Soma Capital Portfolio Jobs

Software Engineer — Full Stack



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, September 6, 2021

Cohere ( is on a mission to redefine customer support by making it 10x easier for customers and agents to get the right answer quickly. We use the latest and greatest in natural language processing and apply it safely and responsibly in production at leading companies like Ramp, Rippling, Deel and Loom.

We've raised $3.5 million from the top investors, including Initialized Capital, Y Combinator, BoxGroup, Shrug Capital, Chapter One, and Soma Capital, as well as 30+ angel investors, including the founders of Plaid, Rippling, Better, Ramp, Superhuman, Opendoor, Lattice.

Our team consists of experienced engineers from Facebook, Amazon, Capital One and Nuro, and early employees at Ramp and Superhuman.


Cohere is at a critical phase of growth – with an increasingly accelerating pace of deals over past few month, we are building out a talented engineering team to accelerate this trajectory.

As an early engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to drive mission-critical, cross-functional projects across the organization and deliver on our ambitious product roadmap. Since you will be an early member of the team, you will be uniquely positioned to shape the Cohere product across all areas.

  • Work on challenging distributed systems problems

  • Worth with the latest and greatest in generative AI

  • Build world-class product experiences

  • Contribute to building a rockstar engineering team

  • Advocate and maintain a high bar of code quality, new tech, and system design

  • Be part of an end-to-end design and product process and own large feature sets


  • 2+ years of software engineering experience

  • Frontend and backend experience with JavaScript/TypeScript

  • Must have knowledge about Node.js HTTP frameworks, e.g. Koa or Express

  • Must have knowledge about at least one frontend framework, e.g. React or Vue

  • Experience with SQL (Postgres preferred) and preferably at least one ORM, e.g. MikroORM, TypeORM, Prisma, SQLAlchemy, Django

  • Some experience with Python and HTTP framework preferred, e.g. FastAPI, Flask

Benefits & Perks

  • 100% covered medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Weekday lunch stipend (meals at office covered in-person)

  • Commuter benefits

  • $250 WFH stipend + company computer

  • Competitive salary and stock compensation