Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audiences and revenue.


United States

Senior Python Developer

$100,000-$150,000 / YEAR

Build delightful software for podcasts and spoken word audio. Backtracks is seeking a qualified Senior Python Developer with some PEP to join our Product & Engineering Team.


Backtracks helps audio content creators and brands know and grow their audience and revenue. You will be responsible for building the Python-side of our web applications, platform, and APIs to deliver delightful experiences to our users and fellow developers.

Your day-to-day...

  • Design an implement services and solutions in Python
  • Code and deploy new features in collaboration with our product and engineering teams
  • Be part of a small team, with a large amount of ownership and responsibility for managing things directly
  • Ship high-quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed
  • Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution.
  • Have the freedom to suggest and drive initiatives

We expect you to be a tech-savvy professional, who is curious about new digital technologies and aspires to simple and elegantly Pythonic code.

You have...

  • History of autonomous design decision making at technically focused companies
  • History of designing and building web components, products, and technology
  • Experience working on design and development in any of the following roles:
    • Python Developer
    • Python Engineer
    • Full Stack Developer
    • Full Stack Engineer
    • Product Developer
    • Product Engineer
    • Software Architect
    • BDFL
  • In-depth understanding of the entire development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Strong knowledge of:
    • Python 3.6+
    • Flask
    • SQLAlchemy (interfacing with PostgreSQL)
    • Distributed systems design and implementation
    • Messaging systems and technologies (e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka, etc.)
    • Search (e.g. Elasticsearch)
    • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Confidence or experience working with some or all of the following:
    • Sanic, FastAPI, Apache Mod WSGI
    • PyTorch, Tensorflow, Keras
    • Spark, Flink
    • Celery
    • AWS, Google Cloud, Azure
    • CI/CD deployment processes
  • Motivation and an enjoyment for a startup environment
  • Systems thinker (consider how components can scale across our platform and product offerings)
  • The ability to code and build out designs independently
  • A blend of product, system, and people knowledge that lets you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one
  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Strong work sense of ownership
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills (fluency in English)
  • PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant field and/or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years professional experience

Other qualities and traits...

  • Passion for podcasts, radio, and spoken word audio
  • Passion for delivering high-quality software with quick turnaround times (e.g. you ship)
  • A product-first approach to building software
  • An enthusiasm for hard problems
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Bonus points if you have experience with...

  • Analytics and/or advertising technology experience
  • TimescaleDB
  • AWS Batch
  • Druid
  • Drone, Jenkin, Github Actions, or CircleCI for CI/CD
  • Audio analysis and processing