Backend Developer

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About us

Scale API (YC S16) is an API for human intelligence. Our mission is to bring human intelligence to software applications. By combining machine learning and a human workforce, we’re actively bridging the gap between what software can do and what humans can do. Our current clients include Alphabet (Google), Uber, Procter & Gamble, Houzz, Gusto, and many more.

We raised our Series A from Accel and were one of the top YC companies in our batch. We have breakout revenue and traction and have been growing rapidly. We’re still a small team, and we’re hiring to build a world-class founding team. We’re from Harvard, MIT, and CMU, and previously worked at Dropbox, Quora, Snapchat, Facebook, and Palantir.

Backend Developer

We are building one of the largest hybrid human-machine systems out there. We currently complete millions of tasks a month, and that comes with a host of interesting technical challenges. Here are just a few of the challenges we face:

  • Building robust machine learning models to automate requests and improve Scaler efficiency
  • Building models to properly estimate quality of tasks and guarantee quality on requests at scale
  • Properly routing tasks from customers to Scalers for low turnaround and high accuracy
  • Building automated candidate qualification, hiring, and firing at scale
  • Creating optimized and efficient tooling for Scalers to complete hundreds of complex tasks

You should have extensive experience in at least one of the following and familiarity with all of them:

  • Systems Engineering: real-time and distributed system architecture
  • Data Science & Machine Learning: both classical methods and deep learning, interacting with photo and audio media types
  • Product Engineering: building web apps full-stack, integrating with relevant APIs and services

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with React
  • Experience with Node.js and MongoDB
  • Experience with TensorFlow

Apply by sending an email to [email protected] with your resume, LinkedIn, and Github.