Entry Level Golang - Backend Jobs in Bay Area

Milestone / IT aceb209
Sep 14 12 Comments

Not looking for a referral at the moment, just trying to get an idea of which companies in the SF Bay Area hire Jr level Golang Engineers for backend positions.

A little background about myself - I have no formal education or training in CS, but Ive taught myself Python, SQL, Go (including concurrent operations) and distributed system design concepts over the last 18 months, in addition to other CS concepts.

I’ve built a few web apps in Go, including an app that fetches the JSON metadata for every xkcd.com comic and stores the data as protobufs in a searchable, offline k/v store. Another one is a product inventory CRUD app using MVC architecture.

I feel like I need a bit more leetcode practice before I begin interviewing, but plan to start applying in the near future. Do you guys have any suggestions for me?

TL;DR version - I’m an aspiring Golang developer with no formal training/education in CS and I’m looking for suggestions as to which companies in the Bay Area I should start applying to for my first software engineering job.

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TOP 12 Comments
  • BitGo XpoH71
    Why optimize for a particular language. If you’re smart you’ll learn whatever the language is on the job.
    Sep 14 10
    • BitGo XpoH71
      Well then you must be unfamiliar with getting a job in the bay as a junior employee since the hiring of junior employees is very low in the area due to the costs associated with hiring them, thus the need to keep your doors open for op. Im not sure you even code tbh even if you do you’ve certainly never participated in hiring people.
      Sep 14
    • I don’t, I just grow my beard all day to become wiser. Actually, it is the bigger companies that stopped hiring juniors. That isn’t true of startups. Your bad advice isn’t helping op.
      Sep 14
    • BitGo XpoH71
      Your beard doesn’t grow when you get comfortably attached to a set of tools and stay there. theres zero reason to put a mental block like that on yourself. Telling people to stay in a comfort zone is whats damaging.
      Sep 14
    • BitGo XpoH71
      Are you a golang evangelist is that what’s going on here?
      Sep 14
    • I’m a BitGo evangelist, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, along with Ponzi schemes.
      Sep 14
  • Uber freight
    Sep 14 0