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SparkAI · Back-end Engineer

We're looking for a backend engineer to join our small and growing engineering team. In this role, you'll be working on a wide range of interesting backend problems - algorithmic, database, security, infrastructure just to name a few. Our production environment supports numerous live robots in the field - you'll be developing novel solutions that scale to support our growing customer base and their use cases.

We're a small engineering team working together to make big things happen. This role comes with a lot of ownership and responsibility! You'll have the opportunity to create a significant impact on the product immediately.

About us

At SparkAI, we are on a mission to accelerate the proliferation of automation and robotics. We've started by addressing the most expensive and pervasive barrier to scale – AI edge cases – with an API-based service that resolves machine learning exceptions live, in production. Our customers are some of the largest and most interesting robotics applications in the world. 

We're led by veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry (Zoox, Uber ATG, Apple, Otto) and changing how companies are solving problems on the path to commercialization, empowering the most ambitious teams to deliver groundbreaking automation products faster than ever before.  If you believe revolutionary automation and robotics products shouldn't have to wait for the next AI breakthrough, join us on this journey. Our leadership team has deep ties into industry and knows a team is greater than the sum of its parts. We look forward to meeting you!

What you'll do here

  • Write safe and secure backend software for our production system
  • Touch all areas of our product, from our real-time connection management, dispatching and algorithmic 
  • Build out new features to support our growing enterprise customer base
  • Write high quality software in a fun, collaborative environment

What we're looking for

  • Production experience with any backend language (we code in Javascript / Typescript / Python / more)
  • Experience with production SQL databases
  • System engineering experience or have worked with complex distributed architectures
  • Experience with modern cloud technologies (we use a considerable amount of GCP products)
  • Demonstrated ability to produce reliable, secure and quality software

You'll love this job if you

  • Are interested in robotic applications, and developing software that assist robots
  • Want to join a fun, fast-moving engineering team
  • Are excited about robotics, and the future of automation
  • Are a self-starter with infection enthusiasm, energy and problem-solving abilities

Hiring process

  • Send us your resume and (optionally!) a personalized cover letter
  • If we think there is a great fit, we'll set up an introductory phone call with you. This is an opportunity to get to know more about us, our culture, and our vision for robotics
  • From there, we'll set up a remote interview with our team. We understand your time is valuable and will work around your schedule
  • From the interview, you'll hear from us within a week about an offer or next steps
  • Even if you don't think you're a fit or the timing is right, we'd love to hear from you! Apply below

Our culture

  • At SparkAI, we're committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome people of all different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer
  • We strive to create a high-energy, collaborative and supportive place to work
  • We believe in a high-trust environment, where every member of the team has a high degree of autonomy
  • We are fully remote with a flexible workplace
  • All employees have access to our top-tier benefits package
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