Engineer, Django/Python (Contractor)

Engineer · Winter Park, Florida
Department Engineer
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

About X Studios™:

X Studios™ is an award-winning, creative + technology studio crafting digital experiences for brands around the world – Specializing in interactives, gaming, mobile & platform design, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and experiential & custom fabrication. Our flexible, fun, and transparent approach has allowed us to work with well known brands like Universal Parks & Resorts™, Disney™, Red Bull®, Lady Gaga, EA Sports™, and so many more...


Be a part of an exciting company with many perks and a ton of growth potential.


Job Summary: 

Web became our bread and butter when we started back with Adobe Flash website creation (RIP). The times have changed dramatically, and we have remained on the cutting edge of web development ever since. Many of our web-based projects remain evergreen with Content Management Systems (CMS) concept design, API integration, micro-service creation, development testing, and full site launches, our Web Team is at the forefront of creating these projects. 


Our Engineers are generally comfortable with code in a variety of environments. As a successful Django/Python Engineer, you guessed it, your focus will be on the Django backend system, API integration, and testing – have experience working on more complex websites and applications with minimal oversight. Be a self-driven problem-solving genius with design technology solutions and execute with thoughtfulness and quality. Curiosity, tenacity, and resourcefulness are common qualities. 


If you think you fit this mold and are excited about working on projects for a variety of companies, send us code samples, a GitHub profile, or other relevant links/portfolio for review.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Use server-side languages such as Django and Python to develop websites, web applications, and Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Connect to third-party APIs using REST implementations
  • Develop requirements and planning documentation
  • Maintain well-documented, reusable, and transferrable code
  • Maintain working knowledge of Content Management in Django
  • Create and manage DigitalOcean Droplet instances
  • Frequently commit code repositories (with release notes) within BitBucket
  • Proactively perform cross-browser testing and optimizations
  • Tracking of hours, tasks, and milestones in project management software
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


X Studios™ Team Benefits:

  • A very competitive contracted (with potential for full-time) position
  • Free Weekly Lunches


We believe transparency is key at X Studios™, so we invite all prospective applicants to review our Team Handbook, available publicly online, at https://handbook.xstudios.com

 

Compensation & Salary:

  • Base hourly plus performance bonuses (if applicable)


Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Consistent attendance is a job requirement.


Education & Experience:

  • 2-4 years professional development experience
  • Expert knowledge of PHP, C#, and/or Python
  • Expert knowledge of at least one major frontend framework (i.e. React, Vue)
  • Expert knowledge of client-side optimization techniques
  • Expert understanding of the latest and legacy browser capabilities, including mobile
  • Fluent understanding of object-oriented programming techniques
  • Functional knowledge of content management and eCommerce solutions such as Django
  • Strong experience with version control systems (i.e. BitBucket)
  • Functional knowledge of Linux, Nginx, and Apache
  • Familiarity with UNIX terminal commands
  • Knowledge of Docker framework, DigitalOcean droplets knowledge is bonus points
  • Previous experience as a web developer
  • Tough skin and excellent time management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with both teams and clients


Note: You must be a US citizen or have a work permit to work in the US. The position requires the ability to work from our Winter Park, FL office. Relocation services may apply, inquire during your interview. Due to the overwhelming responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted; no unsolicited phone calls or e-mails, in addition to no staffing or placement agencies.

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  • Location
    Winter Park, Florida
  • Department
    Engineer
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced