Senior Backend Engineer

About Us

At Otter.ai, we are adding new life to conversations of all types. Our Ambient Voice Intelligence™ technology processes verbal conversations to derive usable text and identify speakers. It is integrated with a variety of applications. Our direct-to-end user product will change meetings by generating interactive notes that are saved in one place and ready for sharing. Leading unified communications and online collaboration providers partner with Otter.ai to offer transcription, deep content search, summarization, and conversational analytics.

Our main product is Otter: a smart, note-taking and collaboration app that empowers you to remember, search, and share your voice conversations. Try it now on http://otter.ai, Appstore, and Google Play.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to help lead the development, deployment and management of our web services and related infrastructure to join our engineering team. Members of the engineering team work collaboratively as a group and with colleagues in technology, who are devising new speech recognition solutions, and product management to deploy systems and infrastructure to serve the needs of end-user professionals and enterprise clients across a number of verticals.

Need to Have:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science (or EE) from a top school, or have substantial production server experience (or equivalent)
  • At least 4+ years of experience in developing/architecting large scale systems 
  • Hands-on coding and development in Python and C++
  • Strong proficiency in building business logic with Web Framework such as Django and MySQL
  • Experience with platforms such as Nginx, Kafka, MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, and big data platforms
  • Familiar with DevOps platforms such as Ansible, Salt, Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
  • Strong ability to write and debug code that is reusable, testable and efficient
  • Follow best practices in DevOps to automate code deployment and continuous integration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers in design, product management, technology, and engineering to respond to requirements and diagnose problems

Nice to Have:

  • PhD in Distributed Systems or related fields (including architecture/infrastructure-related) 

Employee Benefits:

  • Stock. Be a [literal] stakeholder in our company’s future.
  • Food. Enjoy catered meals and boundless snacks.
  • Fun. We host team lunches weekly and team events bi-quarterly.
  • People. Work with talented, collaborative, and friendly people who love what they do.
  • Health and Saving. Receive the benefits of comprehensive health, dental, vision and disability insurance.


*Otter.ai is an equal opportunity employer. We proudly celebrate diversity and are dedicated to inclusivity.

**Please note: Otter.ai does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies without a written agreement in place for permanent placements. Any resume or other candidate information submitted outside of established candidate submission guidelines (including through our website or via email to any Otter.ai employee) and without a written agreement otherwise will be deemed to be our sole property, and no fee will be paid should we hire the candidate.



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