DevOps Backend Developer - Python & Linux - Remote

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Negotiable

Permanent

Description

Spencer & James are partnered with the world's leading organization who are identifying and eradicating misinformation and extremism across social media platforms using OSINT and AI, who are based in the USA.
We are seeking an experienced DevOps Backend Developer who is strong using Python and Linux to develop the backend tools that visualize social media data for researchers in misinformation and extremism.
This is an opportunity to join a strong team within an organization in their 'start-up' phase, offering development opportunities not available elsewhere in the market.
Skills Required
1. Python Experience (Critical to have)
* Ability to create classes / objects. Ability to create a package, etc.
* Experience with using modules like simplejson, ujson, etc. Ability to manipulate and translate dates.
* Ability to iterate through comments, tweets, etc.
2. Basic Linux Sysadmin Experience (Critical to have)
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Ability to SSH into servers
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Basic file management (moving, deleting, copying files, etc.) – Moving files between servers
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Familiar with Ubuntu Server type and package management under Ubuntu
3. Solid API Experience (Strong desire to have)
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Ability to create new API endpoints using FastAPI / Flask, etc.
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Understanding how to use Nginx and creating configuration files that interface with back end Python scripts using reverse proxy config.
Desired Skillset
1. Elasticsearch Experience
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Version 6 / 7 experience.
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Ability to create / maintain ES cluster (Create new indexes, shard management, creating cogent mapping files, etc.)
2. PostgreSQL Experience
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Ability to create new Postgresql database
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Ability to create new tables within database – firm understanding of jsonb column type and how to query jsonb columns
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Firm understanding of partitioned table type and how to properly shard big data over multiple partitioned tables.
3. Experience using Nginx
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Installing Nginx on a new Ubuntu server
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Creating a reverse proxy nginx configuration that interfaces with a back end Python script running FastAPI, Gunicorn, etc.
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Maintaining multiple configuration files and reloading configurations without restarting service, etc.
What we are offering
* Great career progression
* Make a real difference to a pioneering organization
* Fully flexible working hours
* 6 month fixed term contract, with a view of extension and perm role at the end of the term
*USA Aplicants are advantagous
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