Senior Backend Software Engineer - Go

London, UK /
Engineering /
Full Time
About Vidsy
We are a creative tech start-up disrupting the creative advertising industry by reinventing the way brands and creators unite to create effective video advertising content. This is all managed through our bespoke platform which is built in-house by our growing cross-functional engineering team.

We were recently featured in WIRED’s 100 Hottest Startups as well as featured in Europe’s Disruption50 Index. Vidsy has offices in London and New York and is growing rapidly.

We’re looking for an experienced, senior backend engineer to help us to build and scale the services that power our products. This is a chance to have a real impact and make a difference to the way we code, our culture and the products that are built at Vidsy.

You will be:

    • Involved in the end-to-end lifecycle of features, from concept to deployment to metrics
    • Contributing to our technical discussions and architecture
    • Working in an autonomous, multi-functional team of developers, QA engineers, designers and product owners
    • Sharing a responsibility for maintaining, provisioning and monitoring our AWS infrastructure

We rely heavily on the following tools and technologies:

    • Go to write our application code
    • AWS for all of our infrastructure
    • DynamoDB for most persistent data storage
    • SQS and SNS for our event-driven architecture
    • A monorepo to structure our codebase
    • ECS (Docker) and Lambda to schedule and run our services
    • Terraform to provision and manage our infrastructure
    • CircleCI for our continuous integration pipelines
    • Datadog for monitoring the Vidsy platform

You should apply if you:

    • 2+ years (or equivalent) experience working with Go commercially
    • Total of 5+ years (or equivalent) within software engineering
    • Have strong experience working on the backend of a technology product
    • Care about making data-informed decisions which benefit our customers
    • Have a good understanding of design patterns and software engineering principles
    • Are interested in distributed systems and writing resilient software
    • Have an understanding of micro-service oriented architectures
    • Are passionate about learning and personal growth
    • Are an enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating across teams and departments


    • This role is based in our London office, where all of Vidsy’s product and engineering team is based
    • We are open to distributed working as long as you can spend 2-3 days a week in the London office as required
    • Our interview process normally begins with a short phone call with someone from our people team. Following this will be an informal 1 hour video call with our CTO and Head of Engineering to discuss your experience. The process will end with a 2 hour video call aimed at working collaboratively to solve a technical problem, as well as time to meet other team members from product and frontend
Diversity at Vidsy
Vidsy is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better products. Vidsy doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.