Founding AI Engineer at Stealth Pre-Seed Startup

Seattle, WA

Who we are:

We’re a stealth startup transforming the way people communicate with each other. Our team includes former Product Managers from GoogleX and Tech Leads from Apple who are obsessed with helping people communicate more effectively. We are supported by the Allen Institute of AI and some of the biggest names in the tech industry. AI2’s incubator is backed by Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma Ventures among others (details below).

About you:

We’re looking for someone scrappy, hungry, and eager to dive in as a founding AI engineer. You should have experience designing, training and deploying machine learning models from the ground up. A deep focus on user experience, an ability to iterate and pivot quickly, and a can do attitude are prerequisites. Experience with one out of computer vision, audio processing or NLP is a must; we expect you to have a foundational understanding around the other two and be willing to learn on the fly. The ideal candidate should be willing to contribute across all elements of the technical stack while continuing to lead our AI efforts. 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience building end-to-end data pipelines: collecting, cleaning, labeling, and indexing data to train, build, and deploy models
  • Experience deploying machine learning models in production
  • Experience with one out of computer vision, speech or NLP tools; you should be willing to roll up your sleeves and dive into elements of the other two areas as well
  • Fluency with Python and ML/NLP libraries 
  • Experience building API's for model integration (e.g., Node.js, React JS)
  • Mastery of machine learning and deep learning fundamentals (ideally Masters degree or equivalent work experience)

What’s in it for you?

  • Huge impact opportunity: Build and scale a company from the ground up 
  • Drive the AI vision in an extremely rich problem space that could affect millions of people
  • Growth and equity opportunities at a pre-seed, stealth startup
  • The opportunity to build and grow a team
  • Work on a daily basis with the founding team and core advisors including the CEO of AI2
  • Work remotely; while we’d love for you to join us in Seattle, we’re flexible!
  • Make friends, learn new skills, and become a better speaker while prioritizing fun! :) 

A note about diversity:

We believe incorporating diverse viewpoints early on is key to building an inclusive culture and a transformative product. If you think you might have a diverse perspective to share, we're eager to hear it. We hope you'll apply.

At the AI2 Incubator, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment and to encourage these values in our wider entrepreneurship community. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal entrepreneurial support opportunities are available to all founders without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our founders is critical to the success of our incubator and our spinouts, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Invitation to our incubator program is decided purely on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

About AI2:

The AI2 Incubator is an initiative of the Allen Institute for A.I.-a world-leading research institute with over 175+ A.I. PhDs, researchers, engineers, and support staff. Our Incubator helps entrepreneurs come up with ideas, find co-founders, engage pilot customers, refine their product, work with research paper authors to incorporate the latest A.I. techniques into their technology, and raise millions of dollars in venture funding.

Our incubator is also backed by some of the best investors and executives in the world including Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma Ventures-along with Jeff Dean (Google Senior Fellow), Jeff Wilke (CEO Amazon Worldwide Consumer), Adam Selipsky (CEO Tableau Software), Sujal Patel (Founder of Isilon), Carol Reiley (co-founder of, Laura Butler (Microsoft Technical Fellow), Leigh McMillan (CEO of Whitepages), Charlie Bell (SVP of Amazon Web Services), Chris Re (Stanford Professor & Founder of Lattice), and more.

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