Senior Golang Architect (assignment in Riyadh, KSA)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Helsinki, Riyadh
5,000 - 9,000 € per month
What We Need
Oivan is looking for an architect level Golang expert to join our team, preferably with project experience in Go programming language and ideally in Node.js and Flutter Web. The desired candidate will be responsible for developing the backend side and maintaining the development of a secure visual communication platform dedicated to the government sector in Saudi Arabia.  

This position requires continuous travel to Saudi Arabia for six months at a time. The reason for this is due to the high security prerequisite for the client while developing the platform on-site at the customer’s premises.  

The salary range for this role is between €7000 - 9000 gross per month including an on-site bonus for working on-site from the customer’s premises. 

Join us as you will play a vital role in working with one of our key customer’s while also contributing to Saudi Arabia's Vision of 2030. Your role fortifies this platform crucial in managing timely information access, advancing the nation’s healthcare innovation goals and aligning with the nation's commitment to tech-driven progress.  
What You'll Do
As a (Senior) Golang Architect, you'll develop and maintain the platform's backend infrastructure. We have one Golang Architect, and the frontend team is about 2-3 people large and based on flutter web application. We have one project manager, and one SIP expert as we are developing a secure platform.

Leveraging your extensive experience in backend development, you will architect, build, and optimize scalable solutions to ensure the platform's reliability, performance, and security. You will be responsible for the following tasks: 
  • Develop and maintain the backend systems and APIs powering the platform, adhering to best practices and industry standards. 
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams (Frontend Engineers, Product Managers, and Designers) to implement new features and functionalities. 
  • Conduct thorough code reviews, identify performance bottlenecks, and propose solutions to improve system efficiency. 
  • Lead initiatives to enhance platform security, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards. 
  • Optimize database structures and queries for improved performance and scalability. 
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies and propose their integration where appropriate to elevate platform capabilities. 
What You Have
Our ideal candidate will fulfill the following requirements: 
  • A bachelor’s or master's degree in computer science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience. 
  • 8+ years of professional experience in backend development, with a focus on building scalable and robust systems. 
  • Proficiency in Go programming language is an essential for this role, including know how of Kubernetes.  
  • Experience with open-source databases such as PostgreSQL is essential.  
  • DevOps experience is required including containerization technologies such as Docker.  
  • A good command in Linux code is a requirement for this position.  
  • Proven track record of leading projects, mentoring team members, and driving technical excellence. Experience working with digital platforms helps is seen as an advantage.  
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex issues and implement effective solutions. 
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate in a team-oriented environment
What We Offer
  • Occupational Healthcare via our partner, Pihlajanlinna and local healthcare provided. 
  • Housing accommodation in Riyadh
  • Return Economy Flights (x1) to Finland from Saudi Arabia.
  • Opportunities for growth and enrichment through Grow with Oivan, our internal learning and development departments
  • Team building activities, movie nights, events
  • An international workforce to learn from and grow with
  • Opportunities for travel and working abroad
  • Generous remote work opportunities
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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