Sr. Python Backend Developer

Location: Remote - US
Department: CTO Leadership (4180)


*This role is remote and can be based anywhere in the US

About Us

Global Eagle is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband connectivity, television and entertainment services, content and data analytics to aviation, maritime, enterprise and government markets. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated portfolio of rich media content and high-speed connectivity solutions for airlines, private jets, cruise lines, commercial ships, super-yachts, ferries, enterprise, government and military installations worldwide with proprietary performance-enhancing technologies and exclusive access to premium media. With 1,300 employees on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and concierge support to its customers.

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Role Summary

We currently have a need for a Sr. Python Backend Developer. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the product and project management teams, development, operations and support team.  This person will be responsible for completing his/her tasks within the framework of ongoing development and operation of a wireless in-flight service and entertainment solution. More concretely, the successful candidate will develop different web modules and components for the back-end in a Python framework environment inside of a product oriented development team.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Design, develop, and architect services
  • Contributing to cutting-edge R&D initiatives including service integration with emerging frameworks and platforms
  • Assisting with technical resolution of issues on mission critical production systems (you build it, you own it, you run it)
  • Thinking out of the box to come up with solutions that scale, are fault-tolerant, easy to grasp and elegant.

Education & Experience

  • 8+ years of Python development experience
  • 4+ years of Django Framework experience
  • Deep understanding of web application best practices and git development flow
  • Expert in scalable database design and POSTGRES
  • Experience with application development using docker containers
  • Experience in building and supporting RESTful APIs with the django rest framework and token authentication
  • Experience with async and scheduled tasks using REDIS
  • Experience with NODE and socket communication
  • Understanding of the Full stack of the application and experience with HTML/CSS/JS and Jinja templating language
  • Understanding of AWS services and deploying web applications
  • Excellent communicator who is passionate about quality, supportability, extensibility, and scalable application design
  • Focused, dependable, detail-oriented and hands-on – completes tasks quickly and thoroughly
  • Excellent work ethics and communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal

Our Core Values

  • Communicate and Connect
  • Deliver Excellence and Own it
  • Be Honorable
  • Operate as ONE
  • Learn and Embrace Change

Why You Should Work Here

A career with Global Eagle is a unique opportunity to grow your knowledge and skills within a culture that thrives on collaboration and innovation. In addition to being a part of an amazing group, we also have competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k, disability and life insurance, flexible scheduling, pet insurance, and discounts on gym membership, concerts, amusement parks, hotels, and more!


Global Eagle is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Due to COVID, our interviews are now done in a safe environment using online platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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