Finding and then hiring experienced Python developers can be a challenging endeavor. In this guide, we share all of our processes to attract high-quality developers. We summarize our verified, step-by-step practice for interviewing and hiring top Python developers.
The first step to hiring a great Python developer is to build a clear and concise job description. The job description should describe the exact type of candidates you're searching for, the desired skills and knowledge, the benefits your company will be providing them, and the daily duties and responsibilities of the role. Also, you should build a case of why the top Python developers should work for your organization. Here is our Python developer job description template, we're providing it free of ownership so you can copy it and use it as you see fit.
This job description is based on actual job descriptions we use and have used in the past to hire dozens of top Python developers in the United States and Latin America. Feel free to use it as you'd like and let us know how it goes.
The first part of this Python developer job description includes a brief introduction to your business. It provides candidates a high-level understanding of what your company does. Some of the things it includes are location, a summary of what you're looking for, who are your clients and customers and describe the products and services you serve. This is our company's description:
FullStack Labs is a leading software consultancy seeking creative and skilled developers to join our fast-growing team. Our mission is to design and develop technology that improves the lives of its users while providing an exceptionally high level of service to our clients.
We are looking for experienced developers who want to be part of a fast-paced, dynamic environment, where everyone’s opinions and efforts are valued. We hire outstanding professionals and give them the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere that values learning, growth, and hard work.
Our team of 100+ professionals is distributed across our three offices in California, Washington D.C., and Barranquilla Colombia. Additionally, many of our team members who aren’t located near one of our offices, work remotely. We provide a highly competitive compensation and benefits package with health insurance, overtime pay, PTO, etc.
If you have the desire to be a part of an exciting, challenging and rapidly-growing software development consultancy, and if you are passionate about software development and creating the finest apps in the marketplace, please apply below.
Next, the job description provides an overview of the position's day-to-day activities. Many of the examples in the tasks listed below are regular activities that a Python developer is expected to perform. Evaluate your requirements and edit this template according to your needs.
Next, we summarize what we're looking for in a Python developer and describe the requirements of the position. Many of these elements would transfer well to general Python developer job descriptions, review them, and adjust them according to your company and your specific search.
Here, we describe all of the benefits that talented Python developers will enjoy once they join our company. What sets you apart from other employers? What does your compensation and benefits plan look like?
We’re a medium-sized team that’s growing fast, so everyone that joins has a direct impact on the direction and success of the company. Today’s hires will be tomorrow’s leaders. We strive for an open, flat, collaborative, work-hard-play-hard environment. Some of the benefits are:
Being a software consultant is a fun, challenging, and rewarding career choice for developers. Your contributions are highly valued by clients, and the work you do often has a direct and significant impact on clients’ businesses.
You will have the chance to work on a variety of projects for our incredible clients, which will help you quickly improve as a consultant and software developer. You will get to work with modern languages and frameworks alongside some of the best developers in the world.
So if you have the desire to be a part of an exciting, challenging, and rapidly-growing software development consultancy, and if you are passionate about software development and consulting, please apply.
Hopefully, you’ve found this helpful. To see examples of our complete job postings, please visit: https://jobs.lever.co/fullstacklabs
It's likely you'll receive hundreds of applicants once you post your job posting. Out of these applicants, only a handful will be qualified. It's important you have a screening process in place to make it easier for your team to go through and qualify/unqualify all candidates. We recommend having candidates fill an online job application and provide some basic information about themselves.
To quickly sift through hundreds of job applications, we favor having applicants respond to the following questions when they apply:
The following questions all focus on technical skills. We like to ask for their level of experience across a broad spectrum of programming languages to help us understand their complete skill set, not just their Python ability.
What is your level of experience with:
The idea is having the answers to these questions automatically fed into your applicant tracking system where you could review the answers and qualify or disqualify applicants. We use Lever, but there are many others.
As you screen your new candidates, you'd want to start interviewing the ones who qualify for the position. Here is an overview of our step-by-step interview process:
During this step, you have an opportunity to communicate information about your organization. We use this opportunity to continue sharing information with the prospect that the candidate will either identify with our culture and accept the job offer, or disagree with our culture and reject the job offer. We attach the following documents to each job offer:
This includes details on the roles and responsibilities of the position, location, manager, title, compensation, benefits, PTO, etc.
You can download the template in PDF format here.
This includes our mission statement, vision statement, and company values. The purpose is to help candidates further understand the company’s culture and determine if they are a good fit. Here is ours.
We outline our project management process and how we manage teams and individuals. Use this as an example.
This outlines how our team should give and receive feedback, and further explains our management philosophy. Here is an example.
The pay for Python developers is going to depend on some variables. In this article we researched those variables so you're clear on what to expect.
We’d love to learn more about your project.
Engagements start at $50,000.