Founding Software Engineer

About Us

Hypotenuse AI is a platform that uses AI to automatically create written content for e-commerce businesses, including product descriptions, advertising text and blog posts. We're reshaping what takes weeks to do, and turning it into days. Our mission it to build the best experience that powers every e-commerce store.

We're backed by top global investors such as Y Combinator, and have an experienced team with a background in big tech companies, AI research & e-commerce. We have global ambitions and are expanding our team in Singapore. If you're looking for a fast-paced start-up with the opportunity to reshape the future of e-commerce, come join us! More about us on Techcrunch.

Job Description

Start-ups aren't for everyone. Joining a fast growing start-up isn't like taking a 9 to 5 role in a big company — the impact, learnings and growth here are magnitudes higher, but so is the pace.

In this role, you will:

  • Build entirely new platforms, applications and features, while also scaling up and improving our existing offerings — our tech stack includes {React, Typescript, Python, FastAPI, AWS...}
  • Thread across frontend and backend, system architecture design, databases, algorithms & data science, and DevOps
  • Balance speed and scale, while keeping in mind the sensibilities to create a high quality user experience
  • Work extremely closely with the founding team and our customers (often cross functionally) to iterate quickly and build new features.

You’ll work very closely with everyone in the team. There will be ambiguity, uncertainties and a whole lot of new technology. No one has all the answers, and that's ok. But it means that you need to have a constant hunger for learning and growing — very quickly. Here, your rate of growth matters a lot more than your credentials.


We're looking for people with a founder mentality; we want people who are warriors.

People who can see from a thousand feet up, but yet can dig into the roots and execute their own plans. People who obsess over their code; who can't stop thinking about solving challenging problems, and people who just won't give up. It's not easy, and as we said, start-ups aren't for everyone. But for the ones that are, this will be the most fulfilling journey as we rocket towards building something people want.

Experience and a strong foundation in some of the following will help a long way:

  • You've designed and built backend architectures (i.e. experience with AWS or GCP, designing APIs, components, databases etc..)
  • You're familiar with software engineering best practices — testing, deployments, agile & sprints, OOP etc.. — and have worked with large codebases before
  • Understanding of algorithms/data structures and computer science fundamentals
  • Experience with web frameworks — both on the client-side (e.g. React, Angular, Vue, ..) and server side (e.g. Flask / FastAPI / Django)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High adaptability, strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle ambiguity
  • UX design sensibility and a drive to build great products for users
  • At least 2 years of software engineering experience, or equivalent

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