Pace ❤️ Python

As you can tell from our profiles, we’re a team that loves engineering. We discuss Klein bottles and Euler’s discoveries over lunch. Every week we try to do a knowledge sharing session where somebody presents on a hard topic.

The technical challenges we are solving at Pace are immense - from aggregating huge data sets on the fly to ensuring consistent real-time delivery under intense load. Not to mention working with our science team to implement proprietary numerical ML.

We keep our entire codebase to Python (with React on the frontend) and are moving towards a real-time microservices infrastructure. To give you a sense of what we’re doing, we will probably need to build our own Python infrastructure just for the microservices part.

A bit more about our stack:

  • Kubernetes & Docker on Google Cloud
  • Python 3: Pandas, RabbitMQ, Celery, Flask, SciPy, NumPy
  • Javascript, React, Redux
  • PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Prometheus, Alert Manager, DataDog

To learn about Pace and the wider story, check out the About page.

Junior Python Developer

  • 1-2 years of experience
  • Python and SQL
  • SqlAlchemy (or a similar ORM)
  • Flask or a similar web framework (Falcon, Django)
  • Experience developing high-traffic web apps.
  • Pandas
  • Scientific Python stack (NumPy and SciPy)
  • ES6 /full-stack experience
  • Kubernetes
  • Distributed stream processing, e.g. Apache Storm or Beam.
  • Apply here

Our team before you

Artur Matos

Artur leads from the front. 10 years of deep technical experience and a Ph.D. in Computer Science means he has lots of valuable lessons to impart.

Jack Buckingham
Software Engineer

Jack is your typical English renaissance man: climber, rower and an M.Math. from Cambridge. He joined Pace for the combination of Python and maths.

Harry Papaloizou
Software Engineer

Coffee, cigarettes and maths. Harry is a Sartrean existentialist gone coder. A few of his favourite things: Postgres optimisation and obscure maths.

David Lopez Mateos
Chief Science Officer

Started his career with Particle Physics at CalTech and MIT. Was most recently a VP at a large London hedge fund and is wicked smart.

Calum Webb
Software Engineer

Our youngest team member makes up for lack of experience with an unnervingly fast learning curve. B.Sc. in Maths from King’s College.

Antonio Greco
Frontend Lead

Antonio is a London native and our JS and React wizard. Strong product focus and senior experience from Mendeley, Moonfruit and Digital Genius.

Lukas Hughes
Product Lead

With a degree from UCL but originally German, Lukas knows our customers inside out and distills their insights into amazing user stories.

Enrico Fermi
Canine Lead

What can we say? Fermi makes up for his limitations when it comes to communication by just being an a great presence in the team.

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