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San Francisco, California, United States of America
Clara Labs is establishing a new class of virtual assistant that understands you like a person, but operates at the scale, speed, and persistence of a machine. To do this, we mix intelligent automation software with remote human contractors to form an efficient, distributed remote-knowledge-work service.
Our initial focus is on scheduling meetings via email. We believe that by reducing anxieties caused by cluttered inboxes, complex calendars, and juggling preferences and calendars, customers can have more time to focus on what matters.
We aim to make automated assistants a truly everyday productivity tool. Our approach differs from traditional machine assistants (think: Siri) in our deep focus on conversation quality and human-like product flexibility. We build technology to maximize user experience, without constraining ourselves to the latest technology bandwagon. As a result, we’ve been delivering a highly reliable and flexible natural language interface from day one.
You can read a little bit more about us here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3052646/innovation-by-design/life-with-my-robot-secretary
Engineering at Clara
Shipping early and often leads to better products.
As an example, we scheduled thousands of meetings for our first customers manually before building any software. We’ve found that persistent iteration leads to tighter feedback loops between our customers, our contractors, and our product development team.
Ownership enables contributors to do their best work.
Critical thinking and invention are key virtues of each team member. Individuals identify problems and solutions, and are responsible for driving projects to completion.
We're taking on problems that are previously unsolved: building large-scale human-machine learning hybrid systems. Here are a few types of problems engineers at Clara work on:
You will help to conceive of, build, and maintain features of the Clara platform. Some example core feature areas we work on today are: prediction-driven scheduling UI, calendar and preference modeling, load-balanced contractor task distribution, and advanced payment allocation algorithms.
You will also play a key part in product design and development. At our size, engineers are often responsible for features end-to-end, collaborating closely with and balancing the needs of operations, design, and machine learning.
In this role, you will provide an active voice in the organization for standardizing front-end tooling, design patterns, and processes. We're looking for someone pragmatic but opinionated.
We're looking for engineers that are customer focused, collaborative, and excited to pursue difficult, often loosely defined problems.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.