[Chicago] Python Job posting

Bob Hays purplehayz at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 24 21:39:58 CEST 2007

I think the extended periods of sitting is funny too.

If it were five years ago I¹d have grabbed this ­ you shouldn¹t have trouble
filling the slot.

Have fun! - Bob

On 9,24,07 1:12 PM, "Pratt, Doug" <dpratt at roytalman.com> wrote:

> 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 design
> ·         Continually develop skills with web client-side technologies
> ·         Continually develop skills as a member of an agile development team
> 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
> networking. 
> * Excellent written and verbal communication  skills
> * Ability to work well both within a team environment and  independently
> * Highly self motivated
> * Comfortable working within a fast-paced, dynamic  environment
> * Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in  time critical
> situations 
> * 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:
> * Bachelor¹s 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
> www.roytalman.com
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Bob Hays
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purplehayz at earthlink.net

"Once you've outsourced something to some big IT company, you can write it
off as a source of competitive advantage."
-- Gary Hamel 

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