I have been working for the past month as a Software Development Engineer at Points International. While my role is not officially as a Python developer, a large portion of my work is building Python applications, services and libraries. Also I get to develop in Java as well and maintain some very well engineered systems as well, so I get to deal with both worlds. Even after a month, I am super excited to work at such a cool company and with awesome people. It really feels like a bit of a dream job, in terms of what technology I get to use (Python, Linux desktops and distributed version control systems, w00t!) and the processes (yes Agile and proper software engineering totally works when done right).
But it is the people within the company that really makes it shine. I get to be surrounded by smart, savvy, and welcoming coworkers, including a number of important and active Pythonistas that I look up to. My team is just amazing, supportive, and I feel that in this short time span I’ve become a much better developer thanks to them. Even on stressful days I feel motivated and excited to come to work and give it my all. I feel incredibly lucky and fortunate to be at Points. 🙂