Golang / Go Job: Sr Platform / Backend (Go) Lead Engineer


Sr Platform / Backend (Go) Lead Engineer at Benzinga

Remote › Worldwide, 100% remote position
  (Posted Oct 26 2021)

About the company
Benzinga is a premier financial media platform which helps millions of people improve their trading and investing each month. By providing superior information, data, and tools, Benzinga gives individuals the edge needed to profit in financial markets. Our team is devoted to the ambitious mission of making financial information easier to consume.

Benzinga is growing rapidly and we are seeking mind-blowingly talented and detail-oriented professionals with knowledge of web technology, finance, and writing. The search for the driven, dedicated, and self-starting individuals who will help propel Benzinga into its next stage of growth is on!

Are you looking for a “leave your ego at the door”, teamwork-oriented environment? Do you
love the idea of a role where every single day offers new challenges? Then Benzinga is the place
to be.

Job description
Like all engineers at Benzinga, we expect you to have a strong hand in the development of our applications and services as well as involvement in designing the architecture those applications live on. Your true effect at Benzinga is the creation of amazing products that our users come to know and love.

Design, build and maintain core infrastructure pieces that allow Benzinga to scale to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users.
Executing software priorities alongside business leaders
Significantly contribute to product planning and feature development ideas.
Willingness to learn our stack and learn from the team
Lead and provide mentorship for less experienced developers
Handle a business where speed is everything (we are talking about stock market data here!).
Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack.
Automate and debug CI/CD pipelines
Proactively identify and reduce security risks
Document every action so your learnings turn into repeatable actions and then into automation.
Be on an on-call rotation to respond to benzinga.com availability incidents and provide support for service engineers with customer incidents.

Strong ability to write idiomatic Go (Golang), Python.
Experience with some of these technologies a must: Elasticsearch, Postgres, MySQL, GitLab CI/CD, Prometheus, Kafka, NodeJS, BigQuery, Varnish, EKS, Fastly, Cloudfront, Grafana, Nginx, Kong, Redis, Protobuf
Experience with RESTful frameworks, WebSockets and gRPC.
You can reason about software, algorithms, and performance from a high level.
You have experience thinking about systems - edge cases, failure modes, behaviors, and specific implementations.
You have worked with distributed systems and have a solid understanding of how modern web stacks are built, and why.
Knowledge of common authentication technologies including OAuth, JWT, SAML, CAs, OTP/TOTP
You know your way around Linux and the Unix Shell.
Strong communication skills
Self-motivated with strong organizational skills


Company: Benzinga

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Skills wanted, in addition to Golang:
go elasticsearch golang grpc kafka
linux mysql nodejs postgres python
redis unix

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