Senior Backend Engineer at Artisan (W24)
$110K - $150K  •  0.10% - 0.75%
AI Employees Called Artisans, Starting With An AI BDR
San Francisco, CA, US / New York, NY, US / Remote (New York, NY, US; San Francisco, CA, US)
3+ years
About Artisan

At Artisan, we're on a mission to create the most advanced human-like digital workers, called Artisans, and the software operating system for startups across verticals. We're starting with sales through our Artisan Sales platform and Ava, The Sales Rep Artisan.

Our first Artisan, Ava, is a BDR who automates the entire outbound sales process and can be set up with a 10-minute conversation. Ava creates the user's ICP, prospects with her database of over 270M contacts, does lead research, crafts & sends highly bespoke email sequences, and books meetings into sales reps' calendars.

We recently launched Artisan Labs, our research lab where we're pioneering the foundational technologies required to create human-like digital workers.

This is the next Industrial Revolution.

About the role
Skills: Python, PostgreSQL

Artisan is seeking a Senior Backend Engineer to become part of our rapidly expanding team. We're creating the most advanced AI employees on the market and exceptional software products for them and human teams to use, starting with sales and rapidly expanding into other verticals. We were a part of the Y Combinator W24 batch, have raised over $7M in seed capital, and are relentlessly working to become the market leader in this space and build the future of work and software.

If you pursue excellence in your work, thrive in fast-paced settings and are an extraordinarily talented backend engineer with a strong educational and career background, we would love to hear from you!


  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Python code to develop tools that integrate natively with our Artisans.
  • Build features that exceed the expectations of both our product team, and our users.
  • Collaborate with front-end developers to ensure the system is cohesive and well-integrated, ensuring seamless functionality across the platform.
  • Develop containerized applications using Docker, ensuring a streamlined deployment and testing process.
  • Set up and maintain CI/CD pipelines to automate testing and deployment, ensuring rapid development cycles and high code quality.
  • Write well-documented, clean code and participate in code reviews to maintain a high-quality codebase.
  • Ensure the security, scalability, and performance of the backend infrastructure, identifying issues and creating solutions to improve system performance.

Must-Have Skills

  • Proficiency in Python, FastAPI, Docker, PostgreSQL, Celery, Redis.
  • 5+ years' experience with Python.
  • Strong intuition on system design.
  • Some familiarity with JavaScript and frontend technologies.
  • Solid experience with setting up and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.
  • 4+ years experience creating and consuming RESTful APIs.
  • Meticulous attention-to-detail.
  • Pursuit of perfection in your work.
  • Exceptional educational and career background.


  • Unlimited PTO.
  • Generous equity options.
  • WFH setup.

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