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Senior Golang/Python Developer

Job Description

EXCLUSIVE VANRATH client - NEW entrant alert******

Exciting new UK software start-up growing and expanding its presence 100% remotely in N.Ireland.

Our client is transforming the way the world uses and shares data. A better world will be built on better data interactions - with individuals, enterprises, and communities safely, creatively, collaborating.

This isn't simple, easy, or predictable - it's challenging and audacious. If you're ready to join our clients journey, inspire the world and champion users as they develop and expand their product, they'd love to talk to you

With a well known local N.I Director of engineering already on board this is a really interesting addition to the tech scene.

Right now I am keen to talk to talented Senior Golang/Python developers

Salary/ Benefits

To attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience, plus a range of benefits including:

  • Attractive base salary between £60-£75k
  • A positive, empowering culture based on trust and respect
  • Remote and flexible working
  • Exposure to an embryonic and potentially disruptive sector of the industry
  • Pension contributions and life insurance
  • Part ownership of the business through the Staff Options Pool
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to take additional holidays for special occasions
  • And, restrictions permitting: a few great parties and company/team get togethers!

The role

As a senior software engineer you will help drive product development in a team where nothing is someone else's problem. Where no-one else is going to tell you how to do your job. Where no-one will make your decisions for you but everyone will help everyone else get better at making the right decisions. They encourage fearless decisions and a no-blame culture.

They are a paced startup, with many more things that they would like to do than there is time for. They are always looking at how to be more agile, more efficient and more effective. They encourage courageous decisions rather than punishing mistakes. And they want tooling that helps them to move faster rather than processes that slow them down.

Responsibilies include

  • Develop across the back-end tiers of our clients 'Host' stack, writing highly scalable services and systems primarily using Golang & Python but they consider alternatives where it makes sense
  • Design, create, test, deploy and maintain our platform, including our clients web API, internal bus, network API and metadata repositories (they currently use Golang, Python, Redis and Fuseki among others)
  • Analyse and improve efficiency, scalability and stability of their products
  • Prototype new concepts and apply creative suggestions for implementing new features
  • Interface with other teams to incorporate ideas and features, keep improving their stack
  • Analyse and make proposals to improve the efficiency, testability, maintainability, scalability and stability of their products
  • Expand/progress/innovate the technology that the projects use
  • Mentor and support other engineers
  • Be open minded and collaborate with the other team members via mob-programming, knowledge sharing and peer review
  • Help to recruit, interview and build the engineering organization

The ideal person

  • A coding language is just a tool for you and you are comfortable switching from one to another as appropriate for the task
  • Embrace modern Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Proven track record solving technically challenging problems and integrating multiple software components to form meaningful solutions
  • Experience of building, deploying and operating containerised services (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform) within on-prem and cloud (e.g. AWS)
  • Experience in API development (e.g. REST, gRPC, GraphQL, SDK development)
  • Experience in operating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Experienced creating effective metrics and alerts
  • Collaborative decision maker; able to take input/feedback from the development team and take ownership of taking risks in moving the product forward and failing fast
  • Be trustworthy in a situation with a high degree of self-management and comfortable working remotely
  • Code quality and following good practices are not just buzzwords for you; You can identify the benefits that this brings your team on a daily basis
  • Low drama; Look to resolve problems, not amplify them
  • Appreciate the value diversity in all its forms brings to our team and company

Nice to haves:

  • Exposure to distributed/decentralised systems and messaging protocols
  • Relevant technical experience in areas such as decentralised systems (p2p) and fault-tolerant systems, cloud native architectures, infrastructure, real-time systems and reactive programming
  • Interest in semantic web technologies (RDF, SPARQL)
  • Experience in working on an Open Source projects
  • Subject Matter Expert in any technology area
  • Pair Programming

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Golang job in Belfast or the wider Irish market, please apply via the link below or contact Phil Gamble in the strictest confidence.