Software Engineer, API

Software Engineer, API

Zoetis is the world’s leading animal health company. As part of Zoetis, Performance Livestock Analytics is a fast growing team based in Ames, Iowa which leads innovation in smart livestock management. We’re building services that improve beef traceability, help farmers manage their daily cattle feeding operations, track individual animals, identify and treat sick animals promptly, and automate bookkeeping. Our services span the web, iOS, Android, and specialized hardware, using the cloud to communicate and store data. The engineering team primarily works from home and is well adapted to accommodate candidates located anywhere with reliable internet service. The development environment is a Unix stack on AWS, consisting of FreeBSD, Linux, PHP, Go, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git, along with iOS and Android apps.

This opening is for a software engineer seeking to develop APIs in Go. The project focus is to author, review, and deploy new capabilities in coordination with website and app development. Responsibilities include:

  •  Develop code for new project requirements.
  •  Collaborate with other project engineers on improvements to overall project design.
  •  Develop automated test cases to improve long term viability of codebase.
  •  Discover and propose new techniques and technologies for better project design.
  •  Work closely with upper-level engineers to advance professional development.

The best candidates will have most of these:

  • 2+ years’ relevant experience
  • Desire and skill for API development in Go.
  •  Experience with database servers, preferably MySQL or MongoDB.
  •  Experience with relevant network protocols, such as HTTP or RabbitMQ.
  •  Daily experience in the Unix software stack and command line interface.
  •  Experience collaborating with other engineers through source control, code review, design discussion, documentation, and video conferencing.
  •  Bachelor’s or associate degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.


Full time


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Posted on

July 20, 2021