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Senior Backend Engineer, AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

Join us at Picsart AI Research and be part of an environment that fosters innovation, creativity, and a pioneering spirit. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will contribute to building and scaling our cutting-edge AI Infrastructure, by being at the forefront of developing services that cater to our massive user base, which currently exceeds 150 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs). Your expertise in software engineering will play a key role in shaping the future of AI-generated digital creativity for millions of users worldwide.

You will closely work with technologies like Python, FastAPI/Flask, MongoDB/Redis, RabbitMQ, Google Cloud Platform, Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, Gitlab.

By joining us, you will benefit from

- An honest, open culture that emphasizes feedback and promotes professional and personal development

- Remote-friendly setup— our global team is distributed worldwide, from Armenia to US, UK, Germany, Spain, and Romania

- Well-being benefits (including a monthly well-being fund)

- Growing opportunities — based on your preference, you can grow in the company as a people manager or individual contributor

- An environment that fosters innovation and creativity, a culture with the ability to pilot new trends.

You will

- Develop scalable microservices that serve our AI tools to more than 150 million MAUs, ensuring high availability and optimal performance

- Collaborate closely with the Infrastructure team to build robust CI/CD pipelines that facilitate efficient and seamless software delivery

- Work in tandem with product managers and researchers to translate their requirements into new features and enhancements, delivering exceptional user experiences

- Take an active role in mentoring and reviewing the work of other engineers, fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.

About you

- A BS/MA degree in Computer Science or a related quantitative field

- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in software development, with a strong preference for expertise in Python

- Demonstrable experience in building scalable microservices, ensuring performance and reliability in high-traffic environments

- Proficiency in computer science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures, distributed systems, OOP, and OOD

- Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous delivery tools, enabling efficient and automated software deployment

- Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, coupled with experience in logging and monitoring solutions

- Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English, enabling effective collaboration with global teams

- The ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner, simplifying concepts for non-technical stakeholders.


What we seek and value most in our candidates
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.
Picsart is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.
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Picsart is the world’s largest digital creation platform and a top 20 most downloaded app. Every month, the Picsart community creates, remixes, and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. Picsart has amassed one of the largest open-source content collections in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers, backgrounds, templates, and more. Picsart is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android, Windows devices and on the Web. Headquartered in Miami, with offices around the world, Picsart is backed by SoftBank, Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Partners, and others. Download the app or visit picsart.com for more information.