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Senior Software Engineer

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Full Stack Engineer

Primed

About us:
Primed is redefining Conversational AI. We share our adventures with those closest to us, our BFFs, parents, siblings, pets, and even our imaginary friends. We engage with each other at a deeply emotional level, relating to our human nature, morals, and imagination. At Primed, we believe that imaginary friends should come to life.

We're building cutting-edge conversational technology. At Primed we think the world needs a conversational companion. We're not duplicating Amazon's Alexa, nor Google's Home; in fact, we are building the opposite, focusing on the natural intricacies of everyday chitchat that entertain kids. The result is not a robot, but a fuzzy and friendly character that people can hold in their hands and engage in naturalistic conversation -- no obvious dialog trees or canned replies.


The role:
We are looking for a passionate full-stack software engineer to help bring an animated, voice-enabled creature to life. We are building an AI and hardware platform for creating engaging conversations with kids.

You are a problem-solver first and foremost and are comfortable building robust and scalable software. You will work with the Software Team to deliver reliable asynchronous systems that delight our users.


Responsibilities:

- Build and maintain asynchronous software that enables our AI to communicate with embedded software on our autonomous conversation platform
- Ownership of the server to the database layer, ensuring our AI is performing
- Design and implementation of quick prototypes
- Design and implementation of production systems
- Write unit and integration tests to ensure reliable and robust operation
- Work with large datasets (manipulating, analyzing, and optimizing storage)
- Engage in PR reviews with an open mind, providing and welcoming constructive feedback

Ideal candidate:

- Experience programming in Python and using git comfortably
- Ability to communicate your ideas and approach to solving problems with clarity
- Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
- Experience with Linux-based server environments
- Knowledge of database technologies
- Experience with messaging frameworks
- Comfort with CI / Automation tools such as Travis, Jenkins, or CircleCI
- Familiarity with containerization tools such as Docker
- Experience with basic front-end development
- Passionate about the experience of software engineering as much as the output
- Ability to dig into any piece of code you come across

Bonus Points

- Experience or passion in ML, AI, or NLP
- Experience developing with C and C++
- Experience with iOS or Android development
- Familiarity with containerization tools such as Docker
- Experience with Google Cloud Platform or AWS
- A passion for DevOps or QA
- Firmware/embedded development
- Love of designing elegant systems that allow for reuse and composability


Primed is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. Primed is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.