Python Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Athens, Greece
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024
📍Location: Greece
🏙️ Office requirement: Flexible-first/ Hybrid
📝 Employment type: Permanent
⛰️ Seniority Level: Mid
At GWI we’re always looking for extraordinary people who thrive on making an extraordinary impact. Right now we’re looking for a Python Backend Engineer to play a key role in our Research Technology Team. If that’s you, and making a difference gets you out of bed in the morning, keep reading. It could be the start of something, well, extraordinary.

Sounds great, what will I be doing? 🤔

As our Python Engineer you’ll work within a multinational team with (4-6 people) with a tech stack of Python/ Django/ GCP for the backend, collaborate with other teams to integrate projects into a cohesive overall system, ideate brainstorm and implement new application components, engage on Dev/Ops and on the QA process of our software lifecycle and make sure the deliverable conforms to the GWI standards by following the best practices in software engineering. The Research Technology team is responsible for providing a Research Management Platform that creates, collects, cleans and processes data for every respondent in GWI’s surveys. The team’s domain is expanding to include tools for reducing human-in-the-loop during our research pipelines and creating exciting APIs for our Product communities.

It’s also fun; shaking things up is what working for a growing company is all about. So you’ll need to be flexible, comfortable with continuous change, and working in a high-tempo environment as we grow.

What do I need to bring with me? 🧳

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate the core skills this role requires. You don't have to tick all the boxes right away; the important thing is that you’re willing to learn. Here’s what the team will be looking for:

👉 Strong knowledge of Python
👉 Comfortable with OO programming and SOLID principles
👉 Experience with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL)
👉 Εxperience with designing and developing web applications, preferably Django
👉 Familiarity with queuing systems (e.g. Google Pub/Sub, MS Service Bus)
👉 Experience with CI/CD
👉 Good understanding of distributed system concepts and trade-offs
👉 Any exposure to K8s, Helm, Terraform, GCP services and dbt is nice to have

Equally important is attitude. We want people who think big (to make an impact), ask why (to find a better way), and show respect (to everyone, at every level, all the time). Those are our values, exemplified by our leadership team, and they’re a big part of what we’re looking for in you.

Interview steps 👟

👉 Preliminary phone call with the Talent Team (no video required)
👉 First video interview with the hiring managers
👉 Second (and final*) video interview with the hiring panel, often including a presentation, followed by a values conversation with members of the wider GWI community.

*Don’t be alarmed if there are other stages in the process, it’s all part of the plan for some of our roles.

What exactly is GWI? 👀

GWI is modernized consumer research; global, on-demand, and accessible to everyone, not just data experts. Our platform is designed for companies looking for fresh and insightful data about their consumers’ values, purchase journeys, media usage, and social media habits.

With data representing the views of nearly 3 billion people across 52+ countries, GWI has become the go-to for agencies, brands, and media companies that want to know what really drives their audience to action.

Since launching in 2009 we’ve grown at a healthy pace, and to maintain this growth we need more extraordinary people. Hence this ad. Hence you.

What’s in it for me? 🎁

You’ll do the sort of work that got you excited about your career in the first place - not as a cog in a machine, but as an individual whose contribution matters. So gigantic job satisfaction comes as standard, but it’s only part of the package. You’ll also get:

Global benefits 🌎:

🌴 Tons of days off: 25 days annual leave | End-of-year office closures
💸 More than a great salary: Employee share scheme | Private health insurance
🧘 Great work-life balance: Flexitime | Early Friday finishes | Work-from-anywhere options | ‘Work from home’ budget
🏡 Family-focused flexibility: Carer days | Enhanced parental leave | Private insurance for your family
💪 A commitment to YOU: Accredited learning programs | A commitment to mental and physical health | Reward and recognition programs | Career development opportunities
💛 A commitment to the community: DE&I committee | Volunteer options | 100% donation matching | Payroll giving options

Location-specific benefits 🇬🇷:

💲 Employee share scheme/options
🎓 Generous training budget, including a fully paid international conference each year
📱 Mobile phone contract and restaurant ticket options
🏥 Private health insurance plan

Put all that together and GWI is the friendliest, most fulfilling place any of us has ever worked.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We take DE&I seriously. Not only is it obviously the right thing to do, it’s also the bedrock of our value of show respect and at the heart of our company culture.

We’re a global data business, so it’s essential our data reflects the global reality. Putting diversity into practice like this literally makes our business stronger. That’s why we strive to make our offices - and our teams - as diverse as our data. Want to know more? Take a look at our Life page on LinkedIn to learn more about our DE&I initiatives. The point is, GWI is a place where you can genuinely feel at home, express yourself, and make your mark - whoever you are.

As a Disability Confident employer, we encourage applications from disabled candidates and are dedicated to providing all relevant assistance during the application and interview process.

We also encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented and marginalized communities, to join our team.