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AI Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
United States · Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Teaching kids to think critically and communicate effectively has never been more important, and NoRedInk helps students become better writers in more than 60% of U.S. school districts. We're looking for an AI Engineer to join our team and help us achieve our mission of unlocking every writer’s potential. As an AI Engineer at NoRedInk, you’ll build features as part of collaborative teams of product managers, designers and other engineers all focused on helping teachers more easily assign & grade authentic writing assignments that students are able to complete with confidence as they hone their language and writing skills. In this role, you would be working with a team focused on building features that leverage AI/ML technologies to improve the experience of students & teachers. NoRedInk knows the value of a diverse team and welcomes applicants from a wide diversity of backgrounds and approaches.

In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with the team to architect, build and deploy features that leverage AI/ML models generally and LLMs in particular, including fine-tuning, prompt engineering, model validation
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate AI solutions into existing infrastructure, optimizing scalability, operation, accuracy and cost
  • Evaluate advancements in AI/ML methods and technologies and assess their applicability to our objectives, ultimately translating business needs into technical solutions that add value
  • Identify opportunities to enhance our AI/ML technology stack by building or recommending tools, technologies & processes to manage AI/ML models & related features
  • Foster a culture of learning and continuous improvement within the company by sharing knowledge and expertise in AI technologies.

About You:

  • 4+ years of professional experience building and deploying solutions in production that leverage ML models while keeping scalability, security, observability, testability and privacy in mind
  • 1+ years of experience building and deploying solutions in production that leverage LLMs in particular
  • Strong knowledge of and experience leveraging AI/ML concepts, NLP, deep learning as well as supervised learning, LLMs, RAGs & generative AI
  • Proficient in using LangChain, TensorFlow, Keras, &c.
  • Experience building SaaS applications deployed on AWS
  • Interested in functional languages like Elm and Haskell and comfortable working with languages like Python & Ruby
  • Experience with MLOps, data engineering and data management a plus
  • You’re excited to work as part of a team to achieve company goals and realize our vision of building better writers

What NoRedInk Offers:

  • A competitive salary and equity package in a well-funded startup with a strong product-market fit
  • Excellent health, vision, and dental benefits (U.S. Only)
  • 100% remote work environment - we are open to international candidates in Canada and South America
  • Flexible PTO and paid parental leave
  • 401(k) (U.S. Only)
  • LinkedIn Learning subscription with unlimited access to thousands of expert-led online courses
  • Team retreats and events to connect with fun, talented coworkers
  • The ability to help millions of students and teachers and address a critical societal need

About NoRedInk:

NoRedInk helps students in over 60% of US school districts become better writers. Our deeply engaging, adaptive curriculum personalizes exercises to kids' interests, guides them through the writing process with instructional support, and boosts their skills through targeted practice. Students have completed over 10 billion exercises on our site, and our mission is to help all students harness the power of the written word.

Check out our press page, including our 2-minute pitch on NBC and articles in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

NoRedInk believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. At NoRedInk, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Compensation at NoRedInk is robust and includes a full range of benefits, unlimited PTO, monthly co-working stipends, an initial home-office set-up stipend, and generous equity. Our salary ranges are based on factors such as expectations in the job description, location-specific market data, internal parity, and the experience and skills of individual candidates. Therefore, the compensation range is $130,000.00 - $200,000.00 USD, accounting for various locations and skills/expertise. Please know that if you are invited to speak with a recruiter at NoRedInk, they will discuss compensation openly during your first call to ensure alignment.

*Note: Agencies or other third-party recruiters may not submit unsolicited candidate resumes or their information to any NoRedInk employee, including a NoRedInk Recruiter, unless a contract is signed and the Talent Acquisition team gives you permission to work on a job opening.