Golang / Go Job: Backend Lead

Onefootball GmbH

Backend Lead at Onefootball GmbH

Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪   (Posted Jan 22 2016)
About the company
Launched in 2008 as the first sports app ever on the App Store, Onefootball is today the world’s leading mobile football platform. We fuel the passion of 20 million football fans around the world with a powerful blend of data, editorial and social – providing global reach and local relevance. Available on iOS, Android, Windows and the web, Onefootball is pursuing its goal to bring football to the people backed by top investors.

Job position
Permanent - Remote work is NOT possible

Job description
Our core services & data team builds and maintains high performance and high quality APIs as well as services that deliver football data to our mobile app users around the world in near real time. Through these APIs, our service-oriented architecture serves several billion requests per month. We’re looking for someone to oversee the team behind this pivotal area of our company – come join our international team from 25 countries as Backend Lead!


/ Work on a growing set of backend services that bring the latest scores, match highlights and statistics for hundreds of competitions to our users in no time by closely cooperating with our Product team.

/ Read and analyse data from our data providers, process and deliver it to our user base via the latest web technologies: mobile push notifications, WebSockets and more.

/ Manage our Backend Engineering team using SCRUM and help them achieve their full potential by coaching and supporting them on a daily basis.

/ Be responsible for delivering features and APIs on the backend service side in close cooperation with our Frontend and Apps teams.

/ Develop the technical direction and team strategy together with our Platform Architect.

Skills & requirements
/ You’ve got 5+ years of experience in developing and maintaining fast, scalable and well-documented APIs.

/ You know exactly what scalability, caching and load testing mean and on top can communicate effectively and clearly with team members to help them understand, analyse and implement requirements for complex backend systems.

/ You’re convinced that the best backend is made of simple, easy-to-understand building blocks that form a reliable system and you believe your solution to a problem is just one of many possible ways.

/ You’ve got at least 3 years experience managing a team, including software delivery, people and team performance management.

/ You also know how to build and recruit a successful team as well as manage the development process and methodology.

/ You were responsible for the operation of high traffic online systems and on-call support and procedures.

/ Experience in SCRUM or being a SCRUM Master is a big plus.

/ You’ve got experience building web services and integrating them into the overall system architecture using other web services or message queues.

/ You’re able to troubleshoot and debug in a timely manner.

/ You’ve preferably worked with backend services using Golang; experience with other languages such as Java, PHP, Python, etc. is highly welcome as well.

/ You are able to design data models for relational databases and any kind of NoSQL data store including MySQL, Riak, Redis and others.

/ You’re able to work under pressure, organise and prioritise responsibilities.

/ And if you’re a football fan, all the better!

Instructions how to apply
If you’re interested in joining Onefootball as Research & Analyst Trainee, please apply here: https://www.onefootball.com/company/jobs/backend-lead.html
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