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AI sourcer, helping mission-driven companies grow their teams (YC S17)

Backend Engineer

$110k – $160k estimated
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About the role

You’ll focus on owning projects from end to end that directly improve the product for our customers. We’ll work to shield you from all other responsibilities and meetings so that you can maximally focus on solving a variety of interesting technical and business challenges.

We’re planning to double in size for each of the next two years. Fast-growing companies are often constrained by their ability to find or cultivate internal leaders (both purely technical leaders and people leaders). Accordingly, you’ll have significant autonomy in determining your projects, their requirements, and their architectures.

We’re exceptionally remote-friendly: about half of our team is remote, our San Francisco office has “portals” (a large TV, high quality microphone, and webcam) in every well-trafficked room, and remote team members even participate in lunch conversations, our book clubs, and our AI research club.

Responsibilities
- Create product features that solve customer problems and make interacting with Sourceress a delightful experience.
- Own projects from conception and design through testing and deployment.
- Collaborate with product, design, and users to understand the requirements and determine what we should build.
- Minimize the complexity of the software that you create and maintain.
- Continually improve your own software engineering skills (whether via side projects, classes, or whatever else works for you)

Sample projects
- Create tools and interfaces for customers to integrate our service more tightly with their own recruiting workflow (whether that's in their browser, their inbox, or via our own interface that let's them quickly find and add candidates to their process).
- Ensure that candidates have a great experience at each customer -- integrating into the application tracking system to ensure that no candidates are dropped, flagging high priority candidates for the customer that need action right now, and allowing customers to see metrics about their recruiting funnel so they can improve the experience themselves.
- Give customers visibility into, and control over, the entire product and recruiting process -- it currently operates mostly as a black box, and exposing the options already present in the system will make customers feel more in control and even happier about the product experience.

Requirements
- 3+ years of back end software engineering experience.
- Strong software engineering skills.
- Understand both the value of shipping quickly and of software craftsmanship, and have the judgment to know when to apply each.
- Highly focused and productive.
- Empathetic, thoughtful, and impact-oriented.
- Enjoy designing, building, and shipping projects independently.

Stack
- Type-annotated Python 3 (django, scikit-learn, pytorch)
- Typescript (react)
- Postgresql
- AWS

Career growth

Software engineers that want to specialize in software engineering won’t be pushed into management roles. Technical leaders are equally as important as people leaders, and we maintain parallel career tracks accordingly.

For those engineers that would like to try their hand at management, we are happy to pay for leadership development resources. In the past, we’ve paid for executive coaching from Torch.io and engineering leadership courses from the Bradfield School of Computer Science.

Whatever track you're on, we strongly value personal growth, and want to help you grow into the engineer and person that you aspire to be.