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Software Engineer

Permanent employee · Berlin

About us

Rasa is the leading open source machine learning toolkit that lets developers expand bots beyond answering simple questions. Our open source Rasa Stack enables thousands of developers worldwide from startups to Fortune 500 to build in-house conversational AI (e.g. sophisticated chatbots and voice assistants) without hiring a big research team. Rasa Platform, a paid product, makes it simpler to train our machine learning models across multiple enterprise functions, allowing for faster iteration cycles.

The company is headquartered in Berlin (Germany), funded by Basis Set Ventures, Techstars and open source entrepreneurs such as Ross Mason (Founder of MuleSoft) and John Newton (Co-founder of Alfresco).


Rasa is an equal opportunity employer. We are still a small team and are committed to growing in an inclusive manner. We want to augment our team with talented, compassionate people irrespective of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

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We’re looking for extraordinary software developers to join us at Rasa. Starting a new job can be scary, and that’s especially true for an early stage startup. The flip side is that you get to have a huge impact. The point of this post is to provide enough information to let you decide whether to apply.
About this role

Software Development at Rasa is not only about writing Code. You'll have to come up with good architectural designs, quality code, and break an ambitious long-term vision down into milestones and issues.


We don’t draw a hard line between our engineering and research teams, we all work on the same stack and share work, knowledge, and tools. A lot of the code we create is open source and used by a large community of developers. The driver for our development efforts is this: what would help developers build great conversational software? What can we enable them to build that they couldn't do currently? 


We do fundamental machine learning research, and we ship commercial quality software that puts it to use. We mostly work in Python, but dip into other languages when it makes sense to. Because engineering is so close to research, you’ll quickly learn a lot about Machine Learning, Model Management, Data Analysis workflows, and what it takes to ship machine learning applications into production. 

About you
You are excited about Rasa’s mission: to empower makers to build AI assistants that everyone can use. You will have the opportunity to design and develop creative, compelling, and cutting-edge systems that support this mission. You take pride in teaching and learning from teammates, and enjoy constructive peer review in a respectful environment. You're comfortable being lean and fix problems without waiting for someone to tell you to. You can effectively communicate what you’re working on with non-technical team members.
Things You Might Do

We’re a startup, so you’ll have to be comfortable rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever is required to support our mission. However, you can definitely expect to:


  • Architect, code, & test backend services to support machine learning training, prediction and annotation

  • Work on our open source libraries alongside our large contributor base and community

  • Improve the scalability & performance of backend services for our enterprise customers which are handling high loads

  • Speak to developers who use our libraries to prioritize our engineering efforts

Your application

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