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A complete, high-quality, and affordable solution for enterprise translation.

Senior Software Engineer, Backend

$130k – $170k • 0.1% – 0.4%
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About Lilt

Lilt builds intelligent software to automate language translation. Our mission is to realize universal information access so that all people, irrespective of their native language, can learn and grow. The product is based on NLP and HCI research at Stanford and UC Berkeley. 

Lilt is based in San Francisco with a growing office in Berlin. We’re backed by Sequoia, Redpoint, Zetta, and XSeed Capital. Lilt serves Fortune 500 and fast-growing, innovative global organizations across a wide variety of industries. 

Our team values humility, grit, and professional excellence.

About Engineering at Lilt

Lilt is a high-performance, large-scale language translation system. We invest in and prioritize workflow (i.e., usability and interface design) and backend AI systems. Since the translation workforce is distributed worldwide, there are interesting cloud engineering problems to solve. We have a strong preference for building our own backend technology, so you’ll be implementing and working with the latest natural language processing (NLP) techniques and ideas.

About the Job

Develop our back-end services, which perform large- and small-scale data processing tasks including parsing, translation memory and terminological services, and other linguistic tasks.

* B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
* Significant experience developing software in a production environment
* Required technical skills: Java, SQL
* Comfortable working independently in a fast-moving team environment with some remote members.

Preferred Qualifications
* Full-stack experience with Node.js and MySQL highly valued
* Experience working with Kubernetes highly-valued
* Experience working with Google Cloud Platform highly-valued
* Experience working in Python valued

* Competitive salary and meaningful equity
* A competitive vacation policy
* A professional development budget for each employee