Go Engineer

Website muzz_app Muzz

Where Muslims Meet

£60,000 – £80,000 + equity

We love Go, HTTP, gRPC and containers!

Come and join our backend team and design, build and support APIs that are requested tens of millions of times per day as well as internal tools that keep our community safe and our business efficient.

We run a modern containerised stack in AWS using a mixture of database technologies (MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Redshift, Elasticsearch) to serve different workloads. Our architecture is event-driven and we’re bringing increasingly more machine learning into the hotpath.

Our platform ingests tens of millions analytic events every day which are visualised in our BI tools and we make data-driven decisions daily.

If you’re looking to work on complicated technical challenges at scale then this role is for you.

Ideally you have several years experience using Go in production. You’ll be comfortable with Docker, and familiar with modern observability tools such as Prometheus, Alert Manager, Grafana and X-Ray/Tempo/Jaeger.

We’re looking for

  • 3+ years tackling hard backend problems
  • Seasoned database experience – we use MySQL, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch and Redis
  • Experience with microservices and distributed systems
  • Used to developing complex services from requirements to shipping
  • Willing to learn new skills and really get stuck in
  • Bags of common sense with the raw ability and energy to make things happen, a real entrepreneurial spirit

Bonus points

  • Familiarity with building on the cloud AWS services – we use over 30 AWS services
  • Experience working with ML technologies
  • Protocols such as websockets and XMPP

What you’ll accomplish

  • Collaborating on building new product features for our members.
  • Building highly secure services (we handle sensitive personal data).
  • Improving performance with investigative work.
  • Troubleshooting problems across distributed systems.
  • Understanding and automating away common problems.
  • Tackling challenging production issues as part of a supportive on-call team.
  • Building internal tools to support your colleagues.

Technology we love

  • Go, Python, PHP
  • Protocol buffers, gRPC
  • Node, Typescript
  • MySQL, Redis
  • Elasticsearch, DynamoDB
  • Containerisation, Lambda

Why join Muzz?

We’re a profitable Consumer Tech startup, backed by Y Combinator (S17) and based in London. Join our fast growing team and work on an amazing product that’s changing the world.

  • A great product – We’re the leading app in this space with over 8 million members worldwide and counting!
  • Level up quickly – Work with talented, generous people on the kinds of challenges you’ll be proud to share.
  • A diverse team – We have people from all walks of life all adding their unique perspective. Muslims and non-Muslims, cat lovers and dog lovers. Everyone is welcome!
  • Meaningful equity – We’re all working together to succeed and everyone on the team gets a slice of the pie.
  • A hackathon every quarter – We value curiosity and building something wacky (but useful!). Every quarter we organise into random teams and together we build, code, and prototype. Prizes and dinner complete the day!
  • International travel – We fly the whole team to somewhere amazing twice a year to connect and have fun.
  • Regular socials – Mini golf, hikes, super competitive Catan nights – we’ve done it all. Maybe you’ll be at the next social?
  • Generous Holiday / PTO – All full-time members get at least 33 days of holiday, regardless of where they live.

To apply for this job please visit muzz.com.