Sr. Backend Engineer (Golang)

Remote
Full Time
Technology
Experienced

THE COMPANY

Talent, Inc. is a fast-paced, innovative startup dedicated to enhancing career growth for individuals globally. Our mission is to empower job seekers with tools and technologies that ensure their skills and talents are showcased in the best possible light. As we expand our reach, we're looking for a dynamic Senior Backend Engineer to lead our backend engineering team and contribute to the development of cutting-edge solutions.

THE ROLE

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Talent, Inc., you will play the dual role of a player and a coach. You will lead a team of engineers to design, develop, and maintain robust Golang microservices that power our large-scale consumer-facing applications. This role demands a combination of excellent technical skills, leadership ability, and a passion for mentoring and growing a team.

This is a 100% remote/work-from-home role, and open to most locations/countries.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the development of highly scalable and reliable Golang microservices.
  • Architect, design, and implement backend systems with a focus on high availability, low latency, and scalability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Ensure consistent use of shared platform components and technologies within the engineering team.
  • Implement and maintain proper database design and integration using PostgreSQL.
  • Design and implement caching mechanisms using middleware such as Redis.
  • Drive continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies into the design.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Golang language, tools, and best practices.
  • Foster a culture of code quality and enforce best practices for unit testing and code coverage.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers through coaching and career development.
  • Report directly to the VP of Engineering and collaborate to set technological and strategic directions.

THE MUST-HAVES

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 7+ years of backend engineering experience, with a proven track record of developing and maintaining large-scale consumer-facing applications.
  • Expert knowledge of Golang with deep understanding of its ecosystems.
  • Proficient in database design and management, particularly with PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with middleware technologies, specifically Redis.
  • Deep understanding of computer architectures and software engineering principles.
  • Passion for writing clean, maintainable, and testable code.
  • Strong experience with unit testing, code coverage, and testing frameworks.
  • Proficient in containerization and Deployment technologies(e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Familiarity with web frameworks and libraries for building web services and APIs(eg., Gin, Echo)
  • Knowledge of Go’s concurrency patterns and best practices.
  • Ability to lead and grow a team of backend engineers, providing guidance and mentorship.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
 

WHY US?

  • Collaborative and inclusive culture where innovation and ideas are always valued.
  • Opportunity to work with a talented team on exciting projects with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Competitive salary and benefits, with ample opportunities for career progression.
  • Support for professional development and continuous learning.
  • A leadership role with significant impact on the product and the business.
 

If you are passionate about building high-quality backend services and leading a team of talented engineers, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your unique qualifications, and any relevant coding samples or links to past projects.

 

Talent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


 
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