Software Engineer


 160k - 220k
 United States  (Cupertino)
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Vectara is on a mission to provide a scalable platform for neural information retrieval, to help our customers build the next generation of semantically-aware search systems. Our founding team includes industry veterans (Amr Awadallah, co-founder of Cloudera), and experts in neural IR and distributed systems from Google. 
This position is for strong backend software engineers with an interest in advanced applications of AI, machine learning, and neural networks to language understanding. 
Come help us build the future platform for information retrieval!


    • Expertise in Java (collections, concurrency) 
    • Experience in designing and building distributed systems
    • Comfortable with Linux and Docker
    • Interest and background in any of these areas is a big plus: gRPC, Protobuf, Kubernetes, AWS, Lucene, OAuth2, Kafka, Cryptography, ML
    • Interest and willingness to learn concepts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep neural networks
    • Ability to proactively identify and solve engineering problems
    • Good interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
    • A self-starter


    • Participate in the design and development of high-performance distributed applications, from requirements analysis to production
    • Constantly improve software quality (documentation, code reviews, refactoring, testing etc.)
    • Analyze and improve application performance
    • Search for simple and robust solutions to complex tasks
    • Collaborate with a distributed team of developers
Equity and Salary Range:
Salary is just one component of Vectara’s employee compensation. Our full-time employees are also equity owners in the company, which although not an immediate cash component, can have positive impacts on long-term total compensation for each participating employee. We would be remiss if we didn’t highlight and celebrate our focus on engaging many of our employees in being economic co-owners of the business.
The annual base salary range for this position is between: $160,000 – $220,000 USD. The salary range is dependent on the candidate's experience and location.
Vectara welcomes all. We value the collective wisdom of people from different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.  We never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. Vectara has a positive and supportive culture—we look for people who are inventive and work to be a little better every single day. We seek to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, curious. After all, we are on a mission to find meaning.  
Perks and Benefits:
100% paid Medical, Dental, Vision begins on your first day! Option of Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Savings Account (FSA). Generous paid time off (PTO) plus paid sick time, holidays, and company rest days. Professional development and training opportunities. Company virtual happy hours and fun team building activities and more. 
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