Senior Go Backend Developer

Remote, Contract Based

The Senior Go Backend Developer works on a modern, cloud based, data processing application, integrating APIs from multiple tools and managing ETL pipelines end-to-end. 

You will be part of an international team reporting directly to the Engineering Manager.

We are looking for a senior Go backend developer who is well versed in software development and architecture. The role involves taking business requirements, proposing different solutions with their trade-offs and seeing features through to completion. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong grasp of relational databases, queries, joins and database architecture and be able to design and implement JSON-based APIs. You will be required to manage your project goals and provide transparent reporting on the progress and deliverables in an agile way of working. You have strong knowledge in QA and automated testing. 

You have the ability to think strategically and execute brilliantly and nurture these abilities in others. You have good organizational skills and attention to detail. You will ensure that Company’s professional standards are never compromised. To this end, you will ensure that systems and procedures are maintained, and that the business operates profitably, within budget and to the highest level of quality, efficiency, client service and professionalism.

Responsibilities

Development

  • Design and implement JSON-based APIs 
  • Write clean and modular code contributing to a Go backend codebase 
  • Implementation of unit tests using a TDD methodology 
  • Strong knowledge in QA and automated testing 
  • Review code from other developers on the team
  • Expert in JSON-based API design and implementation 
  • Experience designing and developing using microservice architectures 
  • Experience with SQL, including designing table structures, queries and relationships 
  • Familiarity with algorithms and data structures, especially when it comes to performance 
  • CI/CD experience

Project management

  • You manage your project goals, contribute to product strategy and provide transparent reporting on the progress and deliverables.
  • You are committed to meet milestones in agile ways of working. 
  • You concentrate on multiple projects and products at the same time.
  • Good problem solving skills 

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • You maintain thriving internal and external relationships.
  • You are a thought leader within the Company and help other team members better understand product management; where needed you share past experiences to energise and motivate the team as a whole.
  • You have a “can-do” attitude and proven ability to work in a team environment.

Results Management

  • You investigate, initiate, manage and direct new and better ways of working.

People Management

  • You provide professional development for team members, including training and mentoring, supported by constructive feedback and criticism.

Core Values

We live by our values – they are our principles and way of doing business. We work with T.R.U.S.T to inform the way we serve our customers and drive growth for the Company. We are true to our word and always follow through with our actions.

Transparency

Descriptor: We build trust by being honest, open and consistent.

Behaviour: Customer First

  1. You maintain transparent communication with peers and management. 
  2. You actively foster respectful, productive and supportive working relationships within the Company and with our clients. 
  3. You listen to clients and the team and are responsive to requests and queries.
  4. You promote the exchange of information about successes and lessons and encourage the team to do the same. 
  5. You can tolerate a pressured environment, giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Results

Descriptor: We deliver substantial improvements in performance by solving problems.

Behaviour: Outcome Focused

  1. You are committed to excellence in everything you do. 
  2. You show initiative and anticipate issues to overcome obstacles and offer appropriate solutions. 
  3. You are results-focused with impeccable attention to detail. 
  4. You proactively pitch-in, assisting peers and the Company to deliver results. 
  5. You can see the ‘bigger picture’ and contribute to longer term objectives.

Understanding

Descriptor: We are subject matter experts committed to exceptional understanding of digital solutions. 

Behaviour: Be Exceptional

  1. You are hungry in your pursuit of technical knowledge and personal self-improvement.
  2. You demonstrate enthusiasm and pride in ensuring that all your outputs meet or exceed best practice.
  3. The knowledge you possess and the quality of your outputs inspire confidence in all key stakeholders (internal and external).
  4. You are clear on your objectives and manage your own workload in a timely and professional manner.
  5. You seek guidance, support and approval from management, always ensuring legal compliance and that brand and customer standards are never compromised.

Simplicity

Descriptor: We are curious and resourceful in finding the simplest solution.

Behaviour: Keep it Simple

  1. You are creative and entrepreneurial.
  2. You regularly demonstrate initiative and innovation in your thoughts and actions.
  3. You communicate simply, clearly and to a high professional standard.
  4. You are punctual, managing your own time whilst being respectful of other people’s time.
  5. You set realistic goals and expectations, working smarter to deliver results.

Team Work

Descriptor: We help each other and always make decisions for the benefit of the team.

Behaviour: One Team 

  1. You model behaviour that inspires others to follow.
  2. You proactively train and coach peers, taking pride in their growth.
  3. You make appropriate contributions to team discussions and contribute to a positive team spirit.
  4. You recognize and maximize opportunities for the Company, our clients and the team.
  5. You act with dignity, tolerance and respect for your peers, clients and in all Company dealings.

Company Expectations

Punctuality

Be punctual and on time, keeping to the Company’s office hour.

File-Keeping

Ensure naming conventions are accurate and files are saved in the right folder / format.

Take Notes

Be clear about the brief and take notes during meetings and briefings.

Proper Planning

Identify a proper time management workflow for each task.

Align

Plan alignment sessions with the rest of the team.

Seek Clarity

Ask anyone related to the project if something is unclear.

Research

Do further research to understand the expected output in more detail.

Quality First

Take pride in outputs and do not rush work just to be done with it.

Critique

Be critical about outputs at every stage and strive for improvement.

Update

Ensure Project Managers are updated on the progress of tasks before leaving the office.

Seek Help

List out key challenges and how they can be resolved.

Quality Control (QC)

Double check all work before sharing (the devil is in the detail).

Deadlines

Know what needs to be done and manage time to ensure deadlines are met.

Approvals

Discuss and gain required approvals prior to (major) dealings with external stakeholders.

Self-Sufficient

Proactively take the lead and project-manage tasks.

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