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Backend Engineer - Federal

Washington, DC
Full-time
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Open to candidates located in the San Francisco Bay Area

Scale is building out one of the largest hybrid human-machine systems. Scale’s self-regulating system automatically trains workers and ensures continuous quality and optimal allocation. We have thousands of human labelers that complete millions of tasks a month, and that comes with a host of interesting technical challenges. From product to systems to infrastructure engineering, we’re tackling it all to accelerate the development of AI.

Responsibilities

  • Creating, building, educating, training and designing cloud computing architectures for our Federal customers.
  • Work directly with our federal clients to create backend and infrastructure solutions to meet their challenging data and security needs.
  • Create abstractions of our core infrastructure which can scale to millions of humans and ML models working together.
  • Propose, design, build, and deploy security improvements across scale’s federal environments.
  • Work with our advisors and third party vendors and auditors on security compliance, pen tests and mitigations.
  • Build systems capable of handling millions of frames of data every day, making it available to both our workforce and our internal teams with high availability.

This role could be a fit if you have

  • 2+ years of industry experience as a software engineer post-graduation
  • 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: AWS, Typescript, Node, Mongo, MLflow, Spark, Presto, 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.
  • Live in the DC, St Louis, or SF metro areas and/or be willing to travel.
  • Have a security clearance or the ability to hold a security clearance. 

Nice to haves

  • Prior startup experience to help us grow responsibly
  • Experience with core AWS technologies such as VPC, EC2, ALB, ASG, Spot Instances
  • Experience in operating or managing Infrastructure such as Spark, Presto, Hive
  • Experience working with Docker, Kubernetes, and Infrastructure as code (eg terraform); especially for running GPU/ML workloads
  • Experience with compliance programs such as SOC2, ISO27001, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI or operating within a compliance driven environment.
  • Mentored and grown members of your team or been a tech lead on large projects
About Us:
At Scale, our mission is to accelerate the development of Machine Learning and AI applications across multiple markets. Our first product is a suite of APIs that allow AI teams to generate high-quality ground truth data. Our customers include OpenAI, Zoox, Lyft, Pinterest, Airbnb, nuTonomy, and many more.

Scale AI is an equal opportunity employer. We aim for every person at Scale to feel like they matter, belong, and can be their authentic selves so they can do their best work. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Scale AI is 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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