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Senior Golang Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Location: Berlin 

Salary: competitive + company benefits

Global Fashion Group (GFG) is the leading fashion and lifestyle retail destination in Asia Pacific, Latin America and CIS. We connect over 10,000 global, local and own brands to a market of more than one billion consumers through four established e-commerce platforms: The Iconic, Zalora, dafiti and lamoda. Through an inspiring and seamless customer experience enabled by our own technology ecosystem and operational infrastructure, we are dedicated to being the #1 fashion and lifestyle destination in our markets. With 17 offices and 10 fulfillment centres across four continents, GFG proudly employs a dynamic and diverse team with deep local knowledge and expertise. In 2018, GFG delivered over 28 million orders to 11.2 million active customers.

The Group Shared Functions (GSF) support the growth of all our eCommerce companies. We are a team of over 160 people working in Legal, Finance, People & Culture, Buying and Technology focused on delivering expertise, support and value add to our regions in Latin America, Asia and the Pacific and CIS. Our shared function teams are based primarily in London, Berlin, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

About the Berlin Technology Hub Engineering Team

We are an international team in central Berlin with around 40 people in engineering and we continuously develop our products using agile development practices. We have an open company culture with over 20 different nationalities operating in a booming market and working on interesting projects using modern tech-stack, efficient and lean workflows. We have high visibility through the entire GFG group and great opportunities to impact group wide decisions. 

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Golang Software Engineer to improve and contribute to our machine-learning based search and recommendation system. You will be responsible for implementing new features, making them run in production and improving the overall quality of the code base.

What will you be doing?

  • You will be part of  an agile cross-functional development team using agile methodologies and following Scrum
  • You will design and implement new features from draft to deployment
  • You will identify opportunities to improve the search engine
  • You will Troubleshoot issues in production environment
  • Together with the team, you will make decisions which impact the further development of our platform and it’s architecture, with real direct impact on business behind it

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have at least 4 years experience in large-scale applications
  • Solid experience as a Go developer
  • A rock-solid foundation in Computer Science (data structures, algorithms, software design)
  • Ability to work in a UNIX-like environment
  • Full professional English proficiency
  • Ability to make independent decisions and taking ownership for them
  • Rigor in high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices
  • Bonus: Know-How about Machine Learning
  • Bonus: Search Experience with Elasticsearch or SOLR
  • Bonus: Experience with the problematics around natural language processing (NLP)
  • You are located in Berlin-area or willing to relocate

Technologies we use:

  • Languages: PHP7, Golang, JavaScript, Python & TypeScript
  • Data Storage: MySQL, Postgres, InfluxDB, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redshift, Redis
  • Tools and tech: GitHub, AWS, Kubernetes, Marathon/Mesos, Prometheus, Grafana, Docker, Terraform, Packer, Jira, Confluence, xUnit, Redis, Nginx
  • Frontend: React, Vue.js
  • Stream-processing software: Kafka, Kinesis
  • Cluster-computing framework: Spark

What do we offer:

  • The ability to make an impact – your ideas and efforts matter
  • Possibility to join GFG Group wide technical discussions
  • A dynamic working environment solving complex problems, shaping the face of fashion e-commerce
  • Free beverages, cereals, fruits, espresso machine and more
  • Table Tennis, Kicker and Play Station
  • Monthly Company Breakfast and Friday Knock Off Work Beer
  • Quarterly Team Events
  • Tech Presentation Events and Developer Convention Hackathon
  • Possibility of participating in conferences, training and seminars in connection with business related themes.

Apply today and join GFG in this exciting role shaping the face of fashion e-commerce!

Global Fashion Group is an equal opportunity employer. Global Fashion Group will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, gender or gender orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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