Software Engineer (Freelance/Contract)

  • Lofty Labs
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • 08/29/2018
Freelance Consultant Engineering Information Technology Science

Job Description

Software engineering consultants at Lofty Labs have 5+ years experience developing software for the web browser and the related ecosystems. Preferred experience, but not limited to, would include using Python, Django, Flask and related tools in the Python web ecosystem.

Consultants are capable of creating well-defined tasks and project architectures and completing them with a high degree of quality while balancing pragmatism and productivity.


  • 5+ years professional experience in web application development
  • Programming
    • Python (minimum 2+ years experience)
    • Javascript (minimum 2+ years experience)
  • Strong knowledge with Unix based systems administration
  • Strong Knowledge of Database Systems and SQL
  • Strong knowledge of Git

Preferred (but not required) Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or related field of Engineering
  • Experience with maintaining Django applications
  • Experience with maintaining Rails applications
  • Extensive Python experience
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with DevOps tooling and workflows (Ansible, Terraform, CI/CD)
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, software design patterns, relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience with data intensive architectures and software.
  • Experience with middleware-type applications and a data pipelines

Key Attributes

  • Able to work without direct supervision.
  • Motivated to try new methods and learn new technologies without direction to do so.
  • Can follow directions well, but does not require directions to work. We like to hire people who find and attack work on their own proactively.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Has a good balance of commitment to excellence and pragmatism.
  • Able to comfortably communicate with clients regarding their projects with Lofty Labs.


  • Architect systems and logic and serve as technical liaison to clients on projects.
  • Take personal responsibility for project deadlines and technical commitments to our clients.
  • Build, maintain, and test web based applications and data engineering infrastructures.

Working at Lofty Labs

Lofty Labs is a boutique software development, and data analysis consultancy based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We work with companies big, and small, to help identify and solve problems across a wide range of industries including marketing, software, legal, and retail. 

We're a laid back group of developer consultants from diverse backgrounds who believe in working hard, enjoying work, and solving difficult problems.

Come have fun with us.