Golang / Go Job: Backend Engineer, Junior


Backend Engineer, Junior at Hinge

NYC, New York, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted Aug 5 2018)
About the company
We believe the quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life. So when it comes to your most important relationship, it makes sense to take a more thoughtful approach. Hinge provides an alternative to swipe culture by creating smart matches and natural conversations among people who are on the same page. That’s why 75% of our first dates turn into second dates, and why we’re the #1 mobile-first dating app mentioned in the NYTimes Wedding section. Hinge is where the next generation is going when they’re over dating games and ready to find meaningful connections.

Job position

Job description
We are looking for a sharp junior backend engineer who is hungry to grow and learn. We want you to help us design and build the next generation of high performance APIs and backend services in Go (the fastest growing language on Github). As a Junior Backend Engineer you’ll be an integral member of our engineering team and report to the Director of Backend Engineering.

What you can expect from us

Mentorship and coaching from your manager

The opportunity to learn industry best practices on an app that serves millions (microservices, continuous development, caching, asynchronous processing, monitoring, and scaling)

Exposure to other teams (product, design, frontend, devops, data)

A collaborative environment that moves fast

Career Trajectory

In 6 to 12 months become a mid-level backend engineer capable of executing projects on-time and with minimal guidance.

Roles / Responsibilities

Write high quality code that is self explanatory, tested, and meets objectives as described in functional specifications.

Collaborate with other backend and client (iOS and Android) engineers and participate in code reviews.

Participate in on-call rotation for after hours support.

Follow established best practices for the backend codebase.

Help analyze performance throughout the stack to optimize the user experience.

Drive projects to completion with minimal guidance.

Objectives in the first six months

Create and complete a backend study plan in which you’ll identify and study overarching backend concepts, systems, and frameworks we use and then condense the learning into writing and practice

Own and deliver a large project start-to-finish.

Review and leave a comment for each backend Pull Request

Participate in the weekly on-call rotation

Participate in the weekly Sprint Planning meetings.

Go to a Golang meetup

This is an entry-level position with competitive pay and benefits, plus an awesome working environment. Any company can give you free lunch and happy hours (and we do), but at Hinge we pride ourselves on caring for each other

Skills & requirements
What we expect from you

Up to two years experience in backend or full stack development building APIs

Prior knowledge of Go not a requirement -- we’re ready to get you up to speed

Positive, kind, and open to feedback

Hungry to learn and ready to prove it to us

Always on the lookout for new technologies and new ways to get things done better

Thrive in a collaborative work environment

Have a bias to action

Proactive communication when you encounter roadblocks

Instructions how to apply
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