Senior Backend Go Software Engineer
Excited about the idea of working on distributed systems at scale? Want to be writing Go everyday? With great people? We’re looking for curious problem solvers to do just that.
At Geckoboard, we’re working to help teams achieve their goals by enabling a fresh way of working. This revolves around making sure that important data gets seen and acted upon. That’s where our dashboards come in. Geckoboard is straightforward dashboard software that makes it quick and easy to surface live business data, metrics and KPIs for teams.
We’re all here to build something great. You’ll be joining a growing team of empowered engineers in a supportive environment that values experimentation, work-life balance and personal development. We’ve built a culture of knowledge sharing and feedback, so you’ll be involved in planning and prioritisation of work as well as peer reviews and pair programming.
Learning is also a big part of our engineering culture. About once every fortnight you’re able to take a whole day — an Innovation Day — to work on projects that interest you, learn new skills or contribute to open source… whatever it may be! We encourage these projects and often they have led to improvements in the way we work or concepts that have then been prioritised, developed further and added to our Product.
We work in small and focused cross-functional teams, usually made up of a Product Manager, a Designer, and a mix of Frontend and Backend Engineers. QA and Infrastructure tend to come in at the points they’re needed or for specific projects. We scope out our project such that we’re able to deliver meaningful work but small enough to iterate and take on board feedback quickly. We encourage our engineers to get involved in different teams and projects based on their interests, skills and opportunities to learn. We’re also equally mindful about technical debt and make sure we dedicate time to addressing it.
Our product teams each own a different part of the product, building features that improve Geckoboard for our customers. Some of our recent work has ranged from a new send-to-Slack feature, SSO and in the team you’ll be joining initially, we’ve been building a brand new internal framework for importing, storing, and analysing data from third-party APIs we integrate with. We know that investing in our Data Platform is the best way we can deliver flexible, high-quality integrations quickly and easily. The new framework takes care of managing and scheduling imports, responding to webhooks, receiving analytics queries, migrating data from one version to the next and allows us to build internal gRPC services using a common protobuf interface upon it.
We believe that we can only be successful as an Engineering team if we are constantly and systematically investing in our tooling, our common systems, and our developer experience, this is where our Platform team comes in. Our recent work has ranged from rapid response work to improving test and trace coverage, migrating existing services to Go modules and support for other teams. We’re also working on enabling older RESTful services to be migrated onto gRPC with a GraphQL API gateway in front.
What we’ve described sounds interesting
You’re interested in distributed systems
You’ve worked with Go before*
You want to build a product that delights its users and genuinely serves their needs
You’re collaborative; you empathise, listen and discuss
You actively seek out feedback in your work and to ensure you understand the problem you’re solving
We know that there are great candidates who may not exactly fit into what we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you or you’re not sure, please apply, we’d love to hear from you.
* Right now we’re only considering senior level candidates, if you’re interested in joining the Geckoboard team but not yet at a senior, head to www.geckoboard.com/careers and get in touch. We’ll be hiring at different levels throughout the year, so we’d love to hear from you and chat about future jobs!
While most of our team are normally based in our leafy East London office, a lot of us work remotely a couple days during the week. This means we’ve always been intentional about making sure our ways-of-working are remote-friendly so we can support that flexibility for everyone. We also have fully remote team members, though the expectation is that you’re comfortable with a visit to the London office about once a quarter (except during pandemics).
We’re big on being a flexible workplace. Day-to-day we have core hours and allow you to decide how to work around that. We have a minimum approach to taking time off and a flexible working policy so that if you need to step out for a school run, an appointment now and again, or something else, it’s no problem.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our office remains closed and everyone on the team is working from home presently. We’re likely to keep the office closed over the Winter and into Spring. We keep a close eye on the government guidance, regularly update the team, and plan to open our office only when it’s safe to do so again.
Some of our team have shorter working weeks and we’re more than happy to try to accommodate this or another arrangement whenever possible. Just let us know what works best for you or that you’d like to chat about it in your application.
At this time, we’re only considering candidates who are (or will be) based in the United Kingdom or Western Europe (CET timezone).
- 20-30 minute call with a Talent Partner
- 45 minute video call with the Hiring Manager
- Take home exercise
- Virtual onsite with the team – about 2.5 hours
The whole process takes about 3 weeks end to end, but we’re flexible!
Learn more about the role, life at Geckoboard, benefits and more in the application link or at www.geckoboard.com/careers.
Do you want to join our team as our new Backend Go Software Engineer? We’d love to hear about you!