[python-uk] Python jobs at Rangespan

Menno Smits menno at freshfoo.com
Tue Jun 21 21:15:15 CEST 2011

Hey JB,

I've been meaning to ask you how it's going at Rangespan. You sound
pretty psyched about the job which is fantastic. What kind of stuff have
you been working on so far? Is the working style quite different from
Resolver? (do you do TDD, pair-programming etc?)

We just got back yesterday from California. Susanna had a conference to
go to at Stanford but we also spent some time in San Fran, Yosemite and
Napa Valley. It was a pretty fast paced trip, especially with Amelia
(shattered now), but it was a lot of fun. Yosemite was the highlight for
me - it's just stunning.

Hopefully see you soon... M

ps. Christian and one of the other guys from work are in Florence at
Europython - somewhat jealous :(

On 21/06/11 19:26, Jonathan wrote:
> Hey folks,
> We seemed to decide the list is happy with a few appropriate job posts.
> My new employer is hiring, and I'm excited about working here, so I
> thought I'd share this with the list:
> Rangespan is a six month old Python-oriented startup, currently around
> ten people, based in Paddington Station, London.
> In my first two weeks here I've been impressed by the high standards of
> quality and the company's vaulting ambition. We provide high-scale
> e-commerce technology to create a revolutionary marketplace between
> major online retailers, and a vast network of suppliers, transacting
> across millions of products daily. Development has progressed enough to
> start deploying and demonstrating the reality of this vision, but is
> still early enough that all of us have a substantial effect on the
> future of the company.
> We're looking for developers at a variety of levels, with strong
> computer science backgrounds, and either stellar academic record or
> proven industry experience. We'd like to see the sort of high profile
> that comes with expertise and a pro-active attitude: Python core
> contributors, conference speakers, open source contributors & project
> leaders, thoughtful agile evangelists, and scalability experts. We'll
> need a data scientist, too.
> The sort of experience we're looking for includes:
>     * Highly fluent in Python, experienced with Django, Amazon Web
>       Services, MySQL and MongoDB.
>     * Ability to contribute to an Agile environment, introducing new
>       practices, refining our process, being strong on testing and TDD.
>     * Expertise in architecting, coding & deploying RESTful web services
>       & web applications.
>     * Automated deployments to EC2.
>     * Provisioning new hardware and debugging live code.
>     * Ability to attract additional world-class software developers.
>     * BS, MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent field.
> The founders are ex-Amazon executives and engineers, and bring a wealth
> of commercial and operational expertise. While the atmosphere is
> informal and affable, the technical team is intimidatingly proficient.
> We don't use recruiters, because they don't match up to the quality of
> candidates we insist upon. To quote one of our founders "It's critical
> to the success of our business to create the highest quality engineering
> team possible."
> Sorry I can't be specific about salary but it would vary widely
> depending on the applicant's experience. Suffice to say my personal
> offer was highly competitive for any industry outside of the city banks,
> plus for senior roles there would be equity involved, which I judged to
> be really attractive.
> I'm happy to answer casual questions personally, or take receipt of
> applications. Our formal job postings information is here:
> http://rangespan.com/jobs/ but in practice I think we'd be a little
> flexible about roles for the right applicant.
> Best regards,
>     Jonathan
> -- 
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