Engineering Lead

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Employer Provided Salary: 175,000-195,000 Annually
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Who We Are: WellSaid Labs 

WellSaid Labs is the leading AI voice company for enterprise and professional applications. Using carefully sourced voice talent and our own AI advanced platform, WellSaid provides ultra-realistic voices that the world’s biggest brands trust to engage listeners. We build AI responsibly and ethically. 

Who You Are: An Empowering Full-Stack Engineering Lead with People-Management experience

You are a senior-level full-stack engineer lead with a passion for building scalable and user-friendly web applications. You have experience in developing both front-end and back-end features using modern technologies and frameworks. You are highly proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Node.js. You’ve used React as a front-end framework, databases and cloud services and it delights you to create elegant user interfaces.  You have a history of providing leadership and mentorship to a team of engineers, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. 

You are comfortable working in an agile environment and collaborating with other engineers, designers, and product managers. You are eager to learn new skills and technologies and share your knowledge and mentor more junior engineers. You have a strong sense of ownership and responsibility for your work and strive to deliver high-quality code that meets the needs of the users and the business.

How You’ll Contribute:  

We have developed a breakthrough AI algorithm that creates synthetic, realistic speech from text. You will help develop the creative studio powered by this algorithm, enabling creatives to make lifelike voice over for videos, audiobooks, and training programs. 

As the leader of the engineering team responsible for building WellSaid Labs’ enterprise-grade SaaS application, Studio, you will work closely with our product and engineering teams to instill best practices, execute the product roadmap bringing customer solutions to life, mentor our teammates, and participate in the sprint process as an advocate for fixing bugs, right-sizing technical work, and addressing technical debt.  

The projects you'll undertake are geared toward bringing improvements and new functionality to the WellSaid Labs Studio. Working directly with our product team, you'll be tasked with developing features that have high impact and visibility in our customers' daily interactions with Studio as well as help WellSaid Labs improve and create a world-class software solution for creative teams.

In this role, you’ll develop:

  • A collaborative user interface for generating audio
  • The next version of our editor
  • Our avatar marketplace
  • A streamlined custom onboarding experience
  • An improved user experience for larger teams to collaborate together to create human-parity audio 

Also, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Find opportunities to mature our engineering processes
  • Build complex features to completion
  • Lead a feature team with technical expertise
  • Build an accessible and inclusive user experience
  • Collaboratively make technical decisions that are inline with the future architectural vision
  • Participate in cross-team collaboration to solve technical challenges
  • Provide technical guidance for software development by the Studio software team
  • Tackle challenges creatively and critically evaluate your work
  • Help interview and recruit more talented engineers to WellSaid Labs!

What We’re Looking For 

To thrive in this role, you ideally have several years’ experience with React (alternatively, Angular, Vue, or similar), Typescript (alternatively, Java, C#, or similar), and HTML/CSS. You have an understanding of software design principles such as DRY, SoC, Dependency Injection, etc. You also have some combination of the following: 

  • 2+ years of experience as an engineering team lead
  • 8+ years of full-stack development experience
  • Experience with our tech stack which includes: NextJS, Node, GraphQL, PostgresSQL, Docker, Google Kubernetes Engine, Relational databases
  • Experience with cross-team collaboration
  • Give attention to creating modular, secure, and well-tested code
  • Experience building and shipping end-to-end features to a sizable user base
  • Working knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms
  • Ability to self-direct the planning and scoping for a project
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with accessibility, security, and compliance standards (e.g., SOC 2, GDPR) is a plus.
  • Experience building a platform for an AI/ML model is a plus.

 To join our team you must also:

  • be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • pass a pre-employment background check 

What We Offer 

WSL is proud to support an inclusive work environment that emphasizes each team member’s personal and professional growth. Our team is fully distributed throughout the U.S., and we support flexible schedules - work where and when you work best. You’ll have teammates just a Slack message or video call away if you ever need help solving an exciting challenge, or even if you just have a funny story to tell.

Other perks and benefits: 

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Matching 401(k) plan
  • Generous vacation policy/paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Learning & development stipend
  • Home office stipend

As a startup, we strive to be externally competitive with companies at a similar size and stage, and internally fair in our pay practices. The hiring salary range for this role is $175,000 - $195,000, and represents the target offer range given the scope and experience expectations for this role.

What to Expect From Us 

We strongly encourage you to apply! If we feel your skills, experience, and values match, we’ll reach out about meeting with the team. 

During the interview stage, you can expect:

  • An ‘intro’ call with our recruiting team (25-30 minutes)
  • A technical screen via Byteboard
  • An interview with the hiring manager (50 minutes); if there’s a match we’ll schedule an interview loop with the team.
  • An Interview loop with 3-4 interviews (1 hour each) with the team members you will be potentially working with  

All interviews will be remote via Google Meets; we are happy to make accommodations you might need to feel comfortable and set up for success in our process.

WellSaid Labs is honored to be an equal opportunity workplace. We realize that by bringing together teams rich in diverse thoughts and experiences, our people, company, and customers are free to flourish. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, marital status, disability, military or veteran status; or any other protected classifications or characteristics under applicable local laws. 

More Information on WellSaid Labs
WellSaid Labs operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA. WellSaid Labs was founded in 2018. It has 60 total employees. To see all 7 open jobs at WellSaid Labs, click here.
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