Senior Backend Engineer - Golang

Jakarta /
HQ Department – Engineering /
HappyFresh is the fastest-growing online grocery marketplace in South-East Asia and Asia's Best Company to Work For 2019. Headquartered in Jakarta, we have expanded to major cities in three countries and now operate in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Every day, our team delivers the #FreshlyHandpicked quality groceries to thousands of customers.

As a company, we are here to deliver a simplified life by providing an easy grocery shopping experience with a high-quality service. With our HappyFresh Culture, we believe we can achieve our goals with you in it. 

In terms of structure, you will be working in a cross-functional and self-organized team. From day one, we believe in “no silos” as an achievable goal. We do need the “right” engineers—those who are willing to collaborate, who value direct feedback, dare to challenge assumptions, and believe in continuous improvement. We know very well that when you create a product for everyone, you have to involve everyone. That is why at HappyFresh, we value inclusion over elitism, skills over credentials.

General Responsibilities:

    • Designing and implementing new features for our backend
    • Supporting and maintaining existing codebase
    • Writing clean, maintainable and efficient code
    • Contributing in all phases of the development life cycle in an agile environment
    • Driving continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies

Senior Backend Engineer Key Responsibilities:

    • Works on complex feature sets and breaks them down into smaller tasks in order to speed up customer value delivery
    • Having a great balance between pace and perfection. Means that, considering the trade-off between the total time spent in creating the perfect code, versus delivering other efficient products
    • Identify and help other engineers to resolve blockers and support the deliverable
    • Leading the deliverable of an end-to-end complex feature
    • Provide technical advice and involve in technical decisions that impact other teams or company at large
    • Research and propose new technology or engineering practice

Technical Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or min 5 years working experience in Backend programming environment 
    • 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)

General Requirements as Senior Engineer:

    • Having an agility mindset, working previously with agile development framework are preferred
    • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
    • Excellent in prioritisation
    • Basic written and verbal communication skills


    • Employee discounts: affordable grocery special for HappyFreshers!
    • Generous medical, dental, and maternity insurance
    • HappyHealth; allowance provided to HappyFreshers for health activities and health-related items
    • LinkedIn Learning access for all courses!
    • Work-from-home days
    • 12 days of paid leave per year, plus additional 1 day off for every work anniversary 
    • HappyFit; a free & fun exercise time along with HappyFreshers inviting professional trainers
    • HappyMind; a psychological consultation program with experts from Clinician, to keep your mental health in track
    • Lactation room for working mothers
    • Occasional celebration for when we achieve something big together!
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