Senior Architect

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About The Company: connects marketers across and within organizations to help them work together more efficiently. Third-party developers can leverage the SHIFT platform APIs to integrate their own applications and allow people to work more effectively by making their applications more collaborative.

SHIFT also works closely with Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to provide collaborative social marketing software.  These media management tools are focused on workflow and allowing people to coordinate the creation massive marketing campaigns in real-time by utilizing the SHIFT platform.

About The Dev Team:

Our goal is to put out the highest quality, most stable product possible. We understand that developer time is a non-elastic resource, and that quality can’t be faked. Our development team is small enough for you to make a substantial impact on the product, but code quality, maintainability, and developer sanity are taken very seriously. You won’t be grinding 12+ hours a day hacking together an app as quickly as possible and piling up technical debt in the process.

Work on open source projects is encouraged. Our backend team maintains the following open source projects:

  • cqlengine: the DataStax endorsed python cassandra mapper
  • jondis: a fault tolerant redis connection manager
  • thunderdome: a python Titan graph mapper library
  • rexpro: the binary protocol used by Rexster, the Blueprints graph database server

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Architect to join the Santa Monica based engineering team.  This individual would play a pivotal role on the Shift Platform, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest ad buying engineering teams.  This talented individual will architect the application infrastructure for high volume and scalability.  

You have:

  • 5+ years of web development experience preferably with Python/Django or Ruby/Rails
  • Experience building web applications with a UI javascript framework such as Angular, Backbone, or Ember
  • Strong Javascript/Coffeescript, CSS, HTML
  • Experience working with Cassandra or Mongo is a plus
  • Comfortable working in a team environment (no cowboy coders)
  • Experience working with ElasticSearch and/or Redis is a plus
  • A strong desire to keep learning
  • A personality that balances intelligence, humor, maturity, professionalism, and motivation/drive.

Tech Stack at Shift:

  • Python 2.7
  • Cassandra
  • ElasticSearch
  • AngularJS
  • Backbone.js
  • Coffescript / Javascript
  • Flask
  • Celery
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