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Python Developer

Los Angeles, California Ekman Associates, Inc.

Python Developer Los Angeles, CA Description Ekman Associates, Inc. is a Southern California based company focused on the following services: Management Consulting, Professional Staffing Solutions and Executive Recruiting. Summary: The Software Engineer Python Developer will support software development activities and help formalize development procedures, development operations, and platform strategy. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Python and JavaScript who can support full-stack engineering efforts, and lead the development of new products. The selected candidate will be responsible for architecting, designing and building scalable, and innovative software. Key Skill Set: Proficiency in Python, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5, Git, and Unix administration Cloud Development including Serverless technology Experience with natural language processing and meaning extraction from text using NLTK or spaCy Experience manipulating datasets in code with tools such as pandas and numpy Hands-on experience managing distributed systems and clusters Experience with distributed messaging services such as Kafka Familiar with deployment and operations in cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS) Python with AWS managed service experience Responsibilities: Work in an agile software development team to complete backlog items, working in conjunction with other developers and engineers internally and from external companies. Act as scrum master in some projects, identifying and assigning new work for other engineers. Test and create automated tests for your code, ensuring every function, service, and object is compatible with your team’s work and with the many systems within the system portfolio. Act as a development leader, help to formulate best practices and setting up toolsets and procedures for the team, leveraging internally available tools and communicating with other internal development & product teams. Stay up-to-date on new development and platform technologies, make recommendations for the right tool for the job, and take the lead in setting up those tools and training other developers on them. Communicate with business partners around to understand the needs of the user and implement those ideas in software. Create documentation for developers as well as business users to help them understand your products. Maintain cloud-based platforms and environments of supported applications, troubleshooting and patching functional issues and data issues in lower or production environments when necessary. Perform other duties as assigned. Maintain cloud-based platforms and environments of supported applications, troubleshooting and patching functional issues and data issues in lower or production environments when necessary. Enable large-scale application and data migrations to cloud infrastructure and leverage cloud-native enabling technologies. Requirements B.S. degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field strongly preferred Proficient working with AWS Cognito Experience with natural language processing and meaning extraction from text using NLTK or spaCy Experience manipulating datasets in code with tools such as pandas and numpy Hands-on experience managing distributed systems and clusters Experience with container and serverless technologies Experience with distributed messaging services such as Kafka Proficiency in Python, JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5, Git, and Unix administration Experience with automated test/build/deploy tools in a python tech stack Competent working in secured internal network environments Experience working in story and task-tracking tools for agile workflows Motivated and Self-Starting: able to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus hard requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find an appropriate solution with little intervention Passionate about writing clear, maintainable code that will be used and modified by others, and able to use and modify other developers’ work rather than recreate it Able to communicate effectively in a diverse team of varying skillsets and proficiencies. Able to lead and instruct and take direction when appropriate. Effective in-person, written and verbal communication skills Experience working in large, multifaceted and matrixed organizations Collaborative team player accustomed to working within and across groups Organized and detail-oriented with ability to manage time effectively Ability to translate business process needs into clear technical requirements Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to relate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences Qualified Candidates Only: If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your resume. To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at

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