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HER is here to connect women and queer people. A travel buddy, a friend in a new city, your ride or die, or love for life. Be yourself. Find HER

Our Background:
HER is the world’s largest community of lesbian, bisexual and queer people. We empower queer folx by providing a space to meet others, explore, and express their identity. Our community is millions strong, and our company is queer-run. Founded in 2014, we’re YC alum and growing fast. We build fun stuff and have fun doing it! 🌈

The Role:
We are looking for a back-end Go engineer to help us build our native app infrastructure. You would be working directly with our CTO and Head of Product to design and deliver user-facing features and infrastucture. We are a small team with modern infrastructure (Go 1.14, Kubernetes, gRPC microservices) but need more hands and minds to move at the pace we want, support our existing users, and grow/improve our stack. In addition to Go development, there are ample opportunities to work to improve our devops, evolve our CI/CD process, and support our data science work.


  • Help design, build, deploy, and maintain our main Go APIs
  • Greenfield feature design and development (we’re always adding new things!)
  • Microservice design and development
  • Identify bugs and perfomance bottlenecks — fix them
  • Contribute to code quality, maintainability, tooling, and automation

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of (and excitement for!) Go as it relates to writing scalable back-end services
  • Great communication skills
  • Passion for creating a safe, social space online for LGBTQIA+ people
  • Experience with native app development
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into solid maintainable code, delivered on time
  • MySQL and scalable database design
  • Various AWS technologies (EC2, S3, RDS, Elasticache, ElasticSearch, ECR, Route53, etc.)

Desired/Nice-to-have Skills:

  • Docker, Kubernetes, AWS management
  • Python
  • gRPC
  • Terraform, Ansible
  • Android, Kotlin, iOS, Swift
  • Graylog, ElasticSearch
  • React