Senior Software Engineer – Backend (Go)

At EFG (ESL FACEIT Group) we create worlds beyond gameplay, where players and fans become a community. We pride ourselves in having a corporate social responsibility which is that “IT’S NOT GG, UNTIL IT’S GG FOR ALL”. Our passion, craft, and DNA are aligned to create and shape the world of esports, gaming tournaments, leagues, events, and holistic ecosystems through our millions of players, fans, and heroes, as well as through our people, and culture.

Our Tech team is on the rise! In the past year, our Technology department has experienced remarkable growth and has been instrumental in driving our digital transformation. However, our journey is far from over! Are you a Software Engineer who’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and creating innovative solutions? This opportunity could be your next career milestone!


With more than 25m users playing 30m matches every month FACEIT is the leading competitive gaming platform. We provide gamers the best experience possible by making sure we are always on top of our tech – and continue to deliver industry-leading features to our already awesome platform!

The Team:

Our Backend Developers take full responsibility for the design and build of our distributed APIs and microservices and are currently working on some amazing new features. Our tech stack is based around Golang/Go, GCP, Microservices, Kubernetes – and much more!

Our Developers are divided into collaborative teams that look after various services such as; Matchmaking, Clans, Growth, Monetization and many more – making constant improvements to them. We’re currently working on developing some crazy new features, but we are always open to new exciting ideas our colleagues want to share.

What you will do:

  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle including planning, technical design, construction, peer reviews, documentation, testing and deployment. 
  • Design and develop distributed APIs and scheduled procedures
  • Solve complex technical requirements or issues by leading analysis and development;
  • Work with the latest tools and continually learn and develop your skillset;
  • Contribute to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms;
  • Develop any required proof-of-concept work as part of the technical design process;
  • Be responsible for the Code Level Design, Organisation of code, use of patterns for the successful implementation of a solution;
  • Ability to clearly write technical and solution design specifications;
  • Support users by developing documentation and assistance tools
  • Any other tasks that fall within this roles remit


  • Current commercial experience with Go/Golang on large scalable projects;
  • Ability to design amazing distributed APIs and scheduled procedures;
  • Experience working within a large Microservices environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of RESTful/gRPC or APIs;
  • Good understanding of Async communication;
  • A passion for video games and esports is a plus;
  • Proven experience working with NoSQL databases would be great;
  • Ability to follow SOLID or DRY principles;
  • Experience with Docker or Kubernetes;
  • In-depth understanding of testing;
  • Previous experience working on large complex applications.

Nice to haves:

  • A passion for video games and esports is a plus.
  • Desire to learn new technologies and frameworks;
  • Good communication skills
  • You are fast and reliable 
  • Able to work independently 
  • Be a proactive learner

Contact us

EFG owns a portfolio of brands in different categories. We are leading the industry with numerous online and offline competitions, digital platforms as well as gaming lifestyle festivals.