Python Backend Developer

Posted by Newzoo on Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Contract type: contract. Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Name: Philip Goh


We are looking for a Python Backend Developer to join us as we build Newzoo Expert.

Newzoo Expert uniquely offers a complete view of the games market and industry ecosystem with metrics ranging from player engagement and revenues to viewership and demographics. We track and analyze consumer engagement from every angle. We understand what target audiences are playing, watching, and talking about. We can analyze per market and competitor’s performance. We are building a full 360 degree engagement data & ecosystem insights platform.

Our Ideal Candidate

We want to hear from candidates who are motivated and take a keen interest in self-improvement. For example, you may have written a REST API in Python before. Were you happy with the results? Do you have an opinion on what could have been improved? Will you be willing to try new technologies and approaches?

You will be expected to contribute towards technical discussions, e.g. technical stack and architecture. You will work closely with stakeholders and frontend developers, taking the initiative to propose improvements and to fix issues before they escalate into serious problems.

You should have 5+ years of experience working as a backend developer.

We are open to remote candidates who are able to work in the CET timezone. All candidates must be fluent in English.

Technical Stack

  • Python 3
  • PostgreSQL, Google BigQuery
  • Flask, Marshmallow, SQLAlchemy
  • Kubernetes, Docker
  • Airflow

What’s It Like To Work Here

You will be part of the Engineering and Product Development team based out of our office in Amsterdam, a 10 minute cycle ride from Centraal. There’s about 15 people in the group, though we are expanding. We have a CI/CD process and automated tests. Deployments to production happen weekly, though it is our ambition to increase this.

We work with Scrum, in weekly sprints. We adopt an accountability-based management style. We do not micromanage, instead communication channels within the team is open. Project management is done in a collaborative manner, you will contribute towards setting the weekly sprint goals (i.e. what we are committing to building that week). We expect you to be self-motivated and self-organising. We encourage experimenting with new technologies. We are Agile.

About Newzoo

We are the leading global provider of games and esports analytics.

We help some of the world’s largest entertainment, technology, and media companies target their audience, track competitors, spot opportunities, and make strategic and financial decisions. To find out more about the platform we’re building, sign up for a free account at