Golang / Go Job: Mid-Senior Backend Go Engineer

Geckoboard

Mid-Senior Backend Go Engineer at Geckoboard

🇬🇧 United Kingdom › London   (Posted Nov 12 2020)

About the company
Geckoboard is small team, mostly based in the UK building dashboard software for thousands of businesses around the world.

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

Salary
65000-80000 GBP

Job description
Location: London, UK or Fully Remote in the UK

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!

Learn more about the role, logistics, hiring process and benefits at: https://geckoboard.homerun.co/backend-go-software-engineer

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