Backend Go Developer at Geckoboard
London, United Kingdom
🇬🇧 (Posted Sep 16 2018)
About the company
Geckoboard's software makes it quick and easy to build live TV dashboards, which focus teams on the metrics that matter to a business. Geckoboard has over 4,000 customers and pre-built integrations with 60+ tools including Google Analytics, Salesforce, Zendesk, Mixpanel, Github, Intercom and Google Sheets. Geckoboard is backed by investors including Index Ventures, DN Capital, Point Nine and 500 Startups.
At Geckoboard we help businesses use their data to align their teams on the metrics that matter most to them. We’ve been busy reimagining the way our customers get their data in Geckoboard and have a lot of interesting and creative work to do to shape their experiences. Right now, we’re looking for curious problem solvers to help us on this journey.
What are we working on?
We've completely rebuilt how data gets into Geckoboard from third-party APIs, thanks to a query planner that's written entirely in Go. Our query planner takes in the metrics that a customer would like to track, and produces a plan for how to fetch and transform those metrics from a third-party JSON API such as Zendesk, Intercom, Google Analytics, etc.
We’re now working on extending this platform and building various microservices for tracking our customers' rate limits and scheduling metric refreshes in the most efficient way possible. We’re also creating a caching engine that ensures we don't waste precious API calls on data that we know hasn't changed since last time.
The team are also in the middle of splitting up our existing REST APIs into gRPC microservices with segregated data stores. Which is a huge opportunity for us to rethink some of the fundamental assumptions about Geckoboard's data model and how we can re-architect our systems for greater reliability and to enable us to ship with more confidence.
We don’t expect you’ll have worked on all of these kinds of projects before, but if they take your fancy and you’re excited about working on distributed systems and database technologies at scale, we’d love to hear from you.
Skills & requirements
As one of our Backend Go Developers:
You’ll be writing in Golang on a day-to-day basis.
You will help architect, design, and build Geckoboard’s data pipeline.
You’ll maintain and optimise our existing infrastructure and services.
You will get involved in the prioritising and evaluation of our work.
You’ll pair with team members and get involved in code reviews.
Instructions how to apply
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