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Golang Software Engineer

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ December 4th, 2022

Postgres Cassandra CockroachDB
Company Description
100% REMOTE (Must be U.S. based)
When you join Turnitin, you'll be welcomed into a company that is a recognized innovator in the global education space. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use our services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, and ProctorExam.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our diverse community of colleagues are all unified by a shared desire to make a difference in education. Come join us, and let's make change together.

Job Description
TurnItIn is looking to grow the backend engineering team responsible for search and report generation. This team has been developing the core services at the heart of TurnItIn over the past 20 years and is looking for engineers eager to tackle difficult problems in a way that is scalable, available, performant, elegant and readable. It’s a small team and hence you’ll be touching many different pieces of the codebase and will wear many hats while learning from top-notch colleagues. Our work often requires a good knowledge of algorithms, experience with parallel processing, understanding micro service frameworks and a heap of working with others to flesh out designs and push services. 

We run a light-process kanban model for project management, have a distributed team across 4 timezones (US to UK), work heavily with our DevOps org and take pride in the services we release. Unit and integration tests are a must, and code-ownership means we are the team on call if things break (having said that, it is rare that we get a call). You’ll be working with people who love their jobs, love the challenges, and most of all we enjoy working with each other. Some of the services we own: our web crawler, our report generation pipeline, our similarity-indexing system, our document storage and conversion system and many other services that support those.

  • Design and build new services that add customer value
  • Improve stability and monitoring of existing workflows
  • Add new features to existing services
  • Work with services running in concert at large scale (tens of billions of documents, trillions of keys, millions of submissions daily, etc)

Essential Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge/Experience:
  • 2+ years of software engineering experience
  • Golang
  • Understanding of database systems (postgres, Cassandra, CockroachDB)
  • Understanding of AWS (S3, SQS, etc), terraform + Kubernetes
  • CI/CD (Jenkins, docker/containers), GitHub, unix command line tools
  • Desire to solve complicated problems in elegant/graceful ways
  • Strong work ethic, “self-starter”, endless improvement, never give up
  • Easy to work with, good communicator, doesn’t take himself/herself too seriously, able to take feedback.
  • Willing to jump into things are figure it out along the way
  • Straight up, no-nonsense, no-politics

Preferred Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge/Experience:
  •  C++ and Python

Additional Information
Our Mission is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. 

Our Values underpin everything we do.
  • Customer Centric - We realize our mission to ensure integrity and improve learning outcomes by  putting educators and learners at the center of everything we do.
  • Passion for Learning - We seek out teammates that are constantly learning and growing and build a workplace which enables them to do so.
  • Integrity - We believe integrity is the heartbeat of Turnitin. It shapes our products, the way we treat each other, and how we work with our customers and vendors.
  • Action & Ownership - We have a bias toward action and empower teammates to make decisions.
  • One Team - We strive to break down silos, collaborate effectively, and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Global Mindset - We respect local cultures and embrace diversity. We think globally and act locally to maximize our impact on education.

Global Benefits
  • Flexible/hybrid working 
  • Remote First Culture
  • Health Care Coverage*
  • Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Competitive Paid Time Off 
  • 4 Self-Care Days per year
  • National Holidays*
  • 2 Founder Days + Juneteenth Observed
  • Paid Volunteer Time*
  • Charitable contribution match*
  • Monthly Wellness Reimbursement/Home Office Equipment*
  • Access to Modern Health (mental health platform)
  • Parental Leave*
  • Retirement Plan with match/contribution*

* varies by country

Seeing Beyond the Job Ad
At Turnitin, we recognize it’s unrealistic for candidates to fulfill 100% of the criteria in a job ad.  We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements because we know that skills evolve over time. If you’re willing to learn and evolve alongside us, join our team!  

Turnitin, LLC is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital or veterans status.
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