Lead Platform Services - Python

Position Purpose

Engineered to think.

Anki is dedicated to creating products that bring sophisticated robotics and artificial intelligence to the masses. Our founders met in the PhD program at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. With robotics so heavily focused on government and industrial applications, they wanted to use their backgrounds to create new kinds of consumer experiences. At Anki, we are using robotics and artificial intelligence to reinvent categories of products through an unprecedented level of intelligence and interaction in the physical world.

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced Anki and our first product, Anki Drive, in his keynote address at the WWDC Conference this past June (watch). We are backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Two Sigma. We are growing rapidly and are excited to continue hiring top talent to join us in the creation of the most innovative consumer robotics products in the world today.

To learn more about Anki, visit our website, find us on Facebook and YouTube.

Anki's products combine a powerful blend of diverse technologies, beautiful design, and meticulous attention to every aspect of the customer experience. We’re looking to grow our team to help us develop the next generation of consumer robotics and entertainment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Define and create scalable python services that make up the backend for Anki’s products and analytics platform. Services will be running on AWS.
Define and create APIs used by Anki products and the Anki team.
Define and create services that power a novel worldwide analytics platform.
Work with mobile and game development teams, hardware teams, marketing, and our executive team to lead the creation of new products and services.
Have a passion for working on hard problems that span mobile devices, hardware, and data at large scale.
Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience writing software in python.
Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and tools.
Experience creating highly available and scalable services.
Experience developing REST based APIs.
Experience with cloud environments. AWS a plus.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, experience working across teams.
Experience with creating backend services that interact with mobile devices and data analytics a plus.
Experience creating services that interact with game platforms a plus.

Competitive salaries, stock options and great benefits (health, subsidized public transportation costs, generous vacation, relocation).
Great San Francisco office with lots of light and great views, convenient to every mode of mass transit - on wheels, on rails, and on water.
Early stage start-up where you’ll help shape the culture and have a huge impact.
Free catered lunches, snacks and drinks.
You get to work on innovative products and challenging problems with some amazingly talented (and fun) people!

Job Summary

  • San Francisco, CA, US
Date Posted:
23 Jul 2014
Engineering Software