HER helps lesbian, bisexual and queer people meet each other

Backend Go Engineer

$600k - $150k / 0.10% - 0.20%
Job Type
6+ years
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Robyn Exton
Robyn Exton

About the role

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

Why you should join HER

HER is the world’s largest community for lesbian, bisexual and queer people. We want to build products and experiences that are designed brilliantly for queer womxn, that make it as easy as possible to connect with each other and the LGBTQ+ community.

Team Size:10
Location:San Francisco
Robyn Exton
Robyn Exton