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Go Engineer


Job description

HER is the world’s largest community of lesbian, bisexual and queer people. We empower queer folx by providing a space to meet others, explore, and express their identity. Our community is millions strong, and our company is queer-run. Founded in 2014, we’re YC alum and growing fast. We build fun stuff and have fun doing it! 🌈

The Role:

We are looking for a back-end Go engineer to help us build our native app infrastructure. You would be working directly with our CTO and Head of Product to design and deliver user-facing features and infrastucture. We are a small team with modern infrastructure (Go 1.14, Kubernetes, gRPC microservices) but need more hands and minds to move at the pace we want, support our existing users, and grow/improve our stack. In addition to Go development, there are ample opportunities to work to improve our devops, evolve our CI/CD process, and support our data science work.


  • Help design, build, deploy, and maintain our main Go APIs
  • Greenfield feature design and development (we're always adding new things!)
  • Microservice design and development
  • Identify bugs and perfomance bottlenecks — fix them
  • Contribute to code quality, maintainability, tooling, and automation

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of (and excitement for!) Go as it relates to writing scalable back-end services
  • Great communication skills
  • Passion for creating a safe, social space online for LGBTQIA+ people
  • Experience with native app development
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into solid maintainable code, delivered on time
  • MySQL and scalable database design
  • Various AWS technologies (EC2, S3, RDS, Elasticache, ElasticSearch, ECR, Route53, etc.)

Desired/Nice-to-have Skills:

  • Docker, Kubernetes, AWS management
  • Python
  • gRPC
  • Terraform, Ansible
  • Android, Kotlin, iOS, Swift
  • Graylog, ElasticSearch
  • React

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April 25th, 2021

Job posted on

January 7th, 2021

Job type

Full Time


$60k-$125k USD

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HER is here to connect womxn and queer people. HER believes in the unequivocal power of queer womxn. We want to connect you to your community for support and fearless exploration.   We want to conne...
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