About Ought

Ought is an applied research lab building Elicit, a GPT-3-based research assistant for questions about the future.
 
Today, researchers and policy analysts use Elicit to find relevant publications for a literature review, find datasets, or brainstorm research questions that are interesting to their audience. Researchers can define new tasks by showing Elicit just a few examples of the task being done. Elicit then scales those tasks to thousands of publications and datasets.
 
Watch Elicit in action below. Right now Elicit is in private beta as we build it in close collaboration with our users.
 

About the role

As a full-stack engineer at Ought, you will:  

  • Build intuitive interfaces that let research analysts use language models as tools for thought
  • Add ways for users to quickly provide feedback to the tool to create an interactive training loop
  • Build support for teams and collaboration
  • Connect Elicit with external data sources such as spreadsheets, site searches

Depending on your background and interests this role will be more frontend- or backend-heavy.

Some engineering projects we're working on soon:

About you

We think the person who will thrive in this role will demonstrate the following:

  • Strong CS fundamentals and software engineering background
  • Experience building complex web apps from scratch in Javascript (React, Node, Typescript), HTML, and CSS
  • Ability to quickly convert ideas into tests and prototypes
  • Clear communication about engineering topics to a diverse audience 

You'll especially enjoy working at Ought if you have:

  • Interest in language models (training, finetuning, evaluation) and natural language processing more generally
  • A startup mindset. We expect to measure our impact in part by the people whose lives we improve through better reasoning and models of the future
  • Experience with functional programming (e.g. SICP), programmable software (e.g., Emacs, Vim), or symbolic AI (e.g. PAIP)

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Ought is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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