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Senior Software Engineer, Back End

🇧🇬 Remote - BG

🕑 Full-Time


💻 Software Engineering

🗓️ December 27th, 2022

Go Linux AWS
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Job Overview:
We are looking for someone who’s eligible to work in Bulgaria with an interest in horizontally scalable systems and in working with Go. You should have at least 3+ years of professional experience building web services (REST, Websockets, Pub/Sub, SQL) and you should be keen to write simple, testable, robust, and maintainable code. The ideal candidate will play a key role in making architectural and design decisions. Good communication skills are a must -- we are looking for a team player, not a rock-star.

  • Design and implement scalable systems and infrastructures
  • Work closely with cross functional teams in finding a solution that fits well with the users’ needs
  • Setup monitoring and testing of your APIs and services to better understand real time health of your products
  • Being comfortable making trade-offs between cost / complexity / functionality
  • Being an active contributor to discussions
  • Being passionate about helping teammates develop technical excellence

Basic Qualifications:
  • Business programming fundamentals
  • At least 3+ years of professional experience building web services (REST, Websockets, Pub/Sub, SQL)
  • Experience with statically typed languages. We use Go, but experience with C/C++ or any other statically typed languages will suffice
  • A commitment to user focus, collaborative problem solving and building quality products is essential
  • Business communication skills in English

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Go
  • Basic understanding of Linux
  • Exposure to AWS
  • Experience with horizontally scalable code

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