Golang Team Lead

Kiev, Ukraine /
Development – Backend /
Remote - Full-time
About Us
Ruby Labs Ltd (RL) is a fast-growing start-up established in London in 2018. RL operates the biggest astrology mobile app, Hint, with the mission to educate people by simplifying astrology for greater awareness, and we launched a mobile fitness app, Able, this year.

We are seeking an experienced Backend (GoLang) Team Lead, who will join our team and participate and help us to build top-notch backend services for our products (Hint / Able). Working alongside developers and will be responsible for leading the team and maintain backend infrastructure and architecture. We require a person with a passion for collaborative problem solving, and a willingness to deliver products with the highest quality. Strong communication skills and hard skills are required.


    • Write clean, efficient, and testable code
    • Perform code review
    • Write documentation
    • Lead the team
    • Split product requirements into technical tasks
    • Story points estimation and technical requirements.
    • Taking part in architectural decisions

About you

    • 5+ years of experience as a Developer and at least 3+ years of experience as Golang Back-end Developer
    • 2+ years of leading a team or a strong desire to do that
    • Experience in developing REST API-based with distributed architecture.
    • Proven record of leadership of development teams or strong desire to do that, including coordination of team members and successful delivery of projects

Nice to have

    • DevOps experience
    • Security expertise
    • GCP
    • Experience with NoSQL DBs
The Team
You will be joining a strong team of ~70 people passionate about building the best-in-class product. RL has incredible team members, users, and ambitions... which is where you come in.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build and grow some of the most exciting astrology and fitness products which will shape the future of how people consume these services.

We are a remote-first company, and our product team is distributed across Europe while our chat operators and content management are located on-site in Malta. This was a deliberate choice to prioritise work-life balance and ensure we're able to accommodate the best people in Europe, whilst fostering diversity.

Our Values
Kindness is what drives us. By that, we mean the way we treat each other. We make it our mission to choose people who show respect and empathy.

We want everyone to feel included, seen, comfortable, and confident to be themselves. We’ve had the privilege of cherry-picking our team on an international scale and we encourage diversity to gain insight into a range of cultures (and climates!).

We know there’s more to life than work. Our flexible and remote approach allows us to look after ourselves, while still enjoying a job we love.

Every day is a learning curve at Ruby Labs, and we aim to keep it that way. As a start-up, we’re always experimenting. We welcome new ideas and a fresh perspective. If you know something we don’t, then we want to hear it. Learning is ingrained in our culture; every opportunity is a lesson to be learned.

Competitive remuneration, Culture of continuous learning, Flexible vacation policy.

Regular employment in UK or Malta or Contractor agreement for the team members distributed across Europe (non-UK/Malta).