Senior Frontend Engineer, Aristo

AI2 is looking for a talented Senior Frontend Engineer to join the Aristo Engineering team.  Aristo Engineering works closely with research scientists to build cutting edge platforms that not only allow researchers to move faster, but also directly drive research goals and accomplishments.

Why This Role Is Important

Aristo is a system that acquires and stores a vast amount of knowledge in computable form, then applies this knowledge to answer science questions from standardized exams. We are at the forefront of designing and building systems that integrate deep learning with common-sense knowledge. Our goal is to build systems that exhibit reasoning and understanding about science and common sense knowledge. Aristo Engineering provides a platform that allows researchers to experiment, validate and deploy their new ideas as efficiently and easily as possible. As a Senior Frontend engineer on the Aristo project you will help:

  • Design and build the front-end for our existing experimentation platform that provides simple means to analyze and understand complex experiments and metrics
  • Design and build a new product that seeks to catalyze reproducible AI research

 

What You'll Learn (Or Teach Us, Or Both)

  • How to deliver amazing customer value in an iterative manner
  • How to best communicate, visualize, and understand constantly evolving research technology (such as deep learning systems) within a modern experimentation platform.
  • How to translate the needs and requirements of individual researchers into a general platform that provides leverage to all researchers within Aristo as well as the AI community as a whole.

What You Bring to AI2

  • Expertise in standard front-end engineering technologies (We use ECMAScript 6, React, Webpack, Mocha, LESS, and D3.js).
  • An eye for design that helps create experiences that are both simple and delightful to use.
  • A perpetual desire to both learn and teach.  The cutting edge in systems and research changes quickly. We require a strong learner who is eager to dive in, learn and then share this knowledge with the rest of the team.
  • Strong collaboration skills.  We are a small team, working closely together to leverage each other’s superpowers as well as cover each other’s weaknesses.
  • The ability to meld both the short-term needs and priorities with our long-term vision in day-to-day, iteration-to-iteration, and quarter-to-quarter decisions.
  • The ability to move across our stack when necessary to help meet our team’s goals (We run on Kubernetes and use Go and PostgreSQL for backend systems).
  • A proven track record of getting things done.

Do some or all of these sound like you? Contact us!

About AI2

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of AI2 is to contribute to humanity through high-impact research in artificial intelligence.

Why AI2

In addition to AI2’s core mission, we also aim to contribute to humanity through our treatment of each member of the AI2 Team. Some highlights are:

  • We are a learning organization – because everything AI2 does is ground-breaking, we are learning every day. Similarly, through weekly AI2 Academy lectures, a wide variety of world-class AI experts as guest speakers, and our commitment to your personal on-going education, AI2 is place where you will have opportunities to continue learning alongside your coworkers.
  • We value diversity - We seek to hire, support, and promote people from all genders, ethnicities, and all levels of experience regardless of age. We particularly encourage applications from women, non-binary individuals, people of color, members of the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities of any kind.
  • We value inclusion - We understand the value that people's individual experiences and perspectives can bring to an organization, and we are building a culture in which all voices are heard, respected and considered.
  • We emphasize a healthy work/life balance – we believe our team members are happiest and most productive when their work/life balance is optimized. While we value powerful research results which drive our mission forward, we also value dinner with family, weekend time, and vacation time. We offer generous paid vacation and sick leave as well as family leave.
  • We are collaborative and transparent – we consider ourselves a team, all moving with a common purpose. We are quick to cheer our successes, and even quicker to share and jointly problem solve our failures.
  • We are in Seattle – and our office is on the water! We have mountains, we have lakes, we have four seasons, we bike to work, we have a vibrant theater scene, and we have so much else. We even have kayaks for you to paddle right outside our front door. We welcome interest from applicants from outside of the United States.
  • We are friendly – chances are you will like every one of the 70+ (and growing) people who work here. We do.

 

AI2 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at hr@allenai.org or you may call us at 206-548-5600.

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