Ambient.ai

AI-powered environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable.

Software Engineer, Systems

Location
Palo Alto
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

Ambient.ai is a stealth AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to enable intelligent environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable. Our breakthrough technology combines cutting-edge deep learning with a contextual knowledge model to achieve human-like perception ability. Ambient's flagship product has been deployed by multiple Fortune 100 companies to solve a mission-critical problem in a way that has never been possible.

The company was founded in 2017 by experts in artificial intelligence from Stanford University who previously built iconic products at Apple, Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. We are a Series-B company backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), SV Angel, YCombinator, and visionary angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie and Elad Gil.

Why Us?

Recently named on the YC Top Companies List 2021, and the Forbes Cloud 100 Rising Stars 2020, we’re achieving the impossible daily and we’d love to have you aboard this rocket ship. Join us!

Position Overview

As a Systems Software Engineer at Ambient, you will take ownership of Ambient's high performance edge software. You will build low-level systems to process videos at scale in resource constrained environments. You will provide the platform for the Machine Perception team to bring cutting edge advances in deep learning and computer vision to Ambient's core product. Ideal candidate has an obsession for high-quality engineering, ability to learn new things quickly and the desire to solve challenging problems.

Responsibilities

  • Massively scaling the video encoding / decoding infrastructure on the appliance with extreme constraints on resources.
  • Designing and implementing appliance services for recording massive amounts of video data and bandwidth-efficient HD live streaming.
  • Build platform for running advanced deep learning models in real-time with guarantees on speed (frames per second).
  • Implementing the infrastructure for software packaging, deployment and OTA updates without service interruption / downtime.
  • Building tools for monitoring the health and reliability of appliances deployed in the field.
  • Promote good coding and testing practices, and mentor more junior engineers.

Qualifications

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with a strong programming background.
  • 5-9 years of experience shipping enterprise-grade software.
  • Proficiency in Modern C++ OR proficiency in C and an object-oriented language (with desire to learn Modern C++)
  • Proficiency in systems programming, especially multi-threading, concurrency, operating systems fundamentals such as CPU scheduling, memory management etc. 
  • Strong understanding of computer networks and related technologies, such as HTTP, WebSockets, bandwidth optimization etc. 
  • Strong desire to solve challenging problems, learn new things and wear many hats as part of an early stage company.

Our benefits include:

* Market-competitive salary plus equity

* Medical, dental, vision insurance

* 401k

* Generous Paid Time Off

* Catered lunches (3 days/week) (Post-Covid)

* Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks (Post-Covid)

* Employee referral bonus program

* Quarterly team off-sites

* Awesome coworkers and prime University Avenue office location

At Ambient.ai, we respect and admire the builders and the creators. Send us your most incredible project; we'd love to see.

Ambient.ai is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Why you should join Ambient.ai

Ambient.ai is a stealth AI company headquartered in Palo Alto on a mission to enable intelligent environments that are safe, efficient and sustainable. Our breakthrough technology combines cutting edge deep learning with a contextual knowledge model to endow agents with a human-like perception ability. Ambient's flagship product has been deployed by multiple Fortune 100 companies to solve a mission-critical problem in a way that has never been possible.

The company was founded in 2017 by experts in artificial intelligence from Stanford who previously built iconic products at Apple, Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. We are backed by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), SV Angel, YCombinator, and visionary angels like Jyoti Bansal, Mark Leslie and Elad Gil.

There’s work and there’s your life’s work. We are looking for people who believe in the transformational power of AI, have an insatiable desire to solve customer problems with delightful products and are ready to be a part of something much bigger than themselves to do their life’s work (careers@ambient.ai).