Python Developer


  • Houston, TX
  • Contract
  • Python

  • Pandas

  • SQLAlchemy

  • Continuous Delivery

  • continuous integration

  • Sphinx

  • Jupyter Notebook

  • Docker

  • MySQL 5

  • PostgreSQL

  • Python

  • flask

  • Job Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

  • Expires On: Friday, May 18, 2018

  • Job Type: Contract

  • Duration: 6 months

  • Desired Experience: 3-5 years

  • Work Authorization: Resident/Citizen, Citizen


Our client applies advanced analytics and modeling to address challenging business problems. Within our Texas mass markets retail business, they aim to promote customized offerings: the right product offered through the right channel, with the right message at the right time for each current or prospective customer. To accomplish this, we leverage our data via predictive modeling, statistical analyses, and optimization. We are looking for a talented software developer to develop Python packages to streamline our analytics work; enable common, scalable analytical computing environments on demand; and deploy our reports and predictive models into production. This position is part Software Engineer, part DevOps Engineer, and part Data Engineer. If you like variety and starting projects from scratch, this is the job for you!


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


- Develop custom Python packages to help our analysts connect to various data sources; provide convenient methods of joining and transforming data in ways common to our workflow

- Prepare a common analytics environment that analysts can deploy on demand via internal cloud or Amazon Web Services, and access via Jupyter Notebooks

- Mentoring code development best practices.

- Automate data pipelines

- Deploy predictive models and reports into production

- Manage Git Repositories






Degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Information Systems preferred; any STEM BS, MS or PhD with appropriate work experience will be considered. 



- 0-5 years of professional Python software design and development

- Experience with Amazon Web Services a plus

- Experience with administering an open source database such as PostgreSQL or MySQL a plus

- Experience with Hadoop/Spark a plus

- Linux administration experience a plus


Technical Skills:

- Expert-level Python programming

- Test-driven development

- Monitoring systems and data pipelines

- Proficient with the following Python packages: SQLAlchemy, flask, pandas, sphinx, and pytest

- Linux server administration

- Git


- Continuous Integration Deployment (Gitlab-ci, Ansible, Jenkins, or equivalent)

- Containerized Environments (Docker, LXC)