Software Engineer

New York
Engineering /
Full-Time (Hybrid) /
Why Valence
Valence is a Series A (Insight Partners) B2B SaaS, and we've built the first-to-market generative AI leadership coach for large enterprises. Valence is changing how learning and development happens at the world's biggest companies; our mission is to help the world work better together.

We've been featured in the Harvard Business Review and are working with world-class companies like Coca-Cola, Nestlé, General Mills, ServiceNow, AstraZeneca, Experian, Bristol Myers Squibb, and more.

The Role
We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer for our LLM-powered coaching product that serves Fortune 500 enterprises. In this role you will actively build this AI product, support the technical architecture and roadmap, and work on a nimble, product-focused team that is bringing a revolutionary new enterprise product to market. You will report to the Technical Lead, and indirectly to the CEO, who is the product visionary for this new product.

What You'll Do

    • Work with the product team to understand and prioritize evolving requirements.
    • Writing, reviewing, and deploying code.
    • Contribute to the technical roadmap, including architecture and development infrastructure.
    • Contribute to the product being scalable and maintainable.
    • Support managing and and breaking down large product and technical efforts.
    • Contribute to machine learning and large language model (LLM) pipelines and APIs, including OpenAI (GPT-3.5 and GPT-4), Azure (OpenAI), Anthropic (Claude), and others.

    • In The First Week, Expect To:
    • Deploy a feature.
    • Get up to speed on the product and the team.
    • Meet with the broader team and understand their roles and responsibilities.
    • Understand the technical architecture and roadmap.

    • In The First Month, Expect To:
    • Ship 1-2 major product features or technical enhancements.
    • Review the current engineering work and provide inputs on areas for improvement or prioritization.
    • Ship an LLM-powered coaching scenario.

    • In The First Three Months, Expect To:
    • Strategize and scope on multiple on large technical projects.
    • Drive improvements to our codebase and process to quickly build secure, maintainable software.
    • Ensure that all code is of high quality and is easily maintainable.

    • In The First 6-12 Months, Expect To:
    • Continue shipping work on major product initiatives.
    • Support the broader technical team and ensure that all work is executed efficiently and effectively
    • Become a critical member of the team that is responsible for the success of the product.
    • Take on additional responsibility as a senior member of Valence’s team.
    • Take the product to scale with dozens of Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of users.

What We’re Looking For

    • Experience working with Python and Django
    • Experience working with AWS infrastructure (Elastic Container Service, Terraform, Relational Data Store, etc.) and Heroku
    • Experience with LLMs and ML/data is a plus
    • Experience managing and executing on large technical endeavors.
    • Experience owning a technical architecture and roadmap.
    • Exposure to early-stage startups, preferably B2B Saas.

What you'll get

    • Ownership of projects and strategic priorities regardless of seniority in our learning-focused environment.
    • Strong ties to the executive team, a culture of transparency and engagement with strategic decisions.
    • Options from day one, which means you will be on the ownership track right away.
    • Competitive salary and equity packages.
    • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, and vision) from day 1.
    • Provision of anything you need to be successful -  learning tools, hardware, office equipment, software.
    • 401k optionality for US based employees
    • Generous PTO, company-wide R&R shutdowns and paid leave for parents. 
    • A WFH stipend, phone stipend and support to work in a We Work or other space as preferred.
Location and Work Environment
This is a primarily remote, work-from-home role in PT or ET. Candidates must be comfortable balancing colleagues in global timezones, as needed. Candidates must have valid ID/passport and must not have any restrictions on their travel abilities due to work authorization or permits in the US.

Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where our team members, vendors, contractors and beyond feel valued and supported. We know that our commitment to inclusion and belonging enables us to do our best work overall. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, citizenship, disability, and national origin. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring and selection process. We know applying for a job can be intimidating, please don’t hesitate to reach out - Allison Langille, Head of People