Senior Backend Engineer - Content Engine

| Seattle
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About us:

Project Archer is a Seattle-area based studio dedicated to dramatically advancing the state of augmented reality applications. 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 experiences. Led by serial entrepreneurs Dawne and Jordan Weisman, Project Archer is assembling a world-class technical and creative team that has the funding, vision, and talent to illustrate the potential of augmented reality.

What you’ll do:

Archer Cloud Platform is responsible for enabling the ability to provide smart and personalized interactive experiences to millions of customers. The Platform provides data and services necessary for UI teams to create supreme AR environments, and supports the research team to continuously improve the intelligence of our system. The Platform ingests data from 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party sources, processes it, and builds the services on top of the data.

We are looking for a highly talented senior engineer to lead a team to build this real-time platform of high availability and flexibility.

  • 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’ll bring to the team:

  • Bachelor's or Masters degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 7+ years of industrial experience in software engineering using at least one modern languages preferably Java or Python, with 3+ years in leading design, development, and deployment of high availability multi-tier platforms and services.
  • Strong knowledge of RESTful/JSON/XML.
  • Hands on proficiency with Azure services.
  • Experience with web service frameworks and UI components frameworks
  • Experience with cloud computing
  • Experience with linear algebra, calculus, and statistics

Bonus points:

  • Industrial experience of platform security including Authentication/Authorization, API Gateway, or SSL termination.
  • Industrial experiences of CI/CD and applying within software development.
  • Industrial experience of SQL/NoSQL databases.
  • Industrial experience of operating 24x7x365 tier-1 services.
  • Strong knowledge of network infrastructure.
  • Industrial experience of Python.
  • Knowledge of Unity.
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Technology we use

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    • C#Languages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Unity Game EngineFrameworks
    • Mix Reality Tool Kit Frameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • AzureDatabases
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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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.


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!


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!


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.


Director of People

What are Project Archer Perks + Benefits

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
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) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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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