Senior Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA

Posted: 01/18/2019 Industry: Software Engineer Job Number: 23463

Job Description

Category : Software Engineer
Location/City : CA - San Francisco
Area Code : 415
Job Type : 1: Full Time
Country/Locale :
Id : 23463

23463 Senior Backend Engineer

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will be a key member of the Platform team, developing the core infrastructure around how our machine learning algorithms and natural language technology become the products that serve our customers.


Development of APIs and infrastructure that can be used for our web-based offerings, built using React and Flask (for  now!)
Proactively engaging with product managers and other engineers to establish understanding and requirements for future tools and technologies
Deploying and maintaining a number of products across a variety of our platforms used by our growing customer base in the real world
Technical advisement through regular code reviews, tech talks, and evangelism

What you've worked on:

A distributed computation engine capable of handling ad hoc analysis requests while self-scaling to accommodate varying loads
A data ingestion pipeline that can receive, analyze, and annotate >10M documents/day
A solid testing infrastructure for validating both the computational and interactive components of our products repeatedly and reliably
An experimental platform for quantifying ML and NLP algorithms across changes in platform, libraries, and techniques
Packaged delivery and deployment of customized microservice architectures to clients with specialized hosting needs


Experience leading technical projects end-to-end
Experience driving technology choices (e.g. data stores, system architecture, message brokers)
Experience with systems at scale (online, streaming, or batch)
Expertise in Python
7+ years experience

Bonus Points

Numerical methods and/or machine learning experience
Hands-on DevOps experience with organization-level cloud infrastructure
Elasticsearch experience, especially as applied to information retrieval and search relevance
Foreign language proficiency / fluency

What We Offer

Rapidly growing company, with opportunities for growth into leadership roles
Smart, engaged co-workers who are at the top of their game
Honest and open environment for exchange of ideas
Real deadlines from real customers with global name recognition
Product culture of user experience quality over feature quantity
Proactive learning and teaching opportunities via individual book allowances, tech talks, and brown bag lunches
Twice weekly catered lunches
Team outings and bi-weekly company happy hours
One-of-a-kind LEGO art gallery
Fun, puzzle-loving office in the SF Financial District

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