Sr. Backend Software Engineer

💲 Up to $230,000
📍 In-Office
🏢 San Francisco, CA


💼 AI | 🗓️ Founded in 2022
👥 11-50 Employees

Job Description

hatch I.T. is partnering with an AI technology company to find a Sr. Backend Software Engineer. See details below:

About the Role:
Our client is looking for a Sr. Backend Software Engineer to join their small team revolutionizing the way people search and interact with the internet. You will be responsible for leading design, implementation, and scaling of systems that power web and mobile products. Their backend stack is Python, Postgresql, DynamoDB, Redis, and Kubernetes, built alongside dedicated in-house AI and search interfaces. The ideal candidate should have experience building systems, infrastructure, scaling, testing, and maintenance.

About the Company:
Our client recently raised a $25.6M Series A led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Databricks Ventures and amazing individual investors like former GitHub CEO, Nat Friedman, Color Health Founder, Elad Gil, Google AI SVP, Jeff Dean and Former President of Microsoft, Bob Muglia.

Our client is on a mission to revolutionize the way people search and interact with the internet. They are creating a powerful conversational interface that harnesses the power of large language models to deliver more accurate and intuitive search results. J


  • The compensation package consists of salary, equity, and benefits.
  • Equity – On top of this position’s salary, equity will be a component of the total compensation.
  • Benefits – Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • 401(k)
  • Generous home-office stipend


  • Maintaining and optimizing key-value and relational databases.
  • Building interfaces between backend and consumer web/mobile clients.
  • Scaling and load balancing web server backends with rapidly changing needs.


  • Strong experience with Python.
  • Strong experience with databases and caching.
  • Experience with infrastructure/kubernetes.
  • Extensible system design skills.
  • 4+ years of engineering experience.

Since publicly launching the world’s first fully functional conversational answer engine a year ago, we’ve grown to 10 million monthly active users and have served over half a billion queries in 2023.To support our rapid consumer adoption and expansion plans, we’ve raised $73.6 million in Series B funding from trusted VC firms and prominent tech visionaries. IVP led the round with continued support from our Seed and Series A investors NEA, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, and Databricks, as well as new investors NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos (through Bezos Expeditions Fund), Tobi Lutke, Bessemer Venture Partners, Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan, Guillermo Rauch, Austen Allred, Factorial Funds, and Kindred Ventures, among others. Building upon our Series A earlier this year, we’ve now raised $100 million to date.

Point of Contact

Michael Sebastian

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Please reach out with any questions you have about Perplexity and our open opportunities!

About Perplexity

Perplexity was launched in August 2022 by a team of startup technologists, coming from OpenAI, Meta, Quora, and Databrick. Similar to ChatGPT, Perplexity is a chatbot that uses machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to respond to user questions. Read more about the product.

They recently raised a Series A round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Databricks Ventures and amazing individual investors like former GitHub CEO, Nat Friedman, Color Health Founder, Elad Gil, Google AI SVP, Jeff Dean and Former President of Microsoft, Bob Muglia.

From the very beginning, this team has developed a culture of mentorship. More senior team members share foundational experience and knowledge with junior engineers.

What they are building

Learn more about the product they’re building.

Company Tech Stack

  • Python