OSS Python Developer (Remote)

Prague /
Engineering /
HTTPie is an early-stage startup building tools for developers and rethinking the human-to-API relationship from first principles. As the creators of well-loved open-source API clients for the terminal, we’re on a mission to make APIs simple and intuitive for everyone; CLI-lovers and beyond. Our vision is to build a platform helping solve problems that humans encounter throughout the entire API lifecycle. We’re starting with a web and desktop version of HTTPie. To achieve that, we recently raised our Seed Round ($6.5M) backed by some of the best investors in the US and the UK. Now we’re building out our founding Engineering & Product Team — that’s where you come in!

We are looking for an Open Source Developer to help us shape the future of API tools.

What you’ll do

    • Collaborate with the team to maintain and improve our open-source tools
    • Deliver performant, testable, maintainable, and high-quality code
    • Implement features with a focus on simplicity and top-notch user experience
    • Respond to GitHub issues and pull requests
    • Manage releases on various channels (PyPi, Homebrew, Linux, Windows, …)
    • Contribute code and ideas to the overall platform
    • Respond to questions on StackOverflow and Discord
    • Have a lot autonomy and fun while doing so

You’ll be a great addition to the team if you have

    • At least 5 years of software engineering and Python experience
    • Solid understanding of modern coding, testing, debugging, and automation techniques
    • Experience with open source development
    • Solid understanding of HTTP and modern APIs
    • Passion for developer tools and sense for what makes them amazing
    • Passion for simplicity and delightful user experience
    • Good sense for when to choose a robust vs. minimal solution to move fast
    • Ability to comfortably navigate the ladder of abstraction
    • Strong communication skills, especially in writing
    • Eagerness to learn and share

Bonus points

    • Experience with Rust or Go
    • Experience building a technology product
    • Early-stage startup experience
    • History of side projects
    • Entrepreneurial spirit

What we offer

    • Competitive salary and meaningful stock options
    • Educational and remote-setup budget
    • Unlimited growth potential
    • Work on a product that thousands of developers already love and trust
    • Being part of a diverse, open-minded and open-hearted team
This is an opportunity to become an essential part of an ambitious early-stage startup. Join @jakubroztocil and the team on this adventure and help shape the future of APIs.