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Senior Backend Software Engineer

WANTED Cool Senior Backend Software Engineer to tackle really cool challenges

Goxip

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  • Louis Lam
    Manager, Strategy & Operations

What we do

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Goxip is a fast growing startup that is set to be The Shoppable Instagram in Asia. We are riding along the emerging social commerce trend to dominate the exponential increase of mobile penetration in Southeast Asia market. We are uniquely equipped with our powerful image recognition technology to bring a whole new different shopping experience to the tech savvy online shoppers in this generation. A photo is all you need to search for your desired clothes on Goxip which we also allow them to shop instantly as well. We are the only platform that allows users to snap, search, discover, post, buy and sell fashion all in one single destination.

Founded by well experienced founders who previously led two companies to IPOs and won the RISE “HK Breakthrough” pitch competition back in 2015 before raising US$ 1.62 million seed funding (one of the biggest seed round in Asia) in November 2015.
We are seeking passionate and highly motivated team members to join us to change the ecommerce industry and tackle tough challenges being thrown at them!

*** Featured by TechCrunch , Tech in Asia, Huffington Post, Apple Daily and more ***

Why we do

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We aim to become the Fashion Google where anyone can search & shop, socially shop outfit looks, learn the hottest fashion trends, and many more at Goxip.

In 2017 we won 2 awards at the Golden Links Awards for Best Mobile Strategy & Best Innovation. Techcrunch also named us as Asia's Shoppable Instagram.

Some of our top luxury merchants that we work very closely with include NET-A-PORTER, Harrods, Selfridges, Farfetch, MATCHESFASHION, Monica Vinader, and many more.

We are always passionate and determined to reach this goal by embracing and driving change.

How we do

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We will be continuously disrupting the fashion social commerce in Asia by launching new innovations and expanding to Southeast Asia. Whether it's technology or marketing, everyone's welcome to join our big Goxip family!

Here at Goxip, we offer -
* Free Snacks and drinks
* Regular team building activities and happy hour
* Beautiful office with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour
* Work with smart and mission driven people

"Everything you want is on the other side of fear" Juliette Gimenez, Co-founder and CEO of Goxip. So don't be afraid of getting out of your comfort zone to join Goxip :)

Description

About Goxip Tech

Our technology team is driven, opinionated, and committed to customer experience.

We are predominantly in the php ecosystem, but are developing a microservice architecture that gives us immense flexibility in our choice of languages and tools. We take pride in making sure that our APIs are well documented, our code is well tested, and our team understands what we're building and why.

We are expanding our platform and seek engineers with a strong commitment to stability, quality, elegance, and getting things right. This is not a “go-to-your-cubicle” workplace, but rather a dynamic environment with active cross-team communication and collaborative problem solving. Your contributions will be felt immediately and you'll be able to help us shape our products and development path.

Job description

As a Backend Software Engineer, you will help us build out our API driven (micro)services architecture. We're working with the realtime web (websockets) so we have some interesting challenges that you won't see at a pure RESTful HTTP shop.

Responsibilities
*Work together with the team to planning and conceptualization of new applications as well as maintain current systems.
*Handling data sets in the millions efficient processing and merging into current system.
*Architecture and API design and implementation (in collaboration with the app & front-end developers).
*Microservices architecture all using docker to develop and deploy your services in.
*Monitoring all systems for performance improvements and catch bugs and fix problems.
*Developing in-house tools and reporting.

Desired Experience and Qualities
*You have at least 5 years of experience in development using modern stacks/frameworks/technologies, for example : Ruby, *Python, Go, Javascript, or PHP.
*You have good understanding of JavaScript and php.
*You have experience with object-oriented and MVC design patterns.
*You have API design experience.
*You are familiar with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) or Distributed Systems.
*You have experience with "Big Data" data stores and technologies (ElasticSearch, Cassandra).
*You are proficiency with a Linux environment.
*You have experience with Relational Database Schema Design (preferably PostgreSQL or MySQL).
*You are a good teammate, good at communication with colleagues and sharing your ideas.
*You have strong ability in multitasking.
*You are self motivated, results oriented, and are ego‐less when searching for the best solution to problems.

Preferred, But Not Required
*Python development experience.
Good understanding of systems using real time interactions (websockets, long-polling, server sent events).
*Knowledge in third-party web service API (such as Facebook / Twitter).
*Docker containers for development and deployment to production.
*Development experience on a SaaS product.
*Experience working on ecommerce platforms.

Personality requirements
*You have to love the company like you love your girlfriend/boyfriend.
*You used to being in a fast paced, horizontal organised structure in order to get things done quick.
*You Work hard, play harder! Fun to be with and always up for a laugh.
*You are detail minded, dedicated and determined to work around obstacles to get things done.
*You gel well with the team to create our own Goxip culture.
*You always go straight to the point and has ZERO interest of playing office politics.
*You are ready to get your hands dirty!

Perks of Goxip
*Snacks, drinks and booze for free! All you can eat and drink.
*Team nights out to wash the stress out of your system with beer
*Once a month must attend randomly picked team activity (Never know what’s coming your way)
*You have the honor to be around with the nicest and coolest people on earth
*No more suit and tie my friend. You work at a startup now
*Amazing view of Victoria Harbour from 27th floor in CWB
*A baby B-ball hoop inside office for internal dunk contest

Values

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Open communication

Equal conditions with transparency :)

Cross-departmental collaboration

Interact with a variety of personalities :D

Team diversity

Significant uniqueness of each individual on a team!

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Basic info
Looking for Senior Backend Software Engineer
Job type Full-time
Special features Available to talk on Skype / Foreign nationalities welcome / Free snacks/lunch
Company info
Industries IT (Internet/Mobile) / Apparel / Beauty

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Location

27/F, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

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