Sr. Backend Developer (Django)

Bhakta Marga, Kathmandu, Nepal

Job Type: Full-time

Salary:  Negotiable

Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) is a not-for-profit civic tech company that works at the intersection of emerging cutting-edge technological tools and their applications by equipping young professionals to solve emerging challenges in our community. YI-Lab’s mission statement is, ‘to engage young people to bridge science to people and policy through innovation’. YI-Lab harnesses indigenous knowledge, citizen science approach, develops low-cost technological solutions, promotes open data, promotes entrepreneurship, and conducts evidence-based advocacy campaigns. YI-Lab provides a conducive environment for young people to co-create solutions for inclusive development. 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Django, GeoDjango & REST Framework;
  • Celery;
  • Advanced skill in Python scripting and libraries;
  • PostgreSQL, PostGIS and PSQL, Redis;
  • Docker and Docker Compose knowledge;
  • Git Lab, CI/CD experience;
  • Linux Server(Ubuntu) (nginx, bash, certbot, systemd) knowledge;
  • Geo-server, QGIS and GIS concept;
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript( jQuery);
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Willing to learn new libraries and technologies when needed; and,
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work within a team to understand, collaborate and deliver the business goals;
  • Design and Develop Database, System Architecture of the project.
  • Critical thinking on performance, security, scalability on design and development process.
  • Develop, build and deploy API in Django Rest Framework;
  • Guide Junior Developers and Knowledge sharing.
  • Develop clean, elegant, and reusable code that is easy to maintain and extend;
  • Possess strong troubleshooting, code optimization and refactoring skills;
  • Develop automated tests to ensure high quality of products;
  • Implement third party library and API to the application;
  • Collaborate with Front-end Developers;
  • Collaborate with team to deliver an innovative solution;
  • Server handling, management and understanding server resources;
  • Troubleshoot and debug applications; and,
  • Keeping yourself updated on current trends and technologies in this industry.

Applying Procedure

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