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Junior Software Engineer

ABOUT US: SteelSeries is a global leader in enhancing gamers' experience through devices and software they need and want.  Our mission is to help e-sports pros win major tournaments.  And wow, have we succeeded!  E-sports pros have won more prize money using our gear than any other brand (and we are just a little bit proud of that). We understand and share the passion for gaming better than anyone else because we, too, are dedicated gamers on a mission to cut through the flash and hype.  We bring cutting edge products to life that meets real needs.  We believe in creativity and imagination, in being true to gamers and ourselves and displaying the same killer instinct in our work as we do when we game.

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE: As a Junior Software Engineer for the Digital Engineering team, you will help build the SteelSeries web-based experience, touching everything from direct sales of our products on our website, to crafting exciting customer experiences for our SteelSeries community. You will learn to become a core backend engineer for our team, developing in Python and Django, and understand the different systems that help support an ecommerce website of our size. We take great pride in crafting clean, usable code, as well as learning from one another. We’re a company built by gamers and made for gamers!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Write lots of Python code – contribute real changes to our site that will be used by thousands of people daily.
  • Work one-on-one with our Senior Python Developers to learn about the many systems we have that build our ecommerce and community hubs.
  • Take on tasks to implement new site features, fix bugs, or write improvements. 
  • Work with a tight-knit, fast growing team with a company focused on gaming.
  • Help build a robust RMA system for handling user return orders.
  • Develop new tools and libraries for frontend developers and UX designers to make our site look and feel awesome.
  • Help support and launch new SteelSeries products for sale on our web store.
  • Work on new software and online initiatives that are yet to be announced.
  • Game on, test, and give feedback on unannounced super-secret hardware products in development.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent program.
  • Familiar with Python (either 2 or 3).
  • Experience with web development framework (Django, Flask, Rails, etc.).
  • Familiar with SQL
  • Familiar with HTML
  • Can read/write JavaScript
  • Experience with Linux/Unix based OS.
  • Experience working with task/queuing systems (Celery, AMQP, etc.).
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