Backend Developer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Backend Developer

November 7, 2023 9:46 AM

About the role

The entire software world relies on structured text (defined by formal grammars). So far, the language model community has focused on models that can interact with us (humans). And while the results are impressive and make for cool demos, we're now getting to the exciting part: bringing these models back to the world of software so they can do some serious work for us. The tools we create don’t just converse; they perform.
As a Backend Developer at .txt, you will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining the backbone of our tech infrastructure. You will be immersed in a fast-paced environment where your work directly impacts the efficiency and scalability of our products and services. Your expertise in Python programming will be central to building robust backend systems, solving complex problems, and driving innovation. We are looking for a team player with a passion for coding and a dedication to learning and improvement.
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Python Development: Build and maintain efficient, reliable Python code for our LLM backend systems.
Work Well With Guided Generation: Collaborate with compiler and research engineers to integrate the backend services with our methods for guided generation.
Performance Optimization: Optimize backend components for high throughput, especially with data-intensive LLM operations.
Code Quality and Best Practices: Maintain high code quality and enforce best practices through code reviews, testing, and a penchant for meaningful commit messages.


Python Expertise: 4+ years of professional experience as a Python backend developer (Django, Flask, FastAPI, etc.)
API Development Skills: Strong experience with RESTful and SSE API development.
Large-Scale System Experience: Familiarity with large-scale systems, especially in AI or LLM contexts.
CI/CD and Cloud Proficiency: Experience with CI/CD practices, Docker, and deployment on cloud providers (AWS).
You value simplicity above everything else
You write clearly and concisely


Previous experience building developer tools;
Knowledge of Go, Erlang or Elixir;
Experience with Docker and CI/CD pipelines
Familiarity with front-end technologies (like JavaScript and HTML5) is beneficial.
Understanding of server-side templating languages

Why you should join us

Cutting-edge technology
Work-life balance
Remote first
Competitive compensation and benefits


.txt is a fully remote company. We have a culture of written communication, and favor infrequent organic discussions over regular large team meetings.
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