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*“I really love the line-of-code completions in the new” — Guido van Rossum, creator of Python* Programmers spend too much time doing repetitive work — copying and pasting from StackOverflow, fixing simple errors, and writing boilerplate code. We're building an AI code engine that does this work for you. Programming using Kite is faster and more fun. Kite is well-funded by top investors in Silicon Valley, including the founders of PayPal, Stripe, Palantir, and Dropbox to name a few. We are looking to expand our 15-person startup with talented individuals who are interested in joining an early stage startup. The ideal candidate is excited to help guide the direction of our product and company. They will have a significant amount of ownership of critical technical components. Our team is growing rapidly and we hope you'll grow with us too! **What you’ll do:** - Wear many hats, work with multiple components in different parts of the stack - Define, develop and perform performance/scalability benchmarks for the Kite app - Utilize various profiling tools to identify performance and concurrency bottleneck, propose and implement optimizations to improve the Kite product - Contribute to the development of core product features and initiatives - Collaborate with the product team on improving the user experience of the Copilot, website and editor plugins **What you’ve done:** - A track record of working in small teams to build new software from scratch - Experience building complex software outside of frameworks or existing infrastructure - Ability to learn and evaluate new technologies quickly - Experience taking ownership of projects and delivering results - Experience with backend and/or frontend technologies (e.g Go/Java/C++, Javascript/Nodejs/React) - Worked with multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS) - Nice to have: Experience with Go, native client software, and/or DevOps **Who you are:** - Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field - Minimum of 3+ years of engineering experience - Experience building reliable and scalable systems - Ability to work daily from our San Francisco office (wonderful office in the bustling Financial District area) - Excited to work on a small, growing team in a startup environment

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