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Backend Engineer - Python (Remote)



Software Engineering
Indianapolis, IN, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

At HackerRank, we help over 2,500 of the most prestigious logos across industries find, hire and upskill amazing developer talent using our SaaS-based Developer Skills Platform. We pioneered and continue to lead the developer skills market with the ethos of “Skills over Pedigree”. Everyone at HackerRank is passionate about the mission and we are looking to add smiling faces to help us “Accelerate the World’s Innovation” by making skills matter more the pedigree. This position is full-time and remote within India.

As a Software Developer on the ML & AI team, you will play a pivotal part in HackerRank’s mission to “Accelerate the World’s Innovation”. You are excited to make an impact on the lives of millions of developers as you build the platform for them to showcase their skills and get hired. We’re responsible for building the world’s leading technical interview platform. We believe in “Extreme ownership” and you’ll have immense ownership both in terms of product and engineering.

Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of millions of developers as you build the platform for them to showcase their skills and get hired. You will be responsible for building systems and pipelines that are helping to power AI and ML usage across the HackerRank Platform. You’d be working on helping us scale up our AI Platform that’s being leveraged by some of our exciting AI-First products such as Engage, SkillUp and Plagiarism Detection.

You will be working on:

  • Developing front and back end software for our AI Platform
  • Building data pipelines, core infrastructure, internal web apps and AI application prototypes
  • Play a key role in technical discussions within the team
  • Understand key Business and Engineering metrics around performance, quality and availability and work regularly with the team to push the boundaries and improve them periodically
  • Proactively participate in code reviews and architecture and design discussions
  • Help the organization in building a top quality team by participating in hiring initiatives and evangelizing about contributions, accomplishments and victories

We are looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience with Python Web Development including frameworks like Django, FastAPI, Flask etc.
  • Experience building scalable and distributed backend systems
  • Experience in developing APIs and front-end applications for internal use
  • Experience with DevOps and MLOps
  • Expertise in all common Cloud technologies, preferably AWS. Knowledge of CI/CD tools and workflows
  • Experience with fundamental data engineering activities such as pipeline development and data infrastructure development
  • Good stakeholder management, ability to build trust and rapport with internal and external stakeholders

Nice to have:

  • Experience in at least one Frontend framework, preferably React.js
  • Experience working with LLMs and prompt engineering
  • Experience with dashboarding technologies such as Streamlit, Metabase etc.
  • It is good to have Knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker and related deployment technologies
  • Web application security best practices and knowledge of common application security vulnerabilities XSS, SQL injection, etc.

Benefits & Perks:

We have a full package of competitive benefits and perks which include:

  • One-time home office set up stipend
  • Monthly Remote Work Enablement Stipend
  • Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Wellbeing Benefits (Headspace, Cleo, etc)
  • Unlimited paid time off, paid leave for new parents, and flexible work hours
  • Insurance for all employees (term life, personal accident, medical) along with medical insurance for their dependents
  • Employee stock options, flexible work hours, and time off

About HackerRank:

HackerRank is a Y Combinator alumnus backed by tier-one Silicon Valley VCs with total funding of over $100 million. The HackerRank Developer Skills Platform is the standard for assessing developer skills for 2,500+ companies across industries and 23M+ developers worldwide. Companies like LinkedIn, Stripe, and Peloton rely on HackerRank to objectively evaluate skills against millions of developers at every hiring process, allowing teams to hire the best and reduce engineering time. Developers rely on HackerRank to turn their skills into great jobs. We’re data-driven givers who take full ownership of our work and love delighting our customers!

HackerRank is a proud equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal opportunity to everyone for employment based on individual performance and qualification. We never discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.