Senior Software Engineer - Fullstack

Rasa TechnologiesRemote - United Kingdom OR Germany17 days ago

SUMMARY

We're looking for a driven Senior Fullstack Engineer with professional experience building large-scale web applications. This is an opportunity to own interesting technical and product challenges. You will be working with other Rasas to craft products from the ground up and solve complex problems that support our mission.

As a Remote first company, we believe that the internet is where the work happens, an office is just somewhere you can connect to the internet. We believe that everyone can make a difference at Rasa no matter where they are based. If you would like to work in an office then we have R&D offices in Berlin, Germany, and in Edinburgh, UK. But our focus is to continue to build our team remotely across the UK and Germany.


ABOUT THIS ROLE

Software Development at Rasa is not only about writing code. You'll have to come up with good architectural designs, quality code, and break an ambitious long-term vision down into milestones and issues.

We don’t draw a hard line between our engineering and research teams, we all work on the same stack and share work, knowledge, and tools. A lot of the code we create is open source and used by a large community of developers. The driver for our development efforts is this: what would help developers build great conversational software? What can we enable them to build that they couldn't do currently?

We do fundamental machine learning research, and we ship commercial quality software that puts it to use. We mostly work in Python and TypeScript, but dip into other languages when it makes sense to. Because engineering is so close to research, you’ll quickly learn a lot about machine learning, model management, data analysis workflows, and what it takes to ship machine learning applications into production.


We are looking for a Fullstack Engineer who combines technical, communication, and analytical capabilities and who will have the opportunity to design and develop creative, compelling, and cutting-edge systems.

To find out more about the day-to-day of an engineer at Rasa, check out this blog post about one of our Software Engineers, Sam.

Please keep in mind that we are describing the background we imagine would best fit the role. Even if you don’t meet all the requirements, yet you are confident that you are up for the task, we absolutely want to get to know you!


ABOUT YOU

  • You're comfortable being lean and you fix problems without waiting for someone to tell you to
  • You take pride in teaching and learning from teammates, and enjoy constructive peer review in a respectful environment
  • You can effectively communicate what you’re working on with team members and other business functions
  • You thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment, working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • You value autonomy and transparency

Requirements

  • You have experience taking a leading role in building large-scale web applications with React / Vue.
  • You have advanced knowledge in Python or another backend language.
  • You think ahead and anticipate technical roadblocks and risks. You contribute actively to product strategies.
  • You have experience designing software that is maintainable and stands the test of time.


THINGS YOU WILL DO

We’re a startup, so you’ll have to be comfortable rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever is required to support our mission. However, you can definitely expect to:


  • Drive the future of Rasa Open Source and create a great developer experience for our large contributor base and community
  • Architect, code & test services to support machine learning training, prediction and annotation
  • Improve the user experience of our documentation (a crucial part of the product!)
  • Mentor junior developers and help them develop great software engineering skills
  • Request code reviews from your peers to get feedback on your work and code review your teammates' work
  • Lead discussions in your squads on various topics including engineering best practices, process improvement, project planning
  • Work with driven people across all areas of the company—from marketing and business development to machine learning research and UX design—to create the tools to let all makers build AI assistants that everyone can use
  • Navigate our tech stack: TypeScript, React, Python3, Redis, RabbitMQ, Postgres, GitHub Actions, Kubernetes, GCP among other technologies and frameworks


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

  • Flexible hours and a dedicated remote budget
  • 1000 Euros personal development fund & 6 paid education days to help you grow within your role
  • 26 days paid holiday per year
  • A new Macbook, and other tech to help you to do your job
  • We have regular remote team events, as well as regular remote social events
  • 2 team offsites every year, our last one was 3 days in beautiful Brandenburg.


ABOUT US

Rasa supplies the standard infrastructure for conversational AI, providing the tools required to build better, more resilient contextual assistants. With more than 10 million downloads since launch, Rasa Open Source is loved by developers worldwide, with a friendly, fast-growing community learning from each other and working together to make better text- and voice-based AI assistants.

Rasa offers three key products in its suite of conversational AI offering. Rasa Open Source is the most popular open source software in conversational AI. Rasa X, released in 2019, is a free toolset that helps developers quickly improve and share an AI assistant built with Rasa Open Source. Rasa Enterprise is the company's commercial offering, providing an enterprise-grade platform for developing contextual assistants at scale. Rasa runs in production everywhere from startups to Fortune 500s, and provides the data privacy and security needed to enterprises of every size.

Rasa is privately held, with funding from Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Basis Set Ventures, and others. The company was founded in 2016 and has offices in Berlin, Germany and Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


Rasa is an equal opportunity employer. We are still a small team and are committed to growing in an inclusive manner. We want to augment our team with talented, compassionate people irrespective of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

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