Software Engineer (Full Stack)

Ava (Aka Transcense Labs)

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/17/2021
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  • Company Address: 60 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About Ava (Aka Transcense Labs)

Grabbing lunch with friends, attending a last-minute business meeting, a joyful Thanksgiving dinner often turns into a painful experience for 400 million people with hearing loss. Lipreading stays the only affordable solution to follow daily group conversations, and it's not even a good one.

Job Description

Enable a magical & seamless web experience of Ava's real-time transcription.
Ava started as an app-based captioning system, and is quickly expanding in use cases. Our users want to bring it at work, at school, project captions, and have other people edit in real-time the transcription to help them.
We're looking for a Front-End Web Developer who will take the lead on building out the Ava experience on the web. If you care about all the details that makes a first experiences become magical for a new user, and are looking to make a huge impact on society, this is a position for you.

Why this Role?

    • Actually change lives at an unprecedented scale: How often do you hear about apps that make people cry of joy? It is really for us a unique opportunity and privilege to be able to meaningfully improve the lives of 100,000s of people - and yet to still be at the very beginning of our mission!
    • Join us at an incredible time: We're well-funded and hit product-market fit, which gives us a huge green field to work with. You'd join at the perfect time to shape what we build and how we grow, so we can create a more inclusive world.
    • Work with some of the best people in the world: We have an incredibly talented and passionate team that is a lot of fun to work with. We're still super small and have accomplished some things that were thought impossible!
    • Tackle our most interesting and impactful problems: Our team is still small, and people wear many hats. You'd jump between product, marketing, internal tools, process — participating in every phase from inception to implementation. Absolutely no boredom.

So... what will you do as a Full Stack Web Developer at Ava?

    • You'll conceive and build of key features from the Ava app to the web: through conception, research, maintenance, and polish.
    • You'll build improvements to performance, reliability, product polish and release delivery process — for example, delivering a web-based performance close to the app version, or making the work of real-time transcribers seamless.
    • You'll work on our website alongside our growth team to optimize our acquisition funnel and create a great first impression to newcomers.

You'd be perfect for this role if:

    • You've built and maintained quality user interfaces that have reached a large audience, ideally while the product is experiencing rapid growth.
    • You can readily learn most technologies as you go. To you, technologies are about tools and tradeoffs, not an ideology.
    • You care about the business implications of anything you build. You're not just going after cool stuff — you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
    • You're diligent and patient, have an eye for detail, and passion for a high-quality finish.
    • You're fluent with React, Node, Typescript, CSS
    • Bonus: MS in Computer Science

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.