New York, New York

Software Engineer, Backend


At Arcus, our mission is to advance AI through better data. We believe that data is the ultimate representation of the world and providing ML models with the highest fidelity representations is the most important challenge to solve for AI today. We’re advancing the state of the art in AI by ensuring that every model has the data it needs.

We’re building the comprehensive data platform that enables enterprises to build intelligent AI applications on their structured and unstructured data. From “chat over your data” to multi-modal, reasoning applications – Arcus scales to the complexity of any intelligent AI application. Arcus manages the data workflows needed to make large-scale, complex data useful for LLMs – from ingesting and indexing the data to providing retrieval and evaluation capabilities – Arcus supports even the most complex AI applications.

We’re extremely well-funded and backed by top tier VCs and angel investors who share our mission and we’re based out of our Flatiron office in NYC.

What You'll Do

As a Backend Engineer at Arcus, you will be responsible for building the core features and functionality of the Arcus data platform. You will work across the engineering team and with our customers to develop the core backend capabilities that empower our customers to build intelligent AI applications over their data. Your work will involve shipping features to manage complex data and AI workflows and building systems to ingest, transform, and index data at scale, all in a highly secure and performant way.

We use technologies like Golang, Python, gRPC, Docker and Kubernetes. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect and build the core backend functionality that runs the data platform and helps users build enterprise-grade AI applications.
  • Own features and work across the stack to drive rapid innovation and development of cutting edge AI systems.
  • Ensure the scalability, reliability and security of our software at an enterprise level.
  • Develop a strong understanding of our company mission, industry and customers to develop deep intuition around their requirements to design and build features that push the state of the art.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and new technologies.
  • Define the direction and culture of Arcus with your initiative and feedback.

Who You Are

  • Strong backend engineering experience with a bias towards shipping rapidly and iterating with customer feedback.
  • A strong interest in working on AI based products on the cutting edge of the industry.
  • Excited to juggle multiple hats and work cross-functionally based on the needs of the business.
  • Bias towards shipping rapidly and iterating with customer feedback.
  • You have a demonstrated track record of excellence, across any field or domain (not necessarily related to the role).
  • Exhibit a strong passion for taking ownership, continuous learning and personal growth.