Generalist Programmer

Generalist Programmer

TRU LUV is changing the way we relate with technology. We’re building a new interaction model on the belief that love feels better than winning. Work with us to bring life to AI companions.
  • Level: Mid-Senior
  • Based in Toronto, Canada
  • Open to applicants in ET time zone only, with intention to relocate once travel is permitted
  • 30-35 hours per week

IMPACT OF A GENERALIST PROGRAMMER AT TRU LUV:

At TRU LUV, we work together to bring life and depth to our companions, including #SelfCare and our secret projects. As a T-shaped Generalist Programmer, you will join TRU LUV with deep expertise in a couple of areas of development, while also bringing a broad range of experience in different tools and frameworks to support an array of technical tasks including the development of new features, interaction (UI/UX), systems, and testing frameworks. You would work alongside our programmers, designers, data scientists and project managers to deliver code that cares and supports our vision for companions.

This role is an opportunity to become a subject matter expert in a new paradigm of emotionally conscious AI.

YOUR WORK DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE:

Exploring the future of human-computer interaction, team collaboration, and self-leadership are all part of a day at TRU LUV.

  • Collaborating with our art director, designers, and the rest of our team to establish and refine our shared vision
  • Supporting the evolution of a variety of systems and tools, building new features, and taking us deeper into the possibilities of our AI
  • Working to identify and fix issues in our #SelfCare companion and future creations by creating new tools and systems that enable iterative improvements
  • Analyzing and reviewing design ideas from our team, exploring technical requirements and providing feedback on feasibility and limitations, while suggesting alternatives and opportunities
  • Creating and uploading builds for iOS and Android
  • Peer mentoring

WHAT YOU BRING TO TRU LUV:

  • 5-7 years experience with app, game or framework programming in a team
  • 1-2 years experience contributing to architecture or framework design
  • Fluency in C#, C++, and/or Java
  • Comfort refactoring legacy code and implementing improvements to its architecture
  • A degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent

WHAT WE’LL EXPLORE TOGETHER:

  • Unity, Visual Studio, Git, Xcode, iOS, Android
  • A knowledge of self-care practices including those inspired by contemporary witchcraft
  • Tend-and-befriend and other psychological frameworks for companion design

YOU MAY BE THE RIGHT FIT FOR OUR TEAM IF YOU ARE:

  • Curious and self-motivated
  • A proactive, caring and compassionate communicator
  • Enthusiastic about creating and maintaining a mutually-supportive environment that values diversity
  • Comfortable in a startup where plans and priorities can change quickly

SOME THINGS YOU MIGHT LOVE ABOUT WORKING WITH US:

  • We’re not only building category-creating technology, but we’re also building a new kind of tech company together
  • Our internal culture of conscious self-leadership and team development and our AI model are interwoven into one unified framework which we co-create together
  • We support all current and future team members with peer mentoring and ongoing developmental opportunities
  • Our team works with subject matter experts including our CEO, emotionally conscious AI expert, Brie Code; our design advisor, interaction design expert Jane McGonigal; and our AI advisor, humanistic AI thought leader and co-creator of Siri, Tom Gruber
  • You can become a subject matter expert and receive training for speaking and community engagement opportunities
  • We offer stock options to all team members
  • We offer extended medical insurance and in-house wellness tools
  • We’ll continue with flexible working arrangements once we return to our office post-COVID
  • We offer relocation support to applicants who qualify



    Our team is built on a foundation of diversity and equity.

    TRU LUV is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and equity as the underlying foundation of our success. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

    DO I NEED TO MEET ALL CRITERIA TO APPLY?

    Definitely not! If you share our goal of more nourishing technology and our values of celebration, curiosity, love, intention and care we’d love to meet you and see what is possible!

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    Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

    We love our AI companions.

    Our companions are not personal assistants, therapists, apps, nor games, but a revolutionary new category of human-computer interaction built with and for love and co-creation. 

    Bringing together art, spirituality, social neuroscience, adult developmental psychology, game design, and AI, we design for feelings of refuge, resilience, and lasting transformation. 

    Our model is a fresh alternative to the gamification model and has deep implications. 

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