WorkHelix, Inc. Software Engineer (Fullstack) Remote · Full time Company website

Hiring a fullstack software engineer who loves building from scratch with a small team!

Description

Role: Software Engineer (Fullstack)


Purpose: To develop and maintain the technology backbone for our innovative products. As one of our pioneer engineers, you'll be working closely with our cross-functional team to implement robust software modules for our enterprise customers.


As a fullstack engineer, our ideal candidate will bring a healthy curiosity to this role, and be comfortable jumping into unfamiliar codebases. You should have a breadth of knowledge and experience, covering server-side backend implementations, frontend code generation, and working with product teams. You should have a good understanding of how to build full-stack applications from backend to frontend. Interest in Machine Learning is a plus. Above all, formulating more efficient processes in order to scale to customer needs and demands should be your foremost interest. 


You will be a powerful ally supporting our software engineering efforts, ensuring robust  communication between frontend and backend systems. Our small yet dynamic team depends on you to build solid foundations that enable smooth execution of code, pulling and modifying data, as per our requirements.


To excel in this role, you should possess a strong background in backend engineering and practical experience working with startups. You should be dynamic, and capable of managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.


Who We Are:


Most companies fly blind when it comes to managing human capital, their most critical asset. At Workhelix, our team brings 30+ years of top-tier university research at the forefront of quantitative methods for workforce decision-making. Our product, the Workhelix platform, democratizes these science-driven approaches, helping businesses maintain a workforce that adapts to constantly changing demands. Our inaugural product provides an outside-in scientific  assessment on how a company’s workforce could benefit from Generative AI, and what they need to do to take advantage. Renowned AI and Economics thinkers including Andrew Ng, and cofounders Andy McAfee, and Erik Brynjolfsson, stand proudly behind our mission.


Workhelix maintains a culture established on four key principles; reliance on scientific evidence and debates rather than personal judgment and experience; embracing autonomy with alignment to prevent bureaucracy; encouraging speed, iteration, and rapid feedback over exhaustive planning; and fostering openness with openness to criticism to cultivate an environment that is egalitarian and ensures psychological safety.


More About Workhelix:


Evolving amidst early-stage entrepreneurialism and academic commitment, we at Workhelix provide tools to address the upheaving demands of workforce management. With decades of insights into understanding how technological advances and other factors revolutionize jobs, skills, and business models, we are bringing our knowledge to life through high-performance software, APIs, and value-infused offerings. 


This is a full-time remote opportunity open to job seekers in the US and North American time zones (Greater Los Angeles area a bonus).


What You Will Be Doing:


  • Developing scalable services and APIs.
  • Collaborating with our product-engineering team to maintain current frontend infrastructure and be centrally responsible for scaling our frontend-backend infrastructure.
  • Taking ownership of code quality by implementing unit tests and participating in code reviews.
  • Working closely with other engineers to improve system consistency, availability and performance.
  • Architecting systems that meet current and near-term product goals, with strong attention to scalability and simplicity where possible.
  • Defining engineering best practices and workflows along with the rest of the team.
  • Keeping on top of the latest backend technologies to ensure we are always using the best techniques and tools.
  • Interfacing with Product, Design, and customers to understand requirements and provide technical solutions.
  • Implementing security measures and data protection settings following best practices.


What You Must Bring:


  • Experience as a Software Engineer (Fullstack).
  • Self-starter attitude comfortable working in an early-stage environment, and adapting to changing customer needs.
  • Proficiency in Python (experience in other backend languages a plus!)
  • Experience in frontend languages such as React or Javascript.
  • Comfort with CI/CD pipelines built with GitHub Actions.
  • Experience with SQL, and database systems such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Familiarity with AWS, RDS, ECR, ECS, EC2s, and more
  • Excellent communication skills to engage in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business team.


Nice to Haves:


  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus; or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with distributed processing of big data using Spark.
  • Experience with system architecture, design patterns, and scalable performance optimization.
  • Technical foresight in predicting and addressing potential issues in the tech stack, while also balancing what gets the job done today.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration/continuous deployment tools and processes.
  • Understanding of data security regulations and best practices.
  • Project management and organizational skills.


What You’ll Get:


  • Competitive compensation package and benefits.
  • Chance to learn and collaborate with some of the most famous researchers in the AI and digital economy space: Andrew Ng, Erik Brynjolfsson, Andy McAfee, and Daniel Rock.
  • The unique opportunity to help build a company, culture, and products from the ground up with a team that values healthy working practices.
  • Flexibility to work fully remote, with offsites on a quarterly basis for team gatherings.
  • A high-trust, high-autonomy work environment.


At Workhelix, we stand committed to ensuring an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available without any discrimination. We believe diversity is critical to our success. Selection for employment will solely be based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply!