We're a unique breed: a deep tech (4 PhDs), mission-driven (100,000 deaf/hard-of-hearing users relying on our work) and VC-funded startup (SV Angel, Initialized, Khosla), and we're doubling our team to 15.
Our goal is to improve how we humans connect & communicate with each other using human & artificial intelligence. First through using a patented multi-peer speech recognition technology app that empowers 450M deaf and hard-of-hearing people to have exceptionally accurate captions for any conversation they're a part of. That unique focus is because I (CEO/Founder) grew up in a Deaf family & witnessed how the world was not accessible for them, then cofounded Ava with my CTO Skinner, deaf since age 2.
Specifically, we're hiring makers (engs + designer) who want to be at the very beginning of a rocketship. All jobs are here: http://www.ava.me/jobs but these following 3 positions will be filled quickly (it's my #1 focus):
1) a Full-Stack Developer (~2-5+ years exp), with React and Node background, to take the lead on building out the Ava experience on the web. Really powerful B2C & B2B applications through it, with real-time & scalability challenges. Should care about all the details that makes a first experiences become magical for a new user, and committed to make a huge impact on society.
2) a Backend Developer (~2-5+ years exp) with DevOps, Node, Python skills as their strong suit. Will own designing and scaling Ava's AI infrastructure, supporting mission-critical algorithms for our users.
3) a Product Designer, exp. in B2C & B2B platforms, mobile & web. Open to animations, UI/UX. Will be working with deaf users & probably learning sign language as a result :) Huge role in leading redesign, branding & empowering our community - very active because it's often life-critical for them to use Ava.
Feel free to email me directly: Email is hidden if any question, or to apply here: http://www.ava.me/jobs I'll review HN applications personally!
Thibault Duchemin https://www.linkedin.com/in/thibaultduchemin