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Numus Logo
Senior Go Backend Architect & DeveloperSponsored
Numus
Remote / Zug, Switzerland
$70,000 to $130,000 a year
June 2021
2 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Make a difference in an innovative team and build a world class big data research platform.

Numus is a global group of quantitative, engineering, and blockchain experts. We are contributing to shape the future of applied decentralized finance. We are a native global and decentralized team with an office presence in Zug, Switzerland. We combine extensive and diverse experience from the Crypto, Quant, Tech and Finance worlds but are bound by a shared passion for sharing ideas, learning from each other and solving new problems together.

Are you keen to work in a startup where your ideas, experience and willingness to find creative solutions – and not your title – makes a difference?

You will help design, create and improve our central automated trading platform, written mostly in Go. You will help to make our architecture even more secure, resilient and fault-tolerant while maintaining a modular, well-tested architecture with simple and elegant code, focussed on speed and latency. A good line of code for you is the one which wasn’t written. You see infrastructure as code and see the deployment and monitoring as an integral part of your work, DevOps-style. You rather try to use a AWS cloud service instead of running your own piece of infrastructure or code. Security is always on your mind, and you’re maybe always a little bit too paranoid. You will also help research developers to port their Code to Golang and maintain code quality. You love to explore new state-of-the-art tools and discuss them with your team. Contributing to Open Source projects (e.g. modules to connect to exchanges) is an important part of your work as well. You’re super detail and quality oriented and love to work in a team where most problems haven’t been solved so far – so we highly value creativity to find solutions.

Requirements

  • Deep understanding of modern cloud-based backend architectures and technologies
  • Golang coding experience
  • Database technologies, especially latency-focussed NoSQL (AWS DynamoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, AWS S3)
  • Distributed Systems (gRPC, Redis)
  • DevOps deployment on AWS (Docker containers, AWS CloudFormation/CDK, AWS Opsworks, AWS ECS/Fargate)
  • Maintaining a CD/CI Pipeline (AWS CodePipeline/Build/Deploy, Github Actions, TravisCI)
  • Monitoring tools (AWS X-Ray, AWS CloudWatch, Datadog, Honeybadger, New Relic)
  • Security Tools and Concepts (especially on AWS: VPC, IAM Roles, Security Groups)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and high attention to details
  • Highly self-organized, self-learner, strongly quality oriented
  • Fluent English speaker

Beneficial Requirements

  • Analysis and math skills
  • Experience with Python, JavaScript/TypeScript (AWS Lambda) and Ruby (on Rails)
  • Experience with Serverless technologies (AWS Lambda)
  • Experience with big data management and analysis toolchains like Databricks, Apache Spark, Kinesis
  • Extended know-how about security, hardening and attack vectors
  • Interest in crypto and/or financial markets How to apply

What we offer

If you are eager to join a knowledge driven group of brilliant minds that value results above anything and do not engage in any political internal discussions, then you should join Numus.

As everyone of us is constantly learning and we are far from definitive answers yet, we embrace a global, diverse and collaboration-oriented team culture. We value open, smart and sharp minds, no matter their background. They are our greatest asset.

If you are curious, scientifically minded, entrepreneurial, passionate, a little bit quirky and fun: we would like to get to know you and become a part of our journey. Develop your skills together with us in a humble, remote, lean and agile environment.

We operate in a non-hierarchical structure on a self-management basis where skill counts instead of titles. Take initiative, initiate change and take responsible action. You also know when to ask for help.

You’ll be working with the latest cutting edge technology to solve real world problems. Creativity is a must in our company. We’re organized as a full remote-first company, so Everybody can choose freely to work remotely or from our offices or a mix of both, we will be able to adjust to your work-life balance.


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Golang DeveloperSponsored
Set Snail ApS
Aarhus, Denmark
$60,000 to $90,000 a year
June 2021
6 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Set Snail is on the lookout for an experienced Backend Developer to join our team full time. We offer you a job with diverse and challenging projects for large clients such as Google, IKEA, DR and many others, in an informal and fun work environment.

Our Next Snail

Your role will be to structure and develop the backends for our games and experiences of different sorts. We expect that you know several programming languages and that you can easily learn new ones. You have at least 3 years of experience and a nice portfolio to show.

(S)nail the Job

Keywords: Go, NodeJS, Python, C#

Escargot or Slug?

You can say yes to some or all of following:

  • You have an awesome portfolio
  • You got experience with backend development and can present multiple examples of your work
  • You write nice and clean code
  • You keep yourself in the loop in regards to new technologies
  • You have a passion for technology
  • You are a nice person who enjoys being part of a team
  • You are dependable and able to work on your own
  • You communicate effortlessly in English

Serious Code, Silly Games

Set Snail is an award winning agency that is known for the websites, experiences and games we develop. We create our own games, we design and develop for clients and we partner up with great design studios. We have well known clients such as IKEA, Danmarks Radio, Google, Sennheiser and many more. Set Snail has won 25+ awards from Creative Circle, Webby, W3, Awwwards, FWA and IMGA among others.

Our solutions are playful, creative and innovative. The office atmosphere is joyful and relaxed - the environment is very open, everyone has a voice and will be heard. Whether it’s code or design we always strive for a high level of detail and excellent quality - we take the time that is needed to make the best solution and this makes many of our clients return for our services. We are all team players, with a strong sense of responsibility for our work and we put high trust in each other. Set Snail often feels like a little family - we care about each other, and we like to have fun together and often socialise after work.

Our team currently consists of 12 people - project managers, developers, artists, audio designers and game designers. We offer our employees:

Flexible hours * Pension plan * Social events like Friday Bar, game nights, Counter Strike get-togethers, Christmas and summer parties and company trips where we play petanque, drive go-karts, bowl, try Escape Rooms and other fun activities.

Come out of your Shell

Send your CV, portfolio and letter of application to us at [email protected].

The application has no deadline. We are looking for the right person, and will fill the position when we find the right candidate.

For more information and questions, you are welcome to contact us via email [email protected]

We can’t wait to meet you!


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Senior Software Engineer (Backend)Sponsored
elblox ag
Switzerland
Fr100,000 to Fr130,000 a year
June 2021
1 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Our mission is to reshape how renewable energy is perceived, transacted and managed. The future of energy production is renewable and decentral – its exchange and coordination will be powered by digital technology.

This is a great opportunity to join :elblox, an EnergyTech startup aiming to be a leading provider of systems for the synchronous trading of electricity from sustainable sources. The company was founded in April 2018, operates internationally and is part of the Axpo Group. In this role you have the chance to shape our software architecture and help coordinate the construction of our large-scale applications.

Our offer

  • Shape future energy markets
  • Passionate team with bright minds and clear vision
  • State of the art Go and AWS tech stack
  • Europe-wide network in the energy sector
  • The agility of a start-up combined with a well-positioned investor
  • Office in Olten just 4 minutes from the train station
  • Partial remote work possible
  • International working environment
  • Large variety of tasks

Your challenges

  • Build the next stage of our cloud based platform for energy transactions
  • Coordinate implementation of new functionally across teams
  • Propose and implement new technologies to enrich our architecture
  • Deliver and maintain our products in production on cloud computing platforms
  • Create and maintain tooling around our CI/CD architecture
  • Develop data pipelines for energy IoT devices

Your qualities and talents

  • Enjoy being part of a strong team in a fast-paced environment
  • Several years of development experience
  • University or technical college degree
  • A creative mind to apply the below technologies in cutting edge and innovative ways
  • Team oriented with good communication skills
  • Valid working permission in the EU or Switzerland
  • Good command of English - German is a plus

Your technical skills

You have several years of experience with:

  • software development (Go skills a must)
  • infrastructure as code (Terraform skills a must)
  • cloud computing platforms (AWS skills highly prefered)
  • modern software development paradigms like microservices, containers, event driven architecture, data streaming and continuous delivery
  • agile software development

Bonus if you have experience with the following: * protobuf and gRPC * full-stack or frontend development (preferably React.js and/or Mobile) * SQL (preferably Postgres or TimescaleDB)

Interested?

Send us your CV, Github profile, and cover letter, and you’ll hear from us. Questions? Please contact jobs at elblox.com

We only accept direct applications.


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Senior Software Engineer (Go)Sponsored
Form3
100% Remote (UK/EU only)
€60,000 to €95,000 a year
June 2021
21 Applicants This Week

Job Description

THE TEAM

Our Software Engineering Team is 100% remote and distributed across 16 European countries. Our engineers work within small, agile, self-managed teams that emphasise best practice and believe quality is everyone’s responsibility. They favour collaborative development and leverage open-source tools and communities, whilst making sure to share their know-how back up stream.

**THE ROLE **

At Form3 you will have the opportunity to design, develop and deploy backend cloud-native services within a containerised microservices architecture. The work is cutting edge, constantly changing and focused on building and operating critical, highly available, low latency, scalable solutions.

Play an active role in introducing new technologies and ways of working to stay ahead of the competition, without ever compromising on quality. Contribute and collaborate with other engineers on technical and architectural decisions. Enjoy end-to-end ownership from concept to deployment, including building and operating infrastructure, toolset and deployment pipelines. Develop your skills, work on cool projects with the latest tech, all whilst working with a talented, diverse and friendly group of people.

Here are a few of the tools and methodologies we utilise:

Infrastructure: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes Platform: CockroachDB, Elasticsearch, PostgresDB, Vault, Consul, Linkerd, NATS
Tools: Terraform, GitHub, Prometheus, Pact.io **Code: **Go (and a little Java), containerised microservices, CQRS, open-source Ways of working: TDD/BDD, Pair Programming, 100% remote, DevSecOps

**WE’RE LOOKING FOR ENGINEERS WITH **

  • Experience in designing and building distributed systems
  • Familiarity with cloud and containerisation technologies, test automation tools and CI/CD pipelines
  • Interest in owning projects end-to-end and supporting them as they go live in production
  • Appreciation of clean code and software engineering best-practice
  • A passion for learning and an interest in Go (previous experience isn’t required), along with a “right tool for the job” mentality
  • Great communication skills who enjoy sharing knowledge and collaborating with others

BENEFITS

For details on benefits please see our careers page

**ABOUT US **

We are an award-winning cloud-native payment technology provider for financially regulated institutions. Launched in 2016, we’ve doubled in size year on year as we continue to redefine what a truly instant payment experience means.

We celebrate diversity, promote entrepreneurialism and are committed to giving everyone a say in shaping our business. Here you will grow as a person and accomplish incredible things. A career at Form3 is empowering, inspiring and fun. Join us and help shape the future of payments.

**EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES **

At Form3 we embrace equal opportunity and are committed to building a diverse team of exceptional individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status and it is our strong belief that the more inclusive we are as a business, the better our work will be.


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OneFootball GmbH Logo
Backend Engineer - Consumer WebSponsored
OneFootball GmbH
Berlin, Germany
€50,000 to €75,000 a year
May 2021
22 Applicants This Week

Job Description

We believe that great, agile software engineering requires creativity in solving problems for our users, a scalable architecture, great coding as well as open minded communication.

At OneFootball we are delivering the product experience for football fans, the platform for our content partners and tools for our internal users. Our main systems consist of a micro service architecture with golang applications running on Kubernetes in AWS, serving iOS, Android and Web clients.

The Consumer Web Team is a cross-functional team of 8 passionate individuals is based in Berlin, Germany. We are looking for a Backend Engineer who understands how to organise multiple systems, is skilled in Golang and passionate about working products. Join us and be involved in the production process, from idea to user.

As Backend Engineer, you will focus on expanding the reach of OneFootball on the web.

Join the team and help us improve the user experience through direct impact on creating, shaping and delivering features of our main website.

Your role

  • Build the backend API powering onefootball.com
  • Work on the performance in terms of retention and acquisition, scale & roll out new features in close cooperation with other engineers & stakeholders
  • Have an impact on systems and features used by millions of users
  • Be in contact with technologies from different areas

Your profile

  • You have been developing backend services with Go in a professional setting for at least 4 years already
  • You care about software quality and are familiar with agile methodologies
  • You have worked with Docker and Kubernetes
  • You are familiar with SQL and Redis
  • You have experience in writing REST Services
  • You have a positive attitude and can communicate complex ideas in English with ease

If we have captured your interest and you want to help us build the ultimate media platform for football fans, apply now and join our engineering team!

OneFootball strives for a healthy and safe workplace and is committed to building diverse teams.


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Senior Golang EngineerSponsored
90PoE
Remote
€70,000 to €90,000 a year
May 2021
5 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Maritime Excellence through Digital Intelligence:

90PoE’s goal is to revolutionise shipping by creating a suite of comprehensive software for the maritime industry. Our journey begins now. Over the next couple of years, our teams will build more than 30 products from the ground up. This includes everything from global vessel tracking to vessel performance analysis, crew optimisation and so much more.

The Role

90PoE’s mission is big. It’s not going to be easy but with the support and determination from our stakeholders and the brilliant people we have hired we can achieve anything. Right now, we’re seeking an experienced senior data engineer to help the Vessel Performance Stream. This is crucial role for one of the most innovative streams of the company. You will interact closely with the other data engineers and data scientists to take effective architectural and technical choices for high throughput data stream systems. This is an incredible opportunity to help innovate the maritime industry to increase vessel and fleet performance with the help of AI and real time metrics collected on board.

Technology

Our platform ingests data directly from our hardware running on vessels, as well as various third-party sources, using various technologies such as Kafka, MQTT, REST, gRPC, and normalises it for processing by our bespoke micro-batch engine.

Platform overview

Our tech stack consists of multiple client applications communicating using GraphQL to microservice containers orchestrated by Kubernetes. Most of our services are written in Golang with stream processing in Golang and Java, they use gRPC for communication, achieve high scalability thanks to Apache Kafka based event driven architecture, persist data to a mix of RDBS and No-SQL databases including Postgres, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, S3 and Elasticsearch. We use CI/CD and gitops to deploy to production multiple times per week.

What’s in for you

90PoE is a growing company, championing real change in the maritime industry. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to apply cutting-edge technology to revolutionising an iconic industry.

You will demonstrate our values, strive for excellence, engage and motivate those around you and be accountable for your contribution to the team’s priorities.

  • Disrupting a century old industry in a startup environment
  • Fix global scale issues through cloud technologies and AI
  • Opportunity to grow and develop your core skills
  • Work with a diverse multicultural team in an agile environment
  • Opportunity to work with latest cutting-edge technologies
  • Variety of knowledge sharing and self-development opportunities
  • Be paid for speaking at public events
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • Possibility to work remotely from UK and Europe

Requirements

  • In depth technical knowledge of backend languages and technologies: Golang
  • Proficient in designing and building event driven systems
  • Practical experience with Postgres, Cassandra and Redis
  • Able to design clean software systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency and quality
  • Experience in basic data analysis: SQL/CQL
  • Proven experience in delivering complex systems to production
  • Deep understanding of database technologies and designing data intensive applications
  • Familiar with Java programs and concepts
  • Experience in data analysis techniques
  • Comfortable with bash scripting and docker
  • Familiar with SOLID, DDD, hexagonal architecture
  • Able to optimise data pipelines, time-series and other systems to perform at scale
  • Able to deploy systems with zero down time

With great powers come great responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for data pipeline design, building and deployment
  • Support the team during product releases to production, to ensure successful smooth deployment

It would be great if you have:

  • Practical experience with Kafka and Kafka Streams Java libraries
  • Engineering experience to understand the underpinning physics and mathematics of pipeline calculations
  • Experience with Spark/Flink
  • AWS stack experience
  • Ability to perform basic DevOps tasks
  • Ability to understand Python software: our data scientists use Jupyter Notebooks
  • Understanding of statistics

Perks & Benefits

Benefits

  • We offer a competitive financial package which includes a competitive salary, company bonus scheme, employee referral scheme, a contributory pension and a travel to work loan
  • We have a positive attitude to flexible working, a competitive annual holiday allowance, cycle to work scheme, supportive family polices and discounted gym membership
  • We have a culture of which we are proud, a highly skilled and diverse workforce as well as impressive offices in central London and Kiev

For more information about 90POE check out our website https://openocean.studio/ Or our company video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ89Ps0VB_M If you would like to join our team and be part of this exciting journey, please get in touc

Interview Process

Follow is the interview process: * Phone screen * Tech Test * Cultural Interview * Technical Interview

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Senior Software EngineerSponsored
PeopleConnect
San Diego, CA, USA
$100,000 to $130,000 a year
May 2021
12 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer Developer (or Mid-Level)

PeopleConnect is hiring for our People Search Division (aka The Control Group TCG) as our business is GROWING!!! We are looking for a talented, collaborative Senior Software Engineer Developer who is excited to learn/grow Go/Golang skills by moving to a Go environment on an award-winning team. Would you like to be part of a pioneering tech community in a highly successful company? Does the idea of keeping up with and learning the newest technologies with other brilliant techies sound exciting? If so, then read on!

People Search (aka TCG) is an award-winning web development company with over 15 million customers nationwide. Our cutting-edge technology connects, informs and protects people — both online and off. Our websites are consistently ranked in the top 500 top traffic sites in the US. Our products have been featured on the Discovery Channel, Mashable, Vice, Entrepreneur, Business Insider — and even made a cameo in a Disney animated comedy! A pioneer of new ideas, we’re constantly looking to develop and deploy innovative strategies and solutions. Our people and culture are second to none: we’re innovative, creative, collaborative and talented. We work hard, play hard, and together — we work magic!

Our San Diego state-of-the-art office has stunning views of beautiful downtown, Petco Park and the Harbor. Our dog-friendly office is packed with snacks and crazy-good perks (like free massages, kombucha on tap, free catered lunches, ping pong, video games, offsite team events and more)! We offer a highly competitive salary + bonus package, 100% company paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision), UNLIMITED vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Student Loan Repayment Program, 529 Education Savings Plan, Training/Education Reimbursement, free Gym Membership, Paid Parking and 401k Plan with Company Match. Check us out here!

You will already have extensive experience building applications in a service oriented or microservice architecture. You are excited to learn/grow Go/Golang skills by moving to a Go environment. You relish complex technical challenges yet prioritize simplicity in your solutions. You understand the business requirements behind the software you build. You are passionate about learning and stay current with new technologies. You play well with others yet can operate independently as needed.

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Build and maintain ecosystem of high-volume services and APIs.
  • Scaling and optimizing services and databases for performance.
  • Own features from technical design through maintenance.
  • Build features, investigate and fix bugs, write routine-complex tests.
  • Break down complex tasks/requests into sub-tasks, make consistently good decisions, operate independently between regular or periodic check-ins.
  • Consistently use software engineering best practices.
  • Lead day to day tasks and priorities, accurately estimate time to complete tasks, resulting in high quality and high productivity for at least one (or more) product team(s).
  • Independently lead tasks to completion gathering requirements from stakeholders. May be responsible for driving initiative to completion.
  • Provide training and mentorship to other Software Engineers on their team. May do same for other teams.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or relevant field (or equivalent).
  • Mid-Level: At least 3-5 years’ directly related software development experience.
  • Senior-Level: At least 5-7+ years’ directly related software development experience.
  • Advanced-expert programming skills using one or more backend languages such as Go/Golang, C++, C#, Python, Node.js, Java or Ruby. Go/Golang desired.
  • Advanced-expert experience with relational databases (preferably PostgreSQL) and a deep understanding of database performance optimization.
  • Advanced–expert experience using Linux.
  • Advanced-expert understanding of underlying architecture and infrastructure that runs their team’s projects.
  • Extensive experience with cloud computing.
  • Solid experience with git.
  • Experience using Docker in production highly desired.
  • Some experience using Kubernetes and Terraform highly desirable.
  • Intermediate-advanced ability to assess/improve performance and increase observability within team’s projects.
  • Strong ability to develop unique, outside the box ideas.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications skills and highly collaborative within their team, other teams and cross-functionally.
  • Ability and willingness to lead projects and mentor other growing software engineers.
  • Able to work with teams as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional work ethic, driven, self-motivated, highly accountable with strong initiative and passion.
  • Excited to learn new things and share knowledge and best practices with others.

Note for Principle Agencies - Principle agents should not forward resumes to The Control Group (TCG). TCG will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes submitted from agencies without a prior written and signed agreement and authorized job order for this position in place.


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🚀 Backend Engineer (Mid & Senior) (f/m/d)Sponsored
Upvest
Berlin, Germany
€70,000 to €90,000 a year
May 2021
14 Applicants This Week

Job Description

As our next full-time backend engineer, you’ll help us build a securities API for financial institutions, the first such API in Europe. Your goal is to take ownership of designing, developing and maintaining our microservice architecture (written in Go).

A greenfield project. Cutting edge technologies. No legacy code.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Build fault-tolerant, horizontally scalable systems. Using Microservice architecture powered by Docker, Kubernetes, Linkerd service mesh, and Kong as a Gateway.
  • Build event-driven applications using Kafka
  • Work on different aspects of our API-product portfolio as part of the development team
  • Develop data processing and storing mechanisms
  • Work on improving the reliability of our API tools, as well as developing innovative tools
  • Work with an agile methodology: at the end of the 2-weeks sprint cycle we have a demo with a retrospective to make our software delivering faster

Why Upvest:

  • We’re working on solving a hard problem: fixing the European securities financial infrastructure that empowers more people to be able to invest. You have the opportunity to contribute to this change.
  • We invest in you. From access to a personal coach, development budget and plenty of opportunities to grow in your role.
  • We take hiring seriously with a strong focus on keeping a high bar when interviewing (equally important is that we also hire decent people who are passionate about their craft and helping up achieve our shared mission).
  • While we’re not quite fully-remote, we are committed to being a flexible employer as we understand you don’t have to be in the office to do your best work.
  • We live a culture of empowerment, trust (that we hire the best people and get out of their way) and openness (there’s a greater advantage in sharing information than keeping it to ourselves).
  • We ensure we take time to have fun as a team. We’re looking forward to having more time in-person again once this becomes possible again.

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Backend Software Developer (Golang)Sponsored
Stream
Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Remote (CEST)
€60,000 to €90,000 a year
April 2021
11 Applicants This Week

Job Description

We are looking for a full-time Backend Software Engineer to join our development team in Amsterdam (NL), or remote (CEST or close).

What you will be doing

Most of your day will be dedicated to software design, research, and coding. On typical projects, you will have a lot of freedom and you will be paired with another team member. Our team is made up of very experienced engineers, some with more than 10 years of experience. By working together you will learn from each other along the way. You will have an enormous impact on making our API service faster, more scalable and more flexible.

You will add new features to the service and find ways to make the existing ones perform orders of magnitude faster. Our customers have millions of users; they use Stream for mission-critical features such as showing content and exposing core functionality of their application. Building stable and reliable software is not just an option: as a member of the development team, you will design and write state-of-the-art software, follow best practices, measure everything and be responsible for deployment to production. You will also spend part of your time talking to our customers and help them to use Stream in their app.

The challenges

  • Distributed databases: we built our own data store for feeds and for chat
  • Real-time messaging
  • High performance: our API responses are in the 10ms range
  • High scalability: we use sharding, master-master, and master-slave to ensure scalability
  • High availability: our entire infrastructure is designed and operated to survive entire data center crashes
  • Multi-region: we deploy our service on 4 different continents

You have

  • Proficiency in Go
  • 5+ years as a backend developer
  • Experience with high traffic and high-performance applications
  • Good knowledge of relational databases
  • Experience with building HTTP APIs
  • Experience managing your own projects and work in a team

Our tech stack At Stream we use a wide collection of technologies to offer highly optimized and available features to our customers. Over the years we have experimented with different programming languages, frameworks, databases, and libraries. Here is a short list of the technology that we currently use. Do not worry if you do not master them all or if you do not see your favorite tool or language, you will have the chance to be exposed to most and to convince us to expand the list:

  • Go, gRPC, RocksDB, Python
  • Postgresql, RabbitMQ
  • AWS, Puppet, CloudFormation
  • Grafana, Graphite, ELK, Jaeger
  • Redis, Memcached

What’s In It For You

  • Company equity
  • 24 days paid time off plus paid Dutch holidays
  • A pension scheme
  • A generous Learning and Development budget
  • A generous relocation package
  • Commute expenses to Amsterdam covered (or the option to use a company bike within the city)
  • Gym membership of choice covered
  • MacBook Pro or another development setup
  • Healthy team lunches and plenty of snacks (onsite only)
  • An office in the heart of Amsterdam

Location - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Remote (CEST or close)

If you are interested in becoming a part of what we do, apply now!

No recruiters/agencies please


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Golang (Go) Backend Engineer
Healum
London, United Kingdom
£50,000 to £65,000 a year
May 2019

Job Description

We are Healum - a well funded digital health company on a mission to improve and save 100 million lives across the globe. We believe that everyone should have access to better personalised preventative healthcare and healthcare professionals should be empowered to deliver this experience to their patients. Digital solutions can make this a reality. We build digital products to enable patients to monitor and understand their health, and software that empowers health professionals to achieve better outcomes with their patients. Our single aim is to maximise people’s engagement with their health by delighting them with products that make them feel confident, supported and motivated.

We are looking for a Golang Software Engineer based for a full-time position, to help further build Healum’s distributed services platform to enhance our value proposition to our users. Are you excited about building petabyte-scale, business-critical, distributed software that helps people to transform their health outcomes? Do you find a peculiar satisfaction in bringing efficiency through intelligent algorithms? Do you enjoy looking at real-time data and incorporating that in to how you build software? The most important characteristic is that you can wear many hats and you’ll love getting your hands dirty with planning, scaling, security and testing. You’ll have a passion for playing a lead role in envisioning our platform services and preparing Healum for scale and high availability. You will work closely with the founders to build high quality and scalable systems that are integrated with our products that establish Healum as a leader in providing useful and intelligent solutions for clinicians and their patients.

You have

  • 5+ years experience in software development
  • Extensive knowledge of Golang and at least one other formal software languages (think compiled software languages C/C+, Java, Scala, Erlang, Clojure). **This is really important**. In your application note - please mention ONE feature about Golang that you like in order to qualify your application for consideration.
  • Experience in building distributed scalable and fault tolerant systems using micro-services, CEP, MQs.
  • Strong experience in working with data and multiple datastores both SQL / Non- SQL like relational data stores, document data stores, caches and graph Databases
  • Experience using go-micro or some other microservices framework and other tools like glide, godep, gorilla mux, revel,
  • Affinity for smart hacking over process and the ability to take complex technical requirements and breaking them down into smaller execution units.
  • Ruthless capabilities of documenting major technical details outside of the code and minor ones inside the code.
  • cognitive abilities to choose smart practices over best practices with a keen eye over security and scalability.
  • experience in continuously shipping and testing through deployment pipelines using CI/CD tools in an agile development environment.
  • experience in performance tuning your code and scalability thinking while writing it.

You also have

  • Deep understanding of distributed systems and service mesh concepts
  • Familiarity in Linux systems (like Centos) and some experience in scripting, automation and tooling.
  • Experience working with virtualisation systems (like Docker, Vagrant etc.) VMs and hypervisors (like vsphere, xenserver etc.)
  • Experience working with orchestration tools (like Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm etc.) and container registeries (GCE, Docker hub etc.)
  • Crazy attention to detail - sleepless nights because you found a bug that you couldn’t resolve at 5:44 pm.
  • Familiarity with agile development practices (a/b testing, unit testing, continuous deployment,continuous integration,scrums) and worked in a production environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate technical concepts to a wide variety of audience.
  • Ability to be empathetic and form strong working relations with your team members, customers and partners.

As one of our first team members, a typical day might include some of the following

  • Write, test, debug and ship code and gather feedback on scale, performance, security to incorporate back into the platform.
  • Work with the founders to identify complex technical problems and solve them.
  • Work with the product design and client experience development team to support them with scalable services
  • Feed into the overall mission and vision of the Healum’s platform over the period of coming months and years.
  • Inspire us with latest technical trends and frameworks especially in programming languages, data stores, security and create some of your own.
  • Work with the infrastructure team to squeeze every ounce of efficiency from our existing systems.

To land this gig, you need…

Quality experience in building large scale distributed systems, a formal degree in computer science, physics or mathematics. Background and expertise in software development, micro services, API integrations, data analytics, security and huge scale thinking!

Would you like to make a lasting impact in people’s lives and change them for better? Then get in touch. Absolutely NO recruitment agencies or outsourcing companies as we work with our PSL only.


Interview Process

If you are interested in this role email us at [email protected] with your CV, and one feature about Golang that you like and why!

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Distributed Systems Engineer
Flare
London, United Kingdom
£60,000 to £80,000 a year
August 2018
4 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Our mission is to give every person on the planet fast and affordable internet. We remove traditional internet infrastructure costs by developing technology which allows any device to be used as a cloud server. Using this tech, we will build a global distributed cloud platform. We are working at the forefront of distributed systems, peer-to-peer networking, and cloud systems.

Flare’s first product is a peer-to-peer CDN, designed to be faster and cheaper than incumbents. We are looking for someone to help us tackle the scalability challenges around our product. You will help us design and build out our caching, messaging, and routing systems to work across millions of nodes. You will have significant input and control over the architecture of these systems, to help us ensure that they are scalable, reliable, and fast.

We raised a £1.1m seed round earlier this year, and are backed by some of the original investors of Protocol Labs, Transferwise, and Zoopla. We have already partnered with industry heavyweights like the Guardian Media Group (one of the largest media platforms in the world), and our advisory board includes the ex-CEO of BitTorrent, ex-CTO of Shazam, and one of Akamai’s founding architects.

You will be a core team member in a fast-moving startup, working alongside talented engineers to build and ship a product that will be used by millions. You will be one of the first employees at Flare, and you will have direct input over the architecture and design of Flare’s systems. It is an unparalleled opportunity to grow and learn in a startup environment, and have direct impact on Flare’s direction.

We are looking for someone who has built and deployed performant and distributed systems at scale (preferably in Golang). We expect that you have experience working with the major cloud providers (AWS/GCP), ideally in high-load systems. You should be familiar with CDN architectures (caches, origin servers, proxies, etc), the networking stack, and the infrastructure of the internet.


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Distributed Systems Engineer
Monax
London, United Kingdom
£40,000 to £80,000 a year
October 2018
2 Applicants This Week
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Job Description

Distributed Systems Engineer - to help us build a public, decentralised, blockchain-backed legal agreements network

London
£40,000 - £80,000 plus options (ESOP).

Relocation package available for the right candidate. This role could also be based in our Edinburgh office.

Candidates currently based outside of London or Edinburgh must indicate their preferred location and willingness to relocate in their cover letter.

We are looking for kind, talented software engineers to help us make smart iterations on our legal agreements network as we deploy successive test networks.

Monax were pioneers of permissioned blockchains and smart contracts and we are building our Agreements Network to allow new and more efficient forms of legal transacting.

Exploiting the benefits of various decentralised, distributed, and masterless technologies - chiefly Hyperledger Burrow, which Monax built from scratch and still maintains based on the Tendermint consensus engine.

You will have the chance to work on a system that has distributed consensus and validation in a low trust environment at its heart and offers very interesting challenges, these could be:

  • Working with multiple clusters of nodes, most of which are not under your control to handle semi-automated network upgrades and governance votes. How do you upgrade a network you do not control?
  • Using cryptographic primitives like Verifiable Random Functions to orchestrate churn amongst network validators
  • Build package manager and compiler integrations for deploying and testing smart contracts
  • Implement low-level virtual machine instructions and improvements to our Ethereum Virtual Machine implementation

Working with our CTO on our Node Distribution Team you can expect to quickly own significant parts of our stack, and make decisions that will affect the company’s future viability in a fast-moving space (public permissioned consensus networks). You would also work closely with our Product Team who are responsible for building the foundational smart contracts, the business process modelling engine that drives the Agreements Network and also our particular front end (the network is open to extension by any of our co-founders however).

Your role will give you the chance to work across all teams in the business and it will also give you the opportunity to leave your mark in a growing industry, where you need to evaluate existing best practices and apply them to new technological paradigms and new programming languages. Navigating between the hype, the detractors and the zealots we believe there is real value in our approach and we intend to prove it.

You will join a business building a genuinely novel system, that in part intends to create an entirely new market by enabling legal products that challenge existing legal services.

This role would suit a talented software engineer, with solid technical skills in and a minimum of 3-4 years of software development experience. We are also open to engineers who can bring significantly more experience to the role. If you are a good match for Monax, we are willing to create a role that suits you.

Who do we need? Someone who has:

  • Go experience or the ability to pick it up in a few weeks
  • Kubernetes experience or the ability to pick it up in a few weeks
  • A degree-level qualification in a numerate discipline or equivalent evidence of analytic and reasoning skills and theoretical thinking
  • A good knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • A hacker mentality towards making things work
  • An ability for long form design work ‘on pencil and paper’
  • An ineffable marmot-ness

It is crucial that you are able to take part in forceful yet respectful technical discussions with colleagues and that you are able to change your mind about something if required, and also are able to change other’s minds.

Real things you might work on:

  • Build a Kubernetes operator for Hyperledger Burrow
  • Devise a way to compress/normalise data in our merkle tree to control our long-term storage usage
  • Implement an atomic swap with public Ethereum to represent value on our chain
  • Write optimised native (Go) functions, callable from evm, to implement graph traversal over our business processes
  • Build fee allocation and distribution models that help maintain our network and provide the correct incentives

What can Monax offer you?

Extremely marketable blockchain and cryptocurrency skills.
The chance to make blockchain systems live up to their hype by making them highly operable, our network will be operated peer-to-peer by many parties and this needs to be as painless as possible.
Experience in blending distributed, decentralised, and centralised systems. To spend time working on something foundational at the level of a network architecture.
The chance to spend time thinking ‘around the software’; about law, economics, and game theory.
You will have a high level of autonomy. The business has just enough hierarchy, consensus and individual project responsibility (c.f. design-by-committee) favoured over diktats.
Flexible working - the successful candidate will be based in our London or Edinburgh work space primarily, but there is scope for flexible working and choosing your own hours and place of work when established.

Relocation assistance is available for the right candidate.

Who will you be working with?

Around fifteen people in our passionate cross functional team, including time with:

  • Our CTO in London, who would be your primary daily contact
  • Our CPO in New York, with whom you’ll liaise with to ensure the distribution platform and product stack work harmoniously.
  • Product Team members currently building the application stack.
  • Our Legal Engineers in New York providing crucial context to how legal products on the platform will be used
  • Our CEO in Edinburgh for just about anything else…

About Monax

Monax would like to build a better system for contracting for the good of humanity and other forms of life. To learn more please visit:

Monax Website

Agreements Network

Hyperledger Burrow


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Distributed Systems Engineer
Ably Realtime
London, United Kingdom
£35,000 to £65,000 a year
October 2018
5 Applicants This Week

Job Description

**Distributed systems engineer Node.js

What makes Ably special?**
Ably helps power next generation digital experiences. Ones which are live rather than static, where data is in motion rather than at rest. Things like live chat, realtime location tracking, live document collaboration, gaming and eLearning. We’ve gained the trust of some the largest businesses in the world to integrate us into their stacks, businesses such as HubSpot, OfferUp, Tennis Australia and CA Technologies. We also work with a diverse range of tech startups globally powering features such as an air traffic control system for drones. Working at Ably means you are working on a cutting-edge product that is helping global brands shape the future.

What we can offer you – in brief
You will learn with the best. You will have autonomy and freedom to experiment and improve. You will be part of a dynamic team and a business that is taking off. We recently completed a $1m financing round to fuel our growth. We have the best technology, and the best people in the industry.

Join us now and you’ll be early in at a business going places, you’ll learn a lot, you’ll work with the founding team, and you’ll have fun.

What we want in return – in brief We want someone smart, ambitious, curious and motivated. Someone is prepared to do their best and work their arse off to do great work and become outstanding at what they do.

Job description
You’ll be working with a deeply technical engineering team who collectively bring a wealth of experience and broad technology skills. The calibre of the code we produce is what excites us each day and motivates us each. If you enjoy solving hard distributed system problems that are mostly platform agnostic and theoretical in nature, then you’ll love working at Ably. Our team is made up of a strong remote contingent, however our base is in London and growing. We are strong believers in face-to-face communication where possible. Whilst this is a remote working role, being able to practically travel to London occasionally is highly preferable and working on a similar time zone is a must.

Day to day you can expect to be working on:

  • The “core” realtime platform which is largely Node.js, and some shared services in Go. You may also be required to work on the various services and routing layers of the platform which are built in Go and Elixir (we would happy if you are comfortable in either Go or Elixir, both would be a big win). As an aside, we use Ruby for all infrastructure automation and orchestration and occasionally write lower-level native code where necessary (such as native modules for Node). We’re always revisiting the technologies we use and are always open to using new technologies where suitable.
  • Working within the realtime platform and solving distributed programming problems. Find out what it takes to be a distributed systems engineer.
  • Collaborating with the team to design, discuss and implement new features and services.
  • Diagnosing and fixing bugs in our platform using distributed tracing techniques.
  • Adding suitable test coverage to new features as well as existing functionality, conducting load tests using our frameworks, and generally helping to address platform stability and regression prevention.
  • Be responsible for the complete lifecycle of your features and code i.e. pull request, reviews, testing, deploy to staging and sandbox environments, then into production environments with ownership of any issues that arise. We are strong believers in all developers being involved in the system operations as well.
  • Contributing to open source projects that we support or use in our products. All of our client libraries are open source as well and may require your support at times.
  • Helping customers solve problems they are experiencing that may help us find bugs in the platform.
  • Support the wider team in regards to documentation and customer support.
  • Suggestions for new features or improvements to our protocol and API specifications.

Perks & Benefits

  • Salary range: £35k to £65k. Depends entirely on skills and experience.
  • Holidays: 25+ days excluding national holidays. Can be negotiated.
  • Benefit from a truly flexible working environment in which remote working and managing your own working time is the norm.
  • Work in an environment where code quality, technical challenges and delivery is what we all care about.
  • Skills development is intrinsic in the job. We’re largely working on unsolved problems each day, and such, there is plenty of scope to widen your knowledge and skillset.
  • Work with genuinely nice people who care.
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Software Engineer
Pivotal
London, United Kingdom
£60,000 to £75,000 a year
July 2019
2 Applicants This Week
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Job Description

Always be kind: a simple daily affirmation and one that feels more like a personal mission statement than a corporate motto – but Pivotal isn’t just any corporation. Underpinning our world-class capabilities in cloud-native software delivery and agile development methodologies is one common thread: empathy. Not only do we want to transform the way the world builds software, we also want to make sure that sustainable pace, kindness, and diversity are at the core of every enterprise.

Known for taking an iterative approach, our 2000+ employees are empowered every day to help shape the way we build software. Pivotal is committed to open source, a diverse culture, and fostering safe spaces for all of our individual employees.

*You*

You are looking for a collaborative environment building distributed systems that enable enterprises to focus on their business rather than re-architecting a cloud platform from scratch. Pair programming has always been something that you wanted to try out.

Furthering your education has always been a goal of yours. Learning new programming languages and getting to work with Golang piques your interest.

Contributing to open source software makes you feel good about the transparency it brings to an organization’s code quality.

*Us*

Agile concepts are at the core of our process. We have a whole host of Pivotal Practices around Test Driven Development, pair programming, team retrospectives, technical retrospectives and continuous integration. We are excited to teach these to you and innovate with you on their implementation.

We stick to a strict 8 hour a day schedule (with flexible start and end times). Although on-call rotations are part of most teams, incidents are exceedingly rare.

We pair in small teams of 4 - 8 people in our London office, conveniently located at Old Street. We use Slack to stay connected and Tmux for pairing. We are working hard to make sure that our distributed teams function as smoothly as our distributed systems.

You’ll rarely be alone when developing; from pairing all day to 1 on 1 time with your manager, there is always a Pivot there to lend a helping hand. Mentorship from senior engineering leadership is built right into our process - you’ll always be empowered.

Making an investment in each Pivot’s professional development improves the organization as a whole. We encourage you to go to conferences or purchase those pricey O’Reilly books - and we’ll give you a budget each year to do it.

*Your Day*

As cliche as it may sound, every day is completely different from the next. We have a general framework for what our day looks like and the majority of it will be spent with your pair:

9:06 AM - Office-wide stand-up to build office cohesion and start the day off together.

9:10 AM - Team standup - discuss any blockers, choose pairs, maybe even tell a joke.

9:30-12:30 PM - Start pairing, tackle an open GitHub issue and open a pull-request.

12:30-1:30 PM - Lunch! Grab food from one of the many nearby restaurants, run an errand, or join a book club.

1:31-6:00 PM - Get back with your pair and start an acceptance test for a big feature.

While that schedule does look busy, don’t worry - we take ample breaks throughout the day. Take a walk to get boba, read a book on the balcony, play a game of ping pong, or chat with co-workers at the snack bar. Sustainable pace is held in high regard. We know there is a life outside of work, we want you to be able to spend time with family and friends.

*Desired Skills / Experience*

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. You should apply regardless of your self-assessment because we want to hear from you.

  • Ability to dive into a large polyglot codebase and contribute as you learn
  • Being okay with the uncomfortable feeling that comes from learning new things
  • Interest in exploring new programming paradigms, languages, and patterns
  • Demonstrable ability to research problems and break them into discrete parts

*Nice to Haves*

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Operations or Systems Administration experience, particularly on UNIX
  • Worked with large Go/Ruby/Rails codebases
  • Used Test Driven Development (TDD) extensively
  • Worked in a pair programming environment
  • Contributed to an open source project
  • On-call experience with production grade systems
  • Has mentored others in a professional setting

Cloud Foundry engineers participate in an on-call rotation with their team to support software they work on.

Pivotal is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Principal Software Engineer - Edge Data
Fastly
London, United Kingdom / Remote (USA)
£80,000 to £120,000 a year
January 2021
8 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the Internet. The platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Vimeo, Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub.

We’re building a more trustworthy Internet. Come join us.

Principal Software Engineer - Edge Data

You will be one of the first engineers working on a brand-new system that Fastly has been prototyping and is now beginning to operationalize. The system applies cutting-edge distributed systems theory — notably, CRDTs — to Fastly’s global network to provide an infrastructure for state at the edge.

What You’ll Do

  • Learn the distsys theory and Go implementation of the project to proficiency, becoming a technical “co-founder” and owner
  • Optimize system performance to meet Fastly’s Internet-scale requirements, via testing, profiling, refactoring, and redesigning
  • Collaborate with customer-facing teams to define and implement primitives that will power a huge number of future Fastly products
  • Help to design, develop, and participate in a process for onboarding new engineers to the project, with a focus on mentorship and growth
  • Work in a small team that’s highly motivated to find new, innovative ways to give our customers new capabilities

What We’re Looking For

  • Clear, effective, and empathetic communication skills, both written and verbal, especially when discussing complex technical topics
  • Intermediate+ proficiency with Go (Golang), ideally having built and operated one or more large-scale projects
  • Advanced distributed systems theory experience, especially eventual consistency, and a strong interest in learning more
  • A “systems thinker” who always keeps the big picture in mind, even as they work on the smallest details
  • Effective at asynchronous remote work, with teammates across the world

Why Fastly?

  • We have a huge impact. Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only do our customers have a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number of open source projects and initiatives. Outside of code, employees are encouraged to share causes close to their heart with others so we can help lend a supportive hand.

  • We love distributed teams. Fastly’s home-base is in San Francisco, but we have multiple offices and employees sprinkled around the globe. In fact, 50% of our employees work outside of SF! An international remote culture is in our DNA.

  • We care about you. Fastly works hard to create a positive environment for our employees, and we think your life outside of work is important too. We support our teams with great benefits like up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, options for free medical/dental/vision plans, and an open vacation program that enables our folks to take the time they need to recharge (some benefits may vary by location).

  • We value diversity. Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to being a company where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and have the ability to be successful – every day.

  • We are passionate. Fastly is chock full of passionate people and we’re not ‘one size fits all’. Fastly employs authors, pilots, skiers, parents (of humans and animals), makeup geeks, coffee connoisseurs, and more. We love employees for who they are and what they are passionate about.

We’re always looking for humble, sharp, and creative folks to join the Fastly team. If you think you might be a fit, please apply!


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Site Reliability Engineer
Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
£40,000 to £100,000 a year
November 2018
1 Applicants This Week
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Job Description

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is an engineering discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems. At Goldman Sachs, SRE is responsible for the availability and reliability of our firm’s most critical platform services, and ensures they meet the requirements of our internal and external users. We look for engineers who are motivated to collaborate with our businesses to build and run sustainable production systems, which can evolve and adapt to changes in our fast-paced, global business environment.

Skills & Requirements

  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: Go, Python, C, C++, Java, Perl, Ruby or shell scripting
  • Experience with algorithms, data structures and software design
  • Experience with UNIX operating systems internals and / or networking
  • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on experience with debugging and optimizing code, as well as automation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, drive, and ownership
  • Coding beyond simple scripts
  • Solving novel problems from first principles

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.


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Senior Software Engineer
Hashicorp
Remote (USA, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany)
$100,000 to $190,000 a year
May 2021
6 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Consul helps organizations automate network configurations, discover services, and enable secure connectivity across any cloud or runtime. We recently launched Hashicorp Consul Service on Azure, a fully managed application available through the Azure marketplace. We’ve also announced the availability of Consul on AWSthrough our flagship HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP), a self-service, fully managed platform offering HashiCorp products as a service to automate infrastructure on any cloud.

About HashiCorp

HashiCorp is a fast-growing startup that solves development, operations, and security challenges in infrastructure so organizations can focus on business-critical tasks. We build products to give organizations a consistent way to manage their move to cloud-based IT infrastructures for running their applications. Our products enable companies large and small to mix and match AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and other clouds as well as on-premises environments, easing their ability to deliver new applications for their business.

At HashiCorp, we have used the Tao of HashiCorp as our guiding principles for product development and operate according to a strong set of company principles for how we interact with each other. We value top-notch collaboration and communication skills, both among internal teams and in how we interact with our users.

Engineering at HashiCorp is largely a remote team. While prior experience working remotely isn’t required, we are looking for team members who perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy.

About the Role:

On the Consul team, we help organizations automate network configurations, discover services, and enable secure connectivity across any cloud or runtime. The customers and large community of users of our tools are operators, infrastructure engineers, and software developers that encounter novel performance, scaling, and usability challenges that we help them solve.

Consul started as an infrastructure management tool for service discovery and health checking, and has evolved to become a full-featured service mesh. Some of the functionality you’ll be working on will include proxy integrations, Envoy’s xDS APIs, certificate management for mutual TLS connectivity, and security through service-oriented Intentions. You’ll be an active contributor to the service mesh ecosystem, following new developments in emerging technology and competitive offerings, looking for opportunities for product differentiation, and rethinking product architecture to meet new global scale and organizational demands.

In this role you can expect to:

  • Program mostly in Go, learning from and contributing to a team committed to continually improving their skills.
  • Build and architect distributed systems for service connectivity across heterogeneous environments (Kubernetes, VMs, bare metal datacenter or edge deployments).
  • Interface directly with internal teams, users and HashiCorp customers, as well as the larger Consul community.
  • Participate in user research studies and discussions with product managers and customers to better understand the network topologies, challenges, and constraints for which operators are trying to solve, and leverage those insights when approaching feature design and implementation.
  • Propose new functionality or substantive changes through written documents in an async process, describing the problem background, proposed implementation and example UX, then iterating on peer feedback collaboratively.
  • Own the full lifecycle of feature development from design through testing, release and support.

You may be a good fit for our team if you have:

  • Experience in a lower-level language like Go.
  • Familiarity with service-oriented architectures, and ideally have worked on an infrastructure or platform team building internal tooling to deploy, connect and monitor them.
  • Empathy for the people operating, learning, teaching and supporting software you write, and consider their experience when making design decisions and performance, security or complexity tradeoffs.
  • Awareness of the broader service mesh ecosystem and an interest in contributing to a full-featured product offering while reducing complexity and barriers to adoption for practitioners.
  • Curiosity for academic computer science research, particularly distributed systems papers such as Raft and Paxos variants, and enjoy learning more about the challenges of consistency at global scale.
  • Collaborate with peer engineers in discussions around performance, user experience, security and other constraints when designing complex systems.

What is our hiring process like?

The below serves as a basic outline; we may choose to add or remove steps based on the information that we gather during the process.

  • Introductory Call with someone from our recruiting team.
  • First Interview with an Engineering Manager
  • Interview Loop with additional team members, with the following panel:
    • Technical Code Pairing interview
    • Code Review interview
    • Communication and Collaboration interview
    • Systems and architecture interview
  • If applicable, a final conversation with the Engineering Manager for the team you would be joining
  • Offer

We do our best to accommodate your programming language of choice for technical interviews.

About the Application Process:

Please note, as collaboration and communication are a critical aspect of how we work, a cover letter is a great way to provide a sample of how you communicate.

In your cover letter, please describe why you’re interested in working at HashiCorp, and what draws you to this role in particular. Specifics of your past experience that are relevant to this role are great to include, too.

HashiCorp embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our company will be.


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Backend Engineer
Resin
London, United Kingdom / Remote
$53,000 to $58,000 a year
August 2018
3 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Resin.io provides a software platform that helps developers build, deploy and manage code on connected devices. We brought Docker to embedded GNU/Linux devices in 2013 and have been building our IoT toolkit ever since. We also maintain a variety of successful open source projects including Etcher, Balena, and resinOS, and made contributions to high-exposure projects such as Docker, Electron, and AppImage.

Our technology is open, standards-based, and proven in production across a wide range of scenarios from drones, 3D printers, point-of-sale devices, tidal turbines, skyscrapers and more. Our investors include DFJ, Aspect Ventures, GE, and Ericsson.

Resin is a highly distributed, remote-friendly company with a pretty much flat hierarchy. Our organization is adaptive, getting feedback signals from our users and systems. Right now we organize ourselves by projects, which allow us to build complex features and solve big problems, while staying mutable. As a distributed group, we rely on clear communication and the rule of “assume positive intent” to help us work together across time zones, cultures and first languages. Our base of operations is nominally London, though really we are living all over the world: from Barcelona to Bulgaria, Argentina to Vietnam, and many more.

On being a Backend Engineer at resin.io

We maintain a service infrastructure for IoT devices, and this is where we have quite a bit of our engineering talent. You will be actively working on one or more of these core components, fixing bugs, solving complex technical problems, and implementing user-facing features across the resin.io stack. While resin.io focuses on IoT, the majority of our engineers don’t require embedded programming expertise.

People who are successful engineers are well-rounded generalists and great communicators. They are eager to take responsibility for a project, and are able to make good decisions about the project because they have the context of what’s important.

We don’t require engineers to be already familiar with the technologies we use. We are happy to invest in people that showcase a strong understanding of the challenges of building secure distributed systems.

Responsibilities

  • Actively invest back in our own technology, libraries, and frameworks
  • Understand security best practices and strive to apply them in your work
  • Be highly motivated to produce great code
  • Evaluate customer requirements and other inputs to determine the scope and timing of new functionality
  • Design, architect, and own the execution of your projects
  • Ensure the architecture of our distributed system remains cohesive
  • Collaborate, brainstorm, and coordinate work with other resineers
  • Understand the high-level goals, and thus know how to prioritize your work
  • Challenge orthodoxy when that will help the product evolve
  • Work efficiently with a certain amount of ambiguity in the tasks you’re executing

REQUIREMENTS

Need to have:

  • Desire to make yourself and others more effective. You’d be bothered by an inefficient process
  • Good understanding of software engineering practices and how to apply them
  • Excellent written communication skills, and fluency in English
  • Self-discipline to take on a project and push it to completion without too much management. You also know when to ask for help
  • Strong problem-solving abilities. You know how to split a complex problem into incremental pieces
  • Basic front-end development skills

Nice to have:

  • A sample of your work (URL or attached sample)
  • Contributions to OSS projects (please include a URL)
  • Having worked remotely before
  • Experience with Resin.io as a user
  • Experience with embedded GNU/Linux, anything ranging from personal projects with a Raspberry Pi to commercial or industrial scenarios with custom devices
  • Experience with React, Node.js, Docker, PostgreSQL, or Kubernetes
  • Experience with embedded development and microprocessors
  • Experience with the Electron framework and cross-platform development
  • Experience leading software projects in the open source world

Make sure to let us know if any of these items apply to you!


Perks & Benefits

  • Work with an extremely talented, diverse team
  • Equipment of your choice
  • Remote-friendly
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Annual company gathering in an international location - this year, Barcelona in October
  • We send you hardware for side projects!
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Backend Go Software Engineer
Geckoboard
London, United Kingdom / Remote (UK)
£65,000 to £80,000 a year
November 2020
9 Applicants This Week

Job Description

Excited about the idea of working on distributed systems at scale? Want to be writing Go everyday? With great people? We’re looking for curious problem solvers to do just that.

At Geckoboard, we’re working to help teams achieve their goals by enabling a fresh way of working. This revolves around making sure that important data gets seen and acted upon. That’s where our dashboards come in. Geckoboard is straightforward dashboard software that makes it quick and easy to surface live business data, metrics and KPIs for teams.

Our engineering culture

We’re all here to build something great. You’ll be joining a growing team of empowered engineers in a supportive environment that values experimentation, work-life balance and personal development. We’ve built a culture of knowledge sharing and feedback, so you’ll be involved in planning and prioritisation of work as well as peer reviews and pair programming.

Learning is also a big part of our engineering culture. About once every fortnight you’re able to take a whole day — an Innovation Day — to work on projects that interest you, learn new skills or contribute to open source… whatever it may be! We encourage these projects and often they have led to improvements in the way we work or concepts that have then been prioritised, developed further and added to our Product.

We work in small and focused cross-functional teams, usually made up of a Product Manager, a Designer, and a mix of Frontend and Backend Engineers. QA and Infrastructure tend to come in at the points they’re needed or for specific projects. We scope out our project such that we’re able to deliver meaningful work but small enough to iterate and take on board feedback quickly. We encourage our engineers to get involved in different teams and projects based on their interests, skills and opportunities to learn. We’re also equally mindful about technical debt and make sure we dedicate time to addressing it.

Our teams

**Product
**Our product teams each own a different part of the product, building features that improve Geckoboard for our customers. Some of our recent work has ranged from a new send-to-Slack feature, SSO and in the team you’ll be joining initially, we’ve been building a brand new internal framework for importing, storing, and analysing data from third-party APIs we integrate with. We know that investing in our Data Platform is the best way we can deliver flexible, high-quality integrations quickly and easily. The new framework takes care of managing and scheduling imports, responding to webhooks, receiving analytics queries, migrating data from one version to the next and allows us to build internal gRPC services using a common protobuf interface upon it.

**Platform
**We believe that we can only be successful as an Engineering team if we are constantly and systematically investing in our tooling, our common systems, and our developer experience, this is where our Platform team comes in. Our recent work has ranged from rapid response work to improving test and trace coverage, migrating existing services to Go modules and support for other teams. We’re also working on enabling older RESTful services to be migrated onto gRPC with a GraphQL API gateway in front.

You should apply if:

  • What we’ve described sounds interesting

  • You’re interested in distributed systems

  • You’ve worked with Go before*

  • You want to build a product that delights its users and genuinely serves their needs

  • You’re collaborative; you empathise, listen and discuss

  • You actively seek out feedback in your work and to ensure you understand the problem you’re solving

We know that there are great candidates who may not exactly fit into what we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you or you’re not sure, please apply, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Right now we’re only considering mid-to-senior level candidates, if you’re still developing your Go skillset and interested in joining the Geckoboard team, head to www.geckoboard.com/careers and get in touch, we’d love to hear from you and chat about future jobs!

Work where you work best:

While most of our team are normally based in our leafy East London office, a lot of us work remotely at least a day or two during the week. This means we’ve always been intentional about making sure our ways-of-working are remote-friendly so we can support that flexibility for everyone. We also have fully remote team members, though the expectation is that you’re comfortable with a visit to the London office about once a quarter (except during pandemics).

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our office remains closed and everyone on the team is working from home presently. We’re likely to continue working from home over the Winter. We keep a close eye on the government guidance, regularly update the team, and plan to open our office only when it’s safe to do so again.

Some of our team have shorter working weeks and we’re more than happy to try to accommodate this or another arrangement whenever possible. Just let us know what works best for you or that you’d like to chat about it in your application.

Logistics:

At this time, we’re only considering candidates who are (or will be) based in the United Kingdom (regardless of whether you’re onsite when out offices reopen or fully remote). Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide sponsorship for this role.

Our hiring process:

  • 20-30 minute call with a Talent Partner
  • 45 minute video call with the Hiring Manager
  • Take home exercise
  • Virtual onsite with the team - about 2.5 hours

The whole process takes about 2-3 weeks end to end, but we’re flexible!

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Do you want to join our team as our new Backend Go Software Engineer? We’d love to hear about you!


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Backend Engineer, Security
Monzo
Remote / United Kingdom
£40,000 to £100,000 a year
August 2019
1 Applicants This Week

Job Description

At Monzo we’re aiming to build the best current account in the world. We are always keen to hear from capable, creative engineers who want to help us accomplish that goal. We want our bank to be safe and secure for our customers, so security is very important to us

Security at Monzo

Monzo’s security team has a wide range of responsibilities, from infrastructure security to application security. As a bank, we are solving diverse, novel problems to ensure that our customers are safe and secure.

One of the guiding principles of security at Monzo is that security at the expense of user experience is a last resort. We aim to move mountains in the background such that we can build world-class features without compromising on security.

As a member of our security team you would be responsible for constantly improving the security of Monzo, and you would work closely with other teams to ensure that our systems are secure by design. Of course, security incidents can and do occur, and the security team is involved with many different types of incident response.

Our engineers have a variety of different backgrounds

We have several non-graduates; only some of us studied Computer Science; one of the team has a degree in Marketing; some of us have worked in huge companies; some have only ever worked in startups; others are former consultants. As long as you enjoy learning new things, we’d love to talk to you.

We encourage an open and transparent working environment

You can get involved in any aspect of the business you are interested in and, following Stripe’s example, all emails in the company are visible in an email archive. We regularly run hackathons in which people build things on our third party API and we contribute to open source software as much as possible. We’ve also made our product roadmap public and give sneak peeks of features in our community forum. Our blog is a good place to learn even more about what we do!You can get involved in any aspect of the business you are interested in and, following Stripe’s example, all emails in the company are visible in an email archive. We regularly run hackathons in which people build things on our third party API and we contribute to open source software as much as possible. We’ve also made our product roadmap public and give sneak peeks of features in our community forum. Our blog is a good place to learn even more about what we do!

Monzo works in project-based sprints in small, interdisciplinary teams

We have around 190 engineers out of roughly 1000 people in total - and we have big ambitions. As a security engineer here you’d be able to work directly with lots of teams across the company, and we run regular knowledge-sharing sessions so you’ll learn heaps about everything from how banks work to effective communication.

At Monzo you will get to work with a lot of exciting new technology.

We rely heavily on the following tools and technologies:

Go to write our application code (there’s an excellent interactive Go tutorial here) Cassandra for most persistent data storage Kafka for our asynchronous message queue Linkerd/Finagle for RPC Kubernetes and Docker to schedule and run our services (Oliver, our Head of Engineering, gave a great talk at KubeCon on how we use these technologies) AWS for most of our infrastructure React for internal web dashboards We also have two physical datacenter sites with actual cables to connect to various third parties You should apply if:

the work we’re doing sounds exciting! you want to be involved in building a product that you (and everyone you know) use every day you’re constantly looking for flaws in systems and can reason about how best to address them you’re keen to learn more about new technologies and the arcane inner workings of the financial industry you’re comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity you’re interested in distributed systems and writing resilient software you have some experience with strongly-typed languages (Go, Java, C, Scala etc.). Logistics

We can help you relocate to London, we can sponsor visas, and we’re open to distributed working (as long as you can spend around 20% of your time in London).

We have payroll set up in five countries: the UK, Ireland, France, Poland and Spain. Right now, we can only hire people who work from those countries and we’ll keep this updated with new ones as we expand and are able to hire from more places 🌎

We offer competitive salaries based on skills and experience, which could be anywhere between £40,000 - £100,000 per year.

We care deeply about inclusive working practices and diverse teams. If you’d prefer to work part-time or as a job-share, we’ll try our best to make this happen. Just let us know in your application so we can plan for it.

We’re usually always hiring for Backend Engineers in Security, so there’s no closing date for this job.

Our interview process is normally a phone interview, a coding task and call to discuss it, and 2-3 hours of onsite interviews. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions. We might design a system together on a whiteboard, the same way we often work together, but we won’t make you write code on one

Questions about this role? Head over to our careers page to read our FAQs (www.monzo.com/careers)


Perks & Benefits

  • Stock Options
  • Salaries Reviewed every six months
  • Working from Home
  • Holiday
  • Unpaid holiday
  • Health insurance
  • Pensions
  • Maternity, Paternity and adoption leave
  • Catered lunch
  • Headspace subscription
  • Socials
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Equipment
  • Cycle-to-work
  • Learning and training
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Library
  • Life Insurance

Interview Process

Our interview process is normally a phone interview, a coding task and call to discuss it, and 2-3 hours of onsite interviews. We promise not to ask you any brain teasers or trick questions. We might design a system together on a whiteboard, the same way we often work together, but we won’t make you write code on one

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Senior Software Engineer, SpatialOS
Improbable
London, United Kingdom
£50,000 to £95,000 a year
August 2018
1 Applicants This Week
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Job Description

Our Purpose

Improbable is dedicated to building powerful technology designed to help solve previously impossible problems and enable the creation of new realities. In gaming and entertainment, Improbable unlocks truly next-generation gameplay through virtual worlds of unprecedented scale, persistence and richness. In other industries, we hope to help answer critical questions through simulations that could lead to a better functioning world.

Our platform, SpatialOS, lets developers transcend the limits of regular computation, allowing swarms of servers running in the cloud to cooperate in order to simulate worlds far larger and more complex than any single server could.

We are a British technology company proudly building a diverse workforce, driven by a shared desire to improve and achieve extraordinary things. We’re crafting technology for the future and fostering a problem-solving culture that embraces innovation through iteration and experimentation.

Your Mission

Engineering is at the heart of Improbable. We solve some of the hardest problems around in areas such as distributed systems, high-performance cloud computing, messaging and much more.

We are technology neutral and believe in well-tested, robust code. Much of our platform is built in GoLang/Java with areas of C++, TypeScript and C#. We use Open Source technologies (such as CoreOS, etcd, Fleet, Docker, Prometheus, gRPC) and give back to the community through open source contributions when we can.

We’re hiring Senior Software Engineers across multiple teams. There is always a diverse range of challenging and interesting projects to work on. Similarly, we welcome diverse engineering backgrounds and are able to offer highly interesting challenges across all our teams, we never hire to fill a gap.

You can find out more about some of our engineering projects here

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing new algorithms to distribute and scale our simulations
  • Integrating new workers with our distributed stack
  • Core infrastructure that underpins seamless scaling (networking, packing, storage, containers, logging, security across all compute providers)
  • Creation of world-class, robust APIs and SDKs for external customers
  • Developing tooling to understand, visualise and reason about large real-time simulations

Competencies

  • A strong software engineering pedigree, comfortable choosing the most appropriate language/technologies for the project at hand.
  • You have previously operated in a senior capacity and mentored or coached more junior engineers from a technical perspective.
  • Software Engineering is more than just a job to you. Perhaps you contribute to Open Source projects, blog or speak at events occasionally, or just spend a great deal of your time thinking about interesting problems.
  • You’re disappointed when you’re not learning something new or stretching yourself.
  • You can offer your opinion and respectfully reason with people, but equally commit to the direction decided by the majority after being heard.
  • You value working in different problem areas and are prepared to work in whichever team is necessary to add the most value to the business.
  • You embrace that in a fast-growing start-up, priorities can change quickly.
  • You’re accountable and get satisfaction from shipping stuff on time / delivering quantifiable results.
  • You go out of your way to help others achieve and improve as a team.
  • You’re modest when the results speak for themselves, and humble enough to take responsibility when they don’t.

Experience Of The Following Would Be Advantageous

  • Building large-scale distributed systems
  • Working on cloud-based scalable architectures
  • Building high-traffic, robust APIs, SDK or web architectures
  • Working with Game Engines (i.e. Unity, Unreal, CryEngine etc…)

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Software Engineer - Golang
Couchbase
Remote (United Kingdom, USA, India)
£40,000 to £90,000 a year
January 2021
8 Applicants This Week

Job Description

At Couchbase, big things happen. Every day, we’re translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges head-on. This is a breakthrough stage in our company, where the enthusiasm of our employees and leadership team is infectious and growing. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.

You are a Software Engineer responsible for building and managing cloud-native applications across multiple clouds. In this role, you will develop, implement, and operate Couchbase’s Cloud products. If you have experience developing applications using Go programming language (or willingness to learn) along with experience with either the three major cloud platforms- AWS, Azure, GCP, we’d love to have you apply.

Here’s a brief look at what success looks like in this role:

  • In 3 months time- you’ll have collaborated with the team to build and shipped a material contribution such as a new feature, regularly contributed to code reviews, and fixed a few bugs.

  • In 6 months time- you’ll have earned the trust of the team and taken on independent code review responsibilities that help prevent bugs that are collaborating on the design of new features.

  • In 12 months time- you’ll have delivered tasks throughout the SDLC, from design through development with some guidance and have established a cadence of on-time deliver with high quality work.

This role is also open to remote work (USA, UK, India) as our teams are globally distributed. We are a remote-first team. Prior experience working remotely is not required, however, we are looking for team members who perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy and will establish a cadence of on-time delivery with high-quality work.

Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, document, maintain and improve software
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Build and expand our APIs and services, written in Go
  • Collaborate with other engineers across the stack to deliver delightful user experiences
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and improve system security, stability, reliability, and performance
  • Define and implement SLIs and monitor and improve SLOs
  • Write various kinds of tests including unit and integration tests
  • Smartly instrument software using techniques such as distributed tracing and logging
  • Write and review technical proposals
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Document systems, build runbooks, and automate those processes
  • Key technologies this role will employ: Go (Golang), Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, GCP, Grafana, Prometheus, Alert Manager, Thanos, Terraform, Vault, Couchbase Server, Datadog

Qualifications

  • You care deeply about software quality and operability, and better ways of building software
  • You are able to knowledgeably discuss performance, security, and user interactions within complex systems
  • You desire to write software that is sympathetic to the humans who will maintain it
  • You love to write Go, more Go, and then a little more Go
  • You enjoy giving and receiving code reviews
  • You are kind and collaborative
  • You enjoy working remote with people from all over the world
  • Value clear, open communication
  • We value thoughtful feedback and regular dialogue and collaboration as a fundamental skill for our team members

About Couchbase

Couchbase’s mission is to be the platform that accelerates application innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created an enterprise-class, multi-cloud NoSQL database architected on top of an open source foundation. Couchbase is the only database that combines the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, all in a single, elegant platform spanning from any cloud to the edge.

Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names.

Couchbase’s HQ is conveniently located in Santa Clara, CA with additional offices throughout the globe. We’re committed to a work environment where you can be happy and thrive, in and out of the office.

At Couchbase, you’ll get:

  • A fantastic culture

  • A focused, energetic team with aligned goals

  • True collaboration with everyone playing their positions

  • Great market opportunity and growth potential

  • Time off when you need it.

  • Regular team lunches and fully-stocked kitchens.

  • Open, collaborative spaces.

  • Competitive benefits and pre-tax commuter perks

Whether you’re a new grad or a proven expert, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in the industry.

Revolutionizing an industry requires a top-notch team. Become a part of ours today. Bring your big ideas and we’ll take on the next great challenge together.

Check out some recent industry recognition:

Want to learn more? Check out our blog: https://blog.couchbase.com/


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Product Developer - Back End
Appvia
London, United Kingdom / Remote (UK)
£60,000 to £90,000 a year
January 2021

Job Description

The Application Containerisation market is due to reach $8.5B by 2025 delivering a CAGR of 26.5%. This is being driven by many different organisations that are turning to container based infrastructure and microservices as a way of satisfying the ever complex role of Software Development. Recently, Kubernetes has become the standard in making this possible and is, in fact, the fastest growing project in open-source history. Appvia, founded in 2018, is a company of highly skilled engineers, who are building products to enable the deployment, maintaining and scaling of Kubernetes as well as the added challenge of delivering a truly cloud native vision.

We’re part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and for our customers like the Home Office and Bank of England, we’ve already got 700+ developers using our service, building over 500+ applications, in over 20,000+ containers, running a number of critical applications for the government both on-premise and via Azure, Amazon and Google.

The Role:

You will get an opportunity to help shape how businesses deliver applications and improve the developer experience with well thought through products and engineering.

You will research, conceive and develop software applications to extend and improve Appvia’s product offerings, working with a talented cross-functional agile team.

You will be passionate about your industry and get an opportunity to make a real difference to the business you are part of.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software
  • Collaborate with colleagues and users on a regular basis to build out assumptions with prototypes
  • Build features whilst maintaining backwards compatibility
  • Express improvements and ideas to further develop products
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders to drive out user requirements
  • Lead on an idea, design and deliver working prototypes

Requirements

  • A strong understanding of the full software development lifecycle
  • Passionate about driving the best product outcomes for all users
  • Ability to challenge and understand real user requirements and map them to tangible technical objectives
  • Pragmatic and methodical approach in solving difficult technical problems
  • Understanding of scalable and distributed microservice concerns
  • Ability to architect and maintain backward compatible APIs
  • A passion for new technology and automation
  • Practical understanding of distributed systems
  • Good understanding of industry best practices
  • At least 5 years designing and developing backend systems ideally in Golang
  • Experience of working on and contributing to Open Source Software projects
  • Previous exposure to modern front-end frameworks
  • Experienced in BDD and test automation
  • Experience developing on and with the Kubernetes API
  • Previous Ruby/Python experience would be beneficial
  • Exposure to Cloud and Developer PaaS products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 26 Days Holiday including your birthday off (plus bank holidays)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension
  • Health Insurance
  • Training and personal development
  • Bonus

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Senior Software Engineer or Site Reliability Engineer
Micro
London, United Kingdom
£65,000 to £80,000 a year
October 2019
2 Applicants This Week

Job Description

We’re looking for a senior software engineer or site reliability engineer with experience in Go, microservices, distributed systems and cloud-native technology to come help build a global services platform for developers.

Cloud-native development has become massively complex in a world filled with docker, kubernetes, envoy, istio and much more. We want to abstract away all of this complexity and build a global platform for developers to build and share services.

You should have experience building distributed systems in Go and have battled with cloud-native technologies. You should have a disdain for the way software is built today and want to play a role in changing how we build software in the future.


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Software Engineer - Core SRE
Cloudflare
London, United Kingdom
£60,000 to £90,000 a year
November 2020
8 Applicants This Week

Job Description

About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers trillions of requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

In this role, you can expect to:

  • Work on highly distributed and scalable systems
  • Participate in the constant cycle of knowledge sharing and mentoring
  • Manage and develop some of the biggest clusters in the world
  • Research and introduce cutting-edge technologies
  • Contribute to open-source

We are still a small team, well-funded, growing quickly and focused on building an extraordinary company. This is a superb opportunity to join a high-performing team and scale our high-growth network as Cloudflare’s business grows. You will build tools to constantly improve availability, performance, uptime and response times. You will nurture a passion for an “automate everything” approach that makes systems failure-resistant and ready-to-scale.

You may be a good fit for our team if:

  • You have proven skills of designing, developing and delivering HA scalable production systems.
  • You have deep knowledge of configuration management software, preferably Salt.
  • You have solid experience with cluster management systems (Kubernetes, Mesos)
  • You are comfortable with developing software in Go or Python
  • You know how network services (DNS, TLS/SSL, HTTP) and network fundamentals (DHCP, subnetting, routing, firewalls, IPv6, BGP) work
  • You have strong experience designing and managing multi-tenant database solutions (Clickhouse, PostgreSQL, CockroachDB)
  • You are confident in your knowledge with load balancers (nginx, HAProxy)

Bonus points if:

  • You have strong operational skills and are an expert in bash scripting
  • You have practical knowledge of web and systems performance, extensively used tracing tools like ebpf and strace.

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers–at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.

1.1.1.1: We released 1.1.1.1 to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!


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Software Development Engineer (Golang)
Speechmatics
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£30,000 to £60,000 a year
April 2019
1 Applicants This Week
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Job Description

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (GOLANG)

Location:Cambridge, UK Contact: [email protected]

“Speechmatics is on the bleeding edge of speech recognition, and as a Software Engineer, I get to build the infrastructure to deliver this at scale using state-of-the-art technology. As well as that, I work with a wonderful team and there’s a very welcoming and supportive culture in the company. If you’re currently looking for a new opportunity, and are interested in a position in one of the best Machine Learning companies in the UK, look no further.”

Michel Hollands, Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics

Background

Speech technology is one of the most popular discussion items at the moment, yet speech interaction is limited to “Alexa, turn on the light”, or “Siri, where is the nearest coffee shop?” We are taking speech technology to the next level using our expertise in machine learning and speech-to-text technology to enable our customers to use conversational speech recognition. Our solutions power subtitling on TV, content discovery for videos, compliance solutions in banks, improve efficiency of meetings, and many other use-cases. Our mission is to improve human communication with a global speech engine, that works and put speech back at the heart of communication.

At Speechmatics you’ll be working with some of the smartest minds in the industry, working on cutting-edge projects and deploying the latest machine learning techniques to disrupt the market, providing customers with the best speech technology available, all whilst immersed in a progressive and great company culture. You can enjoy benefits including, share options, healthcare, life assurance, Bike Doctor, massages, regular BBQs, Brew Dogs in the fridge, no red tape, a top end laptop and much more. We’re building a company that truly strives to be world-leading and we’re looking for people who wholeheartedly believe they can be additive to our culture, bring new ideas to the table and get stuff done. If that’s you, carry on reading.

The Opportunity

The Speechmatics Engineering team develops and maintains speech-oriented products and services that will be used by businesses worldwide and is responsible for the complete product development cycle for these products. In this role, you’ll help to support fundamental language processing research as well as helping to build our public cloud-based SaaS service and products that will be deployed by our users in their data centres and cloud instances.

You’ll solve and overcome challenges to deliver a rapidly growing product portfolio. In addition to helping deliver features you will help drive the system architecture as well as contribute towards defining and improving the best practices we employ to develop new features and products. Initially, your primary coding language will be Python, however, you’ll be tasked with helping the team adopt Go as our primary coding language when compiled code is preferred.

Because you will be joining a rapidly expanding team, you will need to be a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on rapidly moving research developments into products. We strongly encourage versatility and knowledge transfer within and across teams.

No prior experience of speech recognition is necessary. Speechmatics has a team of speech recognition engineers who will collaborate on all speech recognition related projects and teach you any specialised knowledge required. This will include opportunities to participate in internal training courses aimed at teaching machine learning theory and practice. If you are a talented, detail-oriented engineer with a solid software development foundation and a commitment to deliver the best possible technology solutions, then we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivering high quality, maintainable and robust code on time, as part of a team
  • Executing projects and developing against an outlined design
  • Developing pragmatic solutions and building flexible systems without over-engineering
  • Involvement at all stages of the software development cycle, including designing and developing new architectural systems and improvements, and QA processes
  • Participation in estimation and sprint planning in an agile environment
  • Working closely with other technical teams and the product team to deliver on the company’s technical vision

Requirements

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Professional experience in software development
  • Computer Science fundamentals in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Analytical with a data-driven approach to making decisions and attention to detail
  • Excellent Go skills
  • Good Python skills
  • Good Linux development skills
  • Experience of working within a team to create, deliver, and run high quality systems

Desirable

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proficiency in C, C++, or JavaScript
  • Strong skills and experience in cloud-based software development, preferably Azure:
  • Working with distributed and/or clustered systems.
  • Building and running horizontally scaling architectures.
  • Using cloud-based queueing, messaging, monitoring and storage techniques.
  • Familiarity with some of Kubernetes, Ansible, Docker, Docker Swarm, Elasticsearch, TeamCity, GitLab, JIRA, Kubernetes, Nginx, Nomad, Terraform
  • Familiarity with statistical models and data mining algorithms
  • Familiarity with Natural Language Processing techniques
  • Comfortable collaborating with teams with very different technical skills, and non-technical teams

Perks & Benefits

Salary

Competitive salary (dependent on experience), flexible working and some awesome benefits & perks.

Interested?

Get in touch! Send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

More about Speechmatics’ culture

Live for the wow | Build authentic relationships | Be the adventure

Innovation is what we do. We build, we iterate, we develop the next thing that delivers that wow moment. We see value in building long-term, authentic relationships that last and are based on trust and honesty. With our customers, our colleagues, our leaders, our suppliers or within our local community. Our journey should be fun and exciting. We will celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes together along the way. We embrace learning and change to grow naturally and organically as a company and individuals. We trust, we’re honest, kind and respectful.

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Senior Backend Engineer
Attest
London, United Kingdom
£70,000 to £100,000 a year
September 2019
1 Applicants This Week
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Job Description

Welcome! We’re Attest: a Consumer Growth Platform. We’re on a mission to bring every business closer to consumers, and empower them with the insights that drive predictable and repeatable growth; enabling them to create and deliver better, more useful services, products and experiences for communities worldwide.

We’re spearheaded by a bunch of awesome individuals, and our guess is that you’re pretty awesome, too. We’re ultra-proud of the inclusive company we’ve built to date. Attest is not just an exciting place to work alongside great people, but a feeling – one of belonging and adventure. We’re delighted that you’ve taken the first step to becoming an Attester by expressing an interest in who we are and what we do.

About the Technology team

Engineers join us for the technical challenges we overcome and stay for the incredible culture our Engineers create and grow, from talking at meetups such as the monthly ‘London Microservices Meetup’ (hosted and set up by our very own Technical Director) to contributing regularly to open source software (we’re lucky to have the core contributor to Vue.js in our ranks). We work very closely with Product and Design in cross-functional squads, each of which has the autonomy to practice agile in the way that works best for them. We’re also excited to build out a Data Science function here at Attest, focusing on ML and NLP techniques to provide greater insights to our customers and safeguard our high data quality.

Our tech stack utilises some of the latest technologies, such as; gRPC, linkerd2, Postgres and Elasticsearch (to name just a few) all running on Kubernetes. We mainly code in Go and Java, and going forward we are focussing on building event sourced systems in Go. Experience in these areas will be a big plus.

At Attest you will * Collaborate with the whole team to identify and create best-in-class products. * Deliver features regularly, be comfortable with ambiguity, and push for code quality always. * Participate in planning, stand-ups and retrospective meetings. * Explore innovative ways to solve problems, and become an expert in high-availability systems. * Design highly efficient architectures that scale around user demand.

Who you are * A team player. Collaborative, self-motivated, creative, entrepreneurial & thoughtful style. * Thrive with opportunities. Enjoy solving complex data & architecture problems efficiently. * Love delivery. High quality code in an agile environment. * Results-driven. With proactive use and exploration of new technologies and methodologies.

What you’ll bring to Attest * Expertise in building and maintaining event-driven architectures. * Expertise in developing, testing & debugging highly-available distributed systems. * Experience with databases: PostgreSQL / mySQL / DynamoDB / Redis. * Experience with infrastructure technologies: Terraform, Ansible, Docker and/or Kubernetes.

What we’ll offer in return

Our benefits and perks are designed with a focus on the wellbeing, engagement, and growth of our Attesters.

A competitive salary that fairly recognises your experience and potential; High-quality Equipment – whether you prefer a MacBook or a Windows machine, we’ll invest a sizeable amount to provide you with the right tools and set-up to help you do your best work; **25 days paid holiday – **we care about our team’s wellbeing, so we make sure you have time to fully switch off, rest, and recharge; **Flexible working hours and working from home – ** whether you have parental responsibilities, just need some headspace, or have a parcel being delivered, we’ll support you in making your work and personal life a manageable blend; A generous Growth & Development budget to spend on the resources and tools that will help you grow in your role and achieve your career goals; **10% adventure time **to invest in charitable activities, your growth and development, and/or side projects for Attest; Weekly team lunch – a team who eats together, works hard together, and stays together, right? We order in lunch every week, but also acknowledge those who are less fortunate than ourselves: for every meal we order, our supplier donates a meal in support of the Akshaya Patra Foundation; Fully-paid sick days – Mental health and physical health are treated equally at Attest. Whether you’ve been knocked out with the flu, are having an operation, or need some time off to manage anxiety, stress or depression, for example, we encourage all our Attesters to rest up and come back when they’re feeling more like themselves; A values-led working environment that encourages putting people first, honesty, curiosity and leadership.

Is this role not quite the right fit for you? Or, have you not seen a suitable position available on our careers site?…We’re always on the look-out for interesting, bright folk to join our team of Attesters. Connect with us to stay in touch, and we’ll notify you when we have new opportunities.

About our people and culture

Attest is a place where you’re encouraged to bring every part of you needed to do your best work; every part of you needed to build strong, meaningful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow Attesters, our clients and partners.

We champion our people in their entirety. With our team of Attesters, we take a human-first approach, optimising for joy and adventure, ingrained in everything we do.

We’re a friendly, collaborative team, and value putting people (our team, clients and consumers) first; honesty, curiosity, empowerment and leadership are core to our team working style. Decisions are made with careful and quick consideration at Attest, to support fast and efficient growth.

About Attest

We believe that great companies put consumers and data at the heart of every decision. These companies create better, more useful products and services, which leads to happier consumers and ever-greater success. Through our Consumer Growth Platform, everyone can now gain answers to their questions from audiences of over 100 million consumers across 80 markets.

Our clients use Attest to learn more about their target consumers, enter new markets, build new categories, validate decisions, develop better products and services, measure their brand, track competition, all with the goal of driving sustained growth across the business.

Our clients include Heineken, Walgreens Boots, Samsung, Fever-Tree, Discovery, Transferwise, and Nutmeg, among many others.

We’re backed by leading VCs, including New Enterprise Associates (NEA) – the investors behind companies such as Uber, Salesforce, Box, and Tableau; Oxford Capital and Episode 1 (the investors behind LoveFilm, Zoopla, Betfair, Shazam, CarWow and many other greats); plus several high-powered amazing Angel investors.

Diversity statement

Diversity matters, and we celebrate it at Attest! We’re building an inclusive place to work where everyone feels they belong. We see you and you’re welcome here. Attest doesn’t discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic including race, religion or belief, gender or gender reassignment, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to showcase their best selves during the interview process and beyond. Do let us know if there are any adjustments you’d like to make to ensure it’s more inclusive – we’re learning too, so we’re more than happy to adapt and accommodate where possible.


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Cloud Architect
Ori
London, United Kingdom
£70,000 to £90,000 a year
July 2019

Job Description

Curious about distributed computing? Deploying on top of Kubernetes? Writing in GO? So are we!

Ori provides developers, networks and infrastructure owners with a software-defined edge platform to deploy, onboard & manage edge computing nodes over multiple environments and geographies.

We work with networks, big and small, to build the future of communication. Based in central London, we are searching for a hands on Cloud Architect with experience with cloud-native technologies to join a growing team of driven entrepreneurs. We are looking for candidates interested in driving technology choices, designing core architectures and bringing their experience to support the team and the development of our edge computing platform.

Promises

  • Support your personal development, prioritising growth in knowledge around technology
  • Build an environment that encourages individual autonomy within a close-knit team
  • Provide constant technical challenges or puzzles requiring creative thinking & problem solving
  • Encourage the proactive use of new technologies and processes

Responsibilities

  • Set the technical direction for cloud and networking technologies and the implementation of a distributed compute solution
  • Research and suggest updates to process and technology regularly to stay relevant
  • Mentor the team, building an environment that supports communication and collaboration aligned with our company values
  • Perform technical reviews and provide solution designs to the Engineering team
  • Work directly with partners to translate network integration requirements into product features
  • Design solutions with network virtualisation tools and cloud-native principles
  • Ensure software is designed and implemented for quality, robustness and scale
  • Take ownership and responsibility of production-ready code
  • Contribute to and ensure the completion of code development so that product releases reach general availability on time

Expectations

  • Experience and understanding of production-ready services in a Cloud-like environment
  • Understanding of architectural designs and impacts resulting in real-world implementation
  • Hands-on experience working building large scale web or cloud architectures
  • Continued development experience; writing code, tests, and debugging issues
  • Strong grasp of core architectural, programming principles and networking
  • Experience with Go or similar languages (Java, C/C++, Rust)
  • Demonstrable architectural concepts (SOA, Containerization) with coding and handling services through Docker
  • Experience with Kubernetes or similar systems (Swarm, Nomad)
  • Track record in multiple configuration management tools like Chef, Ansible, Puppet or Terraform
  • Exposure to open source networking projects in the realm of cloud, PaaS/IaaS, containerization and distributed computing
  • Awareness of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Experience of modern deployment & associated tooling, integration, technology, patterns and release methodologies including automated configuration to design, build & provision at scale
  • Evidence of design and delivery of different scales of digital technical architectures resulting in real-world implementation
  • Passion for good documentation of processes and architectures, alongside open communication

Interested? Ping over your CV, Github profile or any other relevant work you want to share.

We believe diversity and inclusion make us a better company, and we embrace equal employment opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, opinions and skills.


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Software Engineer (Go)
Utility Warehouse
Colindale, London, United Kingdom / Remote
£45,000 to £90,000 a year
April 2019

Job Description

Company

Utility Warehouse is a FTSE 250 organisation which has established itself as the most trusted supplier of utility products in the UK. Utility Warehouse is the only genuine multi-utility operator in the market providing gas, electricity, landline, broadband, mobile & insurance products and services to households and businesses nationwide, all on one single monthly bill. With over 600,000 customers the organisation has grown through a philosophy of offering savings, simplicity and service. Customers enjoy a number of advantages, including membership of a discount club, and a unique CashBack reward system on everyday shopping. The organisation does not advertise, preferring instead to invest in customer services and to keep prices low. Utility Warehouse has predominantly grown through a network of over 45,000 partners who operate as lead generators and advocates for the organisation. These partners come from a range of personal and professional backgrounds, and actively take it upon themselves to promote and recommend Utility Warehouse to friends, families and their professional networks. Trust between these partners and the organisation is crucial, and ensures that customer service and satisfaction are consistently prioritised.

Background

Utility Warehouse is an energetic and entrepreneurial challenger in a market traditionally composed of monolithic, slow competitors. In the utilities market, it is difficult to compete on the quality of the product and therefore establishing a strong value proposition is crucial to avoid a race to the bottom on price. Utility Warehouse has established itself as the most trusted brand in its sector, winning accolades from industry publications and consumer advisory guides. Customer service is at the core of their business ethos and another way they differentiate from their competitors; 93% of customers would recommend the organisation to a friend. By establishing a best-in-class experience for the consumer, Utility Warehouse commands a strong market position in an age where technology makes it increasingly easy to access information on consumers’ experiences. The organisation is well-placed to capture an increasingly large portion of the £52bn market that they operate in. By staying true to their values of trust and service, Utility Warehouse is the only major provider in the market to be both growing and profitable.

Utility Warehouse has an adaptive, agile, fast-paced culture which has enabled it to grow rapidly. The management team has expanded over the last two years as part of the growth strategy with significant hires in technology, legal, marketing, and finance. These hires and the rebuilding of the platform will enable the company to grow to two million customers over the medium-term. Utility Warehouse operates at high-transactional scale, processing large volumes of data. This presents new opportunities to understand customer behaviours better and to create an improved customer experience as a result.

Opportunity

With ambitious product plans for the future, it is important to have a solid foundation to enable growth for the business, allow innovation and achieve rapid time to market. To realise this, the underlying platforms and systems must be designed to be flexible, modular and resilient.

You will join our Insurance team tasked with designing and building the insurance platform from the ground up to enable new opportunities to our insurance product and services.

The platform will be a set of simple and intelligent APIs built using microservices and event driven architectures. Internally, the decision and rating engines will leverage integration with numerous 3rd party systems to provide quotes, offer addons, allow policy uptake and operational management.

Key responsibilities

  • Design, architect and build multi-channel platform solutions
  • Contribute ideas and influence business wide solution architecture
  • Build robust and scalable end-to-end software solutions
  • Participate in the entire development life cycle, from requirements to delivery
  • Influence other team members in a cross functional product team
  • Build integrations with legacy systems with a focus on eventually moving away from them

Key requirements

  • Good engineering skill with an eye for both modelling and code architecture
  • Knowledge of when and how to apply test driven approaches
  • Understanding of microservice/service oriented and distributed architectures
  • Understanding of event source and/or event driven architectures
  • Belief in agile principles and a devops culture and be familiar working in a agile enviornment
  • Experience with a modern programming language (preferably golang)
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration technology will be beneficial but not essential

Interview Process

Hangout with engineering manager, pairing interview and whiteboard (non-algorithmic)

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