We seemed to decide the list is happy with a few appropriate job
posts, and my new employer is hiring, so I thought I'd send this:
Rangespan is a six month old Python-oriented startup, currently
around ten people, based in Paddington Station, London.
We're looking for experienced developers, with strong computer
science backgrounds, and the sort of high profile that comes with
expertise and a pro-active attitude: Python core contributors,
conference speakers, open source contributors & project leaders,
thoughtful agile evangelists, and scalability experts. We need a
data scientist, too.
In my first two weeks here I've been impressed by the high standards
of quality and the company's vaulting ambition. We provide
high-scale e-commerce technology to create a revolutionary
marketplace between major online retailers, and a vast network of
suppliers, transacting across millions of products daily.
Development has progressed enough to start deploying and
demonstrating the reality of this vision, but is still early enough
that all of us have a substantial effect on the future of the
We have roles for various levels, up to £50k base, plus equity in a
company that has a fighting chance of revolutionizing the
relationship between retailers and suppliers.
The sort of experience we're looking for includes:
Highly fluent in Python, experienced with Django, Amazon Web
Services, MySQL and MongoDB.
Ability to contribute to an Agile environment, introducing new
practices, refining our process, being strong on testing and
Expertise in architecting, coding & deploying RESTful web
services & web applications.
Automated deployments to EC2.
Provisioning new hardware and debugging live code.
Ability to attract additional world-class software developers.
BS, MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent field.
The founders are ex-Amazon executives and engineers, and bring a
wealth of commercial and operational expertise. While the atmosphere
is informal and affable, the technical team is intimidatingly
proficient. To quote one of our founders "It's critical to the
success of our business to create the highest quality engineering
team possible, so that we can provide the best technical
infrastructure in the world." We don't use recruiters, because they
don't match up to the quality of candidates we insist upon.
If you want to work alongside the best of the best, drop us a line.