Golang Job: Senior Software Engineer (NodeJS - Golang)

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Amsterdam - Netherlands

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Transform the communications world!

We're proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS).

  • What's my job title? Senior Software Engineer (Go)
  • Where in the world? You can work remotely from The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Brazil or the UK.
  • Working hours? For this role, you will operate within the Central European Timezone (CET)
  • What language(s) will I speak? Fluency in English

The Role

Senior Software Engineers play a key role in our product engineering squads. We are looking for a seasoned engineer to power our cutting-edge platform and drive the next generation of messagebird products that will change the way the customer engagement platforms work today. You'll be responsible for helping design, develop and maintain our communication products and related services, enabling our customers to redefine the way they build relationships and do business. To be successful at this role you need to be proactive and confident, self motivated and an owner. We work together and collaborate in a world wide based team to deliver and meet and exceed our customers expectations.

Our product engineering squads have the freedom and authority to create impactful products to empower both our internal and external customers. We use an agile development methodology, meaning we deploy code multiple times per day while ensuring our applications are rigorously tested and statically analysed in a highly distributed and highly scalable environment.

What You'll Do

  • Help design and build a performant, scalable and fault-tolerant communication platform.
  • Team with engineers to solve system design and implementation problems (and get a thrill out of every triumph!).
  • Work with and enable engineers from other teams who interact with the platform.
  • Problem-solve issues based on business/customer need and impact, working with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Teach others: One of the most meaningful tasks of a Senior Engineer is improving the knowledge level of the team members.
  • You will flourish working in a hyper-growth environment where the next project is ready to be picked up.

What You'll Bring

  • At least 5 years of relevant software development experience
  • Strong experience in Node.js and/or Golang is a must
  • Experience dealing with high traffic applications (1M+ requests per day) is a must
  • Strong experience working with relational and non-relational data stores (like Cassandra, Postgres, DynamoDB & Redis).
  • A strong product mindset and experience working in product-based companies.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services including ECS, S3, SNS, SQS, and Lambda.
  • Experience with Docker, and containers.
  • DevOps experience in cloud infrastructure management with tools like Terraform, AWS CDK, Serverless, and Ansible.
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of development patterns, software architectures and design patterns (TDD, Event-Driven, SOLID, Hexagonal, DDD).
  • Experience with microservices and highly distributed cloud based systems.
  • Knowledge of (cloud) infrastructure principles (load balancing, high availability, containerized services, database configurations, security) is a must.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to teach others and help them grow.

Typical interview process

After you apply, you will hear back from us within a few days. If there's a fit, the full process is as follows:

  • [30 mins] Recruiter Screen
  • [45 mins] Hiring Manager Interview
  • [60 mins] Coding Skills
  • [60 mins] Architecture design
  • [30 mins] Executive interview


What You'll Gain

  • Remote-friendly environment
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • Opportunity to work abroad according to our internal policies
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Home office set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Contribution towards your utility costs
  • The occasional company-wide and team events
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues Our amazing team works in close to 40 different locations with almost 50+ nationalities across the board!


Life at MessageBird

We call ourselves Birds! We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We're go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. We're smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless.

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 30,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Wherever and however you do your best work - we've got you covered!

Headquartered in Amsterdam and with other global offices in Singapore, London and Maryland, we're proud to be a remote-friendly company nested in flexibility. Employees can choose to work from one of our global offices, fully remotely in your country of employment, or a mix of the two. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 550+ Birds who represent 50+ nationalities and counting.

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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