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Full Stack Developer - Python


Date Posted06 Jan 14
Job TypeFull Time
Last Date to Apply15 Jan 14


Want to be a technical innovator at a company that's changing how education is delivered to the 1 billion underprivilaged children around the world? 

We have outstanding opportunities for smart, resourceful and motivated Software Engineers to build high-profile, leading-edge products leveraging big data technologies. You will assume a role as a leading contributor of highly valued, high-profile functionality in our platform.

This is your chance to expand your expertise in advanced technologies and distributed infrastructures as you solve challenging problems as part of our small but talented team.  This position provides a unique opportunity for an individual with experience and interest in the education space to be a leading contributor to a growth-oriented, entrepreneurial, high-impact, social enterprise organization. The ideal candidate has a passion for Zaya’s mission, thrives working externally, operating in ambiguous situations, and producing ambitious results.

The ideal candidate will have 1+ years of experience designing and developing high quality and standards-based web applications in Python/HTML/JavaScript/CSS. Freshers are welcome to apply as well.


  • Develop next-gen Python/Django Web applications on cloud platforms. 
  • Build web applications optimized for desktop, mobile and tablet devices using the new HTML5 and related standards. 
  • Enhance scalability and reliability of existing applications 
  • Provide troubleshooting and 2nd-tier support for existing applications


You should have a track record of expertise in design, implementation, and troubleshooting of software optimized for large scale environments. You thrive on learning and applying new technologies. You're capable of managing your time well and working efficiently and independently. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field (Masters a plus).
  • Self-starter, proactive, positive, creative, and flexible. 
  • Able to wear multiple hats and fill multiple roles and responsibilities.
  • Hands-on experience with Python, MySQL.
  • Must have a strong understanding of Python 2 and object-oriented design
  • Django experience
  • Hands-on experience with jQuery, AJAX, JSON, CSS. 
  • Working knowledge of new HTML5 technologies. 
  • Working knowledge of Twitter Bootstrap. 
  • Familiarity with MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with JavaScript (jQuery) and AJAX
  • You'll thrive in a startup-like environment and possess maturity and business savvy.
  • Familiarity with character encoding and how this applies to storing, retrieving and displaying data


§  Working with tools like TastyPy, HighCharts

§  Knowledge of optimization such as memcached and scaling MySQL/Python



(Category: Education)
ZAYA is an award winning, innovative social-business based in San Francisco, India, Mongolia and expanding all over the world that focuses on implementing scalable systems to increase the access to education in rural communities. As a result of our work, we expect to create the infrastructure needed...
Founded: May 2013
Funding: $600,000