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Full Stack Developer

Farpoint Technologies

Farpoint Technologies

Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 23, 2023

A World-Changing Company

Farpoint is a leading AI transformation consulting firm that empowers top-tier organizations to build the AI-assisted workforce of the future. We specialize in providing consulting services to large public, private, and government entities, helping them create AI-accelerated workflows and innovative solutions. Our expertise includes leveraging LLMs, Diffusion models, multimodal models, and executing special projects.

What We're About

We pride ourselves on our culture of hard work, adaptability, and delivering practical and tangible results. With no two days being the same, you will thrive in our fast-paced startup environment by bringing your creativity, self-motivation, and passion for machine learning. We value an extensive understanding of deep learning techniques and encourage continuous learning and professional growth. You will be at the forefront of driving innovation, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques such as LLMs, Diffusion models, and multimodal models.

What You'll Do

As a key member of our organization, the Full Stack Developer will contribute to the development of cutting-edge AI solutions, enabling our clients to optimize their workflows and embrace the power of artificial intelligence. You'll employ both your Python and JavaScript proficiencies to craft beautifully designed, responsive applications that are not only technologically robust but are also intuitive and user-friendly, and that interface with machine learning models built by our R&D team.

No two days are the same, but you can expect to:

  • Backend Development: Construct, optimize, and maintain scalable backend using Node.js, FastAPI, or Django, ensuring flawless communication with machine learning models via APIs
  • Frontend Development: Develop user-facing applications with meticulous attention to UX/UI, ensuring aesthetic appeal without compromising functionality
  • Database Management: Expertly handle both structured and unstructured databases, ensuring optimal data storage and retrieval
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work with diverse teams to articulate and translate business requirements into technical specifications, adhering to an Agile development framework

What We Value

  • Team members who aren’t satisfied with surface-level answers and will dive into the details of the data
  • No ego; the outcome matters more than who gets the credit
  • Extraordinary ability to confront open-ended problems in unstructured environments
  • Adaptive and introspective; willing to learn, guide, lead and follow

What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field (Master's degree or equivalent work experience preferred)
  • Proficiency in JavaScript ES6+, along with experience in libraries and frameworks such as React.js, Angular.js, or Vue.js
  • Familiarity with Node.js and Express.js for server-side scripting
  • Deep understanding of Python with experience in web framework like Django or FastAPI. Knowledge of Python libraries for data science (Pandas, NumPy, etc. would be a plus
  • Proficiency with HTML5, CSS3, and pre-processors such as LESS or SASS
  • Familiarity with responsive design principles and Bootstrap or equivalent frameworks
  • Knowledge of design principles and user experience (UX) design; familiarity with tools such as Adobe XD, Sketch or Figma is a plus
  • Experience in designing RESTful APIs and integrating third-party APIs, GraphQL
  • Knowledge of interfacing with machine learning models via API. Experience with ML libraries and frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch or Scikit-learn
  • Proficient in SQL (MyAQL, PostgreSQL, etc) and NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Cassandra, etc). Experience with ORM libraries such as SQLAlchemy
  • Experience in data modelling, database design, and data structures. Knowledge of database administration and performance optimization techniques
  • Proficient in Git for version control
  • Familiarity with deployment and CI/CD tools like Docker, Jenkins, or Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of integrating with cloud platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Ability to travel 25 – 75% required. Varies by location and team

Salary

Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by each individual’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.

Life at Farpoint

Nothing about how we work is typical. Our commodity is creativity, collaboration and human-centred innovation.

We don't have discrete departments, rigid job titles, or corner offices. In fact, most corporate trappings simply don't work for the kind of work we do, and honestly, neither do the types of people who crave them. The success of our company depends on hiring people who are not only smart and talented, but who also have great emotional intelligence. We look for insatiable curiosity, irrepressible optimism, deep empathy, and those who play well with others. (Lone geniuses need not apply)

What we look for

  1. End-to-end people. You're someone who can take take something abstract, create a strategy and execute the plan to completion. You don't talk, you build.
  2. They say "we" more than "I" when recounting accomplishments. If they’re generous with giving others credit, we know they’re team players and will accept feedback.
  3. They talk about failures, not just wins. If you’re trying to bring new ideas into the world, you’re going to fail…a lot. How you recover and learn from pratfalls is the true test. Or as we say: “Fail often to succeed sooner.”
  4. They've spent time teaching as well as learning. Having an advanced degree shows diligence and mastery. Teaching shows you’re committed to making others successful, too.

We believe in asking for forgiveness, not permission.This goes for the job application process, too. Turning in a standard-issue résumé and cover letter won’t turn heads. Candidates who have wowed us have taken creative license and gone the extra mile to demonstrate their capabilities and passion. They’ve made video portraits, designed custom apps or, in one case, brought in a dancing robot.

Hiring’s not an exact science—finding truly outsize talent never is—but these four qualities help us hone in on that most elusive quality: someone who feels like they belong at Farpoint.

Still think you want to join us? Send us an email with the job you're looking for in the subject at jobs@farpointhq.com