Backend Developer (Python)

12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The role

At the core of Prolific is our fast growing platform, which connects thousands of researchers with tens of thousands of participants. This allows researchers to screen for samples of verified participants, manage the process of running studies with them online, and paying them.

You’ll play a key role in helping us develop the Django REST backend and supporting technologies, take ownership of the development of new features, solve difficult technical challenges, be part of architectural decisions and the planning around scaling our throughput by 10-100X, investigate the suitability of new technologies and approaches, and be grow with our fast growing team and company.

The ideal candidate will have worked in a developer/software-engineering role for at least 3+ years, including preferably at other high growth startups. We value a broad range of experience and skills, the salary is negotiable based on experience and very senior candidates are also encouraged to apply.

This is your chance to get involved in a fast-moving startup where you’ll have huge influence over the trajectory of the product. Since it’s a startup, you’ll have the opportunity to suggest how you can best add value, and make any recommendations about improving the processes and product. We're a fast-growing company and we want to help you grow with us.

Key Responsibilities

Planning and implementing complex features, that is, working on new and improving existing functionality, with our users in mind
Reviewing work of other team members
Discussing features and business decisions
Fixing bugs/Writing tests
Help provide technical support to customer facing staff investigating issues
Our stack

These are some of the tools and frameworks we are use, however we aren’t wedded to any particular technology. Experience with these tools is valuable, but we are also interested in what you like to use and why.

Python 3, Django, Celery, MongoDB, Redis, Javascript, Vue.js, Kubernetes

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