Senior/Lead Software Engineer (Python/Azure)

About LocalStack

We are a young, fast-growing startup building cutting-edge technology to revolutionize cloud development processes and support highly efficient dev&test feedback loops. At its core, LocalStack provides a high-fidelity emulator and local cloud development platform - imagine developing cloud applications and data pipelines entirely on your local machine within a lightweight cloud sandbox, running in Docker. Our mission is to empower developers to rapidly build and test their cloud applications, allowing for a more enjoyable dev experience, and saving valuable time and resources.

LocalStack has a large and active open source community (51k+ stars on GitHub) with several 100k active users worldwide and 200M+ downloads to date. With a growing international customer base across Fortune Global 500 companies for our advanced enterprise offerings, as well as a growing, globally distributed team of top-notch engineers and GTM experts, we are on an exciting growth journey to become the world’s leading platform for local cloud software development.

LocalStack is headquartered in Zurich/Switzerland, with a development office in Vienna/Austria and remote team members from around the world (incl. US, FR, UK, IN, IT, MX, IE).

What you will do

  • Lead the development efforts to build out LocalStack's Azure emulator, applying and extending the LocalStack emulator framework to implementation and test Azure APIs.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Engineering, DevRel, Go-to-market) to gather requirements, design solutions, and implement features that meet the needs of developers working with Azure environments.

  • Architect and implement high-performance local cloud service emulators while maintaining a strong focus on reliability and developer experience.

  • Contribute to the design and evolution of LocalStack's overall architecture and frameworks, and contribute to the Open Source ecosystem.

  • Help grow the Azure team by providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience in software engineering, with a focus on Python development.

  • Strong hands-on experience with modern Python development (type hinting, unit/integration testing with pytest, object-oriented software design, applying Python frameworks).

  • Demonstrated expertise in Azure services and cloud technologies, with a deep understanding of Azure APIs, SDKs, and infrastructure.

  • Hands-on experience with Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform or Pulumi

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to tackle complex technical challenges in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively interact with team members and stakeholders at all levels.

  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality software products and driving technical innovation.

  • Has an open, honest, and compassionate personality, shows empathy, and demonstrates a proactive approach to tasks and challenges.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with other cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or others

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) and microservices architecture.

  • Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools for automation, deployment, and monitoring

  • Active participation in open-source communities or contributions to relevant projects

  • Experience building developer tools


If you are an experienced software engineer seeking for a new exciting challenge, having a passion for data products and dev tooling, and an exceptionally strong technical background, we'd love to hear from you! Join us in shaping the future of cloud development at LocalStack.

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