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Software Engineer, Infrastructure

Adept AI

Adept AI

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 2, 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!

Position Summary

In this role, you'll be responsible for building the infrastructure critical to train and deploy large models reliably. You will build and improve the internal tooling to enable teams at Adept to efficiently leverage our large scale compute for use-cases ranging from distributed training to ML pipelines to petabyte-scale data processing to production inference. Some of this will be evaluating and improving existing solutions, but more commonly it will mean building systems either from nothing or to replace systems that are no longer appropriate at our organizational and computational scale. You will also work to ensure that our infrastructure is resilient to hardware failures, primarily by building software to identify and remediate issues, but also by manually diagnosing issues as needed and working with our compute partners to resolve any issues.

You'll be working closely with other researchers and engineers to push the frontier of machine learning capabilities and deploying them for useful applications.

Skills You'll Need to Bring (Qualifications):

  • Extensive software design and engineering experience
  • Experience with designing, building and/or running large scale distributed systems, preferably for machine learning systems
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud infrastructure
  • Willingness to manage and monitor infrastructure deployments
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks and tools

The pay range for this position in California is $200,000- $225,000yr; 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.