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Sr Python Programmers needed at Skype - Brisbane/Palo Alto, CA

Stephen J.
user 11571297
Fremont, CA
Post #: 15

As a member of the Skype Cloud Technology Team, you will help build an infrastructure capable of supporting hundreds of millions of users. Our growing San Francisco-area development group will leverage open standards to deliver communication services--including voice, video, chat and presence--to the web and enable radically new Skype applications.

The technology used by the team will include distributed databases and frameworks (e.g., Dynamo-styled storage and Map/Reduce), RESTful APIs, scalable message passing (e.g., Thrift, protocol buffers, ActiveMQ), fault tolerance and functional languages.

Key Responsibilities

• Work within an agile development environment, with other developers and Product Owners, to scope, develop and deliver world-class software solutions to support business requirements.
• Collaborate with and assist the Product Owners to release planning.
• Build efficient and reusable services that can scale to support large numbers of users building on top of scalable infrastructure.
• Play an active role in the design, development and testing of production software.
• Work as part of the senior team to help set technical direction.
• Help to continuously improve the development process.
• Mentor junior members of the team.
• Write code!

Candidate Profile
Pre-requisite Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Proven track record of building and deploying large-scale distributed systems
• Extensive programming experience in an Object Oriented programming language. e.g. C++, Java, etc.
• Moderate experience with multiple scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Bash.
• Working knowledge of Erlang or some modern functional language desirable.
• Good working and applied knowledge of networking protocols including TCP and UDP
• Extensive experience programming multithreaded systems.
• Experience working with Cloud storage technologies such as Cassandra, Riak, Voldemort is desired.
• Applied working knowledge of Service-oriented architecture (SOA).
• Worked with messaging technologies such as Protocol Buffers, Thrift and/or Message Queues.
• Experience developing software in Linux/UNIX environments.
• Extensive experience using and/or designing RESTful APIs
• A working knowledge of Agile Development or an enthusiasm and passion to learn.

• Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with extensive technical troubleshooting and the ability to use all aspects of testing, including functional, regression, load and system testing.
• Cultural sensitivity and a proven ability to work with teams and partners across multiple geographies.
• A sense of personal ownership is required, together with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines while managing internal stakeholder expectations
Motivation and Passion
• The candidate should be creative and passionate about generating new ideas with a drive to explore areas where others haven't gone.
• Have the stamina and tenacity to deliver great software solutions, with a passion for working with other developers of all personality types.


• BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering OR equivalent years of work experience.
• Min of 4-6 years experience of applicable work experience

For immediate consideration, please send us your resume and cover letter to

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