Senior Platform Engineer

  • Myst AI
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Aug 13, 2021
Full time role

Job Description


At Myst AI, we’re building a machine learning platform that enables data scientists to create highly accurate time series forecasts at massive scale. Our vision is to create a world in which demand and supply are in continuous balance, so resources are used efficiently and sustainably for a better planet. Our current focus is to help energy companies better predict the future – to increase renewable energy adoption and reduce carbon emissions. There is an enormous addressable market (>$100B) for this platform, with an opportunity to drive significant impact in a variety of industries.

Are you enthusiastic about solving complex problems and contributing to a better future? We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our 15-person team in San Francisco. You’ll be joining a talented group, backed by top Silicon Valley investors, who share a commitment to positive impact!

What does a Senior Platform Engineer at Myst do?

As a Senior SWE working on Myst's Platform, you’ll play a key role in our software development team. This includes driving design and architecture decisions, contributing to our software product, and advocating for product excellence.

A successful candidate has at least five years of work experience in a world-class software engineering environment or equivalent, and a proven record of being an effective collaborator. As a startup, we're always tackling new challenges. We prioritize candidates who learn quickly and make wise decisions across a variety of domains. Our current tech stack is Python and JavaScript (including React, Redux, Typescript, Material Design Components). Our infrastructure is hosted in Google Cloud Platform and includes a variety of services and databases. Our codebase is thoroughly unit tested and our CI/CD pipelines are fully automated. 

What might you work on:

  • Developing features that streamline and automate time series forecasting at scale
  • Influencing the architecture of the forecasting platform through engineering design discussions and mentorship
  • Designing fault tolerant, self-healing systems to ensure on-time forecast delivery
  • Optimization of time series and relational databases to support hundreds of thousands of operations per second
  • Designing elastic, responsive backend infrastructure to scale in response to scheduled and unscheduled processes
  • Improving tooling for automated monitoring, alerting, and integration testing
  • Promoting code quality and engineering best practices within the company

What do you need to be successful:

  • 5+ years of work experience in a software engineering environment, building a product at scale
  • Ability to produce production-quality Python code, using Python's native packaging tools
  • Proven track record of shipping commercially successful software platforms or best-in-class technologies
  • Experience with building scalable SaaS products with a focus on providing data insights that have scaled to many hundreds of customers
  • High attention to detail and focus on product excellence for external users
  • Collaborate effectively with other engineers and internal and external stakeholders to break down requirements and build consensus

How we show up

  • We care about Quality: We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and continuous improvement in our journey to long-term success. 
  • We believe in Diligence: We move slow to go fast because our forecasts are critical for our clients. We monitor performance and build reliable systems that clients can depend on.
  • We are Resourceful: We believe in being owners of our work. When challenges arise, we find a path forward.
  • We seek to Understand: We are intensely curious and welcome honest feedback, which creates an open and collaborative culture of growth.

About Myst

Myst AI is a Series A company funded by top VCs, including Google. We passionately believe that some of humanity’s biggest problems such as climate change and food waste can be solved, in part, through better forecasting. We currently work with many of the world’s leading energy companies, often helping them save millions of dollars a year while reducing their carbon footprint. 

We believe in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team; and we’re committed to creating a culture in which people can bring their whole self to work. Some of the best people we’ve worked with did not follow conventional paths. If you think you’re a good fit, even if you don’t meet the exact qualifications, please reach out – we’d love to hear from you!

Myst offers a competitive salary, stock options, health benefits, 401k matching, and other great perks to full-time employees.

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