Python Engineer (Remote in US)

  • VA-123, 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 software development life cycle including development, 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.
  • Mentor junior engineers in code structure and software engineering practices.


Ideal candidate has: 

  • Experience developing solutions for APIs, microservices, asynchronous tasks, or other backend systems
  • Familiarity with Django, Flask, or other Python web frameworks
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL, MySQL, or other relational databases
  • Familiarity with backend technologies such as ORMs and Task Queues
  • Experience with unit testing, integration testing, and functional testing
  • Experience authoring well-structured and testable code
  • Interest mentoring junior engineers in code structure and software engineering practices
  • Proficiency with learning new technologies, techniques, and practices
  • Understanding of software engineering best practices
  • Enthusiasm for Scrum and agile methodologies
  • At least one year of experience in Python in production systems
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience

Attributes that are important to us:

  • Commitment to delivering high-quality solutions
  • 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

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 (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information. 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.