Senior Back End Python Developer for Powtoon (Kyiv)





PowToon is the world’s leading, most user-friendly and most intuitive animation software with over 16 million PowToon users worldwide. With PowToon, anyone – even if you don’t know a pixel from a proxy server – can create engaging, animated videos with a professional look and feel.

20,000 new PowToon user signups every single day and over 45 million Powtoons have been created and shared around the world!

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On behalf of Powtoon, Ciklum is looking for Senior Back End Python Developer to join Kyiv team on full-time basis.

Want to be part of the AWESOME team that’s changing the way people communicate using video? PowToon, a fast growing profitable startup, with over 15m users worldwide, is looking for an awesome individual to join our Backend team! We are looking for a talented Senior Developer who can help us take our backend to the next level.


  • Plan, develop and grow in collaboration with other talented developers
  • Improve internal and external APIs
  • Integrate 3rd party services
  • Take part in bringing Powtoon to the enterprise level


  • 5+ years experience in server side development
  • 3+ years experience in Python
  • Understanding of the HTTP protocol and RESTful APIs-Must
  • Substantial experience with a web framework-Must (Django/PYTHON advantage)
  • Deep understanding of the ORM concept
  • Command of Linux/UNIX environment (shell, scripting, tools)
  • Highly experienced in OOP and Design Patterns
  • Hands-on experience and understanding of application architecture
  • Passionate about Testing (Unit and Integration Testing)
  • Familiarity with caching strategies and technologies


  • Experience with agile, TDD and Continuous Integration
  • Hands on experience coding JS, HTML, CSS
  • Application scaling
  • Micro services architecture
  • Hands on experience with Docker
  • Self-motivated and driven team player
  • Eagerness to learn and collaborate
  • Good spoken and written English

What's in it for you

  • State of the art, cool offices with warm atmosphere which creates really good working conditions;
  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies, initiate and promote technical solutions;
  • Open atmosphere;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Business trips to Israel;
  • Fun days, happy hours and various corporate events.