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Senior Python Engineer

at CarsArrive in Redwood City, CA   —   Jun 27, 2014   |  
The CarsArrive Network is North America's leading provider of automated vehicle-shipping services. We’ve been helping businesses transport vehicles for over 16 years. Our Internet-based platform allows shippers and carriers to come together online to review price quotes, schedule delivery times, scan available loads, and review available transport listings. As a pioneer in transportation technology solutions, CarsArrive has leveraged people and technology to bring shippers and over 4,500 transport companies and 30,000 insured and bonded trucks together online, real time. We’ve eliminated the time and overhead associated with other transport services. We’ve been leading a new era of vehicle transportation services with our platform and service model helping us grow each and every day. We pride ourselves in delivering a service that's successfully used by thousands of shippers and carriers across North America.

Our technology platform served us well for the last 10 years, but needs significant overhaul to take advantage of modern tools and techniques and allow further cost-effective expansion of our product offerings. Join us for an incredible quest towards millions of vehicles moved every year! We need your experience, expertise and wisdom to build a world class transportation and logistics platform that covers desktops, tablets and mobile devices!

If you liked what you’ve read so far, look no further – you’ll find a home here, a place where you’re liked, respected and highly appreciated! This is the right time to join the right team and enjoy good working environment as well as great long term career building opportunities. The position directly reports to the CTO.
Will be involved in the team that works on the next generation of CarsArrive technology using Pythong and Postgres SQL on Linux platform:
Develop pricing and routing algorithms for automotive transportation
Build RIA (Rich Internet Applications - AJAX) with jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, Python and PostgresSQL
Design and implement cross-system integration solutions with web services, SOAP and JSON
Skills and qualification requirements
Minimum of 3 years in Python development on Linux/Apache
Experienced with SQL, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS, HTML and AJAX.
Strong SQL knowledge and relational database design. Familiarity with MSSQL, MySql or Postgres
Strong knowledge of OO programming
Knowledge of Unix/Linux: basic shell scripting, command line, VI/Emacs etc.
Version control (CVS/SVN/GIT) experience
Experience with Drupal, PHP or Java is a plus
interest in dynamic languages, python, javascript and php in particular
interest in not just writing code that runs, but doing it using the idioms and features that make the languages we use so expressive
interest in writing code that can be tested automatically and in writing the code that will be used to test it
interest in keeping your code as clean as realistically possible
the urge to refactor and clean up every time static analysis generates warnings
BS, MS or equivalent
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