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Sands Capital

Backend Engineer

Credo AI

Credo AI

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

About this position

About Credo AI

Credo AI is a venture-backed company on a mission to empower organizations to responsibly build, adopt, procure and use AI at scale. Credo AI has built a pioneering platform for context-driven AI governance, AI risk assessment and compliance (to regulations like the EU AI Act and standards like NIST AI RMF, ISO 42001 etc) to ensure compliant, fair, and auditable development and use of AI. Our goal is to move responsible AI development from an “ethical” choice to an obvious one-by ensuring AI’s benefits are universally accessible while addressing the full spectrum of its risks. We aim to do this both by making it easier for organizations to integrate responsible AI Governance practices into their AI development and by collaborating with regulators/policymakers to set up appropriate ecosystem incentives. Founded in 2020, Credo AI has been recognized as a one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2024 by Fast Company, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, named to the CBInsights' AI 100 List and World's Most Promising Startups list, and included in Fast Company’s Next Big Thing in Tech and Intelligent Applications Top 40 by Madrona, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Pitchbook.

About the Role

What we are looking for:

We are in search of a Senior Backend Engineer who is passionate about crafting software that meets enterprise-grade quality standards. The ideal candidate should be an excellent communicator, able to clearly articulate technical challenges and solutions to both technical and non-technical team members. We value individuals who can lead technical projects with confidence and expertise, guiding teams towards achieving our development goals.

While familiarity with Elixir and TypeScript is beneficial, it is not a strict requirement. More importantly, we're looking for someone who is enthusiastic about diving into new technologies and tackling unfamiliar problems. Your eagerness to learn and adapt will be valued as our technology stack evolves and as new projects arise.

You might be a good fit if:

  • You have a track record (> 5 years) of developing high-quality, maintainable, and robust software, ideally for enterprise-level applications.

  • You're known for your clear communication skills, capable of discussing complex technical issues in an understandable way.

  • You've taken the lead on software development projects, showing your ability to navigate technical challenges and drive a project to completion.

  • You have some experience with or interest in learning Elixir and TypeScript, among other programming languages and frameworks.

  • You're highly motivated to learn new technologies and frameworks, constantly seeking to improve your skills and tackle new challenges.


  • Designing and implementing backend systems that meet our high standards for scalability, efficiency, and reliability.

  • Communicating effectively with team members across the organization, from fellow engineers to product managers, to ensure clear understanding of project goals and progress.

  • Leading technical projects, making strategic decisions about architecture, tools, and processes.

  • Exploring new technologies and programming languages and integrating them into our development practices where appropriate.

  • Continuously learning and adapting to new technical challenges, staying ahead of the curve in backend development practices.

Your contribution will be vital in driving the success of our backend systems, ensuring they are robust, scalable, and aligned with our overall business goals.


The expected base salary range for this position is $150-$190K. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Location & Remote Culture

We are a fully distributed company and are comfortable hiring in any location (location-specific legal requirements permitting). While this is a remote role and we're a fully distributed team, we routinely meet up in-person. We support individual members to coordinate in-person coworking whenever possible, and organize company-wide offsites multiple times a year. At Credo AI we value diversity, equity, and inclusion as core principles in our work environment, and the development of our product offerings, and we have implemented initiatives to foster and support these values.

Credo AI Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive Salary and Equity

  • Health: We offer health, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer an ergonomic benefit to cover the costs of equipment to help staff stay healthy while working, both in the office and at home.

  • Coworking: We will cover the cost of co-working spaces like WeWork and in-person meetups.

  • Unlimited PTO: Credo AI has unlimited time off to support our employees

  • Generous Parental Leave: We offer up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

  • 401(k) plan for employees (US only)