Senior Back End Engineer at Landing AI | Powderkeg

Location: United States

Employment Type: Full time

Team: AI Fund

We are seeking our first Senior Back End Engineer to produce scalable software solutions for our enterprise customers. You’ll be part of a cross- functional team and will be responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

Who We Are:

Most companies are flying blind when it comes to their most valuable asset: their human capital. Our team has spent the past 30+ years at MIT, Stanford, and Wharton pioneering methods to help shift workforce decisions into quantitative and science-driven decisions. We are now making these approaches available to business decision-makers via our WorkHelix platform. We aim to help millions live more productive and fulfilling lives all while helping companies keep their workforces aligned with constantly changing needs. We are fortunate to have some of the biggest names in AI and Economics actively involved and behind this important mission, including - Andrew Ng, Andy McAfee, and Erik Brynjolfsson.

The culture at WorkHelix is based on four norms. The first is science; making decisions based on evidence and debate rather than judgment and experience. The second is ownership; combining high autonomy with tight alignment to avoid bureaucracy and sclerosis. Third, speed; iterating and getting feedback as rapidly as possible instead of planning well in advance. And finally, openness; being open to feedback and criticism, and creating an environment of egalitarianism and psychological safety.

More About Workhelix:

Workhelix is an early-stage, sub-10-person company devoted to helping customers painlessly manage their workforce needs. We are a team of academics and entrepreneurs devoted to bringing to market our state-of-the-art research on the future of work. We have more than 60 years of experience in understanding how tech progress and other tectonic forces are changing jobs, skills, and business models. Workhelix is bringing our insights to market via custom analyses, APIs, and other offerings that will deliver value to our customers. We just raised our initial funding from AI Fund and are looking to grow a robust engineering team.

This is a full-time remote position open to the US with a preference in Los Angeles.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Build the initial product that will help us achieve product-market fit.
  • Continuously iterate on solutions based on feedback from the customers.
  • Design the architecture of our systems that will achieve current and near-term product and research goals with robustness for scale.
  • Define and champion engineering standards and processes with input from the team.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and pick the right tool for the task.
  • Write APIs for internal and external customers.
  • Write unit, integration, and e2e tests to ensure software and systems are performant and reliable.
  • Implement and create security and data protection best practices settings.

What You Must Bring

  • Proven software development experience as a Back End Engineer building end-to-end projects.
  • Strong ability to convert ideas to running code.
  • Knowledge of multiple object-oriented languages (e.g. Java, Python, SQL), web frameworks (Spring, Django, Flask), or API (Rest & GraphQL).
  • Experience with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache), and deployment systems (e.g. AWS, Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Understanding of big data tools, including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in an early-stage environment.
  • Knows how to build for scale vs. building for now.
  • Technical leadership regarding tech stack.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people.

Nice to Haves

  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar field; Master’s or Ph.D. degree is a plus
  • Experience with enterprise applications and data handling.
  • Familiarity with data privacy regulations and best practices.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

At Workhelix, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Workhelix believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Back End Engineer
  • Company
    Landing AI
  • Location
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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