Who we are:

We’re a venture backed stealth startup transforming the way people communicate with each other. Our team includes former Product Managers from GoogleX and Tech Leads from Apple who are obsessed with helping people communicate more effectively. We are supported by the Allen Institute for AI and some of the biggest names in the tech industry. AI2’s incubator is backed by Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma Ventures among others (details below).

About you:

We’re looking for someone skilled, scrappy, and eager to dive in as a Senior Full Stack Engineer. You should have experience architecting and building applications across the technical stack—spanning backend, frontend web, development operations, and more. A deep focus on user experience, an ability to iterate and pivot quickly, and a can-do attitude are prerequisites. We are looking for an experienced software engineer who is passionate about setting the engineering culture within a young startup, learning new concepts quickly, and working on a challenging and rewarding new market category. This person will be part of the core leadership team. We’re open to remote work setups but would slightly prefer if you’re based in the Greater Seattle Area. 

Minimum key qualifications:

  • 6+ years of application development experience
  • Experience writing professional-quality code in JavaScript, React (or other JavaScript frameworks), Python, HTML/CSS
  • Experience building JavaScript web apps with cross-browser compatibility
  • Experience with RESTful API designs
  • Experience implementing designs and integrating systems with modern design frameworks
  • Proficiency using Docker
  • Proficiency with modern cloud infrastructure powered by automated integration and unit testing, deployments, monitoring, and notifications
  • Familiarity with WebSockets
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience
  • Prior startup experience is strongly preferred

Nice to have:

  • Fluency with Python and ML/NLP libraries 
  • Experience building audio/video experiences

What’s in it for you?

  • Huge impact opportunity: Build and scale a company from the ground up 
  • Drive the tech vision in an extremely rich problem space that could affect millions of people
  • Growth and equity opportunities at a pre-seed, stealth startup
  • The opportunity to build and grow a team
  • Work on a daily basis with the founding team and core advisors including the CEO of AI2
  • Make friends, learn new skills, and become a better communicator while prioritizing fun! :) 

A note about diversity:

We believe incorporating diverse viewpoints early on is key to building an inclusive culture and a transformative product. If you think you might have a diverse perspective to share, we're eager to hear it. We hope you'll apply.

At the AI2 Incubator, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment and to encourage these values in our wider entrepreneurship community. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal entrepreneurial support opportunities are available to all founders 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. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our founders is critical to the success of our incubator and our spinouts, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Invitation to our incubator program is decided purely on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

About AI2:

The AI2 Incubator is an initiative of the Allen Institute for A.I.-a world-leading research institute with over 175+ A.I. PhDs, researchers, engineers, and support staff. Our Incubator helps entrepreneurs come up with ideas, find co-founders, engage pilot customers, refine their product, work with research paper authors to incorporate the latest A.I. techniques into their technology, and raise millions of dollars in venture funding.

Our incubator is also backed by some of the best investors and executives in the world including Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma Ventures-along with Jeff Dean (Google Senior Fellow), Jeff Wilke (CEO Amazon Worldwide Consumer), Adam Selipsky (CEO Tableau Software), Sujal Patel (Founder of Isilon), Carol Reiley (co-founder of Drive.ai), Laura Butler (Microsoft Technical Fellow), Leigh McMillan (CEO of Whitepages), Charlie Bell (SVP of Amazon Web Services), Chris Re (Stanford Professor & Founder of Lattice), and more.

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