Python Developer – New York City

This is a 100% on-site, contract/hourly paid Python Developer job located in New York City paying to $100 per hour for 12-months. No telecommuting allowed. US Citizens or Green Card holders only please. Thank you.

Our client is a trusted news organization with over 150 years of expertise and experience delivering worldwide news. Help create and launch globally this modern, digital-first news-experience for the sophisticated news user. This is the defining opportunity to expose our global content, rich media assets, and editorial talent, in an engaging design that enables discovery and deep exploration of the news. You have the chance to redefine the delivery of intelligent information and seize it! We are looking for a strong Python Developer to work with our young and energetic team on the next generation of clients website. This project is the first to implement the modern concepts of Cloud and MongoDB.

Job Responsibilities:
- Creates new and modifies existing software, integrates software applications and modules based on specifications created in partnership with others
- Designs and runs unit and integration tests to ensure that software meets requirements
- Contributes and leads in the design process for less complex components
- Provides technical support to operations and/or to other development teams
- Creates, reviews, and maintains technical documentation related to assigned software
- Reviews work of both peers and more junior developers
- Helps identify and implement short- and long-term solution options including risk assessments
- Participates in devising and implementing solutions for problem remediation
- Participates in project planning sessions with team members
- Provides work breakdown and estimates for small software development tasks
- Provides timely status updates for areas of individual responsibilities in projects
- Develops software using disciplined software development processes, adhering to team/company standards and software best practice guidelines, and corporate policies
- Works independently with limited technical and management guidance, taking ownership of problems within own area of knowledge
- Makes decisions within ambiguous guidelines with limited review by appropriate people
- Is accountable for the quality of work
- Delivers results within agreed procedures and timeframes
- Attends to the needs of internal and/or external customer
- Reviews and may approve decisions of junior engineers

Qualifications:
- Development experience with object-oriented languages
- 1-2 years of Python development experience
- Knowledge of HTML5 concepts is a plus to coordinate with the front-end development
- Agile development experience a plus
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
- Good unit testing practices
- Good communication and documentation skills
- Willingness to interact and work with different teams across organizations in different time zones
- Willingness to work overtime and weekends if required
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science is an added advantage

Required Skills:
- Strong in object-oriented concepts and Python language
- Proficient with concepts of virtual environments and familiarity with Fabric tool
- Knowledgeable about MVC pattern
- Experienced working with Tornado web server
- Familiar with REST API and JSON
- Familiar with asynchronous programming
- Familiar with AWS infrastructure
- Knowledgeable about NoSQL concepts

If you are interested in this job, please submit your resume and hourly requirements to opensourcestaffing|AT|gmail.com

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