Helping developers connect the world with magical conversational AI.

Senior Backend Engineer

$180K - $220K / 0.15% - 0.65%
San Francisco HQ
Job Type
3+ years
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Kian Hooshmand
Kian Hooshmand

About the role


Vocode is the open source framework for building conversational AI Agents. Businesses use our hosted platform to build, deploy, and monitor production-grade agents at scale.

Some reasons to join us:

  • commercial traction (signed 6 figure contracts + deploying for public companies doing $B in revenue)

  • work on category-defining problems in our open source repo, vocode-python

  • backed by incredible investors (Base10, Google Ventures, Gradient Ventures, Accel – among others)

  • laser focused team of 7, primarily SF based with an office on Van Ness


  • ≥4 years of experience as a significant contributor on an established engineering team and intentionally pursuing early stage opportunities, or a similar level of experience as the CTO, VP Eng., or senior technical IC at an early stage company

  • Deep mastery of backend engineering as an IC, and require little guidance from peers and leaders when writing code. You may have specialized in a particular language or framework along the way

  • You are able to identify and work towards defined standards and styles as an individual, and have broad exposure to a variety of configurations of planning, estimating, and executional cycles

  • Familiar with the occasional uncertainty and open ended nature of delivering work at an early stage startup, and a few muscles developed to help mitigate such uncertainty in your IC work (e.g. seeking to understand commercial outcomes rather than just building to spec).


Here are some real examples of the sort of work you might expect to do in this role:

  • Work on our observability/telemetry system that tracks latency of our entire Agent pipeline

  • Deploy and scale our models to serve thousands of simultaneous calls

  • Contribute to maintaining and pushing forward Vocode’s open source frameworks

About the interview

  • Phone Screen (30m)
  • Technical Screen (45m live OR 4 hr takehome, up to candidate preference!)
  • Onsite

About Vocode

Vocode is building the future of voice interfaces on top of language models.

Team Size:9
Location:San Francisco
Kian Hooshmand
Kian Hooshmand
Ajay Raj
Ajay Raj