[Chicago] Python Job posting

Pratt, Doug dpratt at roytalman.com
Mon Sep 24 20:12:55 CEST 2007

We have several positions with this client. I double dawg guarantee it is a
Python job with a company dedicated to Open Source front to back. Contact me
if you're interested.
Position Purpose:

The Software Engineer is responsible for developing and deploying web-based
applications and associated support programs as determined by internal and
external client requirements.


Primary Responsibilities:

*         Support new software development, site production and operations
as needed by the assigned business unit:

o        With project managers, gather requirements from internal customers
and end-users

o        Advise internal customers on the development resource constraints
and risks for requested functionality

o        Develop code using test-driven, object-oriented methodologies

o        Perform unit testing and integration tests

o        Participate in end-user acceptance testing

o        Incorporate end-user feedback into later iterations of the software

*         Document applications at the following levels:

o        System architecture

o        Source code

o        Administration and maintenance

o        End-user training and help

*         Participate in and occasionally lead weekly code reviews

*         Continually develop skills in object-oriented programming and

*         Continually develop skills with web client-side technologies

*         Continually develop skills as a member of an agile development


Job Skills and Requirements:

*	Expert in development of web-based applications using primarily
Python (Django framework), Ruby on Rails or PHP 5  in an open-source
development environment
*	Experience with source code control systems (Subversion preferred),
object-oriented design, test-driven development, continuous integration,
code reviews and refactoring, Agile development methods (Scrum), relational
database usage and web services
*	Thorough understanding of common web and e-commerce concepts and
technologies, such as: HTTP, SSL, Javascript and variants, HTML and other
client-side data formats (no graphic design skills required), XML and
associated technologies, content management concepts, public-key
cryptography, application and data security and privacy issues, basic TCP/IP
*	Excellent written and verbal communication skills
*	Ability to work well both within a team environment and
*	Highly self motivated
*	Comfortable working within a fast-paced, dynamic environment
*	Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in time critical
*	Required to maintain a professional, respectful, friendly
relationship with Leapfrog coworkers, clients and suppliers
*	  Required to adhere to Leapfrog policies and procedures, Leapfrog
confidences and contract requirements

Education and/or Experience:

*	Bachelor's degree  and/or 5 years experience relating to web-based
software development
*	Minimum of 5 years experience developing, testing, deploying and
maintaining interactive web applications in open source environments, as
well as command-line batch processing scripts in Python, Ruby, Perl or PHP
scripting languages
*	Minimum of 5 years experience with any SQL-based RDBMS (PostgreSQL
preferred) in the form of writing efficient SQL queries and executing them
via programming language interfaces 
*	Experience working with Agile development methodologies,
particularly Scrum teamwork and User Story development and estimation, a
very big plus

Physical Demands: 

*	Physical demands required of this position may include extensive
computer and telephone usage.  The position may also require extended
periods of sitting.   

Work Environment: Works in a professional office environment.
Doug Pratt
IT Executive Recruiter
Roy Talman & Associates
150 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 1300
Chicago IL 60606
Phone: 312-425-1313 x 131
Fax: 312-425-0100
dpratt at roytalman.com <mailto:dpratt at roytalman.com> 
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