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(Junior) Backend Python Engineer
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description


Zumper is making renting an apartment as easy as booking a hotel. To do it, we've assembled an amazing team and a group of top-tier investors, having raised a little over $40 million to date. We're searching for bright, passionate, hard-working people to help us build extraordinary products and revolutionize an industry, building on our base of over 50 million annual users across our two brands Zumper & PadMapper.

We are looking for a Backend Python Engineer to write the code that underpins every single company initiative, critical to every new product, and have a massive impact on technology choices and product direction. You'll write the core services and APIs used across multiple platforms and two major brands (Zumper and Padmapper), and help craft the next generation of apartment finding technology!


* Responsible for Django web servers (an extensive JSON API) used by the website as well as native apps
* Partner integrations (parsing incoming data feeds, syndicating content out)
* Scam prevention via machine learning
* Internal tools and reporting
* Help scale and develop our growing AWS infrastructure
* Day-to-day Postgres administration as well as query optimization, horizontal partitioning, reliability
* SEO, customer engagement campaigns, other growth initiatives

Desired Skills & Experience

* Familiarity with at least one Python ORM library
* Self motivated do-er of things and solver of problems
* Robust knowledge of SQL especially on Postgres
* Query optimization, general performance evaluation/tuning
* Knowledge of RESTful APIs (use and implementation thereof)
* Familiarity and experience with asynchronous programming
* Comfortable (if not fluent) behind a unix terminal
* Third party API integrations

Bonus Skills & Experience

* Django
* AWS (EC2, EMR, S3, SQS, SES, etc)
* Node.js
* Nginx
* Other programming languages (Javascript, Java, Go, ..., Bash)

Benefits & Perks

* Full healthcare, dental, vision benefits
* 401k plan
* Flexible vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it
* $150/month in gym/commuter credits
* HQ catered meals, unlimited coffee, snacks and beverages
* HQ team retreats every quarter
* HQ team sports (soccer, dodgeball, and more)
* HQ team happy hours
* Quarterly Hackathons (not overnight!)
* Compensation and performance reviewed quarterly, with continued upside ahead based on performance, across both salary and equity
* Weekly looks at all major company metrics
* Shiny new laptop of your choosing

Please note: Zumper does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Zumper employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Zumper.

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