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Go Developer Job Description Template

Go is one of the most recent additions to the modern programming language landscape. Go is self-described as “an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software”. Go enables developers to build robust and efficient software with conciseness, simplicity, and safety. Finding an elite Go developer involves more than just finding a good programmer - it involves finding someone who understands the language, its idioms and more.

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Go is one of the most recent additions to the modern programming language landscape. Go is self-described as “an open source programming language that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software”. Go enables developers to build robust and efficient software with conciseness, simplicity, and safety. Finding an elite Go developer involves more than just finding a good programmer - it involves finding someone who understands the language, its idioms and more.

This sample job description for Go developers will help you write the perfect job ad and assure that you easily find and hire the person that matches your specific criteria.

Go Developer - Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Mention office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else that you think makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are looking for a great Go developer who possesses a strong understanding of how best to leverage and exploit the language’s unique paradigms, idioms, and syntax. Your primary focus will be on developing Go packages and programs that are scalable and maintainable. You will ensure that these Go packages and programs are well documented and has a reasonable test coverage. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. A commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Writing scalable, robust,, testable, efficient, and easily maintainable code

  • Translating software requirements into stable, working, high performance software

  • Playing a key role in architectural and design decisions, building toward an efficient micro services distributed architecture

  • {{Add other relevant responsibilities here}}

Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Go programming language, paradigms, constructs, and idioms

  • Knowledge of common Goroutine and channel patterns

  • Experience with the full site of Go frameworks and tools, including:

    • Dependency management tools such as Godep, Sltr, etc.
    • Go’s templating language
    • Go’s code generation tools, such as Stringer
    • Popular Go web frameworks, such as Revel
    • Router packages, such as Gorilla Mux
  • Ability to write clean and effective Godoc comments

  • Familiarity with code versioning tools {{such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial}}

  • {{Make sure to mention any other framework, libraries, or other technology relevant to your project}}

  • {{List education level or certification you require}}

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