Python Engineer(s) - Remote

  • Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Thresher's products create value from unstructured text--even when others are trying to manipulate the narrative. Thresher is the result of a collaboration between engineers, data scientists, former intelligence officers, and business executives who understand the needs of experts conducting high stakes analysis in the private and public sectors. We are growing our engineering team as we wrestle with the complex, multidisciplinary challenges that we are helping our clients address.

Job Description

What You’ll Do: 

  • Participate in the full software development life cycle including design, implementation, testing, maintenance, and support.
  • Operate in a collaborative agile environment with a focus on transparency and team success. 
  • Create proofs-of concept, prototypes, and production-quality solutions.
  • Extract, transform, and load (ETL) text data in a variety of written languages. 
  • Engage with peers to review solutions and help ensure our team delivers readable, maintainable, and extensible solutions.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and data scientists to fully understand requirements and participate in proposing solutions.


We are hiring software engineers at junior, mid and senior levels interested in application development and Python. For mid and senior positions, we expect an appropriate level of Python expertise, including an approach to testing. Junior engineers should have at least a familiarity with Python. Everyone should have a willingness to learn.  

Ideal candidates have: 

  • Understanding of software engineering best practices
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality solutions
  • Expertise designing and authoring well-structured and testable code
  • At least 2 years of experience in Python in production systems (mid and senior)
  • Proficiency in unit testing, integration test, and functional testing (mid and senior)
  • Familiarity with developing for a cloud environment
  • Familiarity with Django, Flask, PostgreSQL, or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with HTML, Javascript, CSS, and front end development frameworks
  • Enthusiasm for Scrum and agile methodologies
  • Enthusiasm for problem-solving
  • Interest and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate in a diverse and distributed team
  • Ability to convey complex topics concisely and clearly
  • Ability and willingness to learn new things
  • Ability to succeed in a remote work environment
  • Five or more years of relevant work experience (senior)

Additional Information

Compensation is competitive and includes 20 days of vacation, 9 federal holidays, 9 days of sick leave. We cover 100% of health care premiums as well as the premiums for short and long-term disability plus life insurance. We will contribute to your 401K. This is a great opportunity to collaborate on a team with diverse data and social science experience, and work on challenging technical problems in the national security space with dual applications in the commercial sector. 

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. We welcome applications from veterans.

If you are interested, please submit a cover letter describing a challenging problem you solved, why you are interested in working with Thresher, and a resume.