When scaling your team, finding the right Python developer can be a challenge. A poor hiring decision can lead to setbacks, low-quality code, and wasted time. Here we unpack everything they want from their next job.
What skills does a Python developer need?
Python is one of the most widely used and desired programming languages in South Africa. That means there are plenty of great Python developers available for your team. Here are the core skills to look out for when looking for top Python developers:
- Python developers need to be familiar with the core principles of object-oriented programming languages, which includes Python. They’ll also need experience with Python frameworks and libraries such as Django, Flask, Pandas and NumPy.
- Python is also a popular language for data analysis and visualisations, so experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and database management systems such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and MongoDB is an advantage.
Python developers on OfferZen typically have at least 2-4 years of experience. 28.5% of Python developers are at this seniority level.