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Junior Golang Software Engineer - API and Exports

  • Reading
  • Reading

Salary range: £30,000-£35,000

We are hiring a Junior Software Engineer who will join our small, experienced team based primarily in Reading, UK. We offer total ownership of your team's products and your day-to-day will be jam-packed with opportunities to learn new technologies and grow as an engineer. As part of the Meltwater product suite, we offer an API that provides content, analytics, and insights to customers who then use the data in their own tools and to build advanced custom solutions. Our team is responsible for improving and maintaining this API. You will be improving the existing API and building new features. In addition to the API we also provide customers with other ways of extracting and analyzing Meltwater data outside of the platform in Business Intelligence tools.

All our engineering teams are empowered to work how they like. Our primary language is Golang. We do make use of other languages where appropriate, and we run our services on Kubernetes and AWS where they are either containerized or serverless wherever possible. Because we are an autonomous team and our applications are deployed in the cloud, we take great pride in our DevOps mindset and skills that allow us to manage all our services and resources as a team. We are responsible for a weekly on-call rotation, and once you are up-to-speed, you will be expected to participate. We will ensure you are trained up in any areas needed with courses, books, mentoring, and pairing.

Other technologies we make use of are:

  • Grafana
  • Kibana
  • Drone.io
  • Kong
  • RabbitMQ
  • Elasticsearch/Opensearch
  • Kafka
  • Jest
  • Terraform
  • Opsgenie
  • Benthos.

Please note that you must have the legal right to work in the UK and can work from the Reading office at least once per week. Currently, we come into the office every Monday. We’ve taken steps to make sure everyone can work as effectively from home as they do in the office. You will get a budget to set up your home desk and extra equipment such as a Wacom Tablet to aid in design/whiteboard sessions. Therefore, this position is open to people living in and around Reading.

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Golang

  • Experience with Unix/Linux systems

  • Willingness to learn

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with AWS managed services (SQS, SNS, Lambda, RDS) or similar cloud service provider

  • Experience with Test Driven Development and knowledge of Unit, Integration, Property, or End-to-End testing

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, infrastructure as code, CI/CD, microservices design and implementation, TypeScript, and Scala

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Fresh fruits & free drinks

  • Internal hackathons

  • Personal Branding Support

  • Ergonomic desks and chairs

  • Great hardware

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Open Source Contributions

  • Conferences and Tech Talks

About the company

Meltwater offers comprehensive media monitoring and analysis across online news, social media, print, broadcast, and podcasts, capturing more content and conversations than anyone else in the industry. By examining millions of posts each day, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside.

Meltwater was founded in Oslo, Norway, in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with 50 offices across six continents. Meltwater has 2,100 employees and 27,000 corporate customers, including industry leaders in several sectors.

Meltwater truly believes that people with different backgrounds and perspectives will make our environment better and raise the quality of our products. We’re actively working with diversity and inclusion and encourage everybody to join us in our journey.

In addition to the list of benefits above, we also have the following:

  • Additional day's leave for your birthday off every year
  • Premium subscription to Calm

Ollie Parsley | Contact Person

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