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October 31, 2019
1 position



Any City, Ukraine

Svitla Systems Inc. is looking for Python Backend Developer for a full-time position (40 hours per week) in Ukraine. Our client is publishing technology company based in San Francisco, CA with 15+ employees looking to bring on a new team member to handle a newly-carved-out role in backend development. This person will take ownership over a specific aspect of the codebase that handles complex search and document processing: how published text gets broken into chunks, how those chunks get updated over time, and the potential deprecation of those chunks at a future point in time. At the heart of the company's service is the ability to publish comprehensive content (think textbook-sized content) that is constantly being updated as new information becomes relevant.


  • 5+ years total development career.
  • 3+ years in Python development.
  • Python 3.7 is what they use (strong knowledge of Python required, Python 3 preferred).
  • Docker, AWS services such as Beanstalk, RDS, Lambda, Batch, EC2, S3 (preferred).
  • API with graphql and connects to PostgreSQL (preferred).
  • understanding of web content scraping, ETL, and indexing concepts (preferred).
  • git history used to ID "chunks" of content (not required).
  • React, Redux (not required, and even if someone just shows an interest to learn, that is a plus). 

This client stresses that the individual is more important than the technical skills. The role broken down by time spent expectations:

  • 70%-80% of time will be in Python business logic development (Docker).
  • 10%-20% of time will be in JS business logic development (Node).
  • 5%-15% of time will be towards DevOps (AWS).

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation plan that takes skills and experience into consideration.
  • Annual performance appraisals.
  • Possibility to choose your workspace either remote or combination of your home and one of our development offices. 
  • Flexible working hours and adjustable work/life balance.Projects that use advanced, cutting-edge technologies.
  • Bench option between project transition.
  • Competitive bonuses for a personal recommendation of new employees.
  • Vacation time, sick-leaves, national holidays, family supplementary days off.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance including dental services, massages, and sports activities.
  • Support for a healthy lifestyle, compensation of running events.
  • Maternity leave policy.
  • Daycare centers for kids in select offices.
  • Personal loan budget is available for long-term employees.
  • Partial compensation of conferences, courses and English classes.
  • Free meetups, webinars, and conferences organized by Svitla
  • Birthday presents for employees and New Year gifts for children.
  • Fun summer and winter corporate parties and memorable anniversary presents.

About Svitla:

Svitla is a proven custom software development company and testing provider headquartered in California, with development offices throughout Mexico and Europe (Ukraine, Poland). For 15 years, we have served a wide number of customers ranging from big corporations to innovative young companies in Silicon Valley to large educational institutions. The list of our customers includes such well-known companies as BMC Software, Ancestry, Affymetrix, Ingenico, Logitech and Stanford University. Our mission is to build a company that contributes to the well-being of our clients, employees and their families, improves our communities, and makes a lasting difference in the world. Join us!

If you are interested in our vacancy, please send your CV. We will be happy to see you in our friendly team :)

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