Hiring Senior Software Engineer - Cloud | Ambient.ai

Senior Software Engineer - Cloud


Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time

Ambient.ai is a computer vision intelligence company transforming security operations for large enterprises by preventing security incidents before they happen. Ambient.ai has a globally deployed footprint with several F500 companies. The Ambient.ai platform applies AI and computer vision intelligence to existing sensor and camera infrastructure to deliver physical security monitoring and detect threats in real-time. Ambient.ai does this while simultaneously decreasing false alarms by over 95%, allowing security teams to focus on legitimate threats and on rapid response. The future of enterprise physical security is data-driven, intelligent, and proactive.  With Ambient.ai, companies can do more with less, while also improving their security posture.

We were founded in 2017 by Shikhar Shrestha and Vikesh Khanna. They 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 investment angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie, and Elad Gil.

Named on the YC Top Companies List 2021 and 2022, and the Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2020, we are turning the impossible into the inevitable. We are always looking for passionate people, who enjoy solving the toughest problems with cutting-edge AI/ML.

Position Overview:

Working closely with Kiran Palan and Vikesh Khanna as a Backend Product Engineer, you will help build the product backend for one of the most promising products for the physical security industry. You will have the opportunity to participate and lead on multiple fronts from design sprints and customer conversations to building the services for a rapidly scaling product. The work spans from building new experiences for our users from the ground up as well as improving on existing ones.

The impact you'll make:

  • Implement REST and GraphQL APIs for clients
  • Design and implement highly available and fault-tolerant micro-services
  • Design highly scalable databases, real-time streaming pipelines, and massive data indexing systems
  • Data infrastructure for collecting and managing large volumes of video data
  • Improve the performance, reliability, and scalability of all backend services

The amazing skills you'll bring to Ambient.ai:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with a strong programming background
  • At least 3 years of experience building highly scalable and available web services
  • Deep expertise in REST APIs, general web backend design principles, relational databases (MySQL / Postgres), streaming pipelines, pub-sub systems, and indexing systems
  • Strong experience with Unix-like systems (bash scripting and tools)
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient algorithms using proper data structures
  • Design and implement complex systems including communication between several services (pub-sub paradigm, micro-services architecture)
  • Manage service reliability, including any DevOps work (AWS, Google Cloud)

Why join us:

  • We are creating an entirely new category within a 180+ billion-dollar physical security industry and looking for team members who are also passionate about our mission to prevent every security incident possible 
  • We have an impressive customer roster of F500 companies including Adobe, VMware, and Linkedin
  • Regular Full-time employees receive stock options for the opportunity to share ownership in the success of our company 
  • Comprehensive health + welfare package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, EAP, Legal Services, 401k plan)
  • We offer flexible time off to rest and recharge including Winter Break (time off between Christmas and New Year’s for most roles depending on customer demand)
  • The latest tech and awesome swag delivered to your door
  • Enjoy a full range of opportunities to connect with your awesome co-workers
  • We love tohike, are foodies, and love music! Check out our most recent Ambient Spotify Playlist

We take a market-based approach to pay here at Ambient.ai, and pay may vary depending on multiple factors. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, level, market conditions, and internal parity. 

Base salary is just one component of our total rewards package. As a fast-growing start-up, our regular employees are also granted stock options, and an opportunity to succeed when Ambient.ai succeeds.  As a young start-up with product market fit, our stock upside is substantial, and a large part of our total rewards strategy. 

The pay scale below represents the starting base salary range we expect to pay for this position, and is subject to change\*: 

SF Bay Area:  $133,000 - $185,000

_\*From time to time, we may decide to make an offer to a candidate that is either leveled below or above this role based on skills, experience, and interview performance.  _

Ambient.ai is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Ambient does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ambient is an E-Verify participant.

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