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Senior/Staff Software Engineer, Algorithms



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Aescape is seeking a Senior/Staff Software Engineer, Algorithms who can provide technical and thought leadership, contribute creatively, and deliver production-ready code to create a one-of-a-kind massage therapy experience. Working alongside a cross-functional team of software engineers and roboticists, you will design and deploy custom recommendation systems and dynamic personalization algorithms that will enhance and optimize our massage content. An intuition and passion for the end-user experience is critical. If you're ready to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to apply and join us on this journey!

This role is hybrid / based in New York City, NY (strongly preferred) or San Francisco, CA

Aescape is the NY-based lifestyle robotics company redefining self-care.

We announced the world's first commercially available, fully automated AI-powered massage experience with Equinox in March — and this is only the beginning. We are in a period of rapid growth, launching our category-transforming product throughout 2024 with global leaders in hospitality, wellness, sports and fitness.

Backed by $85M in funding from investors like Valor Equity Partners (an early investor in Tesla and SpaceX), we've assembled a team of top talent across connected hardware and fitness from industry giants like Amazon, Apple, Peloton, Tonal, Uber, The New York Knicks, and more to bring people and robotics together for better living.

In less than 48 hours since announcing our launch and partnership, publications like WIRED, Fast Company, Popular Science, Sports Business Journal, Fortune and Now This News have covered our news, with remarkable enthusiasm.

What You’ll Do

  • Drive advancements at the forefront of elegant human-robot interaction, providing thought leadership and creative problem solving amidst unsolved and ambiguous problems.

  • Draw upon operations research, ML, optimization, and algorithms to elevate the personalized nature of our massage experience, enabling our systems to learn from and adapt to user requests and feedback.

  • Extend upon our existing codebase and re-architect where necessary to allow for seamless deployment of user-focused, intuitive features.

  • Define clear and actionable metrics to evaluate the user experience, utilizing an extensive mix of quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of software engineers, roboticists, and domain experts to evolve and improve upon our massage content offerings.

  • Design and leverage simulation to rapidly iterate and validate new algorithms.

  • Lead design and code reviews that facilitate high-quality feedback and efficient execution.

What You’ll Bring

  • 8 plus years experience writing production code.

  • Proficiency in Python is required. Golang and C++ would be a bonus.

  • BS/MS in computer science or similar.

  • Highly skilled in data-driven algorithms, e.g. recommendation systems, ML, NLP, operations research, optimization strategies.

  • Strong product intuition with extensive experience delivering software both in the cloud and on consumer facing devices.

  • Senior/Staff-level understanding of data structures and algorithms.

  • Deep understanding of software development best practices and validation lifecycles.

  • Comfortable working with rich datasets including user and time-series data.

  • Experience mentoring other engineers.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both verbally and in writing.

Nice-to-have, but not required

  • Skilled in machine learning and successfully deploying models.

  • Experience with combinatorial optimization problems (e.g. knapsack, bin packing, etc.).

  • Robotics experience, including experience with ROS.

  • Experience working on medical devices or in a regulated industry.

What’s In It For You

  • Join a trailblazing tech company anticipated to transform the massage industry

  • The chance to make a difference with a product that empowers healthier and happier living

  • Team culture driven by passion, ambition, empowerment, inclusion, curiosity, and fun!

  • We’ll grow together – your personal and professional growth are equally important

  • An environment that empowers individuals, emboldens teams, and rewards achievement

  • Free massages in SF and NYC HQ!

  • Early stage equity in a company led by serial entrepreneurs with multiple exits

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance covered by us

  • 401k with 4% company match

  • Unlimited vacation, generous parental leave

  • Working late? Dinner is on us.

  • Competitive pay + bonus + equity plan. The salary range for the role is $160,000-$220,000 depending on the leveling.

Begin Your Aescape Career Journey

At Aescape, we're on a mission to redefine self-care for a better world, and we're seeking trailblazers to join us on this journey. We're inspired by individuals who are passionate, driven, and eager to learn. We value diverse perspectives and resourceful, determined individuals who are committed to making a difference. At Aescape, we empower people to reach their full potential, just as our product empowers better living. If you're ready to innovate, create, and make a meaningful impact, we want you on our team.