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Senior Python Engineer (Hybrid)


About Us: 

A global SaaS leader for seamless digital document workflows, Nitro offers a suite of solutions for PDF, eSigning, identity verification and analytics supported by a best-in-class customer success and change management team. With more than 3 million licensed users and 13,000+ business customers across 157 countries, we serve 67% of the Fortune 500.

How We Work: 

We aim to create an environment where talented individuals are empowered to excel. How we collaborate, innovate, and engage with one another is important to us. Our work is driven by 5 key principles:

  • One team, One mission
    Our collective dedication to Nitro's mission defines us. Together, we are building an environment where everyone feels like a valued part of something bigger than themselves.
  • Own it
    We take full ownership of our actions and decisions. We empower one another to lead with confidence, creativity, and a solutions-focused mindset.
  • Accountable to our customers
    We are dedicated to our customers and take our commitments seriously. We do what we say we are going to do.
  • Excellence in execution
    Driven by passion and precision, ​we exemplify excellence in our delivery with innovative, top-quality results.
  • Be bold, fail fast, learn faster
    We learn as we grow, dare to try, ​and bravely question. We are not chasing perfection but forever iterating towards it.

These guiding values shape our approach to work, fostering a culture where everyone is inspired to contribute their best.

Why Nitro Engineering:

Engineering is a critical function at Nitro, developing the products and services at the heart and soul of our business today, and helping us realize our vision of smarter documents in the future. We have an incredibly talented and diverse Engineering team that cares, with a strong culture that believes in building the right things and building them the right way. 

The Role: 
We are seeking a Software Engineer (Python) to help design, develop and deliver our Analytics and AI applications.  

As a Python Engineer, you will take a role in designing, developing, and maintaining Analytics and AI-driven applications, as well as our APIs. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality software solutions and contribute to the overall success of our products.  

A taste of our philosophy:  

  • We believe that engineering should be fun  
  • The best products demand the best platforms, and that is exactly what we build  
  • We are passionate about instrumentation, continuous improvement and operational excellence  
  • We are committed to building systems and services that just work, without heroics  
  • We not only believe in your personal and professional growth, we expect it  

What you'll be doing:  

  • Working closely with a tightly knit engineering organization to design, deliver, and improve technical solutions that delight our customers  
  • Develop and implement automated unit and integration tests to validate software functionality, performance, and robustness.  
  • Solving problems relating to mission critical services for build, test and delivery automation  
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and advancements in backend development and AI, and share knowledge with the team.  
  • Use Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices during the development process, ensuring frequent and reliable software releases.  
  • Influencing, implementing and discussing new designs, architectures, standards and best practices for large-scale distributed systems  

What we're looking for:  

  • 5+ years’ experience working with backend applications.  
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming principles, design patterns, and architectural concepts.  
  • Strong foundation in Python programming and design patterns essential 
  • Experience and familiarity with tools needed for building and deploying container-based applications, i.e. Docker/K8s/Helm/etc. 
  • Hands-on experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices and tools.  
  • Excellent communication and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team environment.  
  • Proficiency in agile software development methodologies (we use Kanban).  

Bonus points for: 

  • Experience professionally or personally building generative-AI based applications, i.e. OpenAI, Embeddings, Vector Database concepts, RAG etc  
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC), especially Terraform 
  • Full-stack experience and front-end exposure 
  • Comfortable with writing SQL for ad-hoc queries and/or using Python and Pandas/Polars/Xorbits for ad-hoc data analysis 
  • Familiarity with modern generative-AI packages (Langchain, LlamaIndex)  

Why Nitro?   
Along with our regular benefits and programs (including health, dental, vision, and retirement as standard), we are also very proud to offer a few additional initiatives to future Nitronauts: 
Flex Time Off 
Work-life balance is important at Nitro, and we understand that there are events that we cannot plan for. We are proud to offer Flex Time Off to be used for holidays, spending days with your family, or appointments. 
Hybrid Work  
Our team embraces the hybrid work model, appreciating its blend of flexibility and structure. We combine three days of in-person collaboration at our global offices in Toronto, Dublin, Antwerp, Porto, and Melbourne with the convenience of two days of remote work each week.
Families @ Nitro 
We have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure the well-being of our employees, which includes offering support when and where it matters most. From generous leave to fertility benefits, Nitro supports team members who may be on or considering a path to parenthood, whatever that looks like. 

Company-Wide Recharge Week
We understand the importance of taking time off, which is why we have a Recharge Week every January. It's a time when everyone takes a break together, making it easier for all of us to relax and refresh for the year ahead.

Nitro strongly encourages applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. We provide an accessible candidate experience and invite you to request any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond.