Posted on 
Apr 9, 2024

Back End Software Engineer

United States
Mid-Senior ICs
Series B
Software, Security & Developer Tools

We’re a foundational AI company whose mission is to make every voice heard and understood. Our end-to-end deep neural network is redefining what companies can do with voice by offering a platform with AI architectural advantage, not legacy tech retrofitted with AI. We believe corporations who harness the power of their audio data will improve the way we all live and work. Together, we’ll unlock unique languages, accents, and dialects all over the world for better communication and better experiences.

Job Description

Company Overview

Deepgram is a foundational AI company building state of the art, production-ready AI models that streamline human-computer interaction and amplify productivity. By enabling seamless communication between humans and machines, we believe we can harness the untapped potential of AI and help pave the way for a more productive future. We passionately believe in the potential of audio data to transform lives, businesses, and interactions across the globe - which is why Deepgram is trusted by well-respected companies like NASA, Twilio, Auth0, and Spotify to push the boundaries of what is possible in voice technology! 


We are seeking a Backend Developer to join our remote, full stack team focused on product-led growth and billing. In this role, you'll develop and optimize backend systems to support Deepgram’s speech to text, text to speech, and audio intelligence features. Our team owns APIs for billing, monitoring usage, managing projects, and setting up contracts. Check out the developer documentation for examples.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, develop, deploy, and monitor backend services using Rust, Nomad, and PostgreSQL
  • Collaborate with and advise product managers, business stakeholders, and other software engineers to create highly performant and scalable solutions
  • Investigate and resolve internal customer issues related to contracts, usage, and billing

  • Develop deep expertise in a few areas, but regularly dive into new parts of the codebase

You’ll Love This Role If You

  • Love learning new languages (We’ll teach you Rust)
  • Enjoy schema design and iterating on queries until you get it right
  • Value focus time with No Meeting Wednesdays and a lightweight meeting schedule that doesn’t get in the way of focus time

It’s Important To Us That You Have

  • Proven industry experience building backend services, designing APIs, and working with relational databases
  • Experience optimizing database performance through efficient schema design, query optimization, and indexing strategies
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities, ideally at an early stage start up
  • Ability to translate product or design requirements into parallelizable and incrementally releasable tasks
  • Experience balancing short-term deliverables with making long-term investments for  efficiency, scale, and performance

It Would Be Great if You Had 

  • Experience with Rust
  • Previous work in high transaction services like message queue systems or billing systems
  • Proven skills with frontend technologies like React, Typescript, or Elm
  • Prior experience with voice technology and AI-driven applications

Backed by prominent investors including Y Combinator, Madrona, Tiger Global, Wing VC and NVIDIA, Deepgram has raised over $85 million in total funding after closing our Series B funding round last year. If you're looking to work on cutting-edge technology and make a significant impact in the AI industry, we'd love to hear from you!


Deepgram is an equal opportunity employer. We want all voices and perspectives represented in our workforce. We are a curious bunch focused on collaboration and doing the right thing. We put our customers first, grow together and move quickly. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

We are happy to provide accommodations for applicants who need them.

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