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Golang / Go Job: Software Engineer

Software Engineer at techfolk, on behalf of Third Light

remote or Cambridge, United Kingdom 🇬🇧   (Posted Jun 5 2019)

About the company
*About us*
Third Light is a small, fast-expanding software company. We create products that simplify the organisation and management of digital media files. Our products are used by hundreds of organisations such as the United Nations and Oxford University, brands that include NASCAR, Bridgestone and Virgin, and not-for-profits such as the Scouts and Guide Dogs. We employ integrity and intelligent thinking to provide well-designed, easy-to-use products. We're an equal opportunities employer. https://www.thirdlight.com

*Located:* just outside Cambridge, UK; on the bus route, and commutable from Cambridge city centre, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Peterborough, Saffron Walden, St. Neots etc.

Do they allow remote work?
Remote work is possible, see the description below for more information.

Job description
Third Light is hiring a back-end developer, either a seasoned Go developer or a back-end developer looking to cross-train to Go.

You may work remotely as your full-time arrangement, joining a team that already includes remote workers.

This is about delivering sophisticated new application-level capabilities for our state-of-the-art software service that helps companies manage and share their digital media files easily – features that will have immediate positive impact for our global user base.

We're a small and expanding software development team, building an enterprise application with a highly-polished UI, using the very best and latest techniques. We employ an iterative, design-led process where everyone on the team gets a say. We're agile and manage our work using a gentle Kanban process with daily stand-ups and we encourage a lightweight, productive approach to development.

Our product is a JavaScript application loosely-coupled to a back end built on Go microservices and legacy PHP. We use microservices for all new features and Go is our chosen language to do this. In parallel we are migrating our older codebase to Go microservices.

Your opinion and expertise will be valued from day one.

*Upcoming projects within the team*

* Create a metrics & reporting system to track usage of features, document downloads and image views

* Implement a full SFTP client & server interface to integrate with SLR Cameras and legacy systems

* Extend workflow and automation microservices to create intuitive automated channel publishing tools

* Implement a scripting layer, API proxy and key-value storage engine for template-publishing tool

* Create a chat server that provides in-app chat while integrating with external chat systems (e.g. Slack)

* Automate orchestration of microservices in our product e.g. exploring Kubernetes

* < your idea here! >

*Our current technology mix - we'll help you get up to speed*

Go (aka Golang) | JavaScript | PHP | NGINX | MySQL | SockJS | RabbitMQ | Debian | macOS | VMware | Git | Jira | Bitbucket | Bamboo | Slack | Basecamp

*Salary and benefits*

* £40,000 - £55,000+ negotiable - we're keeping an open mind

* Contributory pension scheme

* 25 days holiday + public holidays | flexible hours | bicycle and free car parking| on site cafe | good coffee and tea | fresh fruit | choice of high end workstation | an adorable Beagle to brighten the office

*If you wish to work remotely:* to help you get up to speed, you'll work at our office for the first few weeks then return to the office for two or three weeks each year for knowledge sharing. Most other meetings can be done via video chat though we may occasionally require attendance in person, with prior arrangement. We'll cover reasonable travel expenses and accommodation costs. We'll also cover reasonable costs incurred from running your home office.

*Timing:* you may join right away, or any time before early autumn

Skills & requirements
*We're looking for*

* Someone who's positive about Go and wishes to learn and embrace this exciting language

* Proven back end coding skills, in a Linux environment e.g. any of; Go, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python, Erlang, Haskell, Ruby

* An enthusiasm for continuous unit and integration testing

* Skills designing, building, testing and maintaining web services, ideally microservices

* Ability to maintain and support a large, live, production codebase

* Familiarity with relational databases e.g. MySQL or PostgreSQL

* Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment preferably within a Git-based workflow

* Optionally, familiarity with porting an OO monolith to a microservice architecture and/or OO PHP

* Someone considering mid level back-end Developer jobs such as: Go Developer | Go Microservices Developer | Golang Developer | Java Developer | Node.js Developer | PHP Developer | Python Developer etc.

*You may bring - or like to gain - skills exploring any of the following*

* Containers, containers as services and automated container deployment

* Large-scale storage, manipulation and streaming of multimedia

* Machine intelligence, visual recognition or similar numerical computation

* Production experience in systems configuration, monitoring, logging, and metrics gathering

Apply now!  
 

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