Copilot for Robotic Process Automation

Founding Engineer (Backend)

$125K - $175K
Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Jessica Wu
Jessica Wu

About the role


We’re looking for seasoned engineers who have experience shipping early stage products driven by customer demands. You will be instrumental in building the backend user experience of Sola RPA, and working alongside the team to ensure that our infrastructure uses the best principles, and development follows best-practices.

What we’re doing

Sola represents the next evolution in automation.

We’re building agents that can understand human workflows and automate them away – a tool to help operators build bots that emulate humans.

With Sola RPA, users can swiftly transition from a recorded task to a robotic process, streamlining tasks like data entry, web scraping, and document processing.

Envision a future where code interfaces with the web just as humans do, eliminating the challenges of missing API integrations and cumbersome automation upkeep! We aim to redefine human-computer interaction in the setting of AI advancements.

Sola was founded earlier this year by Jessica and Neil, who were previously at MIT and have experienced firsthand the RPA pain point within their previous experiences in finance and healthcare (prev. at IBM-Watson, MGH, BWH, Citadel Securities, Goldentree AM), and have extensive research experience in relevant areas (published in NeurIps/IEEE for research on multimodal models, computer vision, and robotics).

Sola is backed by Y Combinator (S23 batch) and recently raised +$3MM of funding, with participation from investors including Sarah Guo at Conviction, as well as founders and executives from Dropbox, Zoom, Scale, ZenBusiness, and Hightouch.

What you’ll be doing

  • Drive ambitious core features that will help analysts, paralegals, and admins solve their business problems immediately.

    Some examples of things you’ll be working on:

    • Building the backend that powers our Figma-esque interface for editing and interfacing with workflows.
    • Developing backend services to integrate advanced AI systems for document processing, workflow generation, and adaptive workflow execution.
    • Handling scalability and performance challenges associated with running customers’ automation workloads across a wide variety of websites with high reliability.
  • Shape the future of our product and culture in a small, agile team alongside the founders.

    You'll be at the forefront of AI, collaborating directly with our founders, who bring a wealth of experience in industry (across finance/healthcare) and AI research, as well as passion for innovation. It’s a chance to work on SOTA agents with MIT ML researchers and truly pioneer human-computer interaction!

    Joining us means more than just writing code; it's about playing an instrumental role in product evolution, molding our team culture, and enhancing our development practices. This is a unique opportunity to influence product direction while also imprinting on the processes of our engineering team!

  • Learn and grow at an accelerated pace as our company rapidly scales.

    As an engineer on our founding team, you will have an incredible degree of autonomy. We expect that you not only take ownership of your work but that you have an appetite for doing so! As our product and team continue to grow, we hope to find someone to grow along with us.


  • You love shipping products, and can make tough decisions when doing so.

    You understand how to build systems that enable fast product iteration. You’re comfortable weighing trade-offs between functionality, quality, and technical debt.

  • You live and breathe code.

    You have a passion for well-designed technical architecture, and have experience doing so while utilizing Python, Typescript, AWS architecture, and containerization technologies.

  • You advocate for technical excellence.

    You strive to be a world-class engineer. You understand the discipline and craft of software development, you invest in learning and tooling, and you insist on technical excellence from yourself and your teammates.


  • In-person (NYC) or hybrid/remote with covered relocation
  • Very competitive salary + equity
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • 401k, paid lunch in office, & top-tier 100% company-covered health insurance benefits (equivalent to Big Tech companies coverage for Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Paid travel costs to events and off-sites

About Sola

Sola is copilot for workflow automation.

We help automation-minded teams build robust robotic agents to handle tedious tasks via LLMs and computer vision, smoothly integrated into their standard workflow.

Our tooling makes it easy for companies to automate data entry/scraping in manual filing and processing flows. Go from a screen recording to a bot in any desktop or browser workflow; develop logic and watch logic self-develop in the face of new events!

Team Size:5
Location:Jersey City, NJ
Neil Deshmukh
Neil Deshmukh
Jessica Wu
Jessica Wu