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Senior Architect / Technical Lead

  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT

About this job

Do you enjoy solving hard problems using cutting edge technology? This business is revolutionizing the travel experience and disrupting the $736 billion airline industry. Operating a successful subscription-based airline in California and Texas, their mission is to use technology to create the most advanced travel experience possible. This year they are scaling up to expand nationally in the United States and into Europe.

For a flat monthly fee this company allows its members unlimited flights in the territories they service. Through their mobile app and back-end infrastructure, they facilitate a completely context-aware and on-demand travel experience, from booking a flight 15 minutes before departure to automatic interventions for weather delays - controlling the entire experience end-to-end and uniquely positioned to drive the future of travel.


  • Minimum 10 years of software development experience with at least 3 years working on large scale layered platform architectures
  • Expert knowledge of Python with at least 5+ years developing real world applications, 2+ years’ experience with NodeJS
  • 5+ years working with large RDMBS systems (PostgreSQL preferred) including writing complex SQL queries and performing database optimization tasks
  • 3+ years developing RESTful APIs and web services
  • 1+ year working with distributed systems and NoSQL technologies
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript and Ajax
  • Deep understanding of CS fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms and expert software engineering skills with focus on API design and development
  • Strong grasp of code performance analysis methods and techniques like asymptotic run time analysis of algorithms, code profiling and memory analysis.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Love of start-up culture & innovation

Prior experience with integrating multiple code bases and large-scale re-factorings
Experience with message-oriented architectures
Proficiency in writing performance and scalable multi-threaded programs

Stack includes:

  • Python with Django Framework
  • NodeJS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Angular Front End is moving to ReactJS
  • AWS infrastructure
  • Jenkins CI with Ansible configuration
  • Unit tests and a selenium automation framework in Ruby

Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in Santa Monica, CA, this business offers a competitive compensation package including stock options, medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) retirement plans, flexible working hours. They invest in their engineers through mentoring, training and exposure to new technologies and ideas, and provide career planning and mobility opportunities whenever possible. If this sounds interesting, there is so much more to learn!

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