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Senior Backend Engineer at GOAT
Shanghai, CN
Title: Senior Backend Engineer, GOAT China
Reporting to: GM of GOAT China
Language requirement: Fluent in Mandarin and English
Location: Shanghai, China
The GOAT Engineering team builds and maintains the core technical services behind all of our web, mobile, and internal applications. As an early member of our China-based engineering team, you’ll collaborate cross-functionally with teams in both the US and China to adapt our product according to local needs.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Engineer to help design, implement, and maintain features specifically targeting the China marketplace. You will be a core contributor to our existing Ruby and Go codebases, and your work will span multiple backend applications and architectures.

As a Senior Engineer, you’re expected to:

    • Collaborate with the GOAT Product and Engineering teams in the US and China to localize the iOS and Android native Apps and the website for the China market
    • Tackle projects and problems of significant scope and impact
    • Formulate an efficient game plan for delivering stable, well-tested features on time
    • Adapt to technical change with agility by proposing creative and thoughtful alternatives
    • Make technical decisions that improve the codebase while minimizing risk
    • Identify and fix bugs and performance bottlenecks
    • Coordinate and communicate seamlessly across other technical and product teams
    • Be a helpful and supportive presence on the team, contributing to code reviews and other team process

We’re looking for:

    • BS degree preferred
    • 5+ years of experience in software engineering, preferably with Ruby or Go - Alternatively, Java, Python, or PHP are also acceptable
    • Familiarity and comfort with AWS and modern cloud-native applications
    • Experience working for US-based tech companies that have expanded into the China market
    • Experience developing multi-client and multi-tenant e-commerce web applications
    • The ability to learn quickly, work independently, and handle the pressures of an increasing level of responsibility
    • Excellent personal, verbal, and written communication skills in both
    • English and Mandarin
    • Understanding of the sneaker market and sneaker culture within China is a plus
GOAT Group is the world’s largest marketplace for authentic sneakers. Its brands offer the greatest selection of sneakers available through company-operated retail stores, e-commerce sites and mobile apps under the GOAT and Flight Club brands. Through its innovative technology and service, GOAT Group has changed the landscape of sneaker commerce and has quickly become the world’s most trusted source to discover, buy and sell authentic sneakers.
The company is backed by strategic investor Foot Locker, Inc. as well as some of the leading names in venture capital including Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Index Ventures, Matrix Partners, NEA, SV Angel, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Y Combinator.
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