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The Control Group

Senior Software Engineer (Golang)

Data Products – San Diego, California
Department Data Products
Employment Type Full-Time Active
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Control Group (TCG) is expanding and we are looking for a talented, collaborative Senior Software Engineer to join our award-winning team. Would you like to be part of a pioneering tech community in a highly successful company? Does the idea of keeping up with and learning the newest technologies with other brilliant techies sound exciting? If so, then read on!

TCG is an award-winning web development company with over 15 million customers nationwide. Our cutting-edge technology keeps people safe — both online and off. Our websites are consistently ranked in the top 500 top traffic sites in the US. Our products have been featured on the Discovery Channel, Mashable, Vice, Entrepreneur, Business Insider — and even made a cameo in a Disney animated comedy! A pioneer of new ideas, we’re constantly looking to develop and deploy innovative strategies and solutions. Our people and culture are second to none: we’re innovative, creative, collaborative and talented. We work hard, play hard, and together — we work magic!

Join our amazing team in our high-rise state-of-the-art office with stunning views of beautiful downtown San Diego. Our dog-friendly office is packed with snacks and crazy-good perks (like free massages, kombucha on tap, free catered lunches, ping pong, video games, offsite team events and more)! We offer a highly competitive salary + bonus package, 100% company paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision), UNLIMITED vacation, Paid Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Student Loan Repayment Program, 529 Education Savings Plan, Training/Education Reimbursement, free Gym Membership, Music Room, Paid Parking and 401k Plan with Company Match. Check us out at www.thecontrolgroup.com/careers.

You will already have extensive experience using Go/Golang to build applications in a service oriented or microservice architecture. You relish complex technical challenges, yet prioritize simplicity in your solutions. You understand the business requirements behind the software you build. You are passionate about learning and stay current with new technologies. You play well with others yet can operate independently as needed.

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Build and maintain ecosystem of high-volume services and APIs. 
  • Scaling and optimizing for performance.
  • Own features from technical design through maintenance.
  • Build features, investigate and fix bugs, write routine-complex tests.
  • Break down complex tasks/requests into sub-tasks, make consistently good decisions, operate independently between regular or periodic check-ins.
  • Consistently use software engineering best practices.
  • Lead day to day tasks and priorities, accurately estimate time to complete tasks, resulting in high quality and high productivity for at least one (or more) product team(s).
  • Independently lead tasks to completion gathering requirements from stakeholders. May be responsible for driving initiative to completion.
  • Provide training and mentorship to other Software Engineers on their team. May do same for other teams.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science or relevant field (or equivalent).
  • At least 3-5 years’ directly related software development experience. 5-7+ years’ preferred.
  • Advanced-expert programming skills using Go/Golang.
  • Advanced-expert experience using SQL for backend development as well as ad-hoc querying.
  • Advanced--expert experience using Linux.
  • Advanced-expert understanding of underlying architecture and infrastructure that runs their team's projects.
  • Extensive experience with cloud computing.
  • Solid experience with git.
  • Experience using Docker in production.
  • Some experience using Kubernetes and Terraform highly desirable.
  • Intermediate-advanced ability to assess/improve performance and increase observability within team's projects.
  • Strong ability to develop unique, outside the box ideas.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications skills and highly collaborative within their team, other teams and cross-functionally.
  • Ability and willingness to lead projects and mentor other growing software engineers.
  • Able to work with teams as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional work ethic, driven, self-motivated, highly accountable with strong initiative and passion.
  • Excited to learn new things and share knowledge and best practices with others.

Note for Principle Agencies - Principle agents should not forward resumes to The Control Group (TCG). TCG will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes submitted from agencies without a prior written and signed agreement and authorized job order for this position in place.

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  • Location
    San Diego, California
  • Department
    Data Products
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Active
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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