Golang / Go Job: Back End Engineer


Back End Engineer at Niche

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted Jun 6 2019)

About the company
We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month, millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the schools, neighborhoods, and companies that are right for them.

Niche is all about finding where you fit in and that mission inspires how we operate every day. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working.

Job description
We’re looking for a driven, resourceful, and systematic Software Engineer to join our growing team. As a Back End Software Engineer, you will be tasked with building and enhancing services in our distributed systems, with a strong focus on reliability, maintainability, and scalability. Our microservices platform is built on Go, Postgresql, Kafka, Elasticsearch and more.

During the 1st Month:

Collaborate with various team members to learn how your role fits within the team, the tech department, and Niche

Shadow Back End team members to learn more about our tech stack, the products we support, and our development standards and processes

Code, test, and ship bug fixes and tech debt

Within 3 Months:

Join a product team and begin working within an Agile development framework

Collaborate with other Back End team members to break down and implement new features or functionality

Participate in code reviews and provide thoughtful, constructive feedback to other Back End team members

Gain exposure to the platform’s underlying infrastructure and deployment processes

Within 6 Months:

Work with members of the tech and product teams to distill user stories or business requirements into technical requirements/design

Understand the high level architecture of the website, mobile app, and other consumers of our back-end services

Within 12 months:

Confidently implement new functionality and fix bugs across a variety of Back End projects

Begin identifying areas for improvement in our codebase, researching best practices, and making recommendations to the team on strategies to address them

Solidify understanding of the breadth of our tech stack, including underlying infrastructure, front end applications, and internal tools, and how they interact with our back-end services.

Why Niche?

Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation

Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee

20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year

Parental leave

Stock options and SIMPLE IRA

Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Skills & requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience

Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages (Go, C/C++, C#, Java, Python etc.)

Experience with one or more SQL databases (Postgresql, SQL Server etc.)

Strong understanding of common data structures and algorithms

Basic understanding of networking protocols

Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written

Apply now!  

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