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Senior Software Engineer

Engineering | Bellevue, WA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Onsite | Full Time

Syllable is a Series A funded startup company in Sunnyvale, California.  We develop intelligent assistance through text and voice using natural language for high-value interactions. The initial product focus is in the healthcare sector. We’re in production and working with large hospital systems. Syllable uses artificial intelligence to improve the patient experience and help healthcare systems deliver better care. Our artificial intelligence has been trained to understand the interactions between patients and the healthcare system, as well as the interactions between staff within the healthcare system.

Our mission is to provide intelligent assistance with machine learning technology for interactions between an organization and an individual that involves multiple human participants.

Syllable currently develops technology in the following areas:

  • Decision tree understanding

  • Information extraction and semantic parsing

  • Language understanding and dialog building

  • Machine learning and theory formation

  • Question answering

  • Visual knowledge extraction and automated visual understanding

  • Task understanding and automated workflows

Position Summary

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you'll be responsible for architecting, building, and maintaining the web applications and backend services that will power our customer experience. This includes:

  • Designing and building backend web services and APIs to power web applications

  • Designing and building modern and responsive web applications using state of the art web application frameworks

  • Building out our technical infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing user base 

  • Taking ownership over projects end to end, bringing them from vision to reality

  • Working with product owners from creation of vision to QA of final product

  • Establish best practices for our codebase, building reusable, testable, scalable and well documented code.

Additionally, as a lead engineer you will have the opportunity to:

  • participate in our research projects

  • working to develop the long-term technical vision

  • taking a leading role in implementing a customer pilot through supporting the software development process

  • helping to develop collaborative and strategic relationships with relevant academic and industry organizations


Applicants should have experience designing, building, and maintaining web services and web applications from scratch, and should have participated in several iterations of a product launch.  This is a technical leadership role that will give the opportunity to establish a core part of our company's technology.


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, related technical field or equivalent practical experience

  • 3+ years of prior full stack experience in modern web services / web application  development

  • Development experience in Python, JavaScript, Java, or C++ 

  • Experience with markup languages such as HTML

  • Experience with structured data development using data representations in XML or JSON

  • Web application development experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant experience developing customer-facing software

  • Experience engineering software systems of medium-to-large scope and complexity

  • Knowledge of web libraries and frameworks such as React, AngularJS, Polymer or Closure.

  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server applications

  • Experience developing applications for Amazon AWS or Google Cloud Platform

Work Environment

Our work environment focuses on the following core values

  • We value diversity of thought and believe diverse backgrounds and different approaches to problem-solving can contribute to our mission

  • We are a learning organization and we strive, with empathy, to customers we serve as we build better human-computer interfaces

  • We are collaborative and transparent and respect our customers. We believe transparency is critical to serving our industries

  • We work diligently to create a workplace that supports work/life balance. As a team we want our work ethic to include serving the needs of our families at home

Thank you for your consideration.