Senior Backend Engineer -Golang

  • Location

    Santa Monica

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

  • Salary:

    Circa $160,000

  • Contact:

    Jason Rumney

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  • Consultant:

    Jason Rumney

Our AI startup client based in Santa Monica are growing out a new team and looking to build and grow across their engineering team. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will define the frontier of logistics optimization, supply prediction, and demand prediction.


About The Role


Every member of the team is laser-focused on innovating on behalf of our customers. This position is highly entrepreneurial in nature, hence it requires candidates who can develop a full picture of the business problem to ship end-to-end solutions.


  • This role is roughly 80% software engineering and 20% data science. You will work with Go, TensorFlow, PostgreSQL and various Google Cloud Platform tools to develop “the brain” of the platform. Specifically, you will

  • Solve problems using mechanistic, bottom-up thinking and statistical, top-down approaches

  • Develop novel mechanisms by which to optimize supply chain

  • Build and improve the intelligence behind our logistics simulations and market optimization algorithms

  • Implement and ship models to predict the demand for commodities at nodes in a logistics network, the availability of supply, estimated arrival times, delays and more




  • Ability to design and implement AI tools in Go

  • Experience in at least one ML framework, such as TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.

  • Experience building solutions involving algorithms, optimization, reinforcement learning, artificial neural networks, discrete event simulation and case based reasoning

  • Ability to execute with little oversight and to solve problems quickly

  • Experience with function/path optimization and some of the more common algorithms – linear programming, BOBYQA, A* Search, simulated annealing

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field




  • We offer a competitive benefits package as well as numerous additional perks including

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • 401k with matching

  • Company-paid life and short-term disability insurance

  • Company-paid parking or transit pass

  • Relocation offered when applicable

  • Daily coffee, tea, drinks & snacks

  • Team happy hours