Python Engineer with a Data Focus

Are you a top-notch Python engineer with a keen eye for data? If so, we need to talk!

We're a fast growing startup looking for a strong Python engineer who can help us build scalable software around our data services. The apps you will build will make a real difference in thousands of peoples lives and will help local governments address their challenges around short-term rentals like Airbnb while making it easy for short-term rental hosts play by the rules.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build user-friendly scalable web applications that makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people everyday
  • Wire up front-end & backend services to be used by data analysts, citizens and government officials
  • Expand our reporting and analytics tools
  • Independently produce well-crafted reports, with an eye to detail to ensure that the report is both accurate and valuable.
  • Write performant SQL queries and optimize existing queries.
  • Contribute to our core Python code base

To be successful in this role you must be a person who thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment. We solve hard problems on tight deadlines and release multiple times per week

  • 5 years of hands-on experience with Python
  • A passion for fast-paced development and weekly or daily releases
  • Experience with Agile / Scrum development processes
  • Fluency with:
    • Python
    • Postgres
    • SQLAlchemy
    • Ubuntu
    • AWS
    • JavaScript/AngularJS

Nice-to-Haves:

  • 3+ years of “in the trenches” startup experience
  • Experience working with a distributed software engineering team
  • Experience with:
    • Flask
    • Pandas
    • PostGIS
    • Jupyter notebook
    • Third-Party Services like:
      • Google APIs
      • Lob
      • Webmerge
      • Twilio
      • Zapier

Hiring Process: As a true meritocracy we care a lot about your abilities, attitude and work-ethic. We do not have requirements on educational background or physical location. Our hiring process reflects this, and to be sure this job is the right fit for you, we will test you on the skills required to do the job successfully. The initial tests will require only a small time commitment from you, and we will only ask you to do additional tests if you pass the prior tests. This way we won’t waste your time, while making sure that you have the skills this position requires. Later tests will require you to actually code and ship product in collaboration with a team. If you get to this stage we will of course pay you for your time. We think this is the best and fairest way to make sure that you like working with us and that you are a good fit for our team and culture.

Who We Are: Host Compliance is a privately held tech company headquartered in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Our vision is a world in which the sharing economy works for everyone. We seek to contribute to this by being the leading independent and trusted third party that local governments can turn to for data, tools and impartial advice on how to implement and enforce local rules for Airbnb-style short-term rentals. You can learn more about us from these articles from the Wall Street Journal, CNN and CBC News. The team behind Host Compliance consists of an experienced group of data scientists, engineers and business people with backgrounds from Caltech, Harvard and McKinsey. The company is profitable and since launching out of Stealth mode in Q2 2016, it has grown extremely rapidly.

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Posted: Sept. 9, 2018

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