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Python Developer

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Python Developer - London

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Python Developer to join an award-winning startup in the heart of Tech City.

At Skimlinks, we consider ourselves a company that sells innovations. In the last year, we have conceived and built a range of unique, compelling products that have shaken up the online monetisation space, and we are keen to continue our supremacy in this space.

About the role

As Python Developer you will work as part of a talented team responsible for innovation with freedom to research and implement solutions cutting-edge technologies.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Helping an established start-up scale both traffic and revenue through technology

  • Helping us expand through interfacing with the APIs of new networks

  • Improving financial accounting and improving our processing pipelines

  • Build customer-facing new-APIs providing business intelligence to nuts-and-bolts data-access and modification.

  • Play a key role in the development of the teams upcoming projects.

  • Contribute ideas on how to solve the complex issues that the team face.

  • Collaborate with team members to decide best approach for a given problem.

  • Maintain and make incremental improvements to existing systems.

  • Build scalable solutions capable of quickly processing large amounts of data.

  • Responding to critical production issues that may affect revenue and debugging interactions with external systems outside our control.

  • Deploying auto-scaling systems on Amazon EC2.

  • Migrating legacy services as we grow 2.5x per-year.

You will have the opportunity to work on many projects from:

  • serving hundreds of million impressions and tens of millions to clicks

  • to processing the data they produce

  • to processing the revenue generated

  • to other projects such as improving on-page text matching or interacting with the many 3rd party services needed on a daily basis.

Who We Are Looking For

About You

We innovate rapidly in the exciting space of content monetization and we look for somebody who can keep up with our pace. You will need experience in the following:

  • Strong working knowledge of Python. Proven track record of working within Python framework.

  • Experience working in a Linux environment

  • Knowledge of, or keen interest in a functional language (preferably Clojure).

  • Ability to pick up new languages quickly (currently Ruby, PHP, Go, C, Clojure, and Node.js are also used in production within Skimlinks).

  • Knowledge of an SQL database such as MySQL or PostgreSQL

  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment.

  • Desirable: experience working in a startup environment

Above all, you're full of initiative and can turn your hand to the new: we move quickly, and not knowing exactly what will need to be done each day is part of the excitement for you. If you want to be part of a fun, hardworking team who are friends first, colleagues second then apply for the role!

The Company

Why work for us:

What it’s like to work @Skimlinks?

  • Our annual festive season get-away/ mystery tour (recent trips include Rotterdam and Ljubljana). Our summer party. Our monthly birthday extravaganzas… Any excuse for a party really!
  • Skimbledon, our annual ping-pong tournament (we have a sound-proofed table tennis room in the office to minimize the disruption!). There are also weekly poker showdowns, regular local football league games, pub quiz teams… We are a pretty competitive crew!
  • There are daily battles amongst team members to wrestle control of the music selection on Spotify. The office piano is also available if you are musically inclined.
  • Monthly free massages and a regular nail service in-office (Manlycures for the guys are on offer!)
  • We host meet-ups, brown bag lunches, product demos and have dedicated training time set aside for each and every team member (Skimovation time).
  • There is also the office beer fridge, catered lunches and regular office trips to the local pubs to wind down after a busy week.

About us:

About us Skimlinks is one of the most well-known UK-originated startups in the internet space. Founded in London in 2007, we also have offices in San Francisco. We have been described by Techcrunch as one of London's leading startups, and voted in the top 10 of the Guardian Tech Media Invest. Skimlinks offers blogs, forums and websites the ability to earn an income from their content, by paying them a commission if readers click through and make an online purchase. We consider ourselves a company that sells innovations, and in the last few years we have conceived and built a range of unique, compelling products that have shaken up the online monetization space. Find out about what's it like working at Skimlinks at http://skimlinks.com/careers

The Job

Team/Dept: Engineering

Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required: Intermediate - Advanced

Salary/package: Dependent on experience

Location

This job is located in London, United Kingdom

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At Skimlinks, we consider ourselves a company that sells innovations. In the last year, we have conceived and built a range of unique, compelling products that have shaken up the online monetisation space, and we are keen to continue our supremacy in this space. As Python Developer you will work as part of a talented team responsible for innovation with freedom to research and implement solutions cutting-edge technologies.