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Senior Python Engineer

3 months ago

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Job Description

We are pleased to have been retained by our friends at Pocket Outdoor Media to help them scale their distributed team of talented engineers.

Pocket Outdoor Media has an incredibly unique vision when it comes to providing a center of gravity for active lifestyle participants and their interests. They build innovative, integrated software services that help users better understand the links between their favorite activities, training, nutrition, and they motivate and inspire users daily. 

If you love yoga, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, biking, nutrition, extreme sports of any sort or simply sitting outside under a tree…Pocket has something for you.

More about the company culture, the opportunity below.

The Culture

At Pocket Outdoor Media, employees live our mission. We are passionate about what we do for the active lifestyle participant and we practice what we preach. Pocket Outdoor Media has an infectious and lively culture and we recognize our successes at our weekly all-hands get-togethers. We stand behind our mission and are committed to becoming the home for active lifestyle participants. 

What We Offer You

  • We’ll offer you a supportive, collaborative work environment, with colleagues who care about the success of Pocket Outdoor Media.
  • We will treat you fairly, provide competitive compensation, on-going recognition, and most of all, a chance to learn, contribute and develop your skills
  • We’ll provide you the chance to join an explosive industry, a successful and growing organization and an unmatched leadership team, passionate about their employee
  • We offer you fun, enthusiasm, support, a passion for healthy living and never a dull moment!


The Personalization Engineering team turns Impact from our award winning content and passionate community into Active Moments. From planning a hike, learning a new yoga pose or registering for their first marathon - we are building ways to Personalize each user’s journey. We deliver Personalization every day by understanding the world of active choices better than anyone else. Join us and you’ll help millions of users by making great recommendations to each and every one of them.

We are looking for a Lead Python Engineer to grow our team of active lifestyle participants who share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development. You will build the backend systems that power our application, create collaborative solutions, and continuously improve our engineering practices. Above all, your work will personalize the way the world finds their next Active Moment.

You are Energized by

  • Creating novel solutions, without reinventing the wheel
  • Collaborating with Product and Design on an autonomous, cross-functional team
  • Prioritizing how your team can have the biggest Impact, alongside adjacent projects
  • Sharing how you’ve learned from what didn’t work
  • Creating new standards that help align teams
  • Taking operational responsibility for services owned by your team
  • Mentoring through code reviews, pairing and hackdays
  • Organizing around work, not people (spending less time in meetings)
  • Joining a greenfield, yet rapidly scaling project

We are Excited about You because

  • You have a T-shaped proficiency in Python Django and Rest API’s
  • You understand how to lead a team through uncertainty and use it as an opportunity to innovate
  • You enjoy organizing energizers to maximize impact - for users and team members
  • You have demonstrated an ability to introduce new technologies, toolkits and frameworks
  • You care about user outcomes
  • You value team success over personal success
  • You embrace uncertainty and use it as an opportunity to innovate
  • You create solutions according to best practices
  • You’ve learned how to communicate your ideas and foster respect on a team for others’ ideas