Software Engineer (Web Infrastructure)

Palo Alto
Platform Engineering is a stealthy early-stage YC/a16z company founded by Stanford alumni with a mission to secure the planet through human-level visual intelligence. We're using cutting-edge deep learning to solve an incredibly important real-world problem. Our investors include YC (W17), Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Stanford StartX, SV Angel, among others. We’re working with Fortune 100 companies and solving some of the most challenging computer vision problems. The founding team has expertise in deep learning, robotics and neuroscience, and previously shipped products at Google, Dropbox, Microsoft and Apple.


As a Web Infrastructure Software Engineer at Ambient, you will build the cloud infrastructure that enables the enterprise-grade product experience for our customers. You will design and implement backend services for web clients, video streaming and massive data ingestion. The ideal candidate has an obsession for high-quality engineering, ability to learn new things quickly and the desire to solve challenging problems.


    • Implementing REST APIs for all frontend clients and managing reverse proxy, micro-services, storage (RDS / ElasticSearch), real-time communication channels, pub-sub systems etc.
    • Data infrastructure for collecting and managing large volumes of video data.
    • Improving the performance, reliability and scalability of our systems.


    • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field with strong programming experience.
    • Deep expertise in REST APIs, general web backend design principles, relational databases (MySQL / Postgres)
    • Strong experience with Unix like systems (bash scripting and tools)
    • Ability to write clean, maintainable and efficient algorithms using proper data structures.
    • Ability to design and implement complex systems including communication between several services (pub-sub paradigm, micro-services architecture etc)
    • Ability to manage service reliability, including any DevOps work for uptime (AWS, Google Cloud etc)
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