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!

About the Role:

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help design and implement solutions that leverage a small team, across Research Engineering and Product Engineering at AssemblyAI.  This person should have a demonstrated track record of developing longer term, adaptable solutions that span multiple teams, and require multiple engineers to implement (i.e. something larger than a single engineer can take on). The candidate must have a strong background in software engineering, and also have familiarity or experience with machine learning code and infrastructure.

What You’ll Do:

  • Interface with other senior roles on other teams
    • (e.g. Research, Research Engineering, Product Engineering, Product)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders on the designed solutions
  • Mentor junior engineers by setting a strong example
  • Design and implement new API features and endpoints
  • Design and implement highly scalable AI experimentation frameworks
  • Design and implement automated test suites and CI/CD pipelines
  • Instrument systems with metrics, tracing, and logging
  • Refactor applications to eliminate tech debt

What You’ll Need:

  • 5+ years of professional experience building backend applications using Go or Python
  • 5+ years of working with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • 5+ years working with common AWS or GCP services
  • 2+ years developing REST APIs in frameworks like Django, Flask, Tornado, Fiber or FastAPI

Pay Transparency:

AssemblyAI strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size, stage and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

Salary range: $170k-$230k


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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