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Backend Product Engineer - Nucleus

San Francisco, California
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Scale’s emerging products are some of the fastest growing in the company's history. We are looking for great entrepreneurial engineers to help us grow our Nucleus product. Nucleus provides advanced tooling for understanding, visualizing, curating, and collaborating on data – allowing teams to build better ML models via a powerful interface and APIs.

We want people who are results oriented who will find great innovative solutions to deliver the best product that helps our users accomplish their goals. You will work with a dedicated group of engineers to launch and build the services and infrastructure for Nucleus. You will be responsible for scaling our backend infrastructure to support performant handling of datasets with billions of items.

You will

  • Build highly scalable backend infrastructure to handle complex queries across billions of dataset items
  • Own large new areas within our product.
  • Work across the entire product lifecycle from conceptualization through production.
  • Be able, and willing, to multi-task and learn new technologies quickly.
  • Use your strong technical background to discuss and guide on complex problems.
  • Anticipate strategic and scaling-related challenges via thoughtful planning with your peers.
  • Work hands on with the engineers/program managers to design new solutions and take on technical problems yourself.
  • Create, build, educate, train and design cloud computing architectures for our customers.
  • Foster a collaborative, ambitious, and outcome-driven culture that embodies our values.

Nice to haves

  • Systems engineering experience with real-time and distributed system architecture.
  • Experience building systems that process large volumes of data.
  • Experience or interest in using the following: Postgres, Elasticsearch, Typescript, Node, Python (note that we are mostly language-agnostic and are open to using whatever is the best tech for the problem at hand).
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field.
  • Prior startup experience.
  • Experience at other API technology companies.
  • Excitement to work with AI technologies.
About Us:
At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how machine learning can build innovative products. Our products provide access to human-powered data for hundreds of use cases and are used by industry leaders such as Open AI, Lyft, GM, Samsung, Airbnb, NVIDIA, and many more. We’ve recently raised $325 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $7B+ and are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications. 

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.  

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@scale.com. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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