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Senior Developer

| Austin
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Position Summary: 

Us:  We seek a singularly talented individual to join our BuildFax team and help manage the critical systems that power double-digit year over year growth.  Our ideal candidate is decisive, has a strong bias for action, is able to compare data from different sources and make decisions quickly (or lead team members to good decisions), and knows how to organize ‘situations’ into solutions.

You:  You understand the value of honing your focus and take pride in your ability to place the success of the company, product, and team ahead of any particular idea (including your own).  You’ve been looking for an opportunity to apply your hard-earned skills and experience with an organization experiencing rapid transformation.  You’re an adept communicator with the ability to balance internal support needs against strategic initiatives and can clearly describe the tradeoffs to each. 

In short – you want to join a team that appreciates your technical ability, resourcefulness, and versatility, with a direct impact on BuildFax now and in the future. You have the passion and independent thinking needed to lead in a fast-paced, evolving environment, and you’re looking for an opportunity to show what you’re capable of on a team that will match your energy and drive day-in and day-out. 


  • Be a true servant-leader, providing technical leadership and mentoring other technical team members
  • Write excellent, maintainable and scalable code in Python
  • Provide in-depth and always-improving code reviews to your team
  • Contribute to the design and development of product features
  • Troubleshoot and support production, addressing technical debt to improve sustainability
  • Scope and estimate work to help with overall project planning and assist in resource planning
  • Maintain high standards of quality within the team by establishing good practices and habits
  • Collaborate with the other developers and data engineers
  • Showcase logic/solution-driven thinking
  • Flexible and able to change direction as the business and technology evolves and changes
  • Analyze and resolve technical and application problems
  • Work with product and other internal teams to build cross-team functionality and troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to adjust communication style and level of detail to their audience (C-level, dev team, product etc.)
  • Enjoys an agile development environment; Experienced with scrum
  • Experience as a scrum master a plus (everyone deserves time off and you’re willing to fill in)


Skills & Experience:

    • BS in Computer Science, Software Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field
    • 6-10 years of progressive experience with a specialization in data systems
    • Located in Austin, TX
    • This is a full-time role is eligible for our full array of benefits

Must Have Skills:

    • Advanced SQL
    • Advanced Python (2/3)
    • Amazon Web Services & General Best Practices (VPC, Meta-tagging, Security)
    • S3
    • MySQL
    • RDS - Aurora
    • Cloudwatch
    • Elastic Load Balancer
    • Server infrastructure management and deployment
    • Familiarity with Linux OS like Amazon machine
    • Knowledge of AWS services like IAM User, role, policy, EC2 autoscaling feature
    • Bitbucket

Nice to Have:

    • Spark (PySpark)
    • Hadoop
    • Hive
    • JAVA or SCALA
    • Athena/BigQuery
    • Pandas/Dask
    • Shell scripting
    • Orchestration tools like Apache Airflow
    • Document databases (MongoDB, CouchDB)
    • Graph Database (Neo4j, Neptune, OrientDB)
    • Web Framework (Django, Flask, Tornado)
    • Business Intelligence (Tableau, PowerBI, Looker, etc)
    • Interest in Machine & Deep Learning


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