Lead Software Engineer - Federal Applications

C3.ai, Inc. (NYSE:AI) is a leading Enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The proven C3 AI Platform provides comprehensive services to build enterprise-scale AI applications more efficiently and cost-effectively than alternative approaches. The C3 AI Platform supports the value chain in any industry with prebuilt, configurable, high-value AI applications for reliability, fraud detection, sensor network health, supply network optimization, energy management, anti-money laundering, and customer engagement. Learn more at: C3 AI

C3 AI's Federal Application Engineering team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our superb team to design and develop innovative AI solutions.

The Federal Application Engineering team is looking for a Lead Software Engineer to help develop the future of AI applications through a standard turn-key application development approach. The successful candidate will get the unique opportunity to leverage their software development skillset to guide the direction of application development across the entire company to enable building best-in-class AI solutions. 


  • Work across teams to architect robust software engineering solutions and frameworks with cross-product impact.
  • Design, build, and deliver high quality, modular solutions at a robust pace.
  • Ideate, implement, and advocate engineering best practices across the team.
  • Build and improve visual tools for application development and data science that would enable users to build end-to-end AI applications quickly.
  • Work closely with, provide guidance, and incorporate feedback from Product Management, User Interaction Designers, and Front-End and Back-End Engineers.
  • Participate in cross-team technical design discussions on the application architecture, UI components, UX, back-end and third-party integration, and testing.
  • Rapidly fix bugs, solve problems, and proactively strive to improve our products and technologies.
  • Manage individual project deliverables and mentor junior team members on industry coding standards and design techniques.
  • Help build a team and cultivate innovation.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related fields, MS preferred.
  • Proven track record of designing and developing full-stack web solutions for complex problems with measurable customer impact.
  • 8+ years of professional software development experience with JavaScript, Java, or other object-oriented programming languages.
  • Strong hands-on experience and understanding of object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms, and web application development.
  • Experience working with JavaScript frameworks like React, Redux, Vue, Backbone, or Angular.
  • Experience developing distributed systems, test-driven development, SQL and NoSQL databases, and performance optimization tools.
  • Thrive in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment and value end-to-end ownership of projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to collaborate multi-functionally and improve scalability.
  • US citizen or permanent resident.

Preferred Qualification:  

  • Experience in developing Gen AI solutions.
  • Advanced degree in engineering, sciences, or related field.
  • Experience with Git or other version control software.
  • Knowledge of Agile development methodology.
  • Experience in leading engineering teams and projects.
  • Security clearance.

C3 AI provides excellent benefits, a competitive compensation package and generous equity plan. 

California Pay Range
$175,000$219,000 USD

C3 AI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected characteristics, including disabled and veteran status. 

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