Sr Software Engineer (Python)

The Nerdery (View all Jobs)


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Interview Process

1. Take-home exercise

Programming Languages Mentioned

SQL, ETL, Python

About Nerdery and Being a “Nerd.”
Nerdery is a digital product consultancy. Much more than consultants, we’re allies and guides on our clients’ digital journey – helping them to grow their business and delight their customers through intuitive, thoughtfully designed technology. As true partners, we prepare our clients for the opportunities in front of them, help them achieve their goals, and quickly deliver value for their customers. We do this by solving problems in creative ways across strategy, design, and technology.

At Nerdery, we’re not defined by our job titles but by the impact we make. You’ll work directly and closely with some of the world’s best brands to help create innovative digital products that serve everyone. As Nerds, our insight, innovation, and expertise are celebrated, and our growth is not only encouraged but expected. Being a Nerd means stepping up and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.  We’re curious, fearless (well, not totally fearless – there are heights and spiders, after all), and always our authentic selves.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer (Python) to join our team!  We invite you to check out the details below and consider whether becoming a Nerd is the next step in your career journey.

The Senior Software Engineer is a seasoned technologist passionate about building robust applications, APIs, and working with data in various forms. They independently produce scalable software solutions and performant queries. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will architect and implement software solutions from scratch, integrating data from various sources to deliver insights, visualizations, or better predictions for our clients. You will support our development teams, data analysts, and data scientists using market-relevant products and services.


  • Design and develop scalable and reliable software applications and APIs.
  • Implement data pipelines on GCP to facilitate data movement and integration.
  • Use complex SQL knowledge and experience to work with relational databases, BigQuery, and various other databases.
  • Write and maintain robust, efficient, and scalable Python scripts for ETL data processing and automation.
  • Implement API architecture design, including RESTful services and microservices, integrating Machine Learning models into production systems to enhance data-driven applications and services.
  • Use a strong understanding of software design patterns and best practices to determine the best solutions for the use case.

What Skills Will Help You Be A Successful Nerd?

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience required.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in software development and engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) data services such as BigQuery, Dataflow, Dataproc, and Pub/Sub, with proven experience implementing software solutions and data pipelines.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and SQL.
  • Extensive experience writing and optimizing complex SQL queries.
  • Ability to take technical requirements and produce functional code.
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical client stakeholders.
  • Proactive collaborator who works with colleagues to improve their technical aptitude.
  • Experience using and/or creating APIs.
  • Experience with any of the following additional database management systems: MS SQL Server, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, NoSQL (e.g., Cassandra), Sybase, IBM Db2, or Oracle Database.
  • Experience writing unit tests to ensure code quality using testing frameworks such as pytest or unittest.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience working with unstructured datasets.
  • Knowledge of software and data pipeline design patterns and best practices.
  • Ability to implement infrastructure as code (IaC) using tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.

Are We the Right Fit For You?

The best way to get the scoop on whether Nerdery is the right place for you is to chat with current Nerds.  We would be delighted to have a conversation with you and share insight into what it’s really like to work at our organization and if it’s a place where you can thrive.  Our interview process will provide you ample opportunity to talk with other team members and assess whether the role is a good fit for your next chapter.  Take the first step and apply today – our Talent Advocates will then reach out to you to get the ball rolling!

Must be legally authorized to work within the country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status.

Nerdery is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practice laws. Nerdery strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), pregnancy, marital status, familial status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. All employees, other workers and representatives of Nerdery are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. Nerdery will ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination. Such employment practices include, but are not limited to: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, selection, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, compensation, benefits, selection for training, including apprenticeship and other terms and conditions of employment. Nerdery will also provide reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities pursuant to all applicable laws.

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