Sr. Golang Software Engineer- Back-End (remote)

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ | US-Remote
Requisition ID
Research and Development
Visa Sponsorship
Travel Requirements

You may work from a remote location for this role. Or, you may join us at SAS Worldwide HQ in Cary, NC for this role.


Are you a problem solver, explorer, and knowledge seeker – always asking, “What if?” 


If so, then you may be the new team member we’re looking for. Because at SAS, your curiosity matters – whether you’re developing algorithms, creating customer experiences or answering critical questions. Curiosity is our code, and the opportunities here are endless. 


What we do  

We’re the leader in analytics. Through our software and services, we inspire customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Our curiosity fuels innovation, pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo and changing the way we live. 


The SAS IoT Solutions R&D team provides development and innovation for our IoT products and looks to bring insights and value to our customers by turning data into intelligence through event streaming analytics and AI technology. We are currently looking to bring new microservices based solutions to clients, helping them find valuable insights more rapidly and find solutions suited to their industry challenges.  

What you’ll do

We are a growing passionate and agile group of developers pushing our company SAS, a leader in analytics into new spaces in various cloud marketplaces. The team is focused on using streaming analytics to solve challenging industry problems that matter, things like detecting floods before they happen, saving precious vaccines in cold storage transit and hopefully more in the future with your help. These solutions are built on SAS’s Event Streaming Platform with models from our data scientists, and we are looking to bring that data to life across various industries in ways that matter to our users on their native cloud platforms. If you have an interest in tackling the challenges of growing a data streaming application framework and it’s supporting applications for various industry verticals, please reach out to us, we’d love to hear from you.


You will:

  • Building and maintaining a suite of web applications and supporting frameworks
  • Writing and reviewing quality code
  • Maintaining and optimizing back-end applications for improved speed and scalability
  • Keeping on top of new technologies
  • Creating or improving system architecture and design
  • Get feedback from, and build solutions for, customers and users
  • Building portable reusable code for multiple applications or future use
  • Compile and analyze data, processes, and code to troubleshoot problems and identify areas for improvement
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed


What we’re looking for

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field.
  • 5+ years of application development experience in Go.
  • 3+ years of application development experience with one or more major public cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • Knowledge and experience with managed Kubernetes services such as AKS and microservice based architecture.
  • Familiarity with automation through interaction with remote APIs (REST) and experience securing them in microservice environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and get up to speed quickly on unfamiliar services.
  • Agile development practices, experience in continuous delivery environments.
  • Familiarity with event streaming technologies and protocols such as Kafka/MQTT
  • Experience with SQL databases, queries, and optimizations with a preference to Postgres
  • You’re curious, passionate, authentic and accountable. These are our values and influence everything we do.


The nice to haves

  • Experience developing, deploying and maintaining infrastructure in a public cloud platform.
  • Experience with horizontally scaled multi-platform enterprise systems.
  • Experience with other programming languages often employed in our stacks such as Python, Unix Shell (bash, ksh, zsh), C++.
  • Hands on experience with integration of application code into CI/CD pipelines.
  • Understanding of security fundamentals and best practices including data privacy, access, and authorization.
  • Familiarity with analytic techniques and streaming technologies.
  • Full stack development experience.
  • Open-source contributions relevant to the above.
  • Certifications related to microservice application development, especially Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) and/or AZ-220: Microsoft Azure IoT Developer


  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.


Additional Information:

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status. SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the Pay Transparency notice. 

Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.

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In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests. 



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