Software Engineer - Java (Core SE)

Primordial Labs

Primordial Labs

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2023

What We Do

Primordial Labs is building Anura, the next-generation human-machine interface. Anura allows operators to command, control and collaborate with uncrewed systems through natural language, just like they would with a human teammate. Our job is to make it easier for warfighters to wield the power of autonomous systems on the battlefield.

Job Description

(Please Note: This is a 100% remote position that requires residence in the United States.)

We're looking for experienced (3 years minimum professional experience) software engineers with a background in designing, implementing, and deploying critical production level systems requiring multiple 9’s of resiliency. Demonstrated knowledge of High Availability and Disaster Recovery concepts and fault tolerant systems, Java SE Core, OOP, Design Patterns, some algorithms, Java (Kotlin/python/C/C++ a plus), third party ecosystem, and implementation of robust DevOps pipelines. Strong debugging skills and ability to predict potential failures is also welcome.

Experience with Android apps, GPU co-processing, unmanned aircraft or other robotic systems is a plus.

As a company co-founded and led by engineers, we are focused on developer experience. We promise to minimize distractions (read: meetings) and to provide tools which maximize productivity. We are also committed to providing competitive total compensation, including equity.

About You

No educational requirements. We're more interested in projects you've worked on - both on the job and on the side. Please include a link in your resume and be prepared to discuss those!

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated strong background primarily in Java and some Kotlin (or willing to learn), experience with python and C or C++, and management of DevOps pipelines (Note - This is not a list of mandatory requirements!)

Application Process

We have a two-stage interview process.

The first stage is a screener which is a combination of technical discussion about relevant engineering concepts as well as your past experience. This screener is generally around 30 minutes.

After the screener, if both sides believe it makes sense, we will provide you with an 'offline' coding test. This test is done on your own time, at your own pace, so you do not feel the pressure of coding live with us watching. We want you to do your best with a clear mind and free of interview jitters. The questions are a combination of algorithm and system design. Once you complete the test, we'll all hop back on another call and you will walk us through your code. We are not just looking for the right answers, we're interested in your thought processes and technical approach.

We are committed to a low-stress interview experience and promise there will be no trick questions or brain teasers!