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Software Engineer - Backend/Full Stack (USA)

Boston, MA, USA (Remote)

Job Type

Full Time

About the role:

We are looking for a Backend Software Engineer who shares our passion for shaping the future of product search. You will play a key part in advancing the VUI search experience by improving product usability and delivering new features that redefine the way search engagement will happen! Your contributions will directly impact our customers and ultimately improve the overall user experience.

In this role you will:

You will help define the engineering culture and processes with us as we build out the team together. You are passionate about best practices, and know how to ensure your product is performant and high quality. Most importantly, you are skilled at finding the iterative path forward, helping your team take products from MVP to competence to excellence.

  • Design and deliver high-quality, well-tested, scalable backend software systems

  • Shape the engineering future of the company by contributing to architectural decisions for the overall platform strategy

  • Root-cause and resolve bugs during QA and production


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent

  • Understanding of software engineering fundamentals, and the ability to articulate design trade-offs

  • Experience with micro services and event-based architectures

  • Significant experience with at least one core object-oriented language: Java, C++, Python, or JavaScript (Java preferred)

  • Experience with core areas of a modern web stack (HTML/CSS, JavaScript, HTTP WebSockets, Databases)

  • Strong understanding of web application architecture

  • Strong understanding of REST APIs

  • Ability to adapt and learn new tasks quickly and switch between them as required

  • Experience in profiling and optimizing systems, especially distributed ones

  • Experience with cloud deployments and infrastructure with at least one of the leading cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Real-time communication applications using WebSockets or WebRTC

  • Experience with search platforms such as Solr and ElasticSearch

  • Performance optimization of high-traffic websites

  • Experience with conversational systems and/or natural language processing

  • Voice application and/or chatbot AI development experience

  • Contributions to open-source frameworks and/or libraries

VUI Offers:

  • The ability to make real impact on enterprises seeking search innovation

  • Fully-paid health benefits

  • Fully remote work environment with an office in downtown Boston

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 15 paid company holidays (including your birthday!)

  • Significant growth opportunities

Featured Benefits:

  • Medical insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • 401(k)

About the Company 

VUI, Inc. is a startup based in Boston, MA and Trento, Italy. VUI's AI-powered eCommerce search solution accurately finds the products customers want. Our team is revolutionizing online and in store search using patented natural language query understanding, deep learning technology, and an optimized search engine to return the most relevant search results. Join us to help shape the future of product search!

VUI is an equal opportunity employer. VUI recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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