Golang / Go Profile: Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer - GoLang, AWS, Scala, PHP

Located in: 🇰🇪 Kenya › Nairobi
Looking for: Permanent / Freelance - Can work remotely

Biography
• Senior Software Engineer with more than 8 years experience designing, building & maintaining backend software systems at scale.
• Passionate about growing my engineering craft, while helping others do the same via mentorship opportunities.
• Looking for opportunities where I can use technology to solve problems, and work with a team looking to make the world a better place.

• Main tools of the trade: GoLang, Scala, PHP

Skills
GoLang, PHP, Scala

My experience has been mostly in the FinTech industry, where I've worked largely building backend applications in the lending space.

I've used GoLang to build lending orchestration systems, which are accessed from mobile devices, and by other backend services. The systems I've built using GoLang interface with different components, including relational databases, cache stores & queueing systems. My experience has been primarily with AWS.

In the past, I've used PHP (Laravel framework) to build integrations to Payment Systems to enable B2C, C2B & B2B applications for the companies I've worked with. Examples of systems I've integrated to include Safaricom MPESA in Kenya, Vodacom Tanzania, MTN Mobile Money Uganda, Coins.ph, VMoney (the Philippines). The Payment Systems are currently in use across 4 markets globally, serving over 17.8 million customers.

I've used Scala to build data ingestion platforms (ETLs), Authentication platforms for mobile frontends & to build the backend system for a savings platform.

Across all of these languages, I've gained invaluable experience when it comes to code review, allowing me to provide constructive feedback to the teams I'm working with.

What I look for
Looking for opportunities where I can build backend software mainly in Go
Madrid, Barcelona Open to remote work as well

How to contact me
Please reach out via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredmuya/

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