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Senior Python/Django Developer (work from home!)

at Catchafire in New York, NY   —   Apr 05, 2014   |  
Catchafire is looking for a passionate, highly skilled, senior python engineer, with a social conscience, to work on world-changing software. Lots of companies claim they are trying to change the world for the better. The difference is this: we mean it, and we're doing it.

Catchafire matches professionals who want to give their skills to nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help. Catchafire pro bono professionals have donated many thousands of hours to provide over 11 million dollars in services to social good organizations. You'll help us continue to scale so that we can touch the lives of more and more talented professionals by enabling them to give to social good organizations in need.
Doing all aspects of software development including architecture, documentation, unit testing, and deployment using Python and the Django framework
Providing leadership to and mentoring other technology team members
Coding presentation templates using Django tags/filters, JavaScript, and basic HTML and CSS
Working with internal sales, community, operations, product team and executive staff to review and implement ideas
Website systems administration and optimization on Ubuntu servers
Experience working in the social good sector
Project leadership and management duties
Experience scaling with MySQL and/or Django
Experience using the Fabric for devops tasks
Experience using a DVCS (Mercurial preferred)
Experience with Apache, nginx, WSGI, South, caching systems
If you're truly awesome, and have some characteristic that you believe will compensate for lacking one of the key skills, just explain it in your submission
5+ years experience coding in Python
5+ years experience using the Django (or similar) web framework
5+ years SQL coding experience
3+ years experience coding JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Experience scaling and administering full web application stacks
Eagerness to learn and work at all levels of responsibility
Working knowledge of source code control and unit testing
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