Software Engineer - Backend - NYC or Remote

| Greater NYC Area
At HyperScience, we use modern machine learning to turn documents into machine-readable data. Our customers receive a wide variety of documents, like life insurance applications, paystubs, utility bills, insurance claims, that must be processed quickly and accurately to better serve the people at these organizations, and their customers. Amazingly, this is all done manually today. We’re on a mission to change that! Our product is already delivering value to large, blue-chip organizations in financial services and insurance, and we see a massive opportunity to expand to more industries and automate more business processes. We are looking for people who are excited to help us build upon this foundation and vision.
While at first this may not seem like a priority for a machine learning company, we see a huge opportunity in great user experience. Machine learning itself is not a product. While it’s a fundamental piece of our technology, it still must live in an ecosystem and be used by people. Human-in-the-loop is a powerful feature that allows us to do things like process anything, provide feedback loops for generating accuracy reporting, and on-demand model re-training. Our product works with people, and for people.
We're looking to grow our Engineering Team with the addition of a Backend Engineer.

As a Backend Engineer You Will Be:

  • Wrapping ML modules in reusable application components, which can be integrated in different configurations depending on the specific customer’s needs.
  • Leveraging your systems knowledge to deliver fast and scalable software, starting from the design of the system through development and extension.
  • Designing easy-to-use programmer interfaces and tools that will be leveraged by other developers, including APIs for our clients' developers.
  • Creatively solving problems even when the initial answer is unclear.
  • Helping improve our code quality by writing unit tests and performing thorough code reviews.
  • Assessing where the optimization efforts should go in order to utilize better the ML components and know-how of the company.

Desired Experience:

  • Degree in Computer Science or related engineering field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in building web-scale and/or enterprise-grade systems in different environments.
  • Strong ability to reason about data structures, complexity, and possible engineering approaches to a problem.
  • Experience with Python / Django is preferred, but experience with any mainstream language and framework is required.
  • Experience with distributed systems is a huge plus.
  • Experience with database systems, including SQL and/or NoSQL solutions is required.
  • Strong background in data science and mathematics is a plus.
  • Experience with version control systems, preferably Git.

What You Will Achieve:

  • Within your first 30 days:
  • You will get acquainted and eventually be fully comfortable navigating the full codebase, the technology stack, the development processes and org structure within the company.
  • You will learn the product and will make your first significant, user-impacting contributions to one of our products.
  • You will get to know our ML domain, codebase, and practical applications.
  • Within your first quarter and beyond:
  • You will be an integral part of the team and a driven, focused self-starter who can navigate a certain amount of ambiguity, and who is not afraid to take a sizable chunk of functionality, analyze it, break it down, implement it and then assume ownership and responsibility over it.
  • You will be taking an active role in discussions about possible solutions, different approaches, API designs and more.

Benefits & Perks

  • Top notch healthcare for you and your family
  • 30 days of paid leave annually to help nurture work-life symbiosis
  • A 100% 401(k) match for up to 6% of your annual salary
  • Stock Options
  • Paid gym membership
  • Pre-tax transportation and commuter benefits
  • 6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
  • Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip
  • A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximum of $6,000 per month total
  • Daily catered lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Budget to attend conferences, train, and further your education
  • Relocation assistance

HyperScience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HyperScience complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Location

1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007

An Insider's view of HyperScience

What are some social events your company does?

Outside of company-sponsored lunch daily, we do birthday & anniversary celebrations, dessert breaks, and company outings. It’s pretty common to get together for drinks after work or go to karaoke as a team. When our team from Sofia visits, we like to do something social outside the office, whether it’s lunchtime basketball game or rooftop drinks.

John Lee

Talent Acquisition Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re working on building a Machine Learning model that allows our customers to process more types of documents, which will help significantly with their workflow. I’m excited to visit customer on-sites to see how different customers use our product. We’re here to make people’s lives easier so understanding specific use cases is always valuable.

Sarah

Product Designer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Working at a fast-growing startup means that you’ll need to make decisions quickly and decisively, often with limited information. I’m learning that I’ll be wrong at times and this is okay — as long as I recognize why it didn’t work out and quickly pivot. This comes with continuously asking for feedback to make more informed decisions as a team.

Lindsay Bu

Product Operations Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We operate a growth mentality across all aspects of our business. Every team member is expected to go radically beyond normal expectations. This requires bold ideas coming from everyone. Once we choose a path to follow, we will all get behind it, irrespective of whose idea it was.

Charlie Newark-French

Chief Operating Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful member of our team is someone who shows up and gives 110% every day, is not afraid to ask for help and uses constructive criticism to better themselves. We represent the entire organization with new clients, and we’re excited to be the first touchpoint that works to understand their pain points and articulate our mission and value.

Lawrence Leeds

Sales Development Representative

What are HyperScience Perks + Benefits

HyperScience Benefits Overview

-Top notch healthcare for you and your family
-30 days of paid leave annually to help nurture work-life symbiosis
-A 100% 401(k) match for up to 6% of your annual salary
-Stock Options
-Paid gym membership
-Pre-tax transportation and commuter benefits
-6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
-Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip
-A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximum of $6,000 per month total
-Daily catered lunch, snacks, and drinks
-Budget to attend conferences, train, and further your education
-Relocation assistance

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
-Free travel for any person accompanying a breastfeeding mother and her baby on a business trip -A child care and education stipend up to $3,000 per month, per child, under the age of 21 for a maximu
Generous Parental Leave
6 month parental leave (or double salary to pay for your partner's unpaid leave)
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
HyperScience employees receive 30 days per year of paid time off annually (not including holidays and sick days).
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
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