Back-end Tech Lead

Preply
Job Overview

Preply is a fast growing IT product company, backed by Europe’s most prominent investors. 100+ people are currently working on building a global human-to-human online tutoring marketplace in the heart of Kyiv and soon, Berlin. Our team of more than 15+ nationalities onboard works in squads and practices continuous scaling. We offer remote working days and possibility to use our platform for studying. We challenge each other to learn more and faster, while promoting creative power and free will. Personal growth, friendly and hierarchy-free atmosphere is guaranteed! We generate trust within and are able to make a real impact on the company. Openness, high-speed and global mindset are the main characteristics of our people. Our goal is to make Preply a leading platform for online tutoring and inspire people from all over the world to learn faster!

We are currently looking for a Back-end team Tech Lead (Python), with a passion for our product and new technologies. This person will contribute code to make our backend code better and manage small backend team (2-3 people). Working with our fast growing team will be challenging, but will definitely deliver countless opportunities for your technical skills development.

Your expected outcomes:

Manage and lead the back-end team (1:1, OKRs, code/performance reviews, hirings);

Architect and develop new back-end features using Python and Django framework;

Integrate newest technologies and approaches which will be used by other developers in the company;

Detect bottlenecks and improve the performance of the systems;

Contribute to our engineering culture;

Help us make our best practices even better (test culture, code reviews, mentoring);

Your competency profile:

At least 3+ years experience developing web applications;

Strong knowledge of Python;

Experience with Django web-framework is an advantage;

Web services/API experiences;

AWS experience is an additional strength;

Basic knowledge of JavaScript;

Knowledge of the following will be a plus: Celery, Tastypie, PyTest, Nginx, DevOps;

Strong communication skills;

Min. B2 English level (company gives 200$/month for studying English on Preply.com).

What we offer:

Working in a start-up business, being part of Silicon Valley Environment.

Great team of A-players.

Awesome product that helps people learn more and faster.

Agile development process (we work in product squads, deliver updates daily)

Official income, 21 working days of vacation, paid sick leaves, 2 remote days a month.

The company with world-class investors (including Booking.com co-founder).

International team (we have native speakers of different languages on board).

Flat interpersonal structure with no bureaucracy.

Job Detail
  • Career LevelTeam Lead
  • Experience4+ Years
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