[python-uk] Python jobs at Rangespan

Luis Visintini lvisintini at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 04:53:26 CEST 2011


Jonathan,

It may not be much but perhaps you would like to take a look at my CV at 
http://bit.ly/hek67K

Kind Regards.

Luis


On 06/21/2011 03:26 PM, 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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>
>
>
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