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Senior Backend Engineer (AI & Data)

  • Job typeJob type: Remote
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At Education Perfect, we believe that education has the power to change the world. Our mission is to maximise every student’s potential. As an EPeep, you’ll work on projects that have a real impact on students’ lives and have the freedom, support and resources you need to develop your skills and grow your career.
We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer (AI & Data) to join our team and work alongside some of the most talented and creative professionals in the industry.

The role:
● Collaborate across teams to develop the generative AI services for our cloud-hosted education platform
● Build and operate the infrastructure for our generative AI solutions for new markets and product domains
● Develop secure, scalable, and maintainable code across our AI services – primarily Python, SQL, Terraform, Docker, AWS, OpenAI API, and other relevant technologies
● Provide domain expertise and share engineering knowledge with the wider team
● Support other engineers, while creating a safe and inclusive environment for our diverse team

What are we looking for?
● Experience building supporting pipelines, databases, and deployment infrastructure for AI
● Ability to collaborate effectively in flat, cross-functional teams
● Ability to make good decisions informed by domain knowledge, organisational goals, and sound engineering fundamentals
● Ability to manage risk, ambiguity, and dependencies
● A growth mindset, and a keen sense of ownership
Equitable opportunities, growth, and development lie at the heart of how we work at EP. We understand that not all applicants may possess all the following attributes so if you think you have what it takes, but are not sure you check every box, we still want to hear from you.

What we offer:
● As our team is based globally, we offer both remote and flexible working arrangements across New Zealand
● For our remote workers, a communication allowance towards your monthly internet or phone charges and $1000 towards setting up your home office
● Three extra days of annual leave during our end of year shut down period, parental leave top ups and a community service day
● Wellness allowance to use on anything to support your mental and physical wellness

● EAP with unlimited sessions
● Employee Equity Bonus Plan
● Employee referral program – $2000 when you refer a new team member
● Ongoing professional development, including opportunities to develop your career into other areas of our business and access to EPs Learning Hub
● EP support groups – Mana Wahine, DEI, Environmental Impact and Wellness Committees
● The opportunity to work within a growing global business with Diversity Works accreditation, Carbon Net Zero BCorp status, Digital Promise certification, and an unwavering commitment to our mission, people, and community

We celebrate individuality, value diversity, and understand that flexible and remote work opportunities enable our team members to work in a way that fosters creativity and inspires individual brilliance. When you work with us, you’re not just joining a company – you’re joining a team united by the desire to make a difference.

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