Lead Backend Engineer - Content Engine

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Project Archer is an Augmented Reality studio based in the Seattle area. We are a team of engineers, designers, innovators and creators dedicated to paving the way for augmented reality applications in the retail space. Our focus is on functional use cases that merge diverse data streams and personalized information with specific physical locations to create productive and entertaining immersive real-world shopping experiences.

About the Role:

Success in interactive commerce requires a content engine to enable contextual intelligence: understand customer intent, understand store offerings and provide the best match of both. The successful candidate will lead and build the Contextual Intelligence engineering team leveraging advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine learning (ML) holistically to support our ultimate goal: a new standard of consumer shopping with the fastest most delightful end-to-end consumer experience through Augmented Reality (AR). Our journey has just begun and we are building a hard-working passionate founding team to join us changing the retail landscape and driving technical innovation.

You’ll love this job if you:

  •     Think of the user first and delight them in new and exciting ways
  •     Have solid technical chops and use them to drive measurable impact to the customer and business
  •     Can work autonomously and know how to work in a high-performing autonomous team
  •     Think out of the box and make things happen
  •     Thrive in loosely structured environments and help create right-fit structure as we grow
  •     Consistently deliver and let nothing get in your way
  •     Are flexible to the changing demands of a fast-paced startup environment
  •     Work cross-functionally with other departments and other engineering teams to craft transparency and consensus in what you build

What you’ll do:​​

  •     Hands-on leadership of technologies and software development teams
  •     Design and build Project Archer’s Content Engine / Contextual Intelligence 
  •     Productionize machine Learning models of cloud services and open source projects, including but not limited to the areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Translation (MT), Speech Recognition, Image Recognition, Computer Vision (CV) and Information Retrieval (IR)
  •     Build Project Archer’s operational tooling platforms and internal tooling of simulation, experimentation and data management  
  •     Boldly innovate without losing sight of our mission
  •     Collaborate directly with Product Managers, UX Designers, and other Engineering teams
  •     Help build a great engineering culture that consistently delivers value to our users and business

What you should have:

  •     7+ years of industry experience in addition to academics
  •     BS / MS in Computer Science or related experience
  •     Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java and Python
  •     Strong computer systems experience
  •     Experience with web service frameworks and UI components frameworks
  •     Experience with cloud computing
  •     Experience with linear algebra, calculus, and statistics

What We Offer:

  • A fast paced startup environment with unlimited potential for growth
  • Unlimited PTO - We believe in work-life balance and want you to take the time you need. 
  • Generous Medical, Dental and Vision packages to choose from
  • 401K and Stock Options 
  • Career Development programs
  • Monthly social events and team outings 
  • And so much more..

Project Archer is committed to working with the talented people from the broadest talent pool possible. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Unity Game EngineFrameworks
    • Mix Reality Tool Kit Frameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • AzureDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • FigmaManagement

Location

8561 154th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

An Insider's view of Project Archer

What's something quirky about your company?

Although Project Archer is not a game, our team is filled with successful people from the gaming industry. We are excited about the cutting edge technology we get to use every day to make a big impact in a new industry for most of us.

Dave

3D Art Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

I get to work on so many exciting and fun projects. Something I am most excited about is stylized character creation and animation. Working in a space where 3D art and technology intersect is helping my career flourish. There is so much to learn!

Jennifer

3D Artist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We're looking for individuals to contribute meaningfully to all aspects of the business to help us build value. You can't be afraid of wearing multiple hats!

Toby

Director of Engineering

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The leadership team cares deeply for the teams work-life balance. They understand how important time for family, hobbies and things we are passionate about outside of work are. They not only encourage it, but support you and cheer you on.

Krista

Director of People

What are Project Archer Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
We love our Archer Dogs!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
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