Description

AssemblyAI is a remote-first AI company building powerful deep learning models for developers, startups, and enterprises to transcribe and understand their audio data.

Our ASR models already outperform companies like Google, AWS, and Microsoft – which is why hundreds of companies and thousands of developers are using our APIs to transcribe and understand millions of videos, podcasts, phone calls, and zoom meetings every day. Our APIs power innovative products like conversational intelligence platforms, zoom meeting summarizers, content moderation, and automatic closed captioning.

AssemblyAI’s Speech-to-Text APIs are already trusted by Fortune 500s, startups, and thousands of developers around the world, with well-known customers including Spotify, Algolia, Dow Jones, Happy Scribe, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and NBCUniversal. As part of a huge and emerging market, AssemblyAI is well on its way to becoming the leader in speech recognition and NLP.

We’re growing at breakneck speed, and recently announced our Series B round. We’ve raised $63M in total funding, and are backed by leading investors including Insight Partners, Accel, Y Combinator, Patrick and John Collision (Founders of Stripe), Nat Friedman (Former CEO of GitHub), and Daniel Gross (Entrepreneur & Investor in companies including GitHub, Uber & SpaceX)!

Our ambition is to build an iconic AI company, making advanced deep learning technology accessible to everyday developers through a simple API, good docs, and a great developer experience.

Join our world-class, remote team and help us build an iconic deep learning company!


The Role

We’re looking for a backend engineer with strong software and cloud engineering skills. You’ll help us build highly scalable developer-centric APIs and backend systems powered by state-of-the-art ML models. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Build new API features and endpoints
  • Build automated test suites and CI/CD pipelines
  • Build highly scalable event-driven and realtime systems
  • Instrument systems with metrics, tracing, and logging
  • Refactor applications to eliminate tech debt
  • Troubleshoot production issues

You’ll love this job if you….
  • Enjoy taking ownership and solving complex technical problems, even when there is no perfect solution.
  • Enjoy being in a fast-paced, customer-facing role.
  • You’re excited to take initiative and tackle big technical challenges like building highly scalable architectures and achieving zero-downtime deploys.

Requirements
  • 3+ years of professional experience building backend applications using Go or Python
  • 3+ years of working with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • 2+ years working with common AWS services
  • 2+ years developing REST APIs in frameworks like Django, Flask, Tornado, Fiber or FastAPI
  • 1+ years of production support experience
  • Has worked at a startup or high growth company

Skills
  • Inquisitive. You’re always in search for both novel and effective solutions even when within highly constrained time and resources.
  • Fast learner. Ramping up on difficult topics is a trivial task for you.
  • Good sense of code structuring. You strive for making your code speak for itself and be readable by other humans.
  • Proactive self starter. Driven to accomplish tasks, while acknowledging the value of seeking help when faced with a challenge.

Nice to Have
  • Professional experience working with one of the following languages: Java, C#, JavaScript, or C/C++
  • Experience with containers

US Salary Range: $100,000 – $165,000 USD per year 

Remote Locations: North America, LATAM, Europe


Our Team

Our team is made up of problem solvers, innovators and top AI researchers with over 20+ years of experience in Machine Learning, NLP, and Speech Recognition from companies like DeepMind, Google Brain, Meta, Apple and Amazon. They conduct cutting edge deep learning research and develop novel algorithms & techniques to continually push the state of the art in speech recognition & NLP!

Our team is fully remote, and our culture is super collaborative, low-ego, transparent, and fast-paced. We want to win – and have a flat organization where everyone can openly share ideas (regardless of their title or position) in order to get the best idea.

As a remote company, our team members are given a lot of trust and autonomy to work where and how they want. We look for people to join our team who are ambitious, curious, and self-motivated, and we put a lot of trust and autonomy into everyone on our team. We want to empower everyone to do their best work with whatever tools, structures, or resources they need to perform at their highest potential.


Benefits (US)
  • Competitive Salary + Bonus
  • Equity
  • 401k
  • 100% Remote team
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Premium Healthcare (100% Covered for you + dependents)
  • Vision & Dental Care
  • $1K budget for your home office setup
  • New Macbook Pro (or PC if you prefer)
  • 2x/year company paid team retreat
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