Senior Software Engineer - Full stack Python (Django) and PHP

Published Feb 25, 2016

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  • Senior Software Engineer


    About This Role:

    The Threadless digital team is building the world's best design platform for artists. We are growing and adding an additional Senior Software Engineer to our 11 person team. We work in an open floor plan office, that's covered in amazing urban art, in the center of Chicago's West Loop Neighborhood.

    Threadless is a Python shop, using Django, Flask, Twisted, and Celery, with a smattering of legacy PHP. We're an agile shop that's focused on making one of the best places to be on the Internet. Our technology stack helps hundreds of thousands of artists share their artwork with millions of people.

    If you're a seasoned engineer that's passionate about coding, solving problems, collaborating, learning, and building kick ass products then we'd love to hear from you.


    About Us:

    We're people from all over the world who come together to make great art.

    We started with tees, but tons of products make great canvases. We work with partners to find these canvases for our artists, but it's our community who makes and picks the best art. The weird art. The geeky art. The beautiful art. So when you buy from us, you support great art.

    Threadless. Make Great Together



    BS in Computer Science, related degree, or equivalent experience



    ·         5+ years experience in development and testing

    ·         Expertise with Python, Django, Flask, and/or PHP

    ·         Experience writing scalable and efficient code for large production web applications

    ·         Data savvy: data modeling, writing SQL, ORMs, and schema migrations


    Bonus Points For:

    ·         Full stack engineering: systems, back end, and front end

    ·         Django wizardry: implementation of efficient models, killer views, and beautiful templates. 

    ·         Excellent Git-fu

    ·         Quality contributions to open source projects

    ·         Experience optimizing the performance of web applications

    ·         Hands-on experience refactoring production code

    ·         An interest in plumbing the depths of the HTML5 APIs

    ·         Knowledge of Amazon Web Services, or other cloud hosting services

    ·         Love of software engineering practices like: test driven development, continuous integration, pair programming, and code reviews

    ·         Examples of launched projects



    ·      Full benefits package and matching 401k plan

    ·      Unlimited vacation policy and flexible schedules, including ability to work from home

    ·      Access to conferences and continued education

    ·      Tons of free Threadless merchandise

    ·      Work in a casual environment with talented, innovative people

    ·      Bands playing in the office, canine co-workers, foosball, kegerators, and catered breakfasts 

    ·      Fitness program reimbursements

    ·      Mass transit benefits