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Back-end Golang Engineer

Overview: Europe, Software Engineering, Full time, Hybrid, Intermediate Level, 40-50K Euros Annually

GWI – career partner of PLG Disrupt Summit 2021 – is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join us its engineering team. Not just any Senior Backend Engineer though. Someone ambitious and genuine, who works best in the midst of a collaborative and forward-thinking team. That’s because as a GWIer you’ll be immersed in the fast-moving world of data tech. We think big to make an impact, we zero in on what matters, we’re not afraid to be real and we always show respect. Those values are what got us where we are today, and they’re a big part of what we’re looking for in you.

About the job

At GWI we understand that software engineering is a multidisciplinary field that requires a team effort. As such, our focus in building our teams is on finding passionate and hard-working individuals from different backgrounds and areas of expertise and bringing them together to work on a host of challenging and interesting problems. Our mission as an engineering team in the company is to:

  • Build new and exciting platforms for our users
  • Improve our services through constant evolution and performance monitoring
  • Support other teams and our colleagues through internal tools
  • Raise the standards of software development throughout the company
  • This means that on a day to day basis, our Senior Back-end Engineers might be performing code reviews, deliver fast and exciting back-end services and APIs, motivate and guide the junior members of the team and work with their Team Lead to make sure that everything is delivered on time with the agreed quality.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Working within a multinational team with up to 5 people using a tech stack of Go and React
  • Lead collaboration with other teams to integrate projects into cohesive overall system
  • Ideate, brainstorm and implement new application components
  • Participating in tech sessions and mentor junior members of the team
  • Engaging on the Dev/Ops operations and on the QA of the product
  • Making sure the deliverable conforms to the GWI standards by following the best practices in software engineering

About you

First things first, as a disruptor in the global market research industry, we haven’t come this far without entrepreneurial spirit and a get-up-and-go attitude. So if you think we’ll see that in you, then you’re already halfway there. Here’s the rest of what we’d like you to bring to the table.

The essentials:

  • Demonstrable commercial experience in at least one major language (GoLang, C, C++, C# or Java)
  • Excellent software development skills using both object and functional-oriented design fundamentals with a strong background in cloud applications and microservices architecture
  • Experience with Computer Science fundamentals (data representation, data structures, algorithms) and with Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Knowledge and experience with continuous integration and deployment automation concepts
  • Good judgment, teamwork, prompt decision-making ability, responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and delivery timelines; Agile development experience (including tools like JIRA, Git etc) is welcome
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Golang in highly scalable environments is considered a strong plus
  • Knowledge of functional programming languages is considered a plus
  • Basic Dev/Ops knowledge (Google Cloud platform, Kubernetes, Drone.io etc)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases and/or Elastic stack

Benefits Provided

Great benefits make a big difference. Not just to employees, but to the whole vibe of a business. That’s why when you work for us, you’ll enjoy a full spectrum of generous perks and rewards.

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonus
  • Generous training budget, including a fully paid international conference each year [Only on Engineering, DS, BI roles]
  • 25 days holiday and Christmas office closure days on top
  • Flexitime and a great work-life balance
  • Private health insurance plan
  • Mobile phone contract
  • Early finishes on Fridays
  • A well-stocked fridge and plenty of snacks (some healthy, some not so healthy)
  • Commit a working day to charity each year
  • Regular social activities, including free online yoga and team outings in line with Covid-19 guidelines

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