Founding Backend Engineer - AI Startup

    • $150,000 - $200,000

    • Full Time

    • Work from home
    • No Travel Required


  • python
  • php
  • ruby
  • node.js
  • C#
  • java

Job Description

Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire. Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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Recruiting Director
Skyrocket Ventures
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Founding Backend Engineer - AI Startup

Location: The company is in the process of selecting a place to have its office. After hiring the next 2 engineers, everyone will mutually agree on an office location. It is expected to be somewhere between the San Francisco area and Palo Alto area. It will be in a place where everyone can easily commute there at least 2x/week.

The company is led by industry veterans with leadership experience at top tech companies such as Facebook, Uber, LinkedIn and Microsoft.

The company has 5 employees and 3 engineers and expects to be a team of 8 people soon.

The company has raised $4 million in funding.

The company's b2b2c product will have a positive impact on their companies as well as the communities of users of those companies' products. It involves question and answers, which is where they will be applying AI.

The company will pay up to $200k plus equity which could be very lucrative.

Job Responsibilities:

- Programming with Python.

- Defining feature specifications.

- Writing code that is clean, high quality, high performance, and maintainable.

- Developing and support software including applications, database integration, interfaces, and new functionality enhancements.

- Supporting test and deployment of new products and features.



- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field)

- 3+ years of professional experience as a backend engineer.

- Willing to learn (if necessary) and primarily program in Python. Strong in at least one of these: 1) Python, 2) PHP, 3) Ruby, 4) Node.js, C#, or Java.

- Experience building and shipping high quality, reliable products.

- Experience developing web applications and services and backend APIs.

- Experience building distributed systems and understanding of system design concepts.

- Experience with test-driven development and use of testing frameworks.



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