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Make It Social - Senior GoLang Software Engineer

Senior GoLang Software Engineer

Type: Permanent
Date: Full time Monday to Friday (7 hours between 8am and 6pm with core hours 10am to 4pm) starting April 2017. Some degree of flexibility around working hours may be required during busier times. 
Salar: £45 - £55k
Deadline: Ongoing
Application Process: To apply please e-mail a current CV with at least 1 reference and a covering letter to the Chief Operating Officer, Adam Alton, at Please note that due to PCI-DSS requirements, background checks (including a basic disclosure check) will be required prior to final employment.

About Make it Social

Make it Social are recruiting for a talented Senior Developer to join our growing, passionate and innovative central Edinburgh based team. You will be a pivotal part of the team in the development of the business.

Make it Social offers companies, within a range of industries including travel and event ticketing, a group booking solution that integrates with their existing systems via APIs.

Once integrated the social group is open to a host of opportunities, geared to marketing towards a new demographic. For our users, we are developing a social network that enables more offline social interaction with friends and family.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will be a core member of the server side engineering team, which is responsible for the software life cycle of all consumable APIs Make it Social uses in-house, and provides externally. Your experience in this domain, and team-playing ability, will contribute to an increase in the efficiency, quality and output of the server side engineering team. 

You will have:
 ● An expert level understanding of programming paradigms and design patterns
 ● 3 years + experience writing highly concurrent systems in idiomatic GoLang
 ● 5 years+ experience in developing highly available, long-lived software systems, interacted with by at least 100 concurrent users, with obligated response times  

Essential Technical Skills
● 3+ years GoLang experience
● Proficient in at least 1 language in each of these domains - functional, imperative, scripting, declarative, procedural / CLI. 
● 2+ years experience designing and implementing APIs
● Experience implementing SOAP and REST APIs
● 5+ years experience working withing/leading a team
● Resource utilization modelling skills
● Strong ability to debug by thinking
● Exceptional dedication to testing  

Desirable Technical / Soft Skills
● Experience with Amazon Web Services
● Comfortable working within multiple platforms
● MySql / MongoDb experience
● Experience developing systems making use of internationalisation, including RTL character sets
● Algorithm analysis skills  

Character & Personality
● Ability to work within a stressful environment
● Strong communication skills
● Desire to see others develop
● Calm and well intentioned motivations
● Understanding of others
● Mature and positive attitude  

Key Relationships
Internal: Developers and Designers
External: Clients and External Developers 


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