Posted Jan 18, 2018
techfolk, on behalf of Third Light
Cambridge, UK

Third Light is seeking a Back End Developer, either a seasoned Gopher or capable back end developer looking to cross-train to Go, to help deliver sophisticated new product features for release to our Digital Asset Management product – features that will have immediate positive impact for our global user base.

We're a small, but expanding, software development team building an enterprise-level software application with a highly-polished UI using state-of-the art techniques. We employ an iterative, design-led process where everyone on the team gets a say. We are agile and manage our work using a gentle scrum process and encourage a lightweight, productive approach to development.

Our product is a JavaScript application loosely-coupled to a back end built on Go microservices and legacy PHP. We use microservices for all new features and Go is our chosen language to do this. In parallel we are migrating our older codebase to Go microservices. New work will include an ambitious scripting layer, AI features, and a Dropbox style syncer.

Your opinion and expertise will be valued from day one. 

Upcoming projects

  • Implement workflow and automation microservices to realise intuitive automated channel publishing tools
  • Extend image classifier daemon with face recognition tech to allow searching for individuals within the product
  • Migrate file metadata handling to a new Go microservice, improving speed and responsiveness for the end user
  • Automate orchestration of microservices in our product e.g. exploring Kubernetes
  • < your idea here! >


We're looking for

  • Someone who's positive about Go and wishes to learn and embrace this exciting language
  • Proven back end coding skills, in a Linux environment e.g. Go, Erlang, Haskell, Java, Node.js, Python
  • Experience in designing, building, and maintaining web services, ideally microservices
  • Experience with relational databases e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Someone who may be considering Mid level Back End Developer jobs in Cambridge such as: Go Developer | Go Microservices Developer | Golang Developer | Java Developer | Node.js Developer | Python Developer etc.


You may bring - or like to gain - skills in any of the following

  • Containers, containers as services and automated container deployment
  • Large-scale storage, manipulation and streaming of multimedia
  • Machine intelligence, visual recognition or similar numerical computation
  • Production experience in systems configuration, monitoring, logging, and metrics gathering


Our current technology mix

Go (aka Golang) | JavaScript | PHP | NGINX | MySQL | SockJS | RabbitMQ | HipChat | daily standups | Debian | macOS | VMware | Perforce | Git


Salary and benefits

  • £35,000 - £50,000+ negotiable
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday + public holidays | flexible hours | bicycle and free car parking| on site cafe | good coffee and tea | choice of high end workstation | an adorable Beagle to brighten the office


Located: just outside Cambridge; on the bus route, and commutable from Cambridge city centre, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Huntingdon, Newmarket, Peterborough, Saffron Walden, St. Neots etc. 

About us

Third Light is a small, fast-expanding software company based just outside Cambridge. We create products that simplify the organisation and management of digital media files. Our products are used by hundreds of organisations such as the United Nations and Oxford University, brands that include NASCAR, NATO, and Virgin, and not-for-profits such as the Scouts and Guide Dogs. We employ integrity and intelligent thinking to provide well-designed, easy-to-use products and always strive to provide a high quality of customer service.

How to apply

Please send your CV to Vittoria: hello@techfolk.co.uk - it would help us if you quoted the job ref number: TL239 in the subject line, thanks! Please note: This job is NOT remote and you must already hold the necessary permits to work in the UK.


Does this job really require Go skills? If not, please let us know so that we can keep the jobs all about Go.