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On a mission to develop AI for Good, WellSaid Labs developed a breakthrough AI algorithm that creates synthetic, realistic speech from text. Creatives around the globe use their Studio to create trainings for COVID-19 frontline workers, to design unique YouTube experiences, and to narrate indie audiobooks.

JOB DESCRIPTION

WellSaid Labs is looking to hire a full-stack engineer to help develop our web product.

We have developed a breakthrough AI algorithm that creates synthetic, realistic speech from text. You will help develop the creative studio powered by this algorithm, enabling creatives to make lifelike voice over for videos, audiobooks, and trainings. You’ll be responsible for owning the development of large features and components of our stack.

Who we are

Our startup spun out from Paul Allen's Institute for AI (AI2) in 2018, where we developed a state-of-the-art deep learning model that can read text in a completely human-like voice.

We firmly believe in AI for good. Creatives around the globe use Studio to create compelling employee training, design unique digital experiences, and narrate audiobooks. We enable creatives by putting high-tech, human parity technology into their hands, giving them the ability to add voice-over to any project and iterate with ease.

We have secured tens of millions of dollars in funding from top-tier VCs, and are looking to expand our team.

Our work has been featured in TechCrunch (1, 2, 3), GeekWire (1, 2, 3), CNN, MIT Technology Review, Venture Beat and we are one of three Seattle companies to make CB Insights’ list of the top 100 world’s most promising AI startups.

Your perks and benefits

  • $130,000 to $150,000 salary range
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Vacation policy/paid time off
  • Flexible schedules (Our 12 person team has 10 parents who support 4 babies and 6 doggos!)
  • Remote-first company culture (We have employees in New York, Missouri, Texas, Florida, and Washington State!)
  • Parental leave
  • Learning & development stipend

What you'll do

In this role, you will help develop and maintain one or more components of our Text-to-Speech service. This includes following design specifications, owning parts of larger engineering initiatives, and working both collaboratively as well as independently in a mature web codebase.

The projects you'll undertake are geared toward bringing new functionality to the WellSaid Labs Studio. Working directly with our CTO and senior engineering team, you'll be tasked with developing features that have high impact and visibility in our customers' daily interactions with Studio.

With support from our Senior level engineers, initially, you’ll help develop:

  • A collaborative user interface for generating voice over
  • A web-based audio editor
  • A streamlined custom onboarding experience

Also, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Find opportunities to mature our engineering processes
  • Build an accessible and inclusive user experience
  • Tackle challenges creatively and critically evaluate your work
  • Help interview and recruit more talented engineers to WellSaid Labs!

What you'll have

  • Experience with React (alternatively, Angular, Vue, or similar), Typescript (alternatively, Java, C#, or similar), and HTML/CSS
  • Understanding of software design principles such as DRY, SoC, Dependency Injection, etc.
  • Attention to creating modular, secure, and well-tested code
  • Experience building and shipping end-to-end features to a sizable user base
  • (Bonus) Experience with our tech stack which includes: NextJS, Node, GraphQL, PostgresSQL, Docker, Google Kubernetes Engine
  • (Bonus) Experience with cross-team collaboration

What we value

AI for good. Technology should be empowering, engaging, and fair to all people. Through consent and transparency in data usage, we build secure systems that protect user privacy. We strive to hold ourselves accountable for the algorithms we deploy, and we uphold the principles of the Hippocratic Oath.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

Please apply and If the skills and values listed in this posting sound like you, Michael Petrochuk (michael@wellsaidlabs.com) will reach out for an initial phone screen. After the phone screen, you'll be invited to a technical Karat interview. We use Karat to evaluate software engineering fundamentals and to make the hiring process equitable. Lastly, we'll ask you to do a final round of interviews with the team.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

We are committed to building AI for Good, and we cannot do so without a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Our small team of 11 people believes actions mean more than words. Here are some actions we are proud of:

  • Our team of 11 has 9 parents that have had 4 new kids recently! To support them and everyone else, we offered flexible work hours, fully remote work, 3 months of parental leave, comprehensive health care, 401k plans, competitive salaries, vacation policy/paid time off, and a learning stipend. Please let us know if there are any benefits or accommodations you need for any reason.
  • We have prioritized running a fair and unbiased interview process. As part of that effort, we have partnered with Karat to conduct our initial interviews. Among the many benefits of Karat, you'll be able to schedule your interview at any time of day including weekends and working hours. Also, you'll be able to request a REDO interview for any reason. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
  • Our leadership team is committed to building an ethical and sustainable business. As part of that commitment, we have rejected business from companies that would have misused our technology. We have been proactive about anticipating and mitigating the potential harmful uses of our technology. We have been investing in DEI since the company was founded from writing inclusive job descriptions to offering equitable employee benefits.

With a fresh round of funding, we are hiring engineering leaders to scale our AI for Good efforts. Thank you!

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