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Senior / Staff Software Engineer (Systems Backend)

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$250k - $350k




  • Company vision: Free the human mind from biological limits through innovative technology solutions

  • Key projects: Designing systems to help humans surpass biological limitations, including LLM and machine learning pipelines, audio ingestion services, and advanced encryption practices

  • Professional growth: Opportunity to lead in building scalable and robust backend systems, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and drive innovation


About Limitless 👋

At Limitless, our vision is to free the human mind from its biological limits. Limitless is a web app, Mac app, Windows app, and a wearable that records what you've seen, said, or heard and makes it useful. For example, if you’re in back-to-back meetings you don’t have time to take notes, track action items, and draft follow ups - Limitless automatically does all of this for you.

The product we have today is just the first step toward our audacious vision. We have raised over $33m from top-tier investors including Sam Altman, First Round Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and NEA to help make that vision a reality.

Why Limitless 👀

Working at Limitless will be the most impactful job of your life. Our team is small and everyone plays a huge role. The work you’ll do will have tremendous impact on not just our company, but how the world works. We believe the best version of the future is one in which we augment - not replace - human intelligence with artificial intelligence. This is the key to unlocking humanity’s full potential, and you will play a critical role in helping us get there. Come join us.

Benefits 💯

  • Health insurance: best-in-class healthcare for employees and dependents. Includes vision and dental.

  • Top-of-market compensation: we strive to offer top-of-market salary and equity.

  • Flexible vacation: we want you to take the time you need to rest and relax.

  • Employee-friendly equity terms: we offer an extended exercise window and early exercise for any options offered.

  • Sell equity along the way: Unlike most startups, we don’t believe in holding you captive with golden handcuffs. When there are opportunities for you to sell a portion of your vested stock, we offer them.

  • Remote first: we have team members all over the U.S. and everyone is treated equally regardless of location.

  • 401(k) plan: for US employees we offer a 401(k) plan with company matching.

  • Office reimbursement: prefer working from an office? We provide a WeWork membership or reimbursement.

  • Parental leave: we offer all parents 12 weeks of paid time off to spend time with their new family.

  • Quarterly retreats: we have offsites quarterly to bring everyone together. Past retreats include Seattle, Breckenridge, Calistoga & Mexico.

  • Final week of the year off: Enjoy the final week of the year off while we all take time to recharge.

  • Choose your gear: we equip everyone with a new top-of-the-line laptop with all the upgrades.

Why we need you ✨

  • You will be an integral part of building out Limitless, designing systems that help humans go beyond their biological limitations. This will include projects like LLM and machine learning pipelines, audio ingestion services, batch job processing, and more.

  • You are excited to take on complex data processing challenges and decide how we scale it to our tens of thousands of customers and beyond.

  • Your role will be central in deploying features that respect and protect user data through advanced encryption, anonymization, and secure data handling practices.

What will be your responsibilities 📓

  • Architect and Deploy: Define, build, and maintain scalable and robust backend systems, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. Architect the platforms upon which other engineers build and collaborate with them to deliver mind-blowing experiences for our users.

  • Integrate APls: Work with 3rd party APls and internal services, creating seamless integrations to enhance our product offerings. Your role will involve architecting the backend interactions that support new features, ensuring they operate smoothly within our ecosystem.

  • Collaboration and Problem-Solving: Collaborate with frontend developers, designers, and user research to troubleshoot issues, optimize processes, and deliver high-quality solutions that scale.

What will help you be successful 👏

  • Technical Proficiency: Demonstrated experience developing in Typescript and Python. Expert with infrastructure and deployment technologies like Docker and Terraform on top of cloud providers like AWS and GCP.

  • Resourcefulness and Ownership: Experience working at startups or on small teams, taking full ownership of your work and utilizing resourcefulness to devise innovative solutions.

  • Effective Communication: Strong communication skills for articulating ideas clearly, collaborating efficiently, and providing constructive feedback.

  • Strong Technical Depth: A deep understanding of backend technologies and architectures, with the ability to make sound technical decisions and drive innovation.

What cultural values you need to embody 💥

  • ✅ Decisive: Bias for action and learning.

  • 🧠 Resourceful: Prioritize well in order to maximize impact with the least effort.

  • 📈 Craft: Good judgement & consideration when deciding something is done enough.

  • ✋ Candor: Give candid feedback, receive it well, and speak up if you disagree.

  • 🗣️ Communication: Be transparent, create clarity out of ambiguity, and do it with zest.

  • 🙏 Collaboration: Help each other out, have empathy, and listen well.

$250,000 - $350,000 a year

The above compensation range includes salary + equity. The final package may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Based on eligibility, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid parental leave, PTO, and other employee benefits.

Internally we aren't fixated on titles & levels since that can lead to needless hierarchy that distracts from the team's collective success. We recognize that not all companies operate that way so we say "Senior / Staff" to indicate we want people with substantial amounts of experience.

If you're interested in this job, we strongly encourage you to apply: we'd love to see you on our team working toward our audacious vision of freeing the mind from its biological limitations.


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