Load Impact · Dec 1st 2017
You will be the one of two lead developers and maintainers of k6: a new open source tool for performance testing, written in Go. k6 was released publicly in early 2017 and has already received over 3,000 stars on Github and has an active community of users and contributors.
You will have a lot of influence on the project road map and will work with a high degree of autonomy, building and maintaining the tool.
You responsibilities will be to both write code, extending the functionality of k6, and to maintain the code base, interface with the user community (i.e. reject patches :) and potentially evangelize the tool. Your main, long-term goal will be to create the best possible tool, and to get as many people as possible to use it.
You'll also be involved with the k6 cloud integration, Load Impact's commercial service built on top of k6. Specifically the parts of the cloud service written in Go, that orchestrates a distributed k6 test across several data centers around the world.
We are looking for a person combining very strong programming skills with team lead or project lead experience and who has contributed to open-source projects.
Have worked in open source projects, either as heavy contributors or, even better, as maintainers for projects with multiple contributors
Have a strong programming background and experience in multiple languages
Understand internet protocols well, primarily IP, TCP, HTTP but also preferably HTTP/2, SPDY, WebSockets, QUIC
Be familiar with modern web development processes, practises, components and frameworks. Preferably having recent experience developing web applications
Have experience developing applications in Go
It is great if you also:
Have experience working with web performance, testing & optimisation
Have experience working with network performance, testing & optimisation
Know about things like Docker, AWS, microservices architecture, New Relic/APM tools
You should have a Github (or Bitbucket) account where we can look at code you have written.