Senior Backend Developer (Python)

Job description

Do you like back-end development and are you a fan of Python? Can you imagine yourself, arriving every morning at an office full of energy and driven people, getting ready to scale a software platform to the whole world? Then read further and find out why we believe our startup in Ghent will be the ideal place for you.

Who are we?

We are Deliverect, a startup from Ghent solving a huge pain that restaurants currently have with handling incoming food-delivery orders. You may not believe it, but restaurants still have to manually handle the orders from each different ordering platform separately (Uber Eats,, Deliveroo, etc.) The result? Mistakes, stressed employees, messed up orders, and dissatisfied customers - but no more: With our platform, we fix all of these analogue problems and bring restaurants up to the speed of the digital world.

Our young and international team currently counts more than +180 ambitious enthusiasts who work, innovate, and celebrate success together. We have experienced founders with a huge network and track record and already some of the biggest chains that are working with us. And we are excited to continue to grow a lot in the months to come.

Your mission at Deliverect:

As our most Senior Backend Developer with Python knowledge, you write well-tested code, guide the team with your experience, and seek challenges that inspire you. Some examples of your responsibilities include:

  • Building API integrations for leading national and global delivery websites

  • Being inventive with the huge amount of data and innovating with it

  • Creating Machine to Machine (M2M) Authorization

  • Anticipating problems with server load and preventing them ahead of time

  • Mentoring the other developers and guide them in their work

  • Help to choose new technologies and frameworks to tackle problems

  • You might even be in touch with customers directly, as you are keen to hear what you can improve on

Job requirements

Why this job is for you:

  • You have at least 4-5 years of experience, including 2 years or more of recent experience developing in Python
  • You have experience with building Web/REST APIs
  • You know what Flask (we use Eve) or Django are
  • You prefer working in a team
  • We don't tell you what to do, you are the expert and you welcome giving and receiving feedback

What we count as a plus:

  • Your knowledge of databases includes NoSQL (ideally MongoDB

  • You are familiar with SaaS products or worked on a product with frequent releases

  • Understanding of Docker or Kubernetes (we are currently switching)

  • You have worked with a TDD approach before

  • Basic cloud knowledge (Azure / Google Cloud / AWS… but knowing accuweather doesn’t count)

  • Previous mocking and testing of APIs with Postman

What you can expect from us:

At Deliverect, we care about attracting and retaining excellent people. That’s why we offer you:

  • Completely flat company structure

  • A MacBook

  • Great coffee, free snacks, and plenty of beer (when the work is done)!

  • Flexibility in working hours (around core office times)

  • Working with new technologies, no legacy

  • Full transparency about the business - Everything is shared, so you will also learn what is needed to create a successful startup

We would love to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about this job or to talk about ordering food. 

If you have no questions, excellent. 

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