Senior Staff Software Engineer (Go)

in Alameda, CA

Senior Staff Software Engineer (Go) Job

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  • Job Location

    Alameda, CA, US

  • Job Category

    Research & Development

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Not specified

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:    

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

Interested in applying your wealth of technical knowledge and experience towards an opportunity in the medical field and improving the lives of people with diabetes? Candidates will work with a modern tech stack on a Software as a Service cloud platform to support the well-being of users in over 25 countries in a large-scale system responsible for processing billions of messages daily. The candidate should bring passion for software engineering and a desire for continuous learning as well as versatility, leadership qualities and a desire to shape the direction of the team. Candidate will support building scalable, highly available, efficient, and secure cloud solutions for a medical device SaaS. #software

What You'll Work On

  • Learn and improve our existing Go-based health care platforms. 

  • Design and implement services and components utilizing Go for cloud-based platforms. 

  • Developing high-volume, low-latency services for a global health care platform 

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop and integrate with APIs that empower users to share and utilize their medical data in partner systems. 

  • Design and implement unit testable code that is highly maintainable. 

  • Collaborate directly with InfoSec to design and implement secure solutions. 

  • Collaborate with both internal and external team members to shape and define API contracts. 

  • Provide new ideas and insight in collaboration with the data services team. 

  • Ensure performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design. 

  • Contribute to significant architectural and operational decisions in collaboration with the Architecture team 

  • Build out internal tooling and APIs to make business and engineering processes easier, faster, and safer. 

  • Implement systemic changes to align existing systems with current architectural goals. 

  • Create diagrams, flowcharts and models that illustrate the internal design and workflow of solution components. 

  • Collaborate as an engaged member of an agile team, realizing features through development, test, and delivery. 

  • Engage in technical planning, design, and code reviews including peer code review of Pull Request 

  • Stay current with emerging trends, making recommendations as needed to help the organization innovate. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, other relevant field or equivalent experience. 

  • Familiarity with data design and database technologies such as SQL Server, Postgres or similar. 

  • Software development experience with Go.  Strong knowledge of idiomatic Go and best practices. Good knowledge of concurrency in Go - goroutines, channel patterns, Go ecosystem, and tools and frameworks. 

  • Experience contributing to a scalable architecture/design of existing and new systems that are highly available and easy to maintain and monitor. 

  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining highly complex asynchronous messaging and backend processing jobs. 

  • Practical experience and understanding of working with and developing RESTful APIs and microservices. 

  • Ability to work well with a team in a high-performance organization. 

  • Comfortable working asynchronously with a distributed team 

  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills 

  • A willingness to learn new software development languages to meet goals and objectives. 

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals and experience with software development 

  • Eagerness to contribute beyond experience level. 

  • Understanding and familiarity of Test-Driven Development (TDD). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of non-internship professional software development experience in an Agile environment. 

  • Practical Knowledge of Linux 

  • Exposure to Kubernetes/Docker or other container services 

  • Experience with open-source software development 

  • Experience with observability and profiling tools such as Open Telemetry or pprof 

The base pay for this position is $125,700.00 – $251,500.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • agile
  • software development
  • software engineering
  • linux
  • api development/integration
  • agile collaboration
  • open-source software development
  • microservices
  • sql server
  • software as a service
  • kubernetes
  • data services
  • computer science
  • test-driven development
  • software development languages
  • open-source software
  • go
  • database technologies
  • telemetry
  • computer science fundamentals
  • data design
  • code design & implementation
  • go programming improvement
  • medical devices

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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