Software Engineer, iOS at Ambient.ai (W17)
AI-powered environments that are safe, efficient, and sustainable.
Palo Alto
Full-time
3+ years
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, Y Combinator, 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 an AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to prevent as many security incidents as possible.  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 Shikhar Shrestha and Vikesh Khanna who are 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.

Recently named on the YC Top Companies List 2021, and the Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2020, we’re achieving the impossible daily and transforming an industry that has seen little innovation for decades.  We are always looking for passionate people that enjoy tackling the toughest problems with cutting-edge AI/ML.  Come join us!  100% of employees surveyed in our most recent engagement survey say they would recommend Ambient.ai as a great place to work and expect to be here in 2 years!

What you will contribute:

  • As an iOS engineer on the product team, you will create an Ambient-class magical user experience for our customers. You will be responsible for building simple and intuitive UI workflows for a variety of complex and mission-critical product features on iOS devices.
  • As the first product engineer on the team focusing on mobile, you will lead the development of Ambient's first iOS application from the ground up. Implement customer facing UI that is intuitive, simple, delightful and optimized for iOS devices.
  • Drive product roadmap and take ownership of several core components of the product.
  • Collaborate with UI/UX designers, product managers and engineering to solve challenging usability problems.
  • Rapidly learn new developments on iOS to improve usability and performance.
  • Guiding the iOS application through the Apple review process.

What you bring to Ambient.ai:

  • The ideal candidate has an obsession with user experience.
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science or related field with a least 5 years of experience building fast and intuitive iOS applications.
  • Experience shipping one or more iOS apps, ideally currently available in the App Store
  • Proficiency in Swift or Objective-C and knowledge of various iOS SDKs (UIKit, AppKit, etc.) and Xcode
  • Personal projects that show an aptitude for technical excellence or product sensibility
  • Advanced analytical thinking and experience with making product decisions based on data and A/B testing
  • Interest in innovations within the mobile industry

Why join us:

  • We are creating an entirely new category within a 180+ billion-dollar physical security industry
  • Full-time employees receive stock options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of the company
  •  We offer unlimited PTO and we want you to take the time you need when you need it to balance your life and recharge your batteries 
  • Comprehensive health care package (health, dental, vision, life/disability insurance, legal services, and 401k plan)
  • Employee Referral Program 
  • Latest tech and awesome swag delivered to your door
  • WFH Stipend- We offer a $50 dollar monthly stipend for phone and a $50 dollar monthly stipend for wifi
  • Virtual Happy Hours and fun activities
  • Employee Resource Group- Belonging is an important part of doing your best work.  ERG’s provide support and community to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we’d love for you to join or create one
  • Enjoy a full range of team off-sites with your awesome co-workers, fully stocked kitchen and catered lunches (post-covid)

Our benefits include:

*Market-competitive salary plus equity

*Medical, dental, vision insurance

*Generous Paid Time Off

*Catered lunches (3 days/week)

*Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks

*Employee referral bonus program

*Quarterly team offsites

*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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