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Backend SW Engineer - Golang

Remote, Canada · Computer/Software

 As a Back End Software Engineer, you will join our Platform Engineering team to transition from our existing platform to a hybrid microservices architecture (Event-driven microservices/SOA) written using Go, building event schemas, RESTful APIs, business services, data layers, document management, carrier integrations, and much more. This position is based remotely in Canada.

We work in small, cross-functional teams of 3-6 people and use Slack to stay connected.

What you will own in this role: 

  • Collaborate with your team to deliver independent microservices by decoupling capabilities associated with particular domains within the platform (pricing, payments, risk management)  
  • Proactively find and address areas of concern and identify potential roadblocks
  • Assist in clarifying stakeholder requirements; communicate questions and address concerns; provide relevant and detailed updates and feedback in a timely manner
  • Design appropriate technical solutions based on requirements provided while taking into account timelines and future re-use ability

The experience we believe is the right fit:

  • 3+ years of experience in web application development
  • 2+ years experience in cloud-based microservices development
  • Experience programming with Go 
  • Experience building solutions with at least one cloud platform (AWS preferred)
  • Skilled in designing/building RESTful APIs
  • Ability to write clean, well-designed, and high-quality code in a highly collaborative Agile development environment
  • A mindset of constantly learning new things
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work, and challenging problems
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field

What experience is nice to have:

  • Event-driven and RESTful microservice architectures
  • TDD and DDD
  • Modern CI/CD Tools (Github Actions, Gitlab)
  • APM tools (Datadog, Appdyanmics, New Relic)
  • Modern Testing Frameworks (Browserstack) 
  • PostgreSQL or other RMDS system
  • Infrastructure As Code (Ansible/Terraform/Packer or equivalent)
  • Containerization and Orchestration (Docker / Kubernetes)
  • React and Typescript


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