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Product and R&D Engineer

Speechify

Speechify

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Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Mission

Speechify is the easiest way to listen to the world’s information. Articles on the web, documents in the cloud, books on your phone. We absorb it all and let you listen to it at your desk, on the go, at your own speed, and with tools that make learning easier, deeper, and faster.

What streaming services have done for audio entertainment, we’re doing for audio information. And whatever we’re doing seems to be working. We’re #1 in our category, and experiencing exponential growth.

Overview

With that growth comes our need for a Product Engineer to join the R&D arm run by Tyler Weitzman, Speechify's Co Founder. Your job will be building MVPs for new products based on Speechify's proprietary technology and AI partnerships.

This is a key role and ideal for someone who is innovative, enjoys building experimental products from scratch in a small team, enjoys high-pace environments, passionate about owning product decisions and has experience building and scaling complex engineering systems.

What You’ll Do

  • The opportunity to work in Speechify's R&D department
  • Reporting directly to Tyler Weitzman, Co Founder of Speechify and head of our AI Team
  • We are seeking a highly innovative Product Engineer with a love for creating web applications
  • As a key member of our development team, you will be responsible for assisting in the creation of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) that showcase our groundbreaking ideas and solutions.
  • Your role will involve leveraging your expertise in React, TypeScript, and rapid prototyping to bring our vision to life in record time.
  • Ability to work independently without a lot of guidance
  • Passion of ownership in building your own web applications
  • Have the opportunity to work on new and exciting prototypes that will impact millions of lives

An Ideal Candidate Should Have

  • A passion for product development and coding
  • Proven track record of building and shipping MVPs or prototype applications in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive experience with React and TypeScript, demonstrating mastery in developing scalable and performant web applications.
  • Strong understanding of web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and modern JavaScript frameworks/libraries.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment, embracing ambiguity and adapting quickly to changing priorities.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a creative and innovative approach to software development.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with team members from diverse backgrounds.

Preference to:

  • Contributions to open-source projects or a personal portfolio showcasing innovative projects.
  • Passion for UX/UI design and a keen eye for aesthetics and user-centric design principles.
  • Experience with backend development using Node.js, Express, or similar technologies.

What We Offer

  • A fast-growing environment where you can help shape the culture
  • An entrepreneurial crew that supports risk, intuition, and hustle
  • A hands-off approach so you can focus and do your best work
  • The opportunity to make an impact in a transformative industry
  • A competitive salary, a collegiate atmosphere, and a commitment to building a great asynchronous culture

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Speechify is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Speechify does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.