Senior Software Engineer - REMOTE

Job Locations US-Remote | US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 2 days ago(6/27/2022 12:42 PM)




Position Summary:


Appen Engineering applications in workforce management (WFM) and AI data annotation support millions of users worldwide.   These stacks are developed utilizing best practices in modern software development, and many programming languages including Java, Python and Ruby. Infrastructure is deployed with AWS Managed Services (RDS,S3,ECS,EC2,Lambda,etc), Docker, Kafka and K8n.  As additional integrations occur, efficiencies can be gained by not having individual teams develop the same capabilities.


As a member of our Platform Shared Services team, you will help to promote, solution, develop and maintain a set of core technologies used across the application stacks.  Currently supported services include Appen Identity Service (SSO), Data Privacy DSAR (eg. GDPR) and Cloud Storage


Candidate can be located anywhere in the US but must work West Coast hours.




Design and Implement Solutions:

  • For new Platform Shared Services team opportunities, new solutions will be required
  • Utilizing the team depth and experience, tasks will include:
    • Review and help to improve Project Requirement Documents (PRD’s)
    • Design efficient, useable (integrate-able), and maintainable solutions
    • Document API’s and How To’s
    • Work with application teams on integrating
    • Bugfix core solution issues

Support Existing Solutions:

  • Tasks will include:
    • New feature development
    • Bug fixing
    • Documentation enhancements
    • Onboarding new application integrations
    • Production operational support
    • Cost optimization

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Backend Software Engineer in an engineering organization developing cloud-based applications
  • Programming Languages: Must be an expert in at least one:  Python/Ruby and be comfortable making changes to existing code in any of the above. Backend engineers
  • Databases: Full abilities to work with databases including PSQL, PgAdmin, MySQL, MySQL Workbench, SQL, schema mods, indexing, etc.
  • Ancillary application technologies: Development and use of Restful API’s. An understanding of Kafka / Eventing. Queing, caching, storage, NFS/EFS, etc.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Full Stack and work across/integrating multiple applications a plus
  • Scrum / Agile / Jira / Git, Github / Slack / Jira
  • Cloud Infrastructure experience including IaC / DevSecOps ideally with AWS
  • SSO Provisioning / Deprovisioning: Experience implementing application authentication and single sign-on a plus


About Appen


Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Our expertise includes having a global crowd of over one million skilled contractors who speak over 180 languages and dialects, in over 70,000 locations and 130 countries, and the industry’s most advanced AI-assisted data annotation platform. Our reliable training data gives leaders in technology, automotive, financial services, retail, healthcare, and governments the confidence to deploy world-class AI products. Founded in 1996, Appen has customers and offices globally.


At Appen, we value performance, honesty, humility, and grit. We persevere and remain focused, whilst maintaining agility to achieve quality outcomes and exceed expectations. We’re truth tellers – respectfully of course. We take accountability for our actions and believe in giving and receiving direct feedback. We give credit where credit is due and show gratitude to others for their contributions. We seek diverse perspectives as we recognize the value in teamwork and collaboration. Through grit, we take ownership, and we do not give up.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.





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