Python Software Engineer - tech scale up Utrecht

at Channable open_in_new
Utrecht, Netherlands
Job type
full time
Job level
1 year ago
python python-3-x postgresql sqlalchemy flask

Job description

In this position you will be part of the product team, that works on our main web application. You will mainly be working on our Python3 backend, which powers our API and serves as the main entry point for our services. You will also be working on our API integrations, ads services, our export channels, new user-facing features, and our background jobs through which we process hundreds of millions of products per day. You will also be closely working together with our Infrastructure and DevOps teams, which are working on many other services that power Channable under the hood. Your tasks will include the following:

  • Contributing to our Python components and support new API’s
  • Design, development and testing of new product features
  • Collaborate with and review PRs of other team members
  • Improve the reliability and robustness of our application
  • Work on scalability and performance improvements
  • Work together with the sales and support teams on requirements and issues

We are using the following technologies and tools:

  • Languages: Python, SQL
  • Libraries: Flask, SQLAlchemy, Click, requests, async, logging
  • Tools: Postgres, Redis, GCS, Alembic, mypy, pip, Sentry, Icepeak

If you want to read more about our development adventures, check out our tech blog:

You can also take a look at some of our open-source work at to get a feeling of how we work together and what our code looks like.

Who are we looking for?

It’s important to us that you fit well into our team. Additionally, the following elements are required:

  • Excellent programming skills in Python
  • Experience with web development, web technologies and APIs
  • Good understanding of HTTP, TLS/SSL and TCP/IP
  • Familiarity with SQL and relational databases, preferably Postgres
  • Good working knowledge of Linux, git and the command-line
  • Committed to high engineering standards
  • Living in The Netherlands (or willing to relocate) and in possession of a work permit (if you’re a non-EU citizen).

And then there are some things that are ‘nice to have’:

  • Experience in tuning and scaling a big application
  • Familiar with functional programming and its concepts
  • Having worked with distributed systems before
  • DevOps mentality

What do we offer?

  • Challenging full-time function with space for personal initiative
  • An interesting job within a talented team, with different levels of experience
  • Competitive salary
  • Career opportunities within Channable
  • Working for a fast growing company with a young and ambitious team
  • Awesome office in the city center of Utrecht (Janskerkhof)

Company description

What does Channable do?

Channable is a young and fast-growing start-up from Utrecht focusing on the e-commerce and online marketing sectors. Our product is the largest online marketing tool in the Benelux and we are going to conquer the US market soon. But, what is Channable exactly?

We have developed the leading feed management solution for e-tailers of all sizes, from the small web shop around the corner to the big players like IKEA, Samsung, TUI and Nike! The tool is very simple: product information is uploaded through a data feed, plug-in or API, and is then easily optimized using rules so that the feed meets the customer’s requirements and the specifications of the desired export platform.

Channable was founded five years ago and currently consists of a young team of more than 80 employees divided over 20 nationalities.

Our open and modern office is located right in the center of Utrecht, it’s easily reachable by bike and public transport and there are plenty of restaurants and food carts to choose from around it. We offer an open and respectful working atmosphere, where challenging work is balanced with breaks to play ping-pong, Xbox or just hanging back on our comfortable couch. We also regularly go out for drinks or dinner together and have the occasional office party.

Interested in the position? Apply now!