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How to hire Golang developers

Looking for a qualified Golang developer to join your tech team? Here’s some expert guidance on how and where to tap into this talent pool.

What skills to look for when hiring a Go developer

  • The Golang programming language and related technologies. Golang libraries and toolkits include GORM, cli, Gen and Gorilla, for example.
  • Golang frameworks such as Gin, Beego, Revel and Echo.
  • Web development principles and technologies, such as HTTP and RESTful APIs.
  • Databases and database management systems, for example MySQL and MongoDB.
  • Cloud computing and cloud platforms, such as Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
  • Agile methodologies.
  • Version control systems, such as Git.

How to interview Golang developers?

Here are some of the most common questions you can expect Golang developers to be able to answer:

  • Describe your experience in working with Go. Can you provide any specific examples or projects you have worked on?
  • Can you explain the key features and benefits of Go compared to other programming languages you have worked with?
  • What are your favorite and least favorite things about Go?
  • What are some of the most challenging Go projects you've worked on?
  • How do you stay up-to-date with the latest Go features and best practices?
  • What is your experience with concurrency and parallelism in Go?
  • Are you familiar with testing in Go? Can you explain how you write unit tests using the standard testing package, and provide an example of a test case you have written?
  • What is your experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD)?
  • What is your experience with cloud computing platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP?
  • What is your experience with DevOps practices?
  • What is your experience with open source software?
  • Can you tell me about a time when you had to debug a complex Go application?
  • Can you tell me about a time when you had to optimise a Go application for performance?
  • Can you tell me about a time when you had to work with a team of developers to build a Go application?
  • Can you share any experience you have with deploying Go applications to production environments?

How to broaden your talent pool when hiring a Golang developer

Golang overlaps to an extent with the skillsets required for C#, Python, Java and Rust. These developers could be eager to upskill in Golang, if you’d like to broaden the net when hiring.

How much does it cost to hire a Golang developer?

Golang developer salaries can vary widely depending on company size, industry, individual experience and skills, as well as type of work. These factors all influence the salary a company will offer to a prospective hire.

That said, check out our detailed breakdown for Go developer salaries in South Africa.

View our developer salary hub for more salary information, including programming languages, industry and frameworks.

Writing a Golang developer job description

To put together a job description for a Golang developer, check out our guide on creating a role scorecard here, and use our downloadable scorecard template. When it comes to adding required skills to your job description, check out our list of key skills for Golang developers above. By putting together a good role scorecard, it will be easier to come up with the practical definition of the right person for the role you are trying to fill. You are then ready to set up your public-facing job advert.

What is Golang?

Golang, also known as Go, is a general-purpose programming language designed at Google in 2007. It was released to the public as an open-source project in 2009, and version 1.0 was released in 2012.

Go was designed to be a simple, efficient, and reliable language for building large-scale distributed systems and high-performance applications. It is statically typed, compiled, and has built-in support for concurrency and parallelism. Go also has a garbage collector, which automatically manages memory for programmers.

Go is a popular choice for building web applications, cloud services, and other types of distributed systems.

Hiring Golang developers from South Africa

It's easier than ever to tap into a global pool of tech talent, and South Africa offers a thriving marketplace of developers. For employers, hiring Go developers in South Africa provides several advantages:

  • A large talent pool with an estimated 121 000 developers in the country.
  • World-class quality with developers that code in widely-used languages and frameworks, and a growing line-up of successful tech startups.
  • A diverse talent pool that helps to avoid groupthink and drive more profitable businesses.
  • Lower employment costs comparing favourably to more expensive markets like the UK and the Netherlands.‍

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