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Job: Senior/Lead Python/Django Web Application Developer
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Start Date: 09/15/2012
Category: Research & Development

Senior/Lead Python/Django Web Application Developer

Location: Boston (Newton Corner)

Job Description:

If you are passionate about joining a VC-backed startup company and working on bleeding edge software technology related to mobile and web applications, we need to talk to you.

Currently, we're looking for a talented Senior/Lead Web Application developer familiar with the Django application framework to work as a full-time member of our product development team.  This position reports to the Co-founder & CTO.

Do you have a passion for mobile, data and analytics? On The Spot Systems has created and is expanding our location-specific mobile data collection and analytics service built for businesses.  Our customers range from multi-nationals to local and startup small businesses.  You will contribute to the ongoing web and mobile development.  Here, you'll enjoy a key role in translating a myriad of creative ideas into brilliantly engineered and scalable solutions.  

This role is best suited for the developer who shares our unwavering enthusiasm about the internet and its near unlimited mobile possibilities. The ideal candidate would already have extensive experience using Django and Python in a web development environment.

  • Build consumer facing web and mobile applications and analytics backend using the Django application framework.
  • Collaborate with developers and designers on application UI development.
  • Learn and adopt industry best practices for application development including test-driven development and revision control with git
  • Python, and preferably Django
  • MySQL
  • Deployment on Linux/Apache
  • Experience with git (or mercurial or other VCS)
  • Exceptional Cross-browser HTML/CSS in combination with Javascript (particularly jQuery) for dynamic user interfaces; Design skills not necessary
  • Proficiency with all the aspects of developing a web-based application: setting up web and applications servers, building applications  that use them, testing and debugging web-based applications
  • You must be able to create solutions from ground up or adapt existing modules already built in the system. Must be able to work with the requirements team and the relevant documentation, produce design documents and follow them through implementation and quality assurance phases into deployment and maintenance.
  • Accountability, responsibility and time management skills
  • BS/BA Computer Science or other related field of study from an accredited University program

Nice To Have:
  • Experience with Backbone.js or other Javascript frameworks
  • Experience deploying on Cloud-based configurations, notably AWS
  • Experience with redundant, scalable architectures
  • In-depth knowledge of user experience design best practises and web-industry standards and trends
  • Linux system administration experience
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architectures, including designing and consuming RESTful APIs and associated technologies such as JSON, XML, HTTP client
  • Experience in fast prototyping
  • Experience in agile software development
  • Experience in designing dashboards and user interfaces
  • Previous experience working in a startup environment

  • Salary to be competitive based on experience
  • Minimum 40 hours per week, majority spent during 9-5pm office hours in our Newton Corner office

About Us
On The Spot Systems is a VC-backed startup based in Newton Corner, MA.  We’re growing quickly and need to expand our development team with new talent to contribute to our location-based mobile data collection service.  There is a lot of opportunity here to wear a number of hats, and be part of the decision making process in the growth of a startup.

If you're interested in getting involved in a very flexible environment on a challenging application, please send your resume and examples of previous relevant work along with a little bit about yourself to

Please, no recruiters or staffing companies.  You must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer .

Contact: Survey On The Spot
Geoffrey Palmer
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