Senior or Staff Full-Stack Software Engineer with Startup Experience (Remote)

United States

About the job Senior or Staff Full-Stack Software Engineer with Startup Experience (Remote)

Are you an experienced full-stack software engineer with startup experience who would like to help us to scale the next generation of deep learning-powered shopping experiences to thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of shopper sessions?

Who we are

We are an exciting new startup bringing the power of the most advanced AI to small and medium sized businesses so that they can compete in online marketing and sales against the tech giants. We help stores provide their visitors with great information so that shoppers can make good buying decisions more easily.

We have proven in A/B tests that our product (Product Genius) provides a 50%-300% increase in shopper engagement and 20% or greater revenue lift for the online stores who use it. This means that we can essentially mint profit for stores, and they are signing up for our product through our automated onboarding flow. We know we are onto something, and now we need to solve important scalability challenges as we continue to incorporate our learnings from our early batches of customers into our offering.

Our lead investor and board member has over two decades of experience in eCommerce, having co-founded and built two >$billion startups, Endeca and Toast, and funded many other successful eCommerce startups. Our CEO has over 35 years of experience building deep learning based technology and products.

We've designed and implemented cutting-edge A.I. learning systems for the most innovative technology companies in the world (hint: you probably own products by them), and now we're bringing our own A.I. to e-commerce to give the same power to small businesses who need it most.

Our product is the first content management system for applying AI-generated and AI-curated content to eCommerce. Our AI technology leverages large deep learning models with state-of-the-art AI-control developed in a $40M DARPA AI program with Stanford and MIT.

Much of our team is located in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. We work together very collaboratively over Slack and Zoom, getting together periodically in person.

Who you are

  • Your motivation is to make the experience awesome for the end users.
    • You love checking stuff off a todo list, but also appreciate being on a fast-moving team that sometimes changes its lists before you finish.

    • You balance your love of creating beautiful code and architectures, with the needs of a fast-moving startup where sometimes we need to deliver functionality to the end user with code that isnt super pretty, at least at first.

    • Knowing that your work had a real impact for real world customers makes you super happy.

  • You are generous with others and collaborate well in a team environment.

  • You have a strong interest in being part of a successful high-growth company, and part of a team building AI-first software products.

  • You are a seasoned software architect, you have ideas about product and features yourself, and you feel comfortable brainstorming and defining features in collaboration with product leadership, as well as with machine learning engineers and other software engineers.

  • You are interested to lead/mentor other more junior engineers.

  • You have made a measurable impact on a commercial code base, working in a startup or other highly dynamic environment.

  • You are proficient in backend technologies such as
    • server side Python 3.x,

    • caching,

    • reinforcement learning and/or machine learning operations,

    • modern database technologies, and

    • cloud platforms such as AWS or GCP

  • Working knowledge of front-end technologies such as HTML5, React, Node.js, Websockets, etc. is a big plus.

  • You have ideally 10+ years of experience in software development.
  • You are authorized to work in the U.S.

What you will do

You will be a leader on our product development team, working with software engineers, machine learning engineers, and product leads to help develop our product for end-users.

  • You will take a leading role in architecture discussions for the components of our product.

  • Work in an agile environment, rapidly delivering shippable features into production.

  • Consider design constraints as you deliver backend APIs meeting front-end requirements, and communicate these ideas regularly with the team.

We provide comprehensive healthcare (including dental and vision) and 401k plan.

You may not feel that you have all of the experience and skills listed above, but if you are very excited about this role, please apply anyway. We have found that people who are passionate to join us are often the people who we are passionate to hire.

We value a diverse team, and we have seen first hand that as our team diversity has increased, so has the quality of our ideas, teamwork, and delivery.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or other characteristics.