Software Engineer, Otter Desktop

Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

This position is based in Mountain View, CA

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to join a team that empowers you to grow, be your authentic self, and do your best work every day. We need your help building Otter for the Desktop leveraging your experience in application development, media and system integration, and possibly Machine Learning experience. No idea is too big or too small to matter, our reputation is based on innovation and trust, and that begins with an open, collaborative work environment where every voice is heard. At Otter, we are passionate about building technology that empowers people to work smarter, not harder. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge AI technology, collaborate with talented colleagues, and make a real impact on the lives of millions of users around the world. Join us on our mission to transform the way people take notes and have meaningful conversations. Apply today and help us build the future of communication!

We are looking for someone who

  • Is an infinite learner and thought leader
  • Revels in collaboration with fellow engineers to bring the best in yourself and others
  • Takes pride in the scale of your work and its reliability
  • 4+ years of experience in developing/architecting scalable desktop solutions built for Windows, macOS
  • Is proficient in Electron, or QT as a framework
  • Strong proficiency in writing clean, reusable, optimized HTML/CSS, Typescript and JavaScript
  • Experience with WebSockets is a plus
  • Experience writing unit, integration, and UI tests and a strong ability to debug code that is reusable, testable and efficient
  • Has a Bachelors, Master or PhD in Computer Science with a comprehensive knowledge in data structures, algorithms, distributed systems, operating systems and system design/integration
  • Proficiency in Python. Knowledge in C++ is a great plus
  • Built systems with an in depth understanding of how things work underneath the hood
  • Some experience integrating with SDKs a great plus


We are in the business of shaping the future of work. Our mission is to make conversations more valuable.

With over 1B meetings transcribed, is the world’s leading tool for meeting transcription, summarization, and collaboration. Using artificial intelligence, Otter generates real-time automated meeting notes, summaries, and other insights from in-person and virtual meetings - turning meetings into accessible, collaborative, and actionable data that can be shared across teams and organizations. The company is backed by early investors in Google, DeepMind, Zoom, and Tesla. is an equal opportunity employer. We proudly celebrate diversity and are dedicated to inclusivity.

* does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies without a written agreement in place for permanent placements. Any resume or other candidate information submitted outside of established candidate submission guidelines (including through our website or via email to any employee) and without a written agreement otherwise will be deemed to be our sole property, and no fee will be paid should we hire the candidate.

Salary range

Salary Range: $155,000 to $185,000 USD per year.

This salary range represents the low and high end of the estimated salary range for this position. The actual base salary offered for the role is dependent on several factors. Our base salary is just one component of a comprehensive total rewards package.