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AI Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

AI Engineer - Grit

About Us

We believe there is a better way: we’re building AI bots that automatically maintain software through a combination of static analysis, our own query language, and machine learning.
Founders Fund and Abstract Ventures led our $7M seed round and we have shipped thousands of migrations for customers like Cloudflare, Comcast, and OpenAI.
We’re looking for passionate engineers who are excited to make a big impact in a small team.
Learn more about Grit’s culture and hiring process here.

About the role

As an early engineer, you’ll work on building our cloud product.
The core responsibility of this role is improving our playground for AI agents to write and test code. You’ll solve problems like:
How can we discover the dependencies and requirements for running unit tests on a repository, even if there’s no configuration written?
How do we efficiently fork a running cloud instance to try two alternative migration strategies in parallel?
How can we build a caching file system to make it faster to check out repositories on new machines, without keeping permanent copies of customer code?
How do we stream results back to customers with minimal latency to allow live monitoring and intervention?

Location Policy

We are hiring in-person in San Francisco.


Drive output quality improvements by refining our evaluation system and implementing new research techniques
Work closely with customers to understand where AI could be even more powerful
Refine our internal AI agents to improve our shipping velocity
Improve our cloud execution environment for running customer source code
Develop APIs in Rust and TypeScript


2+ years experience as a software developer or SRE, with experience working on distributed systems or complex ML products
Execution-driven mindset: you love shipping.
Previous experience building internal engineering tools or developer products is a plus.
Comfortable working in low-structure environments and navigating unknown unknowns.

Why you should join us

Build a meaningful product to solve a tangible problem for companies.
Ownership in all senses of the word: significant equity upside (>1%), direct impact on product vision, and work closely with customers
Solve your own problems. We dogfood our own product and you can build the ideal developer experience as you work.
Explore frontiers in programming languages and machine learning.
We have a long runway and can offer a competitive base salary ($150-250k).

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