Senior Python Developer
Flexiple spent good amount of time understanding our requirements, resulting in accurate recommendations and quick ramp up by quality developers.
Overall Flexiple brought in high-level of transparency with quick turnarounds in the hiring process at a significantly lower cost than any alternate options.
Flexiple has been instrumental in helping us grow at a fast pace. Their vetting process for engineers is top notch and they connected us with quality talent quickly.
Flexiple Developers are reviewed on their experience and complexity of products built. Those who display depth and have worked on end-to-end projects are given an introductory call.
Over a call, the developer’s ability to communicate in an articulate manner is tested. A deeper understanding of the candidate’s technical experience and also motivation to freelance is achieved.
Over one or more F2F interviews, the developer’s involvement and performance in building complex software products are assessed. This sets the platform to delve deeper into technology-specific discussions.
Developers' mental agility and problem-solving abilities are tested through a coding test involving algorithmic as well as skill-specific problems. A mixture of live evaluation and timed coding tests is used.
The live experience of working with developers is verified by reaching out to past clients and/or employers. Inputs on various qualitative factors such as reliability, punctuality, communication and responsiveness are received.
Performance during each engagement is continually assessed. Our developers are expected to maintain Flexiple standards across all engagements with our customers.
Python is a high-level, general-purpose computer programming language. It is easier to read and not as syntax-heavy as other languages. It finds use across tasks such as making web pages to building software.
Python's design philosophy emphasizes code readability with the use of significant indentation. Its language constructs and object-oriented approach aim to help programmers write clear, logical code for small- and large-scale projects.
If you’re looking to hire a freelance Python developer for your company, this guide is going to help you find the perfect fit. We’ve included everything you need to know about hiring a freelance Python developer.
We have broken the sections into the following parts:
1. Let's introduce Python to you.
2. Why is Python widespread?
3. What are the tools used by Python developers?
4. Writing the Job Description to hire a Python developer
5. Interview Questions for hiring a Python developer
- Basic Questions
- Advanced Questions
- Data Structures/Algo Questions
The following are some of the tools used by Python developers at various stages of development:
1. PyCharm IDE
It is an IDE for the Python programming language, developed by JetBrains. It comes with essential tools for Python developers, tightly integrated to create a convenient environment for productive Python, web, and data science development.
2. Jupyter Notebook
The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that you can use to create, share and combine documents that contain live code, equations, narrative texts, visualizations, and text.
3. Python Anywhere
PythonAnywhere is an online IDE and web hosting service based on the Python programming language. It makes it easy to create and run Python programs in the cloud.
Selenium is an open-source tool that automates web browsers. It provides a single interface that lets you write test scripts in Python.
Thonny is an IDE for Python that is designed for beginners. It supports different ways of stepping through the code, step-by-step expression evaluation, detailed visualization of the call stack, and a mode for explaining the concepts of references and heap.
Below are some key points that we at Flexiple have learned through trial and error - a process of filtering through over 15,000 developers.
Now that you have made a quality JD, it can still be tricky to evaluate the skills of your applicants. To help you with that, we have created a pool of questions that a good Python developer should be comfortable with.
It is important to note that the ability to answer these questions doesn't imply that you have a top quality candidate. But it definitely is a big step in that direction.
To help you navigate through these questions, we’ve categorized the interview questions in 3 parts:
A. Basic concepts: Includes all basic concepts used across languages but we've focused on their significance in Python. This will give you an understanding of how strong their programming foundation is.
B. Advanced concepts: Includes all concepts that someone with higher expertise should know.
C. DS/Algorithm questions: To test the logical capability of the candidate.