Architect / Senior Python Developer

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Company Description
Findaway is an audio technology company, innovating every day to bring more audiobooks to more listeners around the globe. As the World’s Audiobook Partner, we revolutionize the audiobook industry through products, technology, creation, and publishing. We are focused on making it possible for people all over the world to share their stories and we are using the power of audio to do it. Findaway has been awarded recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio and in America. We have been honored as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Northeast Ohio and have been on the Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces list. If you are looking to join a team of fearless Findawayers who aggressively pursue goals, share ideas, and bring every thought to the table in a high growth, entrepreneurial culture – check us out!
Job Description
The Architect / Senior Python Developer position will be responsible for design and implementation oversight of all new products in the Digital Products Group using industry best practices and principles. The role will also be involved in assessing existing systems and suggesting design/architecture improvements to achieve scalability and long-term maintainability. There will be no direct reports, but the Lead Developer is expected to provide mentorship, guidance, and training to the rest of the development team in order to establish consistent work product across multiple teams.
Duties & Responsibilities
-Defines and promotes common architecture designs, methodology, standards and practices across the digital products group
-Create technical design specs for all major development projects to give direction for developers
-Work with Head of Technology to analyze resource requirements and usage and suggest options to optimize and cut costs in our AWS hosted environment.
-Assess existing systems and suggest improvements in design, architecture, and frameworks
-Mentor and educate junior developers on coding best practices and design principles
-Ensure all code deployed to production has been properly reviewed to meet coding and design standards
-Foster a culture of continuous education and continuous improvement
-Demonstrated ability to lead architecture development activities and methodologies leading to comprehensive discovery, analysis and technical/business recommendations
-10+ years of experience in software development
-5+ years of experience in a lead or architect role designing and maintaining consumer facing enterprise web applications and APIs
-5+ years of experience working with and deploying systems to AWS
-5+ years of experience with Python development
-Proficiency with JavaScript and SQL
-Comfortable at a Linux command prompt as this is the run-time environment for all of our services.
-Understanding of microservices architecture and the bigger picture
-Experience in constrained environments, i.e. SOC, PCI.
-Experience with AI/ML/NLP
-Experience with Django and Django Rest Framework
-Experience with REST and GraphQL API architectures
-Experience with Mongo and PostgreSQL
-Experience with React or a similar Javascript framework

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