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Principal Full Stack Python/Django Engineer

at Kin + Carta Americas

Location: Portland

Department: Software Engineering

The opportunity

The role

The ideal Principal Full Stack Python/Django Engineer for Kin + Carta is innovative, passionate about modern software development, has strong experience with public cloud platforms, looks to continually learn, and enjoys sharing expertise. Strong verbal and written communication are a must. Experience working in an Agile Scrum development environment, or in a consulting capacity is a plus.


Role responsibilities

  • Consulting with Fortune 500 clients in order to build enterprise-grade cloud-native applications
  • Develop and maintain full-stack solutions; front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database, and DevOps development to fit business needs
  • Coordinating with development teams to determine application requirements
  • Helping clients implement ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality, all while building intelligent solutions that leverage data
  • Interfacing with clients and providing technical recommendations
  • Helping evaluate emerging cross-platform frameworks and enterprise application platforms
  • Bridging the gap between elegant front-end design and existing enterprise back-end architectures
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers to foster their career path and growth
  • Supporting team members in order to deliver products to market in an efficient manner

Minimum qualifications

We want all new hires to succeed in their roles at Kin + Carta. That's why we've outlined the job requirements below. To be considered for this role, it's important that you meet all Minimum Qualifications. If you do not meet all of the Preferred Qualifications, we still encourage you to apply.

  • 7+ years of experience writing scalable code using the Python programming language and working with related frameworks like Django
  • 3+ years of experience working with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 
  • Experience building, testing, and deploying applications with Docker or Kubernetes
  • Experience designing, building, integrating and testing with RESTful APIs
  • Experience developing enterprise applications that support high traffic volumes
  • 3+ years of experience working with relational SQL and NoSQL databases such as Postgres and Cassandra
  • You have a strong passion for building innovative and intelligent solutions around data 
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate technical topics to product owners, stakeholders and other business team members

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong background in Java and/or .NET, knowledge with Kotlin and Scala
  • Familiar with Microservice design patterns including Serverless and BFF
  • Experience in developing and implementing scripts for database maintenance, monitoring, and performance-tuning to be applied across the business
  • Experience working in an Agile Scrum development environment, or in a consulting capacity
  • Certifications in AWS: AWS Certified Developer Associate, AWS Certified Developer Associate, or AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or a related field

About Kin + Carta

Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy committed to working alongside our clients to build a world that works better #ForEveryone. Our 2,000 curious minds make creative connections between people, data and technology to create connected outcomes across the full lifecycle of the product and platform ecosystems.

We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. We help businesses accelerate their digital roadmap, rapidly innovate, modernize their systems, enable their teams and optimize for continued growth. 

We are a technology business with trust and human connection at its heart. As a Certified B Corp, our triple bottom line focus on people, the planet and profit is at the core of everything we do.

We welcome our Kin to show up as their authentic selves every day. Because this is so important to us, Kin + Carta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. To read further about our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness, check out the IDEA page on our website. 

If you need accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Your benefits

Hard work deserves big rewards. Joining us means you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of benefits aimed at mind, body, spirit and enhancing your career.

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Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.