Freelance Senior Back End Developer/Architect

New York  ·  Contract

Freelance Senior Back End Developer/Architect

ustwo has always been at the forefront of new technology and design. Our mission is to create digital experiences that have a meaningful impact on the world. In service of that, we’ve pioneered an approach that brings together the best of digital products and gaming, always defining what’s next for our clients. 

Our teams are highly skilled and multifaceted, collaborating across all disciplines, fully involved throughout the technology and design processes. We're looking for a hands-on technical leader to work on ideation, design, development, deployment, and support of backend services which are written in Python.



  • Own end-to-end development and operation of high-performance microservices.
  • Implement product features using Python, AWS and various third-party libraries.
  • Architect solutions across multiple applications and products.
  • Lead architecting new systems/technologies/processes to stay current and increase efficiencies.
  • Work in an agile way, owning user stories, and ensuring features are created and shipped.
  • Interface with internal and client team to define requirements, deliverables, and provide the necessary engineering expertise and support to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Lead and collaborate across the technology team to figure out cross-team dependencies, ideate efficient workflows, design modular services, and execute these complex flows in a streamlined manner.
  • Be the go-to expert within the entire product domain, understand the architecture and interactions of the entire system.
  • Act as a team player through code reviews, creating documentation, technical guidance, and mentoring where needed.
  • Quickly get up to speed with an existing codebase.



  • Expert knowledge of Python (6+ years of hands-on experience with web and others).
  • Experience with architecting backend systems for AWS as well as deploying and maintaining servers, databases (relational and noSQL), etc.
  • Proven experience in architecture, design, and delivery of data-intensive applications.
  • Experience writing testable code.
  • Confidence working with Git and industry standard workflows.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced autonomous environment.
  • Debugging and performance testing skills.



  • Familiarity with other types of platforms like VR / AR and gaming.
  • Experience with Node, JavaScript or Typescript.
  • Experience getting your hands dirty on the front-end side of the product.
  • Experience with web paradigms such as RESTful APIs.
  • Knowledge of the latest libraries and tendencies (React.js, Redux, Angular, Web Sockets, etc.).
  • Experience with Docker and how to use it in the context of Node.js and microservices.



ustwo NYC combines expertise in product and service development, ventures and gaming to make a meaningful impact on the challenges companies and individuals face in contemporary culture.

Over the last 5 years, we have been carving out a reputation in the US in the space between digital product development and new experience design. Our deep product development knowledge, our design heritage and our leadership at the edges of technology and culture, means we are capable of providing fresh creative and strategic direction on genuinely new experiences, as well as deep technical expertise on implementation - never disconnecting strategy from implementation.

This combination of capabilities is rare and valuable, particularly in a market that’s seeing ever-increasing convergence of entertainment, gaming, content, commerce, and platforms.

ustwo is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.

We’d love to hear from you, even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements.


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