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Golang jobs: where can you search for open positions

bgadrian profile image Adrian B.G. Updated on ・2 min read

Hello,

I am currently researching the market and I am gathering a list of bookmarks about Go. I thought it will be nice to share them with the community, and find out about other ones as well.

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Spoiler alert, there are not many openings for Go (I estimate around few hundreds around the globe, but mostly in the US), but the numbers are increasing each month.

The order of resources is random, I included all the websites in which you can find at least 5-10 positions with a clear tag (usually Go doesn't work), and they are not local (only for one country).

Other problem when searching on general websites (like linkedin) is that you will find many positive-negative openings that wrote ".... development experience in one or more languages: Java, Go, ...", but the position is definitely not on Go.

Other issue is that the recruiters do not use proper tags for their openings and the tag #golang is useless.

Bottom line is that is very hard to scoop the Golang specific positions, the language name and the HR is making it more difficult, and dedicated websites are a blessing for the community.

Sidenote, here is the "official" list of the companies that uses Go, usually in a small extent.

Go(lang) dedicated websites

golangprojects.com
welovegolang.com
chat- the channel #jobs on Gophers slack community
golang.cafe
forum.golangbridge.org - jobs
golangjob.xyz

Tip: these websites are not updated so often, check the date and if the position is still available before reading all about it!

Others

stackoverflow jobs
angel list - startups, you have to be logged in
glassdoor
indeed
remoteok.io
goremote.io remote jobs for all languages
golang.works-hub ~AI based
fullstackjob.com/jobs/go--developer-jobs multi-language positions
cybercoders

If you know more resources please put them in comments, I will try to update the article each week or so with your URLs.

Thanks! See you in the #cloud!

Last update: 19 jul 2019

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Charlyn Gonda

It’s too bad that the “official” list of companies you linked doesn’t sort them based on how much Go they use. For example, my company uses it for a majority of our backend services but that’s not super apparent from that list lol. I also wonder if it’s worth to add sponsors of Golang conferences? gophercon.com/page/1320031/sponsors since usually they use the language of the conference they support (though might have to research each company to be sure)

Thanks for this list!

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Adrian B.G. Author

Sound great but the sponsors list suffer from the same problem, their products are mostly written in Java and C++, but it contains some companies that have relevant Go positions (like CrowdStrike).

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Theofanis Despoudis

That's so few jobs compared to "other" Listings like Node.js, Python or Java. Plus most of those companies are somehow pretty selective on their process. You have more chances to get a job in a company that can migrate to Go in the future than get a Golang Job with no previous Go experience.

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Adrian B.G. Author

That might be true, but this is mostly because Go is a niche language, it only solves a few engineering problems related to Cloud, Distributed systems and BlockChain.
I don't think (and I hope) it will ever be a mainstream/all-round language like those you mentioned.

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Adrian B.G. Author

thanks I've added the site

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Stefan Wuthrich

Meantime I launched a new Go Job Board : golangjob.xyz

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Stefan Wuthrich

Thanks, once more :)

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Fris

There is also > remoteok.io

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Adrian B.G. Author

Thanks, added! It has a few jobs in the last month and a cool UI.

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Lukas Lukac

Nice article Adrian!!! I heard also about: golang.cafe/

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Adrian B.G. Author

Nice and simple, added to the list, thanks!

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Stefan Wuthrich

I added recently the possibility to add your #golang related CV/Resume to find a Go Developer Job: golangjob.xyz/developer/resumes

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Mary

Hey, great research. I also wrote an article about hiring a Golang developer and there you can find questions that may be asked on an interview. Hope it will be a good addition to your article and help others to succeed.