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Software Engineer

Adept AI

Adept AI

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023

Adept's mission is to build Useful General Intelligence. We are solving open problems in AI in order to train models that can do arbitrary things on a computer, and we are solving open product problems in order to package these models into a form factor that best enhances human experience and performance.

We’ve recently raised a $350M Series B led by General Catalyst and Spark, on top of a $65M Series A in 2022 with Addition and Greylock. We’re fortunate to be supported by amazing firms and angels such as Chris Re, Andrej Karpathy, Root Ventures, Howie Liu, Dara Khosrowshahi, and others, and were recently highlighted by Forbes. Adept is backed by a coalition of strategic partners, including Atlassian, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Workday.

We're looking for passionate team members who want to swing for the fences to accomplish our mission, are excited by a startup environment where the hardest problems are yet to be solved, and are eager to learn and collaborate together in our San Francisco office.

For more information, check out our blog!

We’re hiring engineers on our team across several different roles. If you want to build large, greenfield software projects geared toward accomplishing ambitious goals, and have a willingness to learn, we’d love to hear from you.

Team fit will be determined through the interview process, so check out some more about the different teams!

Tool Use team

We're looking for Software Engineers to help us teach neural networks to use tools. What does that mean? An example tool might be a Calendar API - the neural network might automatically add and modify calendar appointments given natural language instructions from a user. Just doing that one thing right would be hard, but we want a general system that works with every available software tool. This is an ambitious goal, and it requires building substantial new software from scratch - this is where you come in! Learn more about the Tool Use team here.

Product Team

As a product engineer you'll work collaboratively with a PM and a designer to understand user workflows and requirements and how to translate that into our product. You'll also work closely with researchers to optimize user latency along with providing a great user experience. This person will also build the infra and integrations to serve the model to lots of users that use multiple tools.

Data Team

This team is responsible for building data pipelines for new types of data to facilitate novel use cases for the model. This team is working to improve the performance, reliability, and biases of the most important data pipelines. You'll investigate product usage and run ML or product experiments to evaluate changes to datasets.

General Software Engineering Skills You'll Need to Bring:

  • Relevant experience with designing and building software systems either as a full-stack engineer or back-end engineer
  • Preferred if you have previously worked with building and serving machine learning models
  • Expertise in building scalable web applications and optimizing them to reduce latency and increase throughput
  • High standard of execution speed; “no job is too small” attitude to get things done
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • You're willing and able to quickly learn how to do new things that nobody on the team has done before
The pay range for this position in California is $175,000 - $350,000yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, candidate location, and experience. In addition to base salary, we also offer competitive equity and benefits packages.

Our benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage - 100% for employees
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Unlimited vacation time for exempt employees
  • 4 remote weeks per year - work from anywhere
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Daily meals for those in our comfortable SF office
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dog friendly
Adept is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited about candidates who will raise the bar of our team, regardless of specific experiences -- we encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.