Sr. Software Engineer (Back-end) at Anaconda

Remote- UK, Germany

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Role: Sr. Software Engineer (Back-end)

Reports to: Engineering Team-Lead

Department: Engineering

Location: Remote- UK, Germany

Job Type: Full Time- Salary

Help us Shape the Future of Data

Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform. With more than 30 million users, the open source Anaconda Distribution is the easiest way to do data science and machine learning. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, champion its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open source for competitive advantage and groundbreaking research.

Anaconda is seeking people who want to play a role in shaping the future of enterprise machine learning, and data science. Candidates should be knowledgeable and capable, but always eager to learn more and to teach others. Overall, we strive to create a culture of ability and humility and an environment that is both relaxed and focused. We stress empathy and collaboration with our customers, open-source users, and each other. 

Here is why people love most about working here: We’re not just a company, we’re part of a movement. Our dedicated employees and user community are democratizing data science and creating and promoting open-source technologies for a better world, and our commercial offerings make it possible for enterprise users to leverage the most innovative output from open source in a secure, governed way.


Anaconda is seeking a talented Sr. Software Engineer (Back-end) to  join our rapidly-growing company. This is an excellent opportunity for you to leverage your experience and skills and apply it to the world of data science and machine learning.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be a key member of the PythonAnywhere team
  • Participate in Extreme Programming (XP – the original Agile system), with pair-programming, and test-first development across the whole stack, from low-level kernel-wrangling up to TypeScript and React.
  • Attend daily catch-up meetings, and biweekly iteration planning meetings
  • Work with other teams to coordinate joint deliverables
  • Write detailed functional tests to ensure top-notch product quality
  • Contribute to engineering and product discussions, and maintain software documentation
  • Work on designing and implementing a popular and growing platform-as-service, while helping build out the underlying architecture for use in other Anaconda products.
  • Engage with users on a daily basis to help them and to better understand their needs.
  • After an initial “spin-up” period so that they understand  the system, participate in our on-call rota.  (Note that this does involve working some weekends, on a rota with the rest of the team.  There is time off in lieu.)

What You Need:

  • Interest in Extreme Programming
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with database design and optimisations
  • Experience with good API design, and/or microservices architecture, and/or  Docker and other container tools
  • Good understanding of how web applications work including REST APIs and best development practices
  • Solid knowledge of Linux development processes and practices
  • Willingness to engage directly with customers (all async, over email and forums – nothing onsite or phone-based).
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques.
  • Team attitude: “I am not done, until WE are done”
  • Embody our core values:  
    • Ability & Humility
    • Innovation & Action
    • Empathy & Connection
  • Care deeply about fostering an environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences can flourish 

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Experience working in a open source or data science-oriented company
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure (i.e AWS, GCP, or Azure)
  • Experience with JavaScript, TypeScript and React
  • Experience with Lua

Why You’ll Like Working Here:

  • Unique opportunity to translate strong open source adoption and user enthusiasm into commercial product growth
  • Dynamic company that rewards high performers
  • On the cutting edge of enterprise application of data science, machine learning and AI
  • Collaborative team environment that values multiple perspectives and clear thinking
  • Employees-first culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health and Remote working reimbursement 
  • Additional paid parental leave for fathers
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • Open vacation policy and monthly company days off known as Snake Days (Minimum 42 days off)
  • 100% remote and flexible working policy – we embrace this fully through how we operate as a company.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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