Backend Engineer (Python)

Canada
AI Fund – AI Fund /
Contract to hire /
Remote
WoPa.ai (Work Paths to Work Passion) is an AI Career Companion leveraging cutting-edge technology and artificial intelligence to help professionals define, plan, and find their best careers, their Ikigai. For the first time, Gen AI allows us to spearhead a mission dedicated to fostering not just better, but more fulfilling and highly productive careers. This endeavor goes beyond personal aspirations; it is a collective commitment to reshaping our well-being and optimizing the collective utilization of human talent within our civilization.  Join us in shaping a future where work is not just a means of livelihood but a source of profound satisfaction and accomplishment.

Our vision is supported and funded by AI Fund, founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, a venture studio backed by NEA, Softbank, Sequoia, and Greylock, that bridges AI technology and critical applications.

We seek an exceptional and self-motivated Backend Software Engineer to join our core engineering team. The ideal teammate is an experienced professional looking to take ownership of the development of a new RAG LLM solution - from data pipelines to analyzing performance in a production environment. Since you’ll be joining an early-stage startup at the ground level, you’ll need to be able to wear multiple hats and thrive while working in a dynamic environment.

This is a remote contract-to-hire role that will be based in Canada.

Responsibilities of the Role Include:

    • Developing complex backend services using Python language, server-side logic and API’s to facilitate seamless communication
    • Leveraging models such as GPT, OpenAI, Gemini or similar to developer innovative solutions Explore and implement RAG methodology to enhance the relevance and coherence of generated content.  
    • Design, optimization and management of databases with experience in both relational databases (such as PostgreSQL) and vector databases. 
    • Making architectural contributions and decisions to constantly improve the reliability of our software and maintainability of our codebase.
    • Implementing test-driven code using modern techniques.
    • Following agile processes with a focus on delivering production-ready testable code in small iterations.

You Should be:

    • Curious to learn and assimilate information quickly, enthusiastic to share and teach others.
    • Keenly analytical and obsessed with problem-solving.
    • An outstanding communicator with sound interpersonal skills.
    • Strongly interested in fast-moving AI technologies and continuous learning.
    • Able to work autonomously and resourcefully in a fast-paced startup environment.

Requirements For the Role Include:

    • A minimum of 2 years of work experience, primarily as a Python backend engineer.
    • Expertise in Python demonstrated by implementing multiple production-grade projects in frameworks such as Django, Flask, or FastAPI.
    • Experience with concepts in API development, Postgres, cloud computing, and data engineering.
    • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
    • Familiarity with generative LLM fine-tuning and prompt engineering.
    • Professional experience designing, training, and deploying machine learning models a plus.
    • Regular contributions to popular open-source projects are a plus.