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Senior Backend Engineer - Hybrid - Seattle



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer - Hybrid - Seattle


Who we are:

Yoodli is a private, personalized and AI powered speech coach. Our dream is to help people around the world improve their communication skills without feeling judged. We’ve raised $7M+ in seed funding from leading investors such as Madrona, AI2, Cercano and other industry experts. Our work has been featured in outlets including WSJ, Inc., and Geekwire. We recently announced a partnership with Toastmasters International to bring AI powered speech coaching to 300k+ members globally. We’re a mission focused and fast growing startup based out of the Allen AI Institute in Seattle. The team includes alumni from GoogleX, Apple, Intuit among others. Here’s a video describing our founding story. You can use the product live (and for free) at

What we’re hoping you bring:

You believe in the mission and care deeply about helping people achieve more by communicating better. You have experience building backend scalable services with a customer focus, powering delightful user experiences. You architect right sized solutions that are easy to maintain, secure, and provide a platform for the future. You deliver high quality work at a rapid pace, while efficiently collaborating with product management and other engineers.
This role is hybrid with an expectation of 3 days a week in the office - you’ll need to be based in the Greater Seattle Area.

About you:

4+ years of professional development experience, shipping production code
Able to write professional-quality code in a commonly used backend language (Python, Typescript, Java, etc.)
Experience building at scale with cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc) using Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
Understanding of cloud networking and security best practices
Humility, creativity, and team-first-attitude, with a love for learning
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or an equivalent work experience

Extra credit experience:

Typescript or Python
NoSQL databases
ML Ops
Google Cloud Platform

What’s in it for you?

Huge impact opportunity: Build and scale a company from the ground up
Competitive compensation: Equity opportunities at a venture-backed startup
Work on a daily basis with the founding team and mentors including the CEO of AI2
Join a fun, inclusive and highly motivated team culture (and help define it!)
How to Apply:
Does this role sound like a good fit? Email us at Please include the role’s title in the subject line and attach or link to your resume.