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Fullstack Developer (Python, Vue.js)

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Remote friendly

Proto is a leader in inclusive chatbots and multilingual contact center automation in emerging markets. Our AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions serve large central banks to small fintechs that require high-performance natural language understanding for under-resourced languages across Africa to Asia.

What is Proto?

Proto was founded in 2018 at the National Taiwan University to deliver impactful and effective conversational AI for under-served markets. We’ve grown across four verticals and over ten countries with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, National Research Council of Canada, and the African Development Bank. Clients range from the central banks of the Philippines, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Côte d’Ivoire, to the leading alternative medicare provider in India, to fast-growing fintechs in Nigeria. Learn more at www.proto.cx

Recent Awards

2021 Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility Winner
2020 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 Central Banking Fintech & Regtech AI Award Winner
2019 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 iGaming Asia Congress Innovation Winner
2018 RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Chatbot Competition Winner

About the Team

Proto’s team is extremely global with 92% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour) and 50% female members working. We’re a remote team of self-starting and entrepreneurial NLP engineers, SaaS sales professionals, and digital nomads. Our management operates established processes for cross-cultural and timezone collaboration, while limiting Zoom to less than an hour a day 🙌🏼

Job Summary

As a Fullstack Developer, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of a complex AI Customer Experience (AICX) software platform, using Proto’s primary Vue.js and Python languages.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build/develop the application, server, services, and database that make up the foundational structure of a website

  • Acquire a complete understanding of our SaaS products

  • Be involved in end to end product development

  • Proactively improve the architecture and pay technical debts

  • Ensure highest standards of quality are met

  • Maintain healthy code base (maintainable, scalable, secure, bug free)

  • Collaborate with our product, QA and client support teams

  • Other tasks as assigned

Requirements

  • 3+ years work experience with Python and JavaScript Development

Backend Requirements

  • Strong in Python 3 and Flask development, including in areas of multi-threading, asyncio and performance optimization

  • Strong relational database skills: writing complex SQL queries

  • Adept at finding the right tool for each task, avoiding the NIH syndrome

  • Experience with Docker

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Test Automation (we use Gitlab Pipelines with docker-compose and pytest)

Frontend Requirements

  • Sound knowledge of Webpack and Vue2

  • Sound knowledge of Websocket development

  • Excellent knowledge of SVG

  • Ability create pixel-perfect user interfaces based on approved high-definition designs

  • Able to troubleshoot performance problems and memory leaks using Chrome/Firefox's developer tools

Nice-to-Haves

  • Background in natural language processing and/or computational linguistics

  • Previous experience in SaaS or AI companies

  • Fluency in multiple languages

Benefits

  • 20 vacation days. In addition to local holidays.

  • Remote/flexible work. We’ve always been remote-first with a tested process of team collaboration that maximizes productivity.

  • Proto gear & allowances. Proto outfits its team with quality swag and offers a WFH program for computer equipment purchases.

  • High standards & autonomy. Work with a global team doing their best work and execute upon an ambitious expansion plan.

Proto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. 

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 4 hours with Vancouver, BC, Canada