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Blocklight seeking Lead Software Engineer

Lead Software Engineer
Managerial responsibilities:
• Assist Blocklight management with defining software engineering roadmap
• Translate high-level roadmap milestones into actionable software engineering tasks
(managed using Trello)
• Assign tasks and associated deadlines to members of the software engineering team; also
ensure that tasks are being completed on-time
• Act as the primary day-to-day contact for members of the software engineering team
(i.e., answering questions as they arise, assisting with troubleshooting, assisting with
coordination among the team)
• Consistently communicate with Blocklight management to keep them informed of
software engineering progress, current roadblocks, and all other relevant information
Technical responsibilities:
• Manage code source control (using Git)
o Serve as owner of the development and master branches, merging in code from
other branches as appropriate and resolving merge conflicts when they occur
o Ensure that code is automatically and correctly updated on development and
master servers
• Design and implement core software (i.e., the most important backend logic functions,
data pipelines, API syncing tasks)
• Design new database table architectures and assist team in implementation (as
integrations with new third-party APIs are added)
• Implement and test machine learning models (used to enable more advanced business
• Improve and optimize current software for scalable performance
Strong candidates will have extensive experience with the following:
• Python
• Django
• Javascript
• React
Experience is preferred with the following:
• Machine learning (and associated frameworks e.g., PyTorch)
• NoSQL (Mongo DB)
• Highcharts JS
• Linux server management
• Celery
• Nginx
• Gunicorn
A note on the company
• Blocklight is currently a cohort member with Unbank Ventures, a FinTech accelerator
based in San Francisco, IL. We are participating in a 3-month program during the
months of April, May, and June and are focused on Product, Marketing, and Investment,
respectively. We will be concentrating on; creating more value for small
business, continued beta program and community growth, and building out our
seed financing round which will close in late June.
A note on the opportunity
• We are a startup, so compensation will be a hybrid of cash + equity.

Interested students may contact Justin Arnold, justin@blocklight.io


Posted by: Jane Do  Wed, 19 Apr 2017, 12:00 AM

Last Updated: May 15, 2019 9:56 AM

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