Python/Django Developer

We are looking for a Python developer to join our engineering team. The backend developers are responsible for developing our Django based API and the micro services that together make up our cloud based platform.

We are a small team and value team players with good communication skills. We have an agile way of working where collaboration, feedback and trust are important aspects. We try to minimize meetings and work asynchronously using Trello, Github, CircleCI and HipChat. This allows developers flexibility in terms of choosing location to work from.

We believe developers should take ownership of their code from planning to release making sure it stays performant and reliable. We release code using Fabric and strive to make all releases a one command affair: “fab deploy”. We also encourage open source involvement and take time to contribute changes back upstream when we make improvements to our dependencies.

This position is for our office located in Stockholm, Sweden. A very scenic city, with excellent infrastructure, clean streets, low crime, many bars, fantastic coffee. A bit cool in winter, but who cares, we just buy more coffee. There is also a very vibrant tech startup scene in Stockholm, much thanks to companies like Spotify, Skype, (Candy crush), Mojang (Minecraft) and others that started and are still operating here. The city is attracting more and more world-class IT entrepreneurs and developers - it is a very dynamic environment to work in, with a lot of industry colleagues to hang out with and learn from. Our office is very centrally located, by the way, with a fantastic view of the city harbour :)

At Load Impact English is the default language, we are made up of people from Canada, Spain, Sweden and the US.

Skills & Requirements

Must haves:

  • Passion for writing idiomatic Python code
  • You need to be knowledgeable about or have an interest in:

  • Django

  • Cloud APIs; AWS, Rackspace, Azure etc.

  • Docker and a CI/CD workflow - ours is based on Github, CircleCI, Fabric and HipChat

  • PostgreSQL, Cassandra and other databases like AWS DynamoDB and InfluxDB

  • Micro services based architecture

  • Working with time series data and libraries like Numpy and Pandas

  • Algorithms and data structures - know when to use what

  • About Load Impact

    Load Impact is the world’s most widely used online load testing service, with over 100,000 users from 190+ countries and over a million executed load tests - Google “web load test"!

    We are a small company but very experienced in developing applications for performance testing and monitoring. Starting way back in 2000, we have been developing performance test and measurement software for customers such as Nasdaq and the European space agency. We have written both hardcore, low-level networking software and high-level web user interfaces and become quite good at both of those things. We pride ourselves on understanding the lower levels of a networked application while at the same time realizing how incredibly important UX is. In 2009 we took the step and launched In 2011 it was made into a pure cloud service, and we have never looked back.

    We are located in Stockholm, Sweden and New York City, USA.

    Send us your CV and cover letter