Senior Go Developer

  • Kyiv, Remote
  • Full Time

MacPaw is a software company with headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine, that develops and distributes software for macOS and iOS. At MacPaw, we believe that humans and technology can reach their greatest potential together. Today, our products have more than 30 million users worldwide.

MacPaw is proud to be Ukrainian. The support and development of Ukraine are significant parts of the company’s culture. MacPaw gathers open-minded people who support each other and aspire to change the world around us.

Join our team and be part of a product development journey! You'll be able to build new services, adopt innovative architecture, and process data from external services.

Our new product is currently being developed from scratch, so there are no technical debts or pre-existing solutions for all cases to rely on. This means you'll have the freedom to showcase your creativity and problem-solving skills. Initially, you'll be working with a small, agile team, but you'll also have the opportunity to interact with developers from other products and services, enabling you to discover a diverse range of perspectives.

Joining our team means you can leave your mark on a growing product. If you thrive in fast-paced environments and are passionate about innovation, this Senior Go Developer role is a perfect fit for you!

​​Apply now to shape the success of our product with your expertise!

In this role, you will:

  • Analyze and validate technical solutions for business problems, ideas, and needs.
  • Provide expert guidance and suggest alternative solutions, with thorough reasoning and consideration of their pros and cons.
  • Drive the contribution of ideas, features, and improvements to the product/service.
  • Research and assess technical challenges, selecting appropriate architectural solutions to meet product/service requirements, suggesting and approving the usage with Staff SWE/EM and engineering team.
  • Lead the implementation of technical solutions, ensuring adaptability to future changes and resolving related conflicts with the engineering team.
  • Integrate and implement new approaches or development processes to improve business value.
  • Investigate and analyze critical failures, sharing insights with the engineering team to prevent similar issues in the future.
  • Collaborate effectively with the team, product and engineering managers to clarify implementation details, address edge cases, and specify input or missing data.
  • Provide technical input for customer support to resolve user issues, maintaining customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention.
  • Share comprehensive knowledge about the product/service, including its structure, documentation, and architectural details, with the engineering team to keep them well-informed.
  • Actively contribute to the growth of the engineering culture within the company by embracing and being an early adopter of changes in engineering processes, ensuring the successful implementation of the company's engineering strategy.

Skills you’ll need to bring:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience working with Go language, delivering high-quality and maintainable code
  • Expertise in event-driven programming in Go
  • In-depth understanding of distributed systems architecture and event-driven architecture and their application in building scalable systems
  • Familiarity with event-driven platforms such as RabbitMQ or similar
  • Proficiency in writing RESTful, and GRPC or GraphQL APIs using Golang
  • Background in working with PgSQL databases, including a deep understanding of indexes and the ability to create optimized selections
  • Experience working with a DevOps approach and familiarity with various Cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, Cloudflare, and others

As a Plus:

  • Experience with launching new projects or driving architecture decisions, demonstrating the ability to take ownership and lead the technical direction of a project
  • Experience with MongoDB, specifically with the Aggregation Framework
  • Experience with Hasura
  • Experience in utilizing monitoring services like Sentry, Grafana/Prometheus, and gCloud error reporting
  • Experience with other backend languages like Python or PHP

What we offer:

  • We are a Ukrainian company, and we stand with Ukraine against russian aggression
    We maintain workplaces and salaries for the mobilized Macpawians and provide financial support to colleagues or their families affected by the war. 
    Here you also can read about MacPaw Foundation, which intends to help save the lives of Ukrainian defenders and provide relief to as many civilians as possible.
  • Hybrid work model
    It’s entirely up to you whether to work remotely or at the hub. If you decide to mix it, our Kyiv headquarters (HQ), which works as a coworking space, is open around the clock. The HQ is supplied with UPS and Starlink for an uninterrupted work process.
    We also rent space in the Promprylad Coworking in Ivano-Frankivsk and reimburse the costs of renting a coworking space in any other city.
    If you decide to work at home, we cover the costs spent on your workspace organization: portable power stations, power banks, etc.
  • Your health always comes first
    We cover 100% of your medical insurance costs and 50% for your dependents. We also offer a 50% refund for psychotherapy.
  • Flexible working hours
    You can choose a schedule that is comfortable for you. No one here tracks your clock in/clock out because MacPaw is built on trust and cooperation.
  • Space to grow both professionally and personally
    Whatever your dreams and aspirations are, we got you. Education budget, annual development reviews, free English classes, and regular lectures. We also offer personal coaching with organizational coaches.
  • Teams we are proud of
    We build honest, transparent, and reliable relationships within teams. Every Macpawian can improve processes and implement their ideas. We encourage open and constructive feedback and provide training for Macpawians on giving and receiving feedback.
  • HQ designed for people (and pets)
    Our headquarters has it all. A spacious workplace with enough room for sitting up, lying down, and running around. A gym for recreation, fitness, and yoga. Cozy kitchens with coffee, snacks, and lunches. Sleeping/meditation rooms. A terrace with a view where we throw summer parties. Also, we have two cats living in the office, and you are welcome to bring your pets to the office (we have separate floors for cats and dogs).
  • Time-off policy that covers life’s needs
    20 vacation days, unlimited paid sick leaves, xDays (2 days a month to work on side projects), days for personal time-off designed to help you take care of essential matters in your personal life, and parental leaves. On top of all that, sabbaticals are open after 5 years of being with MacPaw.
  • Join social initiatives with MacPawCares
    MacPaw participates in numerous humanitarian aid and charity projects across many fields, and you are welcome to jump in and spend up to 24 working days per year making the world a better place.

Meet a fellow MacPawian

Vira Tkachenko
Q: What do you do at MacPaw?
A: My main focus is on engineering at MacPaw: how we create our products, how they operate in production. Including defining qualities of this “how” as we do now and will do in the future. Additionally, as an innovation officer, I’m focusing on engaging the unique innovation power of each Macpawian.

Vira Tkachenko

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

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