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Backend Python/Django Developer

Newport Beach, California, United States
June 11, 2019


About Us:

We are a fast-growing and leading company in the personalized health space. We build software to help interpret peoples’ genetics, lab tests and symptoms in order to give personalized health recommendations.

Our primary goal is to give people the tools they need to live a healthier and better life

We are a flat organization and prioritize efficiency

We work as a team and every input and suggestion is taken into account, no matter who it comes from

We thrive on open communication and dedication

We are a meritocracy and people who show good abilities can move up in the organization fast.

Job Type and Pay:

We are looking for a talented backend Django developer. Pay will be in accordance with abilities and experience.

Full-time only

Position is remote

No agencies

Must work a minimum of 4 hours within PST time zone between 9AM to 8PM PST


Writing clean, readable code

Developing scalable, easily-maintainable software

Collaborating with other team members and stakeholders

Optimizing applications for maximum speed and scalability

Extending and improving existing internal software systems

Software Testing

Able to integrate multiple data sources and databases into one system

Participating in daily scrum meetings

Ability to take product ownership and deliver

Basic understanding of front-end technologies

Understanding of accessibility and security compliance

Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

Understanding the differences between multiple delivery platforms (e.g. mobile vs desktop) and optimizing output to match the specific platform (e.g. HTML5, and CSS3)

Strong English-language communication skills

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


3+ years of professional experience working with Python and Django

Experience with SQL databases

Knowledge of Git and experience with Git-hosting services such as BitBucket


Experience with REST api

Experience with OAuth

Experience with issue tracking tools such as Jira

Experience with AWS and Heroku

Prior experience with remote work and launching a new product with a startup

Good front-end ability (Javascript, CSS, HTML)

Knowledge of Vue.js, jQuery, Bootstrap, and React Native

Our three companies: - With over 1.5 million visitors per month, SelfHacked is the best source of scientific information on supplements and health topics with integrity, no agenda or ideology. We strive for completeness and accuracy, and we work to make it accessible for everyone. The SelfHacked team includes 4 PhDs, 1 PharmD, 2 PhD students, 2 MS in biology, and a few biochemistry graduates. - We analyze people's DNA (over 15,000 users so far) and symptoms and give them health recommendations based on their DNA that are simple and easy to understand using our custom-built algorithms. - Provides high-quality, science-backed information and lifestyle, diet, and supplement recommendations based on lab test results.

We are very selective in our process because we look for a very long-term, full time partnership with our employees.

We try to keep the process as short as possible, so that we don't waste anyone's time. We've designed our tests and procedures so that if someone doesn't score above a certain threshold for a given segment, they are booted from the application process early. Most people will not spend more than 10 min of their time on our process. People who do well keep progressing and ultimately get hired and love working for our company!

If this is the type of company you want to be a part of, apply now!