Senior Software Engineer

  • Backend, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Solutions Architect
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will take higher responsibilities and supervision of our SWE team and also be working closely with our research and design teams to bring our AI services to our customers around the globe. These include multi-modal systems, speech AI and animation based services. Our core stack is a collection of services built on Linux with a focus on throughput and reliability. The majority of services are implemented in Rust, however our codebase does contain some C++11, Go and Java code. Additionally, you will work alongside researchers to bring their prototypes and models to production so an understanding of Python and Machine Learning frameworks like TensorFlow and Torch are desirable.

General Description of the Role

As a Senior Software Engineer you should be proficient in few of the above languages as well as driven to produce good quality code. Knowledge of all of the languages isn't necessary but you should have a strong desire to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and programming languages used in Emotech services. We are looking for problem solvers, who have a passion for tackling challenging problems and coming up with practical solutions. You will be technically leading and take ownership of at least one larger project at Emotech and supervise less senior engineers. That also includes occasional conversation with a client to better understand their requirements and needs. You will be collaborating with a cross-functional team of talented scientists, engineers and designers who are equally driven.

You will also be encouraged to promote Emotech’s technology and solutions in development communities and contribute to open-source projects.

As a Senior Software Engineer, your main responsibilities:

  • Higher level system architecture and design

  • Working with customers to work out system specifications and requirements for new products

  • Identifying new opportunities for the business such as related products or industries

  • Creating well-scoped work packages for other employees or contractors

  • Mentoring other employees and improving knowledge continuity


  • Minimum of 4 years of software development experience in industry

  • Deep knowledge of a programming language (e.g. Rust, C++11) in a Linux environment; working knowledge of multiple languages

  • Degree in Computer Science or other relevant area

  • Experience in team management

  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate deeply technical concepts to stakeholders. Present hidden risks and potential solutions.

  • Strong grasp of data structures, algorithms and communication protocols

  • Great understanding of TDD, unit tests, end-to-end tests

  • Understanding of Tensorflow, Keras or PyTorch

  • Basic Docker, Kubernetes, dev-ops knowledge


  • Audio/speech applications or computer vision, understanding of basic ML/DL models (SVM, CNN and LSTM etc), Tensorflow, Keras or PyTorch

  • Computer graphics and animation or experience with modern game engines

  • AWS, Huawei Cloud, Google Cloud services

  • Docker, Kubernetes, relevant dev-ops knowledge

What we offer:

Emotech is a flat-structured and family-styled startup. We want each member to be well taken care of and have the capability to grow with the team. You are welcome to suggest any other benefits in addition to all of these in the following!

· Autonomy to make vital decisions and offer solutions that have an impact on company development and the AI world

· Competitive salary package including company equity

· Performance bonus

· Pension scheme (NEST)

· Medical insurance (BUPA UK, private healthcare)

· Work with diverse team with extensive domain expertise, some of the brightest & highly reputable minds in AI, software development, mechanics, business and investment

· Collaboration on various projects with renowned universities, including CMU, UCL, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London & University of Edinburgh

· Internal knowledge transfer to explore multi-modality, ASR, NLP, computer vision, software architecture and more

· Patent application (registration & legal consultancy)

· Working visa application (application & legal consultancy)

· Convenient location in lively Shoreditch

· Everyday dinner

· Weekly happy hours with beers, scotch & wine

Emotech is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We are building a diverse culture and workforce where is made up of inclusive groups of diverse people and treating all employees and job applicants equally and irrespective of their race, religion, color, nationality, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.