Senior Python Developer (Remote)

San Franciso, United States of America

Location: Remote. Candidates must be located between UTC-6 and UTC+2 time zones.


Hypothesis is seeking a Senior Backend Developer to join our Product Delivery team. The person hired in this role will work to ensure that Hypothesis technologies and services support our vision of a world where the annotation is as common as comments but more useful and engaging. Join us as we extend what the web can do.

About the team

Hypothesis is a small mission-driven startup with financial backing from leading investors who share our vision. We are ramping up to respond to high demand from stakeholders across the education marketplace.  We work with educators, schools, and publishers to bring new, innovative capabilities and workflows over digital content.

We are a diverse, supportive, highly collaborative, 100% remote team of technologists, educators, and business people working together to bring new capabilities to the web. We code in the open (our repos are public and liberally licensed) and help drive standards for annotation. Though we operate remotely, we are a close-knit team that communicates via Slack, video chat, GitHub, and Google Docs across 8 time zones.

About the role

In this role, you will help build systems and APIs to support the annotation of web pages and other media. You will focus on solving user needs by contributing to backend systems and services. The following is a sampling of the technologies we currently use:

  • Python, Pyramid, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch

  • AWS, Docker, Terraform

This role reports to the Director of Engineering

About you

You will be successful at Hypothesis if you:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with dynamic languages like Python

  • Demonstrate proficiency with building and designing RESTful APIs

  • Have a solid understanding of  HTML / CSS / JavaScript based presentation layer

  • Have familiarity with architectural patterns and tools used to build modern web applications

  • Experience profiling and debugging web applications

  • Experience working with developers of open source projects to resolve bugs or make improvements

  • Have experience with the integration of data storage solutions using databases such as Postgres

  • Worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve them.

  • Have experience with remote work and understand the importance of good time management, self-motivation, and self-discipline as a remote worker. 

  • Have excellent documentation and verbal communication skills, and are able to collaborate and rally support within your team.

What’s next

Does this sound interesting? Drop us a line to tell us what about this role intrigues you and why you think you would be great for Hypothesis. Resumes are helpful, but so are examples of your recent work. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Hypothesis is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, veteran status, or disability. If you have a 

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