Django Web Developer - Contractor

Durham, North Carolina, United States Contract Allows remote

Caktus builds web and mobile apps with Django. We’ve built over 100 custom solutions that have reached more than 73.8 million people globally. Join our sharp team and be part of an open, collaborative culture that puts quality at the heart of each project. We’re passionate about solving complex challenges especially when they have a social impact. In addition to building the world’s first SMS voter registration project in Libya, we’ve also built applications for InDemand, Discovery, PBS, Mozilla, and UNICEF

We are looking for an experienced Django Web Developer to work on a contract basis who enjoys working on a team and is excited to work on new and diverse projects. We would like to develop a long-term relationship with someone who has between 10 and 30 hours per week available. You could work from either our Durham, NC office, Baltimore, MD office or remotely. 

As a Django Web Developer, you will:

  • Work collaboratively with the development team to get a feel for and learn about the Caktus development process
  • Clone Git and Mercurial code repositories and configure development environments running Django projects
  • Model and implement intricate data structures relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Create, implement and edit Django templates with compliant HTML5/CSS3 and use LESS/SASS to organize and make CSS easier to manage
  • Help setup and run projects in production environments on Linux (Debian-flavor) with Nginx, Gunicorn, RabbitMQ, Celery, Redis and other tools frequently deployed alongside Django web apps
  • Write complex Django apps following client specifications while maintaining a high level of unit test coverage to catch and prevent feature regressions
  • Deploy your changes to development servers frequently so clients see progress and feel connected to the process
  • Perform code reviews and use the gitflow branching model to stay in sync with the team
  • Follow agile development methodologies and take part in weekly team scrums and standup meetings

Caktus is looking for a professional Django Web Developer who:

  • Enjoys working on a small team and is excited to make highly customized web apps
  • Has experience working as an independent contractor
  • Could visit the Caktus office to become acquainted and collaborate with the team
  • Has a strong grasp of Django development techniques and always stays on top of the latest development best practices and tools

Apply for this opening at http://caktus.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mpu5?apply=true