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Software Engineer, AI Product

Adept AI

Adept AI

Software Engineering, Product, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 8, 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

Adept thrives at the intersection of research and product. In this role, you will rapidly build new capabilities of our product leveraging a combination of in-house and external tooling, and help safely deploy applications built on top of large models at scale. You’ll collaborate closely with the product engineering, design, and product teams to build practical solutions that address real user needs.

The ideal candidate is a full-stack software engineer who has built and launched applications on top of LLMs, worked with a variety of common tools for LLM-enabled software, and is familiar with research in prompt engineering techniques. You are familiar with or even have contributed to open-source libraries related to LLMs and love a 0 to 1 challenge.


We deeply value software engineers who can engage with new problems and get things done at a startup, and our team members come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. If you have some of these, you might be a good fit:

  • 6+ years of experience as a software engineer, preferably building apps and interfaces
  • Proficiency with Python and JavaScript
  • Experience with frontend frameworks like React and REST APIs
  • Experience building applications on top of LLMs, with a familiarity of tradeoffs across performance, latency, and ease of deployment
  • Experience with LLM-enabled software tooling including frameworks such as LangChain and LlamaIndex, retrieval mechanisms like vector databases, caching solutions such as Redis, and monitoring tools
  • Familiarity with techniques to maintain secure deployments that are robust to prompt injection and have safe outputs
  • Bonus: Experience building LLM-powered agents capable of using APIs

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.

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.