Middle Backend Engineer (Python)

Remote, Ukraine

Help build technology that powers business aviation!

Portside is a venture capital backed company headquartered in San Francisco. We provide modern operational and financial software for the global business aviation industry, currently used by operators of 2,000+ business and government aircraft in 25+ countries.

About Us

  • A stable & profitable company, with several products on the market and a growing customer base
  • A globally distributed team of ~30 people, with product & engineering based primarily in Ukraine
  • Recently raised a round of financing to support further expansion, led by Tiger Global Management (https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/20/portside-raises-17m-for-its-business-aviation-management-platform/)
  • Experienced management team. Harvard Business School and Berkeley graduates. Founded a Y Combinator company before (GetGoing, acquired in 2016), which grew to $1B in annual sales.
  • Modern technology stack, including:
    • Infrastructure: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Back-end: Python, Django, PostgreSQL
    • Front-end: JavaScript, React, Typescript
    • Devops: Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, GitHub Actions
    • Monitoring: Kibana, Sentry, LogRocket, Pagerduty, Prometheus, Grafana
    • Custom reporting: Jaspersoft Studio
    • Communication & design: JIRA, Confluence, Slack, Figma


We are looking for a Middle Backend (Python) Engineer to join our backend team.


  • 3+ years of Python development experience (using Django/Celery is a big advantage).
  • Knowledge of SQL, database design, and optimization (PostgreSQL).
  • Understanding of HTTP stack and REST API principles. Experience designing, building, and maintaining APIs.
  • Understanding of fundamental design patterns and principles.
  • Experience with automated testing, CI/CD, TDD.
  • DevOps / AWS / Docker / Kubernetes / information security experience is a plus.

What we offer

  • a small, friendly, professional team
  • competitive compensation
  • ability to work remotely in any European time zone
  • no corporate bureaucracy
  • holidays, 20 working days of vacation, and paid sick days