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Go Software Engineer - GraphQL



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
About Neo4j:

Neo4j is the leader in Graph Database & Analytics, helping organizations uncover hidden relationships and patterns across billions of data connections deeply, easily and quickly. Customers use Neo4j to gain a deeper understanding and reveal new ways of solving their most pressing problems. Over 75% of Fortune 100 companies use Neo4j, along with a vibrant community of 250,000+ developers, data scientists, and architects across the globe.

At Neo4j, we’re proud to be building the technology that powers breakthrough solutions for our customers, helping them cure diseases, fight fraud, crush pandemics, and accomplish their most ambitious missions—even if it’s getting humans to Mars. Learn more at and follow us @Neo4j.

Our Vision:

At Neo4j, we have always strived to help the world make sense of data.

As business, society and knowledge become increasingly connected, our technology promotes innovation by helping organizations to find and understand data relationships. We created, drive and lead the graph database category, and we’re disrupting how organizations leverage their data to innovate and stay competitive.

The Team & Role

At Neo4j, we believe that graph databases are the optimal backend for GraphQL APIs. The GraphQL team looks after a variety of GraphQL tooling for Neo4j, including the Neo4j GraphQL Library which automatically generates APIs for Neo4j databases. We’re on the lookout for an experienced engineer to help us realize our vision of bringing GraphQL to Neo4j Aura, our mission-critical and high-profile Kubernetes-based Software-as-a-Service project.

You’ll be working in a versatile team which maintains projects with a variety of tech stacks, however, your work on Neo4j Aura will primarily focus on building custom Kubernetes operators in Go, and running systems on AWS, GCP and Azure. You will also be exposed to Python, Bash and GitHub Actions in your day-to-day tasks.

If you are interested in building production systems on Kubernetes, this is a fantastic role for further specializing in this exciting technology.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with:

  • Go programming
  • Building and running systems on Kubernetes
  • Continuous delivery
  • Automated testing

Bonus points for the following:

  • JavaScript/TypeScript programming, either on backend or frontend

Your work in the GraphQL team will have a direct and positive impact on developers building full-stack applications using GraphQL and Neo4j hosted on Aura. As well as your core work in the team, you will be encouraged to write blogs and articles, assist with training and community events, and speak at conferences and meetups. You should expect that this role will include responsibilities of out of hours support for the services we build.

Why Join Neo4j?

Neo4j is, without question, the most popular graph database in the world. We have customers in every industry across the globe, and our products are a proven product/market fit. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape the future of data and analytics. Below are just a few exciting facts about Neo4j.

  • Neo4j is one of the fastest scaling technology companies in this industry. Well over $100M ARR and still rapidly growing.
  • Raised biggest round of funding in all of database history ($325M Series F).
  • Backed by world class investors like Google Ventures (GV), Neo4j has raised over $582M in funding and is currently valued at $2Bn. This puts them among the most well-funded database companies in history.
  • 75% of Fortune 100 use Neo4j with more than 800 enterprise customers including Comcast, eBay, Adobe, Lyft, UBS, IBM, Volvo Cars and many more.
  • Emil Eifrem (CEO) has built an amazing culture that prides itself on relationships, inclusiveness, innovation and customer success.
  • Countless awards in the industry. Massive Enterprises and individual developers/ data scientists love Neo4j. Strong sense of community and ecosystem is built around the platform.
  • A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact Study pegged Neo4j as delivering 417% ROI to customers.

Research shows that members of underrepresented communities are less likely to apply for jobs when they don’t meet all of the qualifications. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we’d encourage you to reconsider and give us the opportunity to review your application. At Neo4j, we are committed to building awareness and helping to improve these issues.

One of our central objectives is to provide an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace for everyone to develop their potential and have a positive, career-defining experience. We look forward to receiving your application.

Neo4j Values:

Neo4j is a Silicon Valley company with a Swedish soul. We foster collaboration and each of us is empowered to contribute and put our innovative stamp on projects. We hire candidates who reflect the following Neo4j core values:

(we)-[:THRIVE_IN]->(:Culture {type: [‘Open’, ‘Inclusive’]})
(we)-[:ASSUME]->(:Intent {direction:’Positive’})
(we)-[:WELCOME]->(:Discussions {nature: ‘IntellectuallyHonest’})

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