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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Boston, MA, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Location: Remote or Boston, MA afterwards. Relocation will be reimbursed.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the US Government requires US Citizenship.


At smileML, we believe everyone has a desire to communicate effectively; to understand, and be understood. Our emotion recognition helps individuals and teams communicate effectively during virtual meetings and face-to-face interactions.

About this role

  • You will be the first engineering hire, and report to the CTO.
  • You’ll get to work with the CTO to build a foundation for a world-class engineering team.
  • You will help create an engineering culture that's communal, inclusive, and supportive.

Who we’re looking for

  • You place a premium on communication and have helped others improve their messaging.
  • You listen to the customer first before building a solution.
  • You have a track record of writing great software and have shipped complete products from ideation to production.

Technical requirements

We care more about a problem being solved than about the particular technology being used, but we currently use Firebase/SwiftUI/Flutter.

  • Strong engineering background in fields such as Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, or similarly technical disciplines.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Prior experience in MLOps, deploying models on both edge (iOS/Android/Raspberry Pi) and server environments is a plus.

Why smileML?

  • You have an opportunity to join a startup that is well-funded (by revenue, not institutional investors) applying machine learning to a relatable problem.
  • You will work with incredible customers - from sales leaders at major companies to special operations forces serving overseas.
  • You will join at a special moment when you will have a seat at the table in major decisions, play a large role in shaping the culture of the company, and help establish what engineering at smileML looks like.
  • You will be treated well - as a colleague and with competitive salary and equity. You probably have a strong desire for ownership, so we can provide multiple options depending on your risk tolerance.