Senior Systems Software Engineer

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Reference 1191644

Location Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Industry IT - Software Engineering

Function IT & Telecoms

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 18, 2023

Airswift is seeking a Golang Systems Software Engineer for a fully remote, full-time permanent position with an international software development and IT outsourcing company. This position requires working with a multinational team, collaborating on software development projects.

About the project

Developer of a container lifecycle management platform intended to help application developers create, build, deploy and run their own cloud-native applications with less friction, complexity, and waste. The company's platform evaluates containers using combinations of run-time, static container analysis and removes unnecessary files, executables, and packages by observing container run-time behavior, enabling clients to quickly build applications that power every business.


  • Back-end development to meet customer’s business needs and implement components according to modern software development environment (cloud-based platforms, microservice architecture, etc.);
  • Taking part in the decision-making process in design application architecture, solution development, architecture and code review;
  • Develop and review feature design documents and provide inputs/update to specifications for the solution;
  • Design and implement a set of various types of tests (unit, integration, functional, etc);
  • Proactive position in solution development, processes improvements;
  • Working in an international distributed team in an Agile environment;
  • Communicate with PMs, engineers, Architects, QA and other colleagues and stakeholders;
  • Delivering the product roadmap and plannings;
  • To use high coding standards, software best practices and write highly testable, automatable and performant code over the whole SDLC.


  • Experience in software development for more than 6 years
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Golang (at least 4 years)
  • Excellent knowledge in Computer Science, Computing Theory:
    • Paradigm & Principles (OOP, SOLID)
    • Database theory (RDBMS, NoSQL)
    • Code testing practices
    • Algorithms & data structures
    • Architectural, Enterprise and Design Patterns
  • Knowledge of Linux and container runtime internals
  • Deep knowledge of how Docker containers run
  • Understanding of network interaction protocols
  • Practical commercial experience with:
    • RDBMS
    • Key-value storages
    • Messaging systems
    • Version control systems
    • Continuous Integration tools
  • Fluent or Upper-Intermediate English
You can:
  • Perform a broad range of complex technical or professional activities, in a variety of contexts. Investigate, define, and resolve complex issues.
  • Able to work in distributed cross-functional teams effectively.
  • Influence customers and team members on the project level.
  • May supervise others or make decisions which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects.
  • Plan, schedule, and monitor own work (and of others where applicable) competently.
  • Have learning agility (readiness for challenge and being open to change)


  • A background with the kernel interfaces like LSM, eBPF, seccomp or ptrace
  • Any background with the Linux namespaces and control groups
  • Any background with the container engine and runtime internals (runc, containered, OCI, etc)
  • Any kind of CRI and container runtimes background in Kubernetes
  • Debugger internals
  • Understanding of orchestration and containerization (e.g. Kubernetes, Swarm)
  • Knowledge in Deployment patterns

What's in it for you?

  • Close cooperation with the client
  • A constant flow of new projects
  • Dynamic and challenging tasks
  • Ability to influence project technologies
  • Projects from scratch;
  • Team of professionals: learn from colleagues and gain recognition of your skills
  • European management style
  • Continuous self-improvement

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