Senior Software Engineer (Open Source)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote Europe, Remote UK

Your mission
Our open-source framework Haystack is used by thousands of developers to build LLM applications. As a Senior Software Engineer on the Open Source Engineering team, you will collaborate to make LLMs more accessible for developers and enterprises globally.
You’ll contribute to improve our open-source Python framework, to make it more developer-friendly and extend its functionality, while also interacting with our vibrant open-source community.
On top, you’ll work closely with our team that is building "deepset Cloud" - a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform designed for building applications that leverage Large Language Models (LLMs) and managing them throughout their entire lifecycles for our enterprise clients.
Our mission
We are an AI startup that empowers developers to build applications that use natural language as the interface to data. Our open-source framework Haystack is used by thousands of developers to build LLM applications. Our LLM platform, deepset Cloud, enables enterprises worldwide to unlock the potential of large language models for their business cases. Come join our team and work with tech experts on real-world cases, in a fast-paced and high-impact environment, and shape the AI space together with us.
Your impact
  • Implement new features, and contribute on launching new versions of our open-source framework Haystack
  • Work closely with our community to understand and address their pain points when building Haystack Pipelines
  • Work closely with our ML Engineers on integrating new techniques to improve GenAI systems in a scalable and robust way
  • Help to bring more AI systems in this world beyond the prototype stage
Your profile
  • 5+ years of overall experience, having worked in a related field
  • Excellent coding skills in Python
  • Practical knowledge working with LLMs is highly desirable
  • Ambition to learn and "hungry”, with the ability to dive deep into new tech & complex projects
  • Having previous interaction with open-source communities will be considered a plus
  • Remote-first: You can choose to work from home or any other workspace that suits you. We offer home office setup (equipment and furniture), and we would be happy to sponsor a coworking spot.
  • Grow: Personal and professional growth are important to us. We have an annual learning and development budget, and also the opportunity to speak at conferences, internal knowledge sharing, and workshops.
  • Connect: We have a virtual office, a monthly social budget to reconnect virtually or in person, online walks and talks with colleagues from other teams, and a flexible travel policy that enables you to meet colleagues in person for special occasions.
  • Re:base: We meet in person on a quarterly basis, because we believe it’s important to get to know each other. We have fruitful discussions, we hold workshops, we brainstorm together, and we have leisure activities and fun.
  • You are an owner: All employees are enrolled in the employee stock option plan and own a part of the company.
  • Personal time off: If you want to recharge and travel the world - there are 30 days of paid vacation.
  • Choose your tech: Linux, Windows, or macOS? The choice is yours and we will provide what you need.
  • Pension fund and Health Insurance fitting with your main working location: All full-time employees are eligible for the pension plan. We also offer health, dental, and vision for employees in the US, in compliance with the local market.
  • Oliva - employee mental wellbeing benefit: To boost your well-being, we offer a benefit that helps you to respond to pivotal moments at work and beyond.
  • Travel Insurance: We want you to be secure during your travels. Therefore, we offer every employee additional travel insurance.
  • Sports budget: To boost your health and well-being, we offer a monthly allowance for your sports activity.
  • Dog-friendly: Our main co-working partner Mindspace welcomes dogs, so you can also bring your best friend to the office.
  • Enhanced days off for Family Sick Leave: We offer additional days in case your child gets sick.
  • Additional days off: We don't work on the 24th & the 31st of December.
  • Flexible working hours: You can adapt your work to your private life.
What colleagues say
"deepset enables me to work with extremely talented and like-minded people on the tech I’m passionate about. It is just outstanding to find such a well-organized and yet creativity-encouraging environment. Seeing everyone is dedicated to the bone to pushing this thrilling technology to its limits puts the cherry on top. Needless to say: I'm proud to be part of deepset!” (Thomas, Senior NLP Engineer)
“deepset has an inspiring vision and a great team to build a product that sets the standard for NLP. Being part of this team and journey is a privilege.” (Eren, Senior Frontend Engineer)
About us
Our vision: We make machines understand language so that humans can achieve more. 
Our mission: We empower developers to make NLP part of every application in every enterprise.
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