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How to find Senior Python Developers with Boolean search strings

Boolean search helps you hire Senior Python Developers by giving you access to many resumes and profiles that meet your requirements. We built our example search strings around skills and knowledge that seasoned Python Developers have. Modify our strings based on your needs.


Generic search string to find Senior Python Developers

Online resumes often have the word “resume” (or variations like “CV” and “bio”) in their title or url. Use intitle: and inurl: to find the word “resume.” Include the words “senior python developer” in quotes so you can find candidates who use this title in their resumes. And, if your results produce pages that are irrelevant (like pages that contain jobs or samples) exclude those words from your search with the NOT (-) operator. Here’s an example of a basic search string that you can further modify to find resumes:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior python developer” -job -jobs -sample -examples


Some candidates might not use the title “Senior Python Developer” to describe themselves. They might refer to their role as “Senior Developer” or “Lead Developer” and indicate that they can code in Python. Here’s a basic string to help you expand your search to include those candidates too:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) (“senior developer” OR “lead developer”) Python -job -jobs -sample -templates -examples


(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) Python developer (“technical lead” OR “team lead”) -job -jobs -sample -examples -hire

Try variations to find a larger number of qualified candidates’ resumes. You could also look for Developers who code in Python by using Python-related terms. For example, Developers who mention the words “Pygame” or “Django” in their resume, may also know Python.

Searching for Senior Python Developer profiles

Developers who are active on GitHub provide a good overview of their skills and interests through their projects. Stack Overflow is also worth digging in for great candidates. Use Boolean strings to look through social media or websites by including the site: operator and terms found exclusively on member profiles. For example:

  • “senior python developer” “joined on”
  • “badges” “senior python developer”
  • “senior python developer” “member since”

Add more criteria in your search to find profiles that better match your requirements.

When sourcing EU candidates, please refer to guidance on using social media for recruiting and collecting candidate information as per the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Senior Python Developers by skills and experience

Find Senior Python Developers who:

Have experience in container platforms like Docker

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior python developer” Docker -job -jobs -example -sample -template -hire

Are familiar with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” Python AWS -job -jobs -sample -examples -hire

Know Ruby on Rails

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” “ruby on rails” Python -job -jobs -sample -examples -hire

Understand the Salt configuration management software

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” Python (Salt OR SaltStack) -job -jobs -sample -examples -hire

Have experience in AngularJS

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” Python AngularJS -job -jobs -sample -examples -hire

Are familiar with data science and machine learning

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” Python (“data science” OR “machine learning” OR “big data”) -job -jobs sample -examples -hire

Examples of Boolean search strings to find Senior Python Developers by location

By state or city:

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” Python (“New York” OR NY) -job -jobs -templates -sample -examples -hire

(intitle:resume OR inurl:resume) “senior developer” Python Seattle WA -job -jobs -sample -templates -examples



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