Overview

The world is changing at an accelerating rate and understanding the shifting landscapes has never been more critical. Primer is the premier artificial-intelligence powered platform that allows humans to get information that they need, instantly, in ways that until now have not been possible. We believe that truth is knowable; our mission is to free the curious to be their most human. We are building machines that can read natural language text documents, understand them, correlate them into events, and share what they learn by writing their own natural language text documents.
 
At Primer we use machine learning and natural language processing to automate the analysis of very large corpora of unstructured text. We build systems that read documents, extract insights, and write reports comparable to those of a human analyst. Our objective is to help our customers understand the world around them –– from geopolitical events and scientific research to changes in the risk profiles of companies. Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. You can learn more about Primer’s technology and the sort of problems we solve at our blog, as well as recent media coverage of our work.

At Primer, we are building machines that read and write. Our objective is to help our customers understand the world around them – from geopolitical events and scientific research to changes in the risk profiles of companies. Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. You can read more about Primer’s technology and the sort of problems we’re solving on our blog, as well as recent media coverage of our work.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work alongside cross functional teams of product engineers, scientists and designers to bring the latest machine learning innovations into production.

From your first day, you might…

  • …architect and build horizontally scalable microservices to ingest, analyze, and understand large volumes of data
  • …design an information retrieval architecture to analyze and conduct search on documents and graphs
  • …develop APIs for user interaction and third-party integrations

Experiences we like

  • Experience leading commercial software technical projects end-to-end in an agile environment on any major cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc)
  • Experience with data ingestion and processing systems at scale
  • Experience with working with real-time and distributed systems
  • 4+ years of shipping production grade software
  • Expertise in Python or Golang

Bonus Points

  • Data-driven engineering; using metrics to drive decisions and inform performance and cost tradeoffs
  • Hands-on DevOps experience with cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, Redis, Postgres, Kafka or Kubernetes
  • Work experience in AI/ML focused companies

What We Offer

  • Rapidly growing company, with plentiful opportunities to grow into leadership roles
  • 401K
  • Health, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Smart, passionate co-workers who want to deliver the best outcomes
  • An honest and open environment for the exchange of ideas
  • Fortune 50 companies and globally recognized institutions as customers
  • Learning and teaching opportunities via individual book allowances, tech talks, and brown bag lunches
  • Team virtual offsites like escape rooms and company happy hours
  • Fun, puzzle-loving office (post covid) in the SF Financial District
Primer is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.
 
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at info@primer.com.
 
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.