Ambient.ai (W17)
AI-powered environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable.

DevOps Engineer

Palo Alto
Full-time
About Ambient.ai

Ambient.ai is a stealth AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to enable intelligent environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable. Our breakthrough technology combines cutting edge deep learning with a contextual knowledge model to endow agents with a human-like perception ability. Ambient's flagship product has been deployed by multiple Fortune 100 companies to solve a mission-critical problem in a way that has never been possible.

The company was founded in 2017 by experts in artificial intelligence from Stanford who previously built iconic products at Apple, Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. We are backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), SV Angel, YCombinator, and visionary angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie and Elad Gil.

There’s work and there’s your life’s work. We are looking for people who believe in the transformational power of AI, have an insatiable desire to solve customer problems with delightful products and are ready to be a part of something much bigger than themselves to do their life’s work ([email protected]).

About the role

Ambient.ai is a stealth AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to enable intelligent environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable. Our breakthrough technology combines cutting-edge deep learning with a contextual knowledge model to achieve human-like perception ability. Ambient's flagship product has been deployed by multiple Fortune 100 companies to solve a mission-critical problem in a way that has never been possible.

The company was founded in 2017 by experts in artificial intelligence from Stanford University who previously built iconic products at Apple, Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. We are a Series-B company backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), SV Angel, YCombinator, and visionary angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie and Elad Gil.

Why Us?

Recently named on the YC Top Companies List 2021, and the Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2020, we’re achieving the impossible daily and we’d love to have you aboard this rocket ship. Join us!

Position Overview

As an Infrastructure Engineer on the Platform team, you will be responsible for supporting the team's production, staging and dev environments. You'll build the CI/CD infrastructure for cloud and edge services with a mission to enable rapid iteration and high availability. You'll collaborate with the rest of the engineering team to design the release and change management process, CI/CD pipelines, health monitoring systems and testing frameworks. You'll be instrumental in building an enterprise-grade real-time platform that scales massively.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement process and tools for software release, deployment and change management.
  • Build the CI/CD pipelines for cloud and edge services.
  • Implement health monitoring systems and alerting using tools such as Prometheus / Grafana.
  • Continuously improve the reliability of Ambient's services, and hence, our QoS, by following a data-driven approach.
  • Enthusiastically participate in on-call rotations.

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with at least 3+ years of experience in DevOps/ Infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of web infrastructure, such as micro-services design pattern, pub-sub systems, databases (such as MySQL), web servers (such as nginx) and popular MVC frameworks such as Django.
  • Experience with a distributed systems environment and ability to troubleshoot across the whole stack involving various independent services.
  • Strong problem solving skills and endless desire for automation.
  • Experience with Unix systems, shell scripting, Python (or other high-level languages such as C++ / Java),
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience with AWS and / or GCP, especially services such as EC2, S3, ElasticSearch. RDS, etc.

Our benefits include:

* Market-competitive salary plus equity

* Medical, dental, vision insurance

* 401k

* Generous Paid Time Off

* Catered lunches (3 days/week) (Post-Covid)

* Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks (Post-Covid)

* Employee referral bonus program

* Quarterly team off-sites

* Awesome coworkers and prime University Avenue office location

At Ambient.ai, we respect and admire the builders and the creators. Send us your most incredible project; we'd love to see.

Ambient.ai is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Technology

Ambient's tech stack is very extensive.

  • For the IoT server and the deep learning infrastructure, we use Python, C/C++, WebRTC and Tensorflow on GP-GPUs (NVIDIA).
  • The web backend and micro-services are written largely in Python. The frontend is a mix of React and native Javascript. The web infrastructure is supported by a variety of services such as Redis, celery, elasticsearch, Amazon RDS etc.

We also use a variety of tools such as supervisor, docker, network monitoring tools and performance profilers.

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