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Lead Engineer

Job Amsterdam, NL
Posted 15 Feb 2021

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Job function


Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

2 to 5 years

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About us:

“We value taking ownership and setting ourselves ambitious goals while staying genuine and delighting customers.”

We are Amberscript, a dynamic startup founded in 2017 and based in Amsterdam. We are building SaaS software that enables users to automatically transcribe audio & video into text using speech recognition. AI/algorithms and our own web text editor to bring it to 100% accuracy. We help users to avoid the costs and pain of manually transcribing their interviews, meetings, or other audio. 

Our self-developed AI speech to text engine obtains the best results in the market, as proven by independent tests in the media. Our product is being used by more than 750.000 users worldwide.

We are currently in the process of disrupting a very traditional market (transcription & subtitling). Now that we have achieved product-market fit, we are scaling rapidly. Our vision is to make all audio readable, accessible, and analyzable.

About us:

We are looking for someone who has a strong engineering background and leadership skills. Your role is to turn business requirements into execution by leading a team of 5 – 7 engineers. You will plan sprints, run retrospectives, develop the careers of the members of the team, take on a wide range of responsibilities, review and write code, and collaborate on the product roadmap. You should feel comfortable in a fast-paced environment keeping a clear head and organization, knowing what to prioritize and what to delegate.

Required profile:

  • MSC in Computer Science or a related field
  • Senior experience as a software engineer – designing, implementing, and launching features and products
  • Experience managing a team of software engineers
  • Experience working with Java Spring and NodeJS is a plus
  • Growth mindset in your work, yourself, and the team
  • You are proactive, good at communicating in English, and a fast learner
  • You are able to work in Amsterdam (or willing to move)
  • You are able to start in April 2021

We offer you the chance to work in a team of passionate and driven people who work on cutting edge technology. You will lead a team and are responsible for high-quality software. You will get in contact with machine learning, AI, NLP, and have a big impact on our product developments.

We work hard, we celebrate our successes, and are passionate about what we do: change the world of transcription services. We are based in the heart of Amsterdam right on the beautiful Keizersgracht.

At AmberScript, we are proud to always be thinking ‘bigger and better’. We are extremely product focused, knowing that success is ultimately dependent on the quality of the product. At the same time, we never lose track of the bigger picture. Go big or go home: we have grand ambitions and coming up with new features, services, products or strategic directions is part of our daily conversation.

Our goal is to make writing and typing redundant: pens are for drawing! Transcribing interviews and audio files is the first stronghold in the speech-to-text market, after which we aim to constantly improve our services. Our vision is to become the tool that makes writing abundant by automatically transforming all audio into summaries, to-do lists, and notes.

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Our mission is to make all audio accessible. We believe thoroughly that a for-profit mindset can go hand in hand with creating an as large as possible positive impact in the world.
We help to avoid the costs and pain of manually transforming audio and video to texts and subtitles.
Our answer is a unique combination of 3 disciplines: developers who implement innovative technologies, linguists who untangle the complexities of language, and scientists who discover the latest AI developments.

Active in 11 countries
30 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 38 years