Senior Software Engineer // Lilt

Hallo, Berlin!

Lilt builds software that is revolutionizing the translation industry. Our product helps human-translators become much faster by using Machine Translation that is intelligently integrated into the translation workflow at every step. We make translators at least 3x more efficient in their jobs and they love working with our product:

“I was recently obliged to start using [Competitor Software], and I can’t tell you how infinitely superior the Lilt experience is! Viva Lilt!” – translator using Lilt.

Your job will be to accelerate this happiness even further! We’re one of the success stories for Artificial Intelligence making people’s daily lives much better, both in terms of the translators using our system and our customers who get translated content much faster and with higher accuracy. As a translation company, we work with a large diversity of languages and cultures.

The product itself is based on Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction research at Stanford and UC Berkeley and the company is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia, Redpoint, Zetta, and XSeed Capital. Lilt is headquartered in San Francisco’s Design District and with a research and engineering office in Berlin near Checkpoint Charlie. Both locations are growing rapidly.

About Engineering at Lilt

Lilt is a high-performance, large-scale language translation system. We invest in and prioritize workflow (i.e., usability and interface design) and backend AI systems. Since the translation workforce is distributed worldwide, there are interesting cloud engineering problems to solve. We have a strong preference for building our own backend technology, so you’ll be implementing and working with the latest natural language processing (NLP) techniques and ideas.

About the Job

You will help us improve our web applications or systems by designing, developing and improving new and existing features. You will also fix existing and new issues to improve the product stability and user experience of our products.

Depending on your role (backend/frontend/research), this could include work to:

* Develop our front-end web application client
* Develop our back-end services, which perform large- and small-scale data processing tasks including parsing, translation memory and terminological services, and other linguistic tasks.
* Help out with development on our REST API when needed
* Work in a product team consisting of front-end developers, full-stack engineers, and designers
* Consult with our customers on product definition and requirements

Please check out the link at the bottom to see a full list of job postings! We read all applications thoroughly and will respond quickly.

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