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Closing date:
30 July 2024

GoLang Developer

About Digital Boutique

Founded in 2010, Digital Boutique has built a team that has become the driving force of our success and growth. We are committed to delivering high-quality products and services to our clients. Having designed, built, and helped industry-leading eCommerce websites grow, we have gained a history of enterprise-level expertise working with clients such as Heineken, Hitachi Capital, Boots, Leicester City Football Club and Swiss RE, to name but a few.

Recruitment Mission

We're seeking an open-minded and experienced Golang Developer to join our dynamic team. This versatile role provides excellent opportunities for learning and expanding your expertise within a globally recognized digital agency. You will be engaged in stimulating API-based projects, adhering to our principles of continuous learning and staying at the forefront of technology.

Top Three Expected Results
  1. Successful Implementation of Key API Projects: Execute and deliver high-quality API-based projects, showcasing a deep understanding of Golang and best coding practices. Ensure seamless integration and functionality while meeting or exceeding project timelines.
  2. Continuous Improvement in Code Quality: Strong ablility to grasp the idea by reading code. Drive enhancements in code quality by implementing best practices and adopting industry standards. Aim for measurable improvements in efficiency, readability, and maintainability of codebase, resulting in a positive impact on overall project performance.
  3. Active Contribution to Team Collaboration: Foster a collaborative environment by actively participating in team discussions, providing valuable insights, and sharing knowledge. Aim for a cohesive team atmosphere that promotes innovation and problem-solving, ultimately contributing to the overall success of the development team.

Overview of Responsibilities

in this role, you will:

  1. Lead API Development Initiatives: Take a leading role in planning, designing, and implementing API-based projects. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the seamless integration of new features and enhancements.
  2. Codebase Maintenance and Optimisation: Strong and natural ability to grasp the idea by reading code. Be responsible for the upkeep and optimisation of the Golang codebase. Regularly review and refactor code to maintain high standards of efficiency, security, and scalability.
  3. Testing and Quality Assurance: Develop and implement automated testing procedures to ensure the reliability and stability of the codebase. Work closely with the quality assurance team to identify and address any issues promptly.
  4. Team Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: Actively engage in team collaboration, contributing to discussions, and sharing knowledge. Mentor junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill development.
  5. Reporting and Progress Updates: Provide regular updates on project progress, challenges, and achievements to the Head of Golang. Ensure transparent communication and alignment with organisational goals.
  6. Adherence to Best Practices: Enforce and follow best practices in software development, including version control, documentation, and coding standards. Strive for excellence in all aspects of development to maintain the agency's reputation for high-quality work.
  7. Adaptation to Technological Advancements: Stay informed about the latest trends and advancements in Golang and related technologies. Proactively identify opportunities for improvement and innovation, ensuring the team remains at the cutting edge of technology.
  8. This is a dynamic role that combines technical expertise with collaboration and leadership, contributing significantly to the success of our digital agency's development endeavours.

Education & Qualifications
  • Not essential for this role. Skills, self taught learning and experience outweigh this.
Skills / Experience / Knowledge
  • Located in United Kingdom or Europe/EU
  • 2 years' experience working with Golang
  • 2 years’ experience of working at an agency 
  • Strong and natural ability to grasp the idea by reading code 
  • Understands time tracking/logging, client billing time and materials.
  • Strong and natural ability to grasp the idea by reading code.
  • Experience with local development environments such as Docker and version control using Git
  • Good understanding of command line build utilities and task runners, makefile
  • Proficiency with Polyglot programming
  • Experience in API development and maintenance
  • Ability to write clean and efficient code
  • Experience in creating automated testing for your work
  • Strong desire for continual learning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels within the organisation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Must be team-oriented.
Desirable skills / experience
  • Experience in Selenium
  • Experience in AWS and GCP
  • A solid background knowledge in a statically typed language such as Java and Scala

Our Company Values

What we value in our team:

Adds value
  • Deliver at pace, with a “can-do” attitude
  • Above and beyond, always seeking and striving
  • Continuous improvement, progress not perfection
Extreme ownership
  • Accountable, do what you say
  • Have the Greater Good in mind, and commit
  • Own your shortcomings, don’t point fingers
Know your stuff
  • Depth of knowledge
  • Hungry for knowledge
  • Be humbly confident
Radical candor
  • Don’t keep silent when something needs to be said
  • Speak the Truth with empathy
  • Seek the Truth with humility

Benefits / What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary
  • Social & community & industry events
  • Ongoing training & certification
  • Your choice of PC or Mac Hardware
  • An extra day off for your birthday! (Total 29 days leave per annum includes public holidays)
  • Cycle to work scheme (after 1 year)
  • Personal performance bonus (after 1 year)

Candidates Application Process & Information
  • Interested candidates should submit their 1. resume/cv, 2. a brief cover letter outlining their relevant experience and why they are a good fit for this role. 
  • You will be required to complete skills tests. 
  • Interview Process: some text
  • First 15-30 mins with Head of People Operations via GoogleMeet Video Call.
  • Second 30-60 mins with Head of GoLang or Head of Customer Success via GoogleMeet Video Call.
  • Third 30-60 mins meet the Partners or other team members at the Edinburgh office (if local) TBC
  • You will be required to work a paid 4-8 hour trial day.
  • Candidates in the UK will be checked for Right to Work to meet government guidelines.
  • All candidates will be background checked to meet our client contract requirement.

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