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MaC Venture Capital
MaC Venture Capital

Sr. Software Engineer, Full Stack



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Sr. Software Engineer, Full Stack

The future of work is community-driven. At Avala we believe that connecting people to dignified digital work and paying them equitable wages can solve some of our world’s most pressing challenges. Our mission is to empower communities, ensuring the highest quality of service for our customers, and the highest quality of life for our team.

We are looking for an experienced Full Stack Engineer who can contribute to our product, take on impossible challenges and change the game. An opportunity for big impact and lots of ownership. We're looking for someone self-driven who thrives in the very early stages of a company.

We have high standards and hire exceptional people who will push themselves every day. That means that we hire based on the person first, not their experience. So we encourage any candidate that meets 70% of the qualifications to still apply!

❤️ Why Avala?

At Avala, we're solving the world's most important problems with talented individuals who share our passion to change the world. We live by the following values:

  • Be transparent in everything we do

  • Be a Jedi: quality and equality

  • Results above all else

  • Keep your foot on the gas

  • Seek constant improvement

  • Improve lives and livelihoods

Our culture is fast-paced, energetic and innovative. At the end of the day, our collective goal is to ensure that we are working towards a future in which everyone can thrive.

🚀 You'll enjoy this role if you can

  • Connect our machine learning code to databases, and the databases to our front-end. Our machine learning engineers and leadership use this stack to schedule, launch, monitor, track and debug experiments, jobs and models.

  • Work on the platform of tools and infrastructure of whatever the machine learning team needs to be effective. This spans a wide scope: from machine learning code in Python to back-end and front-end work in JavaScript.

  • Coordinate required hardware resources with the team, managing cluster hardware to maintain high availability.

  • Work directly with the machine learning team to understand requirements and priorities.

  • As one of our early hires, you’ll shape our practice, bringing your technical leadership, experience, and knowledge of best practices to establish a strong engineering culture.

🧑‍🎓 Qualifications

  • Strong software engineering foundations and a desire to apply those skills to make other engineers more productive.

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or the equivalent in experience, with evidence of exceptional ability.

  • Strong understanding of JavaScript (ES6+), Python.

  • Experience building modern web applications using React/Redux or similar component-based libraries.

  • UI and graphic design sensibilities.

  • Interest in machine learning, computer vision or neural networks.

  • Must be willing to constantly learn new things.

  • Passionate about joining a small team and building a company.

⚡️ Nice To Have

  • Experience working with large computer clusters.

  • Knowledge of machine learning, computer vision, or neural networks is a plus.

  • You've worked at a startup before.

  • A history of working on side/hobby projects and contributing to open source projects is a plus.

🎉 Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive salary ($80k-165k).

  • Clear path for career growth.

  • San Francisco Bay area.

  • Company laptop.

  • Unlimited time off.

  • Leveling up opportunities.

  • Team bonding events.

  • Stock options.

  • Remote friendly.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • Flexible parental leave.

  • Flex hours.

💙 Our Pledge to Fostering an Inclusive and Safe Workplace

Avala pledges to be a harassment- and discrimination-free space for everyone, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, nationality, neurotype, personal appearance, political affiliation, professional background, race, religion, or sexual identity or orientation.