Junior Python Developer

Kaplan, Inc. Washington , DC 20319

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title

Junior Python Developer

Job Description

We have a great opportunity for a talented and self-motivated Backend Developer to join our product team at Kaplan. If you are passionate about education and want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of students, this is the fit for you! Working out of our New York, NY office, you will be conceptualizing and developing innovative, intuitive, and effective software products to help our students meet their educational and career goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working closely Front End Developers and other Backend Developers

  • Coding projects and prototyping functional solutions using Python, Java or JavaScript; testing and verifying projects through a rapid iterative design/development process.

  • Researching the latest technologies and utilizing relevant tools in development work as needed.

You are:

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced scrum based agile environment.

  • Adaptable and collaborative.

  • Comfortable using command-line tools.

  • Focused on test development and metric-guided solutions.


  • 1+ years of professional experience in a web-based, performance-focused, responsive design development environment.

  • Track record of developing functional highly performing applications.

  • Strong knowledge on Python, NodeJS, SQL, XML, Java and JavaScript.

  • Hands on experience working with Java and Object Oriented Design principles.

  • Hands on experience working with NoSQL technologies.

  • Proven experience working with WebServices (REST APIs) Experience dealing with production support troubleshooting.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in team environment with minimal supervision.

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum software development methodology.

  • Knowledge of APIs or Microservices.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to present information clearly and effectively.


Bachelors in Computer Science or related technical field preferred. Strong relevant work experience considered.


New York, NY, USA

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Kaplan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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