Sr. Python Software Engineer (Freelance)

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  • Start: August/September 2017 - LT contract (12+ months)

  • Location: Gent, Ghelamco



You'll be part of the Engineering team of Western Digital, with a development center in Belgium, Ghent, Ghelamco.

Working on the latest Object Storage systems that delivers storage capacity up to 52 PetaByte.

Write software software with a focus on Enterprise Quality, Performance, Scalability and Robustness.

We are looking for an experienced Python Software Engineer who wants to work on extending the customer facing Storage API, different storage compliance features, Disaster Recovery options and tuning the system for better performance and scalability.

Position Responsibilities

  • Taking Product Management's input on new features and product enhancements, and translating this into well tested and well architected implementations.

  • Through our Agile development process driving features from demo's to production ready code through serveral iterations.

  • Assisting our Customer Support team with troubleshooting issues and optimizing Customers' setups

  • Create well documented code which is quality assured by unit, component and integration testing code which are run through our Continuous Integration Environments in order to avoid any regression and give you instant feedback on what you've written.

  • Iterate on improving design and functionality and get the liberty and opportunity to step outside the beaten path on our quarterly hackatons.

  • Whatever you create, as long as it's created from the perspective of our Customers, you'll create value and get their appreciation for it.

  • Your primary focus is on building software that interfaces with other areas of the product and teams:

    • Maintenance of the existing automated product integration suites and extensions to it as new features are built

    • Ownership over our Python based data path components that manage user identities and guarantee the global unicity of bucketnames.

    • Cooperation with the "Marvin Core" team on management stack aspects (upgrade, configuration management, monitoring)

    • Provide support to your team members and help them out with python-oriented tasks.



Required Skillset

  • Master in computer science or equivalent through experience

  • At least 4 - 5 years of experience with programming production level software in Python

  • Basic administration & troubleshooting of Linux Ubuntu


Skills considered a plus

  • Experience with C++

  • Previous experience as a Linux system engineer

  • Knowledge of Amazon's AWS S3 API, SDK's & tools

  • Understanding of Cloud and Enterprise storage concepts and products



  • You enjoy working with other people and delivering features as a team. When the team is at risk of missing out on its commitment, you'll help out even if that means stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • You're familiar with getting open feedback from your peers through code review and pair programming

  • You’re used to working in a team with clear coding guidelines and high standards for code.

  • You enjoy working with people from other cultures and timezones

  • You like working in an environment that appreciates humor, fun and off-work activities.



Belgium, Gent, Ghelamco Arena

Only open for applicants with an EU worker permit.

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