Senior Backend Engineer

Silicon Valley, CA, United States

Cape Productions, Inc.

Role Location

  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


51 - 100 people


822 Cassia St
Redwood City, CA, 94063, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Django
  • Angular 2+
  • iOS Development
  • ionic
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Cloud
  • AWS

Role Description

Senior Backend Software Engineer - Django/Python Full-time position Redwood City, CA

Cape Productions is hiring a Senior Backend Software Engineer to work on a small team to work on a cloud application involving low-latency peer-to-peer video, best-of-breed UX design using reactive methodologies, and exciting technology that lets anyone fly a drone over the internet!

Responsibilities: Rapidly prototype new ideas and test them in the real world. Imagine, design, implement, test, launch, and maintain features of our technical infrastructure written in Python. Build out a forward-looking cloud service that will scale as our business and customer needs grow.

Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience. 3-5 years of industry experience, 3+ years of hands-on experience with Python web frameworks. Expert knowledge of Python 2 and 3. Strong familiarity with RESTful API development. Deep competency in writing testable code & automated tests. Extensive knowledge of SQL-based databases. Familiarity with software development in Javascript, Typescript, or other Web scripting languages. Experience with DevOps best practices in high-availability production environments. A strong foundation in computer science, with deep competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design. Strong team player with an eye toward building high-quality, secure, and stable applications..

Preferred Qualifications: MS in Computer Science or related technical field. 3+ years of hands-on experience with Django and the Django REST framework. 5+ years of industry experience. Familiarity with video processing, encoding, streaming, etc. Large scale systems design experience with knowledge of Unix/Linux. Experience with Cloud Platforms (GAE, AWS) and Cloud technologies Previous startup experience.

Bonus Points: Drone / UAV piloting experience. Interest in AI / deep learning / computer vision.

Our Typical Company Perks: Medical, dental, vision insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, life insurance Team lunch outings every day Competitive compensation (salary + equity) Huge, awesome office Generous vacation policy (and people actually use it) 401(k) program and matching Flexible hours Gym subsidy Team fun at the office (ping pong, board/card games) Reference budget (trade/engineering books, etc.) Transit benefits Our Bonus Perks: Happiness budget: $1K/year for video games, outdoor activity passes, gear, and travel Quarterly outdoor team outings (everything from go-kart racing to bubble soccer to paintball and many more) Learning subsidy (online or outdoor skills courses, e.g. programming course or surfing lesson)

About Cape Productions, Inc.

We deliver a commercial drone software platform which allows customers to effectively, safely, and easily control a drone anywhere in the world in real-time.

Company Culture

When we say we work hard and play hard we mean it. We value personal time as much as enjoy getting things done. We prioritize company culture above everything else. As a well functioning team, we get more done and enjoy coming into work more everyday.

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