C++ Back-End Software Engineer

Santa Clara, CA
Engineering – Backend /
Full-Time /
Founded in 2017, percipient.ai utilizes state-of-the-art research in Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning to develop cutting-edge tools that bridge the gap between AI and human understanding. We pride ourselves in maintaining an inclusive and collaborative work environment that enables each individual to grow while having a meaningful impact on national security. Join our team today.

Percipient.ai is currently seeking to hire a Staff Back-End Software Engineer to join our Back-End Team. The Staff Back-End Software Engineer will work collaboratively with other back-end engineers, product managers, AI and Computer Vision scientists, and other engineering teams to build scalable back-end systems, services, tools, and APIs that power our product.


    • Design and build highly-scalable systems
    • Build backend tools and services directly impacting the core network product
    • Build services, tools and APIs to facilitate monitoring, orchestration and handling of edge cases for servers with massive scaling goals


    • BS in Computer Science or related field; MS or Ph.D. a plus
    • 7+ years of relevant work experience
    • Strong C++ skills
    • Proven track record of building highly-reliable and large-scale distributed systems
    • Strong expertise in multiple aspects of network video streaming, including networking, video encoding and decoding and streaming protocols
    • Knowledge of the FFmpeg framework is a plus 
    • Passion for building solutions quickly while architecting for long-term growth and scalability
    • Great problem solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a team player
    • US citizenship required due to federal requirements
$180,000 - $235,000 a year
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed reflects the average minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your assessed level and location during the hiring process.
We want the best for all of our employees and go out of our way to provide top-tier benefits. Join our team to receive:
 ● Substantial Equity
 ● Unlimited Flexible Time Away (FTA)
 ● 401k Matching
 ● 90% Employee Medical Premium Coverage
 ● 65% Dependent/Family Medical Premium Coverage
 ● Flexible Spending Accounts
 ● Employee Referral Program
 ● Lunches & Snacks
 ● Commuter Benefits
 ● Life Insurance
 ● Travel Assistance
 ● And more

Percipient.ai is a proud equal opportunity employer and we are committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We hire talent located within a daily commutable distance to our office in Santa Clara, CA. We believe in the benefit of a highly collaborative in-office culture, so plan to be in the office 3-4 days a week.

At this time we are not accepting unsolicited submissions from agencies. Thank you.