Senior Backend Engineer, API (Python)

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What Picsart is looking for in applicants

The Opportunity

Picsart is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join Picsart’s API team. This position will be a key contributor to building our AI powered API services and offers candidates the chance to join a newly formed team that will be building a completely new product line within the company. 


  • Build mission-critical applications that process ten thousand requests per second through a microservices architecture
  • Develop APIs and integrations for large-scale applications for developer and enterprise clients
  • Create high-quality code that is scalable, reliable and reusable
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle, including development, code reviews, testing, and production deployment
  • Write unit/integration tests to ensure the high quality of the application
  • Work with the Infrastructure team to build CI/CD pipelines
  • Work closely with stakeholders PM’s and Researchers to deliver new features
  • Mentor and review other engineers

Required qualifications

  • 5+ years of Experience with Python
  • Experience in building large-scale distributed systems
  • Track record of implementing RESTful APIs, working with API Gateways
  • Knowledge of design principles of high-performance scalable applications
  • Track record of breaking down monolithic applications into microservices architecture
  • Experience with container solutions like Docker and orchestration with Kuberenetes
  • Experience with public cloud services like AWS or GCP
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Knowledge of non-relational databases

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Flask
  • Experience with Java & Spring framework
  • Experience with document-oriented databases such as MongoDB
  • Experience with key-value databases such as Redis
  • Experience with RabbitMQ or Kafka

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What we seek and value most in our candidates 
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.  
Picsart is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. 
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