Senior Software Engineer JS/Python in The Muse

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We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our application development squad, to work on our two brands and The, working on products designed to unite job seekers with a great job. We are looking for applicants with deep experience in javascript, with some python/django experience as well. We primarily use React, Next.js, Typescript for our front end applications, with FastAPI, Django, Python, Node, AWS, and PostgreSQL for the services and other applications. We also rely on Docker, CircleCI, and Github for our workflow.

We expect you to be familiar with most of these technologies, with demonstrated mastery of javascript and python in your work experience.

We work remotely and are looking for teammates who can work primarily during our business hours of 9-6pm (GMT-5).

Job functions

  • You’ll build new features that millions of users will see and love. You’ll be working with the team to release modern, lean, well-built web applications that grow and improve every day.
  • You’ll be a driver of best practices and product iterations.
  • You will champion site performance both in actual and perceived speed. This includes both API performance as well as front end best practices.
  • You will work closely with technical and product team members in an iterative process for features and products.

Qualifications and requirements

  • You have 5+ years of professional experience.
  • You design and build scalable solutions with javascript and python, particularly leveraging frameworks such as React, FastAPI, and Django.
  • You have confidence in your work and are secure in shipping to production frequently. Continuous integration, automated deployments, and monitoring and alerting are all part of your day-to-day.
  • You understand and practice clean code principles, such as SOLID, DRY, and YAGNI, and how to apply them to the problems at hand.
  • Everyone loves a green field, and you’ll get that too. But code can does rot, so we all pitch in to weed tech debt out of the garden.
  • You love data-driven development. Pushing the needle on a metric makes you smile.

About Us

The Muse is the most trusted and beloved career platform, connecting individuals and companies on an authentic level. We annually reach millions of people looking to craft meaningful careers through, giving candidates the information they need to find the company that is right for them. Why? Because life’s too short to hate your career. is the largest inclusive online career community for women, welcoming women, nonbinary people and allies. Our social mission is to improve the careers and lives of women, while supporting companies who want to improve their diversity and inclusion.


Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.
Equity offered This position includes equity compensation (in the form of stock options or another mechanism).
Flexible hours Flexible schedule and freedom for attending family needs or personal errands.
Computer provided The Muse provides a computer for your work.
Education stipend The Muse covers some educational expenses related to the position.
Informal dress code No dress code is enforced.
Vacation over legal The Muse gives you paid vacations over the legal minimum.

Remote work policy

Fully remote

Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

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