Senior OSS Developer — Python

Posted Oct 12, 2021, 32 views
  • python
  • github
  • http
  • cli
  • stackoverflow

At HTTPie, we’re building tools for developers and rethinking the human-to-API relationship from first principles. As the creators of well-loved open-source API tools for the terminal, we’re on a mission to make APIs simple and intuitive for everyone—CLI-lovers and beyond. We’re building a platform that will solve problems that humans encounter throughout the entire API lifecycle, starting with a web and desktop version of HTTPie for API testing. We’ve raised a $6.5M Seed Round lead by Coatue, and now we’re building out our founding Engineering & Product Team—that’s where you come in.

What you’ll do

Drive the development of our open-source projects like httpie/httpie (50K+ stars on GitHub)
* Implement features with uncompromising simplicity and top-notch user experience
* Write high-quality documentation, blog posts, and other technical content
* Respond to GitHub issues and pull requests
* Manage releases on various channels (PyPi, Homebrew, Linux, Windows, …)
* Contribute code and ideas to the overall platform
* Respond to questions on StackOverflow and Discord

You’ll be a great addition to the team if you have

At least 5 years of software engineering and Python experience
* Demonstrated ability to lead the development of an open-source project
* Excellent English and technical writing skills
* Solid understanding of HTTP and modern APIs
* Passion for developer tools and sense for what makes them amazing
* Passion for simplicity and delightful user experience
* Good sense for when to choose a robust vs. minimal solution to move fast
* Ability to comfortably navigate the ladder of abstraction
* Eagerness to learn and share

Bonus points

Experience with Rust or Go
* Experience building a technology product
* Early-stage startup experience
* History of side projects
* Entrepreneurial spirit

What we offer

Competitive salary and equity
* MacBook Pro, 5K display, and accessories
* Company-paid co-working space
* Work remotely
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