About AssemblyAI

At AssemblyAI, we’re creating a leading Applied AI company by building powerful models to transcribe and understand audio data, exposed through a straightforward web API.

Progress in AI is moving at an unprecedented pace–we keep our pulse on the latest developments and breakthroughs in AI research and use these advances to inform our production-ready AI models. Our Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) models already outperform companies like Google, AWS, and Microsoft – which is why hundreds of companies and thousands of developers are using our API to transcribe and understand millions of videos, podcasts, phone calls, and Zoom meetings every day.

We’ve raised funding by leading investors including Accel, Insight Partners, Y Combinator’s AI Fund, Patrick and John Collision, Nat Friedman, and Daniel Gross. As part of a huge and emerging market, AssemblyAI is well on its way to becoming the leader in applied AI.

Join our world-class, remote team and help us build an iconic AI company!

The Role

AssemblyAI is growing quickly, and we’re searching for a driven and dedicated Senior Platform Engineer to work on our multi-functional team. With significant investment and strong leadership to fuel our growth, it’s the perfect time to join the AssemblyAI team.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure AssemblyAI’s Cloud Infrastructure Serves Our Team’s Critical Goals. Your primary focus will ensure our cloud infrastructure serves our critical team goals such as security, reliability, scalability, performance, and profitability.
  • Help Lead AssemblyAI’s Infrastructure Efforts. As part of the team, you will help lead AssemblyAI’s efforts to architect, design, implement and test new infrastructure for our internal developer platform which will help our team ship and support high-quality software quickly and reliably.
  • Enable Internal Teams to Achieve Key Business Initiatives. You will work closely with software engineers, customer support, go-to-market, and product managers to provide support and expertise for key initiatives. You will serve as a subject matter expert to internal teams to ensure that the deployment, management, and introspection tooling for our infrastructure is automated, secure, and appropriately abstracted so it’s easy for our developers to use and maintain.

The Team

You’ll be joining the Platform Engineering team whose mission is to provide an internal developer platform that abstracts cloud complexities and provides a common interface regardless of underlying hosting vendor. This platform provides the raw building blocks to construct deployable software in a secure, compliant, and reliable manner.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years experience setting up, maintaining, and monitoring production infrastructure in a DevOps (or similar) role with a focus on optimizing infrastructure for cost efficiency and right-sizing
  • 4+ years experience with AWS and/or GCP (general knowledge, monitoring, security/compliance)
  • 2+ years experience setting up, managing, and scaling multi-region and/or multi-cloud Kubernetes clusters
  • Strong experience architecting, building, and orchestrating networking to enable hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, and on-premise infrastructure
  • Proven experience using Terraform for managing and provisioning infrastructure resources in an automated and programmatic manner
  • Experience working with telemetry tools (Datadog, Prometheus, others)
  • Multi-environment infrastructure management including enabling individual development and promoting through staging, canary and production
  • Proficiency in deploying, managing, optimizing, and securing cloud datastores including best practices for software interaction

Nice to Have

  • Experience building and managing internal developer platforms
  • Programming experience with Go, Python
  • A solid understanding of CI/CD workflows and observability patterns


  • You have an ownership mindset
  • You reach for cloud-native, vendor neutral solutions
  • You write detailed documentation around operational processes
  • You have previously worked at startups and have helped determine the best practices and direction for DevOps processes
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and creative problem solver with a passion for quality processes
  • Ability to triage problems, prioritize accordingly, and propose a resolution
  • Ability to work independently, raise issues and take corrective action
  • A keen eye for detail

US Salary Range: $150,000 – $220,000 USD per year 

Remote Locations: North America, LATAM, Europe

Working at AssemblyAI

We are a small but mighty group of problem solvers, innovators, and experienced AI researchers with over 20 years of expertise in Machine Learning, Speech Recognition, and NLP. As a fully remote team, we’re looking for people to join our team who are ambitious, curious, and self-motivated. We put a lot of trust and autonomy into everyone on our team and want to find people who will add to our culture, not just fit in.

We’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunity to succeed. So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

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