[Chicago] Python Job in Chicago

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 08:25:07 CEST 2010

These guys know what they're doing and are deeply rooted in the open
source Python community.  Little know fact: Terry Peppers recently got
voted into the Python Software Foundation [1], just so you know who
you'd be working with :)

[1] http://www.python.org/psf/

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Terry Peppers <peppers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Chipy List,
> I'm fairly certain that this conforms to the job posting
> specifications of the list. It's a Python job and it's in Chicago. If
> you or anyone you know if interested in this gig, or if you have
> questions about it. Please let me know (off list, of course). You can
> also email the addresses below for more information or if you're
> interested.
> Thanks.
> - t.
> -----
> Leapfrog Online is looking for web developers who want to work with
> Python, Django and other open source technologies to build complex web
> applications. We offer competitive salaries and benefits and a
> close-knit team who like what they do. If you enjoy collaborating with
> both business and technical experts to solve interesting problems,
> you’re our kind of programmer and we’d like to talk to you.
> What we’re looking for in particular:
> * We look for real-world experience using Python frameworks (Django,
> WSGI middleware) to build high-traffic web sites and applications.
> Experience with other languages, particularly Ruby and JavaScript, is
> welcome.
> * While we don’t expect any graphic design skills from our
> programmers, they should be comfortable in the world of HTML, CSS and
> JavaScript.
> * You should have a love of testing and test-driven development. You
> should know how to write standard unit tests in Python and use testing
> tools like Nose.
> * We expect our programmers to have a thorough understanding of common
> web application concepts and technologies, such as HTTP, SSL, XML and
> associated technologies, content management concepts, public-key
> cryptography, application and data security and privacy issues, and
> basic TCP/IP networking.
> * Big plusses: Experience producing and consuming web services (SOAP,
> REST, XML-RPC); experience working with message-oriented systems (AMQP
> or other message, pub-sub and task queues); an interest in non-RDBMS
> data stores (CouchDB, MongoDB, Redis); knowing what it really means to
> develop RESTful applications; experience with functional and
> declarative programming models in addition to object-oriented
> development.
> * We expect our programmers to have non-trivial experience with any
> SQL-based RDBMS (PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server experience is
> especially useful) in the form of writing efficient queries and
> executing them via programming language interfaces.
> * We like programmers who have experience with Agile methodologies
> (Scrum in particular) and pragmatic engineering practices like
> test-driven development, object-oriented design, refactoring, DRY
> design, the YAGNI ethic, version control systems (Mercurial and
> Subversion in particular), continuous integration, pair programming,
> and doing code reviews.
> * We’d prefer a bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years experience relating
> to web-based software development using open source technologies. We
> expect our programmers to be able to present their ideas and
> demonstrate their work to technical and non-technical audiences in
> writing and in person. We will want to see code samples.
> EMAIL your résumé, which must include salary history, to
> techposition at leapfrogonline.com
> To see all of our open positions at Leapfrog Online, please visit
> www.leapfrogonline.com
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