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

Software Engineer, Platform

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!

Responsibilities

  • Implementing REST and GraphQL APIs for clients
  • Designing and implementing highly available and fault tolerant micro-services,
  • Designing highly scalable databases, real-time streaming pipelines and massive data indexing systems.
  • Data infrastructure for collecting and managing large volumes of video data.
  • Improving the performance, reliability and scalability of all backend services.

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with a strong programming background.
  • At least 3 years of experience building highly scalable and available web services.
  • Deep expertise in REST APIs, general web backend design principles, relational databases (MySQL / Postgres), streaming pipelines, pub-sub systems and indexing systems.
  • Strong experience with Unix like systems (bash scripting and tools).
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and efficient algorithms using proper data structures.
  • Ability to design and implement complex systems including communication between several services (pub-sub paradigm, micro-services architecture, etc).
  • Ability to manage service reliability, including any DevOps work (AWS, Google Cloud, etc.)

Our benefits include:

* Market-competitive salary plus equity

* Medical, dental, vision insurance

* Generous Paid Time Off

* Employee referral bonus program

* Awesome coworkers

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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