever Web Summit is it wouldn’t be possible without an incredible team of nearly 200 employees, including world class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more.

We’ve disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events. We’ve revolutionised how people come together in our world. We started with one event: Web Summit. But now we’re creating category defining events all over the world, from Asia to North America.

We’re just getting started!

About the team:

We’re looking for experienced software engineers to join the Events Engineering team in WebSummit. We are at the frontline of all on-site technology, providing systems and products with exceptional reliability, connectivity and functionality for over 100,000+ attendees.

The engineering team is broken up into smaller cross-functional teams which deliver different business projects; like ad-automation, core data APIs, attendee web applications and internal optimisation tools.

At Web Summit we believe that the power of data and engineering can be applied to every facet of our events to make the attendee experience excellent, so whatever projects you work on you’ll work closely with our UX engineers, data scientists, engineers and web developers across all our conferences: Web Summit in Lisbon, RISE in Hong Kong and Collision in Toronto.

What you’ll achieve at Web Summit: 

  • You’ll work closely with the Events Engineering team, to build products for WebSummit teams and attendees
  • You’ll work across the stack (Python, Rails, React, PostgreSQL, Redis, Linux) to deliver quality, maintainable code in order to power the best conferences in the world.
  • You’ll collaborate and learn with other team members via mentoring, code reviews, and technical talks.
  • You'll work closely with our Solutions Architect to build out new products and features.
  • You'll work onsite at our conferences, and be critical to solutions support, monitoring and incident reporting
  • You’ll learn about and champion best practices in code, architecture & development process.

Who you are:

  • You have an analytical mind and love solving problems.
  • You care deeply about engineering culture and the quality of products you and your team build.
  • You have experience working in a Kanban or Scrum team driving everyone around you to perform to their utmost.
  • You love the web and new technologies (AWS Lambda looks cool).
  • You’re knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of products and recent developments; making smart choices about technologies to be adopted.

Skills and abilities we’re looking for:

  • Computer Science or Engineering MSc is a plus.
  • Commercial experience in Python or Ruby
  • Ops experience a big plus. 
  • Solid understanding of Linux
  • Frontend/Fullstack experience also a plus (React, Javascript, etc)
  • Experience with AWS is valued.
  • Open source contributions to a project in any language is a plus.

Be healthy, curious and social:

  • Stay healthy with our fully subsidised healthcare cover.
  • Exercise your mind and body with our free gym membership and yoga.
  • Enjoy your own private garden with orchard, sports equipment, and vegetables right outside your office.
  • Enjoy an unlimited supply of fresh fruit, beverages and cereals.
  • Master new skills from those around you with onsite talks, training initiatives and a Coursera account for everyone!
  • Become workmates, not just colleagues, with our active social calendar of company celebrations, trips abroad and sports.

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