Role: Software Engineer – Open Source

Reports to: Director, Community Innovation

Department: Community Innovation

Location: Austin, TX preferred or remote

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt                                                                     

 

Help Us Shape the Future of Data

Anaconda is the creator of the world’s most popular Python data science platform. With more than 6 million users, the open source Anaconda Distribution is the easiest way to do data science and machine learning. Anaconda Enterprise allows organizations to collaborate, govern and deploy their Python and R data science in enterprise data centers and clouds. Customers include leading companies from the banking and financial services, energy, auto, technology, and health care industries. 

Anaconda is seeking people who want to play a role in shaping the future of enterprise AI, machine learning, and data science. Candidates should be knowledgeable and capable, but always eager to learn more and to teach others. Overall, we strive to create a culture that is both relaxed and focused, and we stress empathy and collaboration with our customers, open source users, and each other. Our primary employee perk is that we are actively working on projects that have a global impact, whether it's detecting fraud in the financial markets, accelerating cancer research, or fighting human trafficking and terrorism.

Summary

Anaconda is seeking a software developer to join our Community Innovation group, which is responsible for our portfolio of open source projects, such as Numba, Dask, Bokeh, Holoviews, Intake.  We are specifically seeking someone with experience in high performance Python to join the Numba team, as well as work on related projects like Dask.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit both Anaconda users and the PyData ecosystem as a whole.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be a key member of Anaconda’s open source development team
  • Design, implement, test, review, and document new features and bug fixes for open source projects
  • Attend weekly meetings and be in daily online communication with the team
  • Triage bug reports and debug challenging problems
  • Help users troubleshoot issues via Github, email, and real-time chat
  • Give presentations on our open source projects at conferences
  • Mentor new open source project contributors
  • Assist our product engineering and consulting teams with related projects
  • Other duties as needed

What You Need:

  • 3+ years of software development experience collaborating on projects that use Python and NumPy
  • Hands-on experience with projects using the C or C++ programming language
  • Experience with performance optimization of numerical applications
  • The analytical skills to go deep when troubleshooting hard problems that cross libraries, languages, and hardware platforms
  • Good communication skills for working with people of a wide range of backgrounds
  • A desire to learn new things and teach others

What Will Make You Stand Out:

  • Previous contributions to open source projects, especially in the PyData ecosystem
  • Knowledge of CPython or NumPy internals
  • Experience with compilers and LLVM
  • Practical applications of GPU computing, especially CUDA

Why You’ll Like Working Here:

  • Unique opportunity to translate strong open source adoption and user enthusiasm into commercial product growth
  • Dynamic company that rewards high-performers
  • On the cutting edge of enterprise application of data science, machine learning and AI
  • Collaborative team environment that values multiple perspectives and clear thinking
  • Employees First culture
  • Flexible working hours
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, Life and 401K
  • Pre IPO Stock options
  • Unlimited Vacation!

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