Backend Engineer

AI is the new electricity. Millions of AI engineers will be required to transform industries with artificial intelligence and we’re building an education platform to train them. Deeplearning.ai wants to provide a world-class education to people around the globe so that we can all benefit from an AI-powered future. Deeplearning.ai is looking for a Backend Engineer with strong computer science fundamentals and a passion for improving learner experiences. The ideal candidate will thrive in the early development stage of a leading educational environment focusing on AI-related topics. 

As a Backend Engineer you will be responsible for building and delivering high-quality infrastructure and support to the technical content deeplearning.ai is providing. Our team is growing fast, and we are looking for a strong engineer to develop our educational products. In this role, you will work alongside a team of talented content creators as well as our outside partners, to build various layers of the infrastructure of world-renowned AI-driven education.

This is a full-time position based in Taipei.
Here’s what you’ll do:
  • Develop a learner-centered platform to deliver the best learning experience for the deeplearning.ai learners.
  • Maintain quality and ensure responsiveness and scalability of the developed application.
  • Design and develop internal tools to help our teams iterate quickly.
  • Maintain a high-quality code base and write clear documentation.
  • Develop backend infrastructure for grading tools and network training.
  • Here are the experiences you should have:
  • Broad and solid CS foundation knowledge, including data structures & algorithms, OS, computer networks, and databases.
  • At least 3+ years of software development experience and experience building end-to-end projects.
  • Here are the skills you should have:
  • At least 3+ years of software development experience and experience building end-to-end projects.
  • 3+ years of experience with general backend (Linux, SQL, Python), web frameworks (Django, Flask, FastAPI), or API (REST, GraphQL).
  • Strong ability to convert ideas to running code.
  • Proficient with Docker.
  • Familiarity with Jupyter Notebook.
  • Familiarity with microservice architecture design.
  • Knowledge of security concerns and best practices.
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills in both Mandarin and English.
  • By working with us you will:
  • Be a part of a world-class technical team working alongside offices in different parts of the world.
  • Have the opportunity to consolidate a quickly growing startup.
  • Have access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology.
  • Have a competitive salary (1.3 - 1.5 million NTD) in a well-funded high-growth company.
  • We hope you will fit well with our team’s culture:
  • Strong work ethic: All of us believe in our work’s ability to change human lives. Consequently, we work not just smart, but also hard.
  • Growth mindset: We are eager to teach you new skills and invest in your continual development. But learning is hard work, so this is something we hope you’ll want to do.
  • Good team member: We care and watch out for each other. We’re humble individually and go after big goals together.
  • Flexibility: You should be flexible in your tasks and do whatever is needed, ranging from lower-level tasks such as coordinating complicated schedules to high-level work such as thinking through corporate strategy.
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