Senior Python engineer

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Senior Python engineer 


The role

At Talpa eCommerce we're tackling the fast & exciting world of high-volume real-time auctions. We have ambitions to continue our international expansion and punch above our weight on the eCommerce scene. And for this we need a pragmatic & experienced Python engineer to join our Data-Driven Performance team and help us drive these plans. How to do this, you ask? The Data-Driven Performance team takes care of intelligence & machine learning in our stack. As you can imagine, on an auction site, the customer decides the price, and if people don't bid, we can actually sell products for as low as 1 euro. That's great for the customers, but giving away products for nearly free is not a long-term business model. This is where this team steps in to automate the auction planning, tweak auction duration, measure success and update our ML models. 

DDP tech stack: Python, Django, MariaDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, Celery, UWSGI, SageMaker, Kafka, Kinesis, LXD, Kubernetes, AWS

What are you bringing?

  • Deep experience of Python & building web applications.
  • Belief in data-driven approach & curiosity/passion for Machine Learning or the dedication to learn fast.
  • Strong desire to improve the status quo, to achieve results, and to make an impact for your customers as well as for your colleagues. You own the code and the technical solution, and this is normal for you.
  • Familiarity with best practices & common design patterns (DDD, OOD, SOLID, YAGNI, KISS, DRY, etc).
  • Solid understanding of RDBMs (PostgreSQL or MySQL/MariaDB) as well as NoSQL databases (eg Redis, DynamoDB).
  • Experience or eagerness to learn and work with Kafka event bus as well as APIs (REST, RPC, GraphQL).
  • The conviction that tested code is better code - and that tests are not just an afterthought or an impediment.

What are we bringing?

  • Solid compensation, pension contributions & 24 days of vacation
  • A great company culture where people are encouraged to speak their mind, strict no blame policy, "you build it, you own it" mentality. In general we strive to create a very safe, fair and warm environment. And we expect you to contribute to this (lach)
  • International environment with 20 nationalities in the Product & Tech department. We speak English when we don’t use GIFs to make a point
  • A place to grow your career to the next level: we support and encourage everybody to take the lead, go outside the comfort zone and try new things
  • Weekly Bootcamps, Yoga classes. Friday afternoon drinks
  • Hackathons / Workshops/ Tech Demos / periodic feedback sessions / periodic employee surveys - all in the pursuit of better collaboration and continuous improvement
  • Regular celebrations and parties
  • Your choice of MacBook Pro or a HP Elitebook. Freedom to run any OS you prefer

Our Tech Stack

  • Our Tech Radar - where we are and where we're going -
  • Programming languages: PHP, Python, Typescript
  • DB & Data: MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS, Airflow
  • DevOps toolset: GitHub, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, LXD
  • Infrastructure: AWS & OnPrem
  • Automation: Robot Framework, Selenium, SonarQube, Browserstack
  • Monitoring: NewRelic, Grafana, ELK, Sentry
  • Communication/ Collaboration: Atlassian, Slack, Office 365/ MS teams

About Talpa ecommerce

“Talpa ecommerce?” - we are the driving force behind the high traffic and real time auction labels VakantieVeilingen and Vavabid. With a rating of 4.4 stars on Trustpilot out of > 29.000 reviews, you can be sure that we're really doing something well for our customers. The deal platform Actievandedag is our other product, a popular choice with the Dutch and Belgian market. Since 2018 we're part of Talpa Network, one of the biggest and most diverse media-tech groups of the Netherlands. As such, Talpa ecommerce belongs to a select group of companies that reach the Dutch crowd with innovative and entertaining content every day.

With APIs totaling hundreds of millions of calls/month, websites handling tenths of millions of page views, mobile applications installed on millions of devices and technical challenges brought by the auction model & international scale e-commerce, we need your help to thrive.

Are you interested? 

Would you like to join our team? Please apply online via the button below. For more information check the Talpa eCommerce company website and our labels,,,, and Slajeslag

Our communities

Developing yourself in our Academy.

Working out with your colleagues.

Having breakfast with our CEO.

Listening to inspiring e-commerce stories.

Contributing to innovative e-commerce initiatives.

Awesome parties and drinks.