Golang & Node.js Distributed Systems Engineer at Ably realtime messaging
London, United Kingdom (Posted Nov 24 2015)
About the company
Ably is a realtime messaging platform-as-a-service business on the brink of disrupting the industry with our technology platform that has been in development for over two years. We enable any internet enabled device to publish and subscribe streams of data and events, with unparalleled guarantees in regards to performance, quality of service, redundancy and security.
We're looking for a capable and passionate software engineer to join us, ideally in our London office. If you happen to live elsewhere now, we're open to starting the engagement remotely for a few months in order to make sure there's an ideal fit for both of us.
Whilst this role’s immediate requirement is to focus on furthering our Node.js and Go realtime platform, our stack is built up as follows:
- Ruby on Rails for our web services and customer facing websites
- Go and Ruby for infrastructure services, and Ruby for infrastructure automation
- Node.js, Elixir, Go and some C for our realtime services
- Cassandra, InfluxDB and ElasticSearch used for data storage
- Highly distributed, self-healing, autoscaling systems built upon a huge array of AWS services
- Client libraries to use our services in pretty much every popular language, see https://github.com/ably
We are always reviewing the best tool for the job, and are always keen to learn new technologies and integrate them into our stack where suitable.
Skills & requirements
Experience: At least a few years of professional experience in either Node.js or Go, ideally both. You must have experience using both statically and dynamically typed languages, ideally in at least one other language. Any exposure to realtime and distributed systems is a real advantage
Pragmatic: A problem solver excited by the prospect of working autonomously solve problems and bring solutions to the team
Fast Learner: We’re looking for software engineers who thrive on applying their knowledge, learning new technologies. Our stack is diverse, and we expect it to continue to grow
Testing: Experience using testing frameworks and adoption of test driven development where applicable
Infrastructure: Experience with infrastructure and distributed systems is beneficial
Customers: Comfortable talking to customers and assisting them with their technical issues and integration
Instructions how to apply
NOTE: Please do not contact us if you are a recruitment agency, we are looking to find talented passionate developers directly
If you are interested in joining, please get in touch with Matthew O’Riordan, the CEO of Ably, on firstname.lastname@example.org. When getting in touch, please be sure to tell us briefly about your background, why this role is of interest to you, where you are based, and provide evidence of your work. When providing evidence of your work, we prefer open-source contributions on Github (or elsewhere) if possible.
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