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

Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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About Lilt

Lilt builds software that is revolutionizing the translation industry. Our product helps human-translators become much faster by using Machine Translation that is intelligently integrated into the translation workflow at every step. We make translators at least 3x more efficient in their jobs and they love working with our product:

“I was recently obliged to start using [Competitor Software], and I can’t tell you how infinitely superior the Lilt experience is! Viva Lilt!” - translator using Lilt.

Your job will be to accelerate this happiness even further! We’re one of the success stories for Artificial Intelligence making people’s daily lives much better, both in terms of the translators using our system and our customers who get translated content much faster and with higher accuracy. As a translation company, we work with a large diversity of languages and cultures.

The product itself is based on Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction research at Stanford and UC Berkeley and the company is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia, Redpoint, Zetta, and XSeed Capital. Lilt is headquartered in San Francisco’s Design District and with a second office in Berlin. Both locations are growing rapidly.

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
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Lilt at a glance

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

Lilt focuses on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Software, and Translation. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Berlin. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Lilt has raised $37.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2020.

You can view their website at http://lilt.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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